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River Arts District

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Address: Asheville, NC 28801
Phone Number: 828) 552-4723
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Interesting area with a variety of art studios and eateries. Plan to drive to areas & then walk a bit. Sunday is not the best day as much was closed.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Cecelia B
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This area was my favorite in Asheville. It has studios and galleries of working artists! It was wonderful exploring all the old buildings that they had fixed up to work in or display their art or both! A not to be missed area.

Thank susan s
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was very surprised by how much there is to see, do and eat here. Be sure to get a brochure/guide map where ever you stop first. VERY worthwhile stop - could spend days or hours here, depending on what your schedule and interests allow. Be sure to eat at the White Duck Fish Taco. Excellent and VERY reasonable prices.

Thank SusanTN20
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Despite getting directions to this area, we missed it the 1st time through. Was not that impressed with the ambience

Thank Lois W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting area with a variety of art studios and eateries. Plan to drive to areas & then walk a bit. Sunday is not the best day as much was closed.

Thank Cecelia B
Ventura, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I first walked the River Art District in 2015 while visiting. Now that we live here we go every couple of months. Enjoy watching artists working on projects.

Thank Lawrence K
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved the River Arts District! So many cool and unique spots to hang out from eating spots to studios and coffee shops. A must see when in Asheville, plus the French Broad River is just beautiful and adds to the beauty of the area!

Thank Vanessa G
Havre de Grace, Maryland
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139 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The art district can be overwhelming, and walking around aimlessly on a hot, humid day is not a good idea. Try to pick up a map of the art district which breaks down the area via clearly color coded sections. Then within those sections, you will find specific names and locations of artists as well as the art they produce.... More 

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Jupiter, Florida
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112 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Love this area, with its natural appearance with its dirt road and park with restos and cafe and galleries along the side. The mix of sophistication and rustic at the same time makes it appealing

Thank AndreLexulois
Tampa, FL
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We enjoyed the various types of art. The area has really neat rehabbed buildings and a really nice feel. Restaurants and breweries are close by when you are ready. Also great strolling around the area between breweries!

Fayetteville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Although much was closed on Sunday afternoon, my friend & I enjoyed a slow saunter on a sultry day through the galleries and working spaces that were open. We spoke w/ artists, potters, glassblowers, furniture and fabric artists while admiring their wares. Parking was reasonably available but that was probably because many shops were closed so there were not many... More 

Thank Marcia S

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