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The monument is not well explained. Has bronze animals at its base. Why? Animals more interesting... read more

Reviewed August 16, 2018
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I enjoyed learning about the man for whom this was built. It sparked my interest to learn more... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2018
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Pack Square, (at Broadway, Market and College Streets), Asheville, NC 28801
Downtown Asheville
+1 828-232-4500
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Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

The monument is not well explained. Has bronze animals at its base. Why? Animals more interesting than the monument.

Thank Betty134
Reviewed August 8, 2018

I enjoyed learning about the man for whom this was built. It sparked my interest to learn more about him, the history of Ashville, and the time period. Not much to say about the monument itself. There are some nice places to take in views...More

Thank Dewayne P
Reviewed June 26, 2018

The Vance Monument is a part of Pack Square and tends to be a meeting place or where people hang around. The monument to the controversial because Vance was on the Confederate side. The bronze animals near the monument are more interesting to look at.

Thank NCTraveler2015
Reviewed June 26, 2018

Sat outside in this little park, the monument itself is nice, but the HUGE water fountain display behind it was beautiful. Nice to sit and eat your ice cream out there.

Thank amazedgirl
Reviewed June 6, 2018 via mobile

It’s a historical monument in the center of the city. It is nice looking and there is some sitting right near. It is also close to the downtown art district!

Thank Jake D
Reviewed June 1, 2018

My husband and I were in downtown Asheville and saw this monument. When we got home, I wanted to look up the significance of the Vance monument. He was a former governor of NC and Confederate General. He is buried at Riverside Cemetery. He died...More

Thank Anne M
Reviewed May 23, 2018 via mobile

I think the fact that this is on a list of things to do in Asheville is a bit silly. If you’re in town and passing by, I guess you could check this out, but don’t go out of your way.

Thank Nate C
Reviewed November 21, 2017

This monument is in the center of Downtown Asheville. It is a simple obelisk and is hard to access in the traffic. It commemorates author, politician, and Confederate General Zebulon Baird Vance.

Thank Lorin G
Reviewed September 23, 2017 via mobile

A simple confederate monument, nothing too fancy. Worth a visit if in the area but don't go out of your way to see.

Thank GoingFarFarAway
Reviewed August 23, 2017

Places like the Vance Moment are challenging to "review" particularly in light of today's events and the history of slavery in the United States. As an obelisk, the monument structure is noteworthy, interesting and modeled after Eqyptian obelisks and the most famous U. S. obelisk,...More

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