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Urban Trail

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Address: Pack Place, Asheville, NC 28801
Phone Number: 828-259-5498
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Learn about Asheville's architecture and historic past on this unique...

Learn about Asheville's architecture and historic past on this unique 1.7-mile walking tour, which includes delightful sculptures along the way, including Thomas Wolfe's size 13 bronzed shoes. Tour leaders or audiotapes are available to guide you.

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Worth the Walk!

Stop by the Visitor's Center and pick up a map for the Urban Trail. It is an excellent resource for your self-guided tour. The sculptures and plaques throughout the city are a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
KatParkHut
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Rotonda West, Florida

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Rotonda West, Florida
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stop by the Visitor's Center and pick up a map for the Urban Trail. It is an excellent resource for your self-guided tour. The sculptures and plaques throughout the city are a delight to discover and the descriptive guide gives you insight to their meaning. The trail is supposed to give you an overview of the development of the city... More 

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Thank KatParkHut
Olathe, Kansas
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45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just happened upon these works of art while wandering around downtown Asheville. I didn't know there was a name for these sculptures! The cat walk was a different way to display art. They had one stretching on the ground, one on top of a short wall & another up a light pole. The little girl at the drinking fountain... More 

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Colorado Springs, CO
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268 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 978 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

These sculptures are spread out throughout Asheville. It took a bit of online searching but I was able to find a map of their locations before we went. It was just too hot & humid for us to walk to them all. But my favorite was the Flat Iron!

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Thank nowincolorado
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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51 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Walking around the city can get boring for kid something but the cit has come up with a map and different items around the city which made it fun for our kids. It was like kids were searching the city while the adults were enjoying the sites.

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Thank Claire c
Dublin, Ireland
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

I've now done this self- guided tour twice with different family members. Very nice low- key way to learn about Asheville while stumbling upon local businesses.

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Thank Loretta P
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

I had a 1.5 hour stop in Asheville. Instead of stopping at a roadside rest area, I pulled up an urban trail map online and practically ran through the town. Even had lunch at a great restaurant on the trail.

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Thank celmare1
Atlanta
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118 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

We're in our 70s, but the walk of probably 1 1/2 to 2 miles wasn't tough. It takes a meandering and roughly circular walk through downtown Asheville. It was definitely up-and-down-hill, but not exceedingly so, as long as we didn't push for speed. There were enough stops to read the mapped bronze plaques and look at the buildings that the... More 

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Thank AtlantaJim
Upstate New York
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71 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Some things were tough to find but overall we got most of them. It took us by neat shops to stop in to as well.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3,052 reviews
1,677 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3,609 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

This is a self-guided walk through downtown Asheville, which includes statues and plaques that describe the history of town and events that happened here.

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Canton, Michigan
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60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

This is a nice walking 'trail' which winds around the city with sculptures and wall art that shows the history of the town. Very interesting even though we weren't able to do it all due to a heavy downpour.

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