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Ranked #1 of 65 attractions in Asheville
Category: National Parks; Scenic Drives; Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks
Owner description: This 469-mile scenic drive links Shenandoah and Great Smoky Mountains National Park, while protecting the cultural and... more » Owner description: This 469-mile scenic drive links Shenandoah and Great Smoky Mountains National Park, while protecting the cultural and natural features of the Blue Ridge. « less
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Ranked #2 of 65 attractions in Asheville
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural

This is not a typical historic house tour.  First time visitors to Biltmore almost always underestimate the amount of time it takes to tour the estate. Arriving early is essential... more »

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Ranked #3 of 65 attractions in Asheville
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Ranked #4 of 65 attractions in Asheville
Owner description: Since 1946, Asheville Community Theatre has been dedicated to producing high quality theatre starring local performers. We'd... more » Owner description: Since 1946, Asheville Community Theatre has been dedicated to producing high quality theatre starring local performers. We'd love for you to join us when you're next in town - or we'd love to make a special trip to see one of our shows! « less
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Ranked #5 of 65 attractions in Asheville
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Cultural
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Ranked #6 of 65 attractions in Asheville
Category: Educational Sites; Gardens; National Parks; Outdoors

    Young or old,  male or female,  gardeners or non, hikers, bikers, and all, love the North Carolina Arboretum year round.  The views are spectacular and the outdoor Bonsai... more »

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Ranked #7 of 65 attractions in Asheville
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Outdoors
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Ranked #8 of 65 attractions in Asheville
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Ranked #9 of 65 attractions in Asheville
Category: ; Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: Grovewood Gallery is a fine crafts destination that showcases traditional and contemporary crafts, all handmade by American... more » Owner description: Grovewood Gallery is a fine crafts destination that showcases traditional and contemporary crafts, all handmade by American artisans. We feature jewelry, pottery, glass, fiber art, ironwork, and outdoor sculpture, as well as an extensive collection of studio furniture and fine wood art. Grovewood is located in a beautiful historic setting, adjacent to The Omni Grove Park Inn in North Asheville. We are family owned and operated. Also located on the Grovewood grounds are the Estes-Winn Antique Car Museum, the North Carolina Homespun Museum, Grovewood Studios (working artist studios), and the Grovewood Cafe. Free parking for patrons is available. « less
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Ranked #10 of 65 attractions in Asheville
Category: Trails; Outdoors
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Ranked #11 of 65 attractions in Asheville
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Sports Complexes; Theaters & Stadiums
A recently-renovated park with an old ball-park feel has a seating capacity for 4,000 baseball fans.
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Ranked #12 of 65 attractions in Asheville
Category: Historic Sites; Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: Thomas Wolfe's childhood home, immortalized in his 1929 novel, "Look Homeward Angel," is preserved intact as a lasting... more » Owner description: Thomas Wolfe's childhood home, immortalized in his 1929 novel, "Look Homeward Angel," is preserved intact as a lasting monument to one of the 20th century's most prominent writers. The house, originally operated as a boardinghouse by his mother, retains most of its original furnishings and is designated as a National Historic Landmark. Tours of the 29 room house are offered hourly. The adjacent visitor center and museum highlight Wolfe's life and major literary accomplishments. « less
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Ranked #13 of 65 attractions in Asheville
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Cultural
Owner description: The largest & oldest running ghost tour in Asheville! Designed by Joshua P. Warren, author of HAUNTED ASHEVILLE, we offer... more » Owner description: The largest & oldest running ghost tour in Asheville! Designed by Joshua P. Warren, author of HAUNTED ASHEVILLE, we offer five different paranormal tours, & we are the ONLY tour that takes you inside the "Asheville Mystery Museum" in the basement of the Masonic Lodge! On your tour, we use digital tabs and lasers to explore Asheville's dark history, the Brown Mountain Lights, and our region's most ominous spooks and specters. See why we've always been #1! « less
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Ranked #14 of 65 attractions in Asheville
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Cultural
Owner description: Animal center features an educational farm with livestock, small animals and poultry, plus a wide variety of animals on... more » Owner description: Animal center features an educational farm with livestock, small animals and poultry, plus a wide variety of animals on display, from bears and bats to spiders and snakes. « less
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Ranked #15 of 65 attractions in Asheville

North Carolina Stage Company is a professional non-profit theatre located in downtown Asheville.  Shows generally run Wednesdays - Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2 PM.  The... more »

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Ranked #16 of 65 attractions in Asheville
Category: Cemeteries; Cultural
Owner description: This beautiful garden style cemetery encompasses 87 acres near downtown Asheville, NC overlooking the French Broad River.... more » Owner description: This beautiful garden style cemetery encompasses 87 acres near downtown Asheville, NC overlooking the French Broad River. Among the rolling hills and gardens you can find the graves of prominent writers such as Thomas Wolfe and O. Henry, Civil War heroes, and politicians that shaped North Carolina's history. Self-guided walking tours are available at the cemetery office Monday - Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm. « less
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Ranked #17 of 65 attractions in Asheville
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Ranked #18 of 65 attractions in Asheville
Category: Educational Sites; Cultural
Located at the North Carolina Arboretum, this facility offers educational programs and displays.
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Ranked #19 of 65 attractions in Asheville
Category: Art Galleries; Neighborhoods; Cultural
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Ranked #20 of 65 attractions in Asheville
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Ranked #21 of 65 attractions in Asheville
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Ranked #22 of 65 attractions in Asheville
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
Owner description: Located on the edge of the University of North Carolina – Asheville the Botanical Gardens at Asheville were a real treat to... more » Owner description: Located on the edge of the University of North Carolina – Asheville the Botanical Gardens at Asheville were a real treat to visit. First, the Garden is located about 10 minutes from downtown Asheville which made it an easy site to visit. Second, the trail is well tended, beautiful and relaxing. If you ran it the trail is maybe 15 minutes long. If you stroll then it’s as long as you’d like. Lastly, and most important, you get to see some truly spectacular native plants in their natural habitat including a very rare Pink Lady’s-slipper orchid (Cypripedium acaule). As a matter of fact I saw FOUR with two still in bloom as well as several yellow and white lady’s slipper orchids that had finished blooming. To see them in their native habitat is rare enough. That some knucklehead had not come by and picked them is even more amazing. Some added treats include a large stone near the main stream that clearly shows the markings of its molten past and appears to be shaped like a dragon. « less
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Ranked #23 of 65 attractions in Asheville
Association of fine art and craft galleries in downtown Asheville, NC
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Ranked #24 of 65 attractions in Asheville
Category: Historic Sites; Museums
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Ranked #25 of 65 attractions in Asheville
Category: Educational Sites; Cultural
Owner description: Fun, easy and totally relaxing! Fired Up! Creative Lounge is a hands-on studio where you are the artist. Adults, teens and... more » Owner description: Fun, easy and totally relaxing! Fired Up! Creative Lounge is a hands-on studio where you are the artist. Adults, teens and kids can all design and create glazed ceramics, pottery, mosaics and fused glass art and jewelry. We can help you create beautiful, one-of-a-kind keepsakes for friends, family or yourself. Our experienced staff can show you various techniques or you can explore on your own. All projects are offered on a walk-in basis. No appointments - or art experience - needed! Our friendly staff will help you get started. Stamps, stencils, idea books, and samples throughout the store are inspiration. Fired Up! is locally owned and operated by Linda and Mark Chester of Fairview, NC. « less
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Ranked #26 of 65 attractions in Asheville
Category: Architectural Buildings; Cultural
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Ranked #27 of 65 attractions in Asheville
Category: Historic Sites; Neighborhoods; Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Cultural
Historic Biltmore Village is a quaint collection of shops, lodging, and dining both fine and casual.
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Ranked #28 of 65 attractions in Asheville
Category: Museums
Owner description: The Colburn Earth Science Museum is Western NC's premier earth science resource specializing in high-quality exhibits, public... more » Owner description: The Colburn Earth Science Museum is Western NC's premier earth science resource specializing in high-quality exhibits, public outreach, community events and unforgettable STEM education!(science, technology, engineering & math) Stop by and chat with our educators about WNC's incredible natural history, peruse our many exhibits, learn about the wonders of the earth, and check out the low prices on gifts and jewelry in the Science Shop! « less
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Ranked #29 of 65 attractions in Asheville
Category: Tours; Cultural
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Ranked #30 of 65 attractions in Asheville
Category: Art Museums; Museums
Owner description: The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center preserves and continues the unique legacy of educational and artistic... more » Owner description: The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center preserves and continues the unique legacy of educational and artistic innovation of Black Mountain College for public study and enjoyment. We achieve our mission through collection, conservation, and educational activities including exhibitions, publications and public programs. « less
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