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The Southern Appalachian Radio Museum

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Something Different !

This is a gem, somewhat hidden, on the campus of AB Tech in Asheville NC. Located in the Elm... read more

Reviewed November 16, 2017
Hendersonville, North Carolina
Off the beaten path and well worth the visit

This might not have been on your Asheville must-see list, but if you or your kids are interested in... read more

Reviewed June 2, 2017
Downers Grove, Illinois
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Nov 16, 2017
“Something Different !”
Jun 2, 2017
“Off the beaten path and well worth the visit”
See, hear and tune vintage radios from the 1920s to the 1960s such as Philcos, Radiolas, and Atwater-Kent in North Carolina's only radio Museum open to the public plus an operating amateur radio station. Call for a tour!
340 Victoria Rd, Elm Building Room 315, Asheville, NC 28801-4816
+1 828-298-1847
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Reviewed November 16, 2017

This is a gem, somewhat hidden, on the campus of AB Tech in Asheville NC. Located in the Elm Building, Room 315 it has a wonderful collection; demonstrating the evolution of radio from its conception to today. Very old working models and demonstrations of equipment...More

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Reviewed June 2, 2017

This might not have been on your Asheville must-see list, but if you or your kids are interested in electronics, broadcast radio, antique radios, or amateur radio, you will enjoy this brief stop. It is not a whole-day experience. You would probably visit for an...More

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Reviewed May 1, 2016

For the person wanting to see old radios, both household and shortwave equipment, old telegraph keys, and old transmitters, along with other miscellaneous items.... this is definitely the place to visit.

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Reviewed April 27, 2014

My husband is a professional radio engineer. This museum was made especially for him. It is almost like it is someone's hobby. The museum is in a small room in a classroom building on the campus of Asheville-Biltmore Community College. It is full of amazing...More

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Stuart S, Guest Relations Manager at The Southern Appalachian Radio Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

The museum actually has many, many signs. Some explain how radio was discovered and developed, talking about such scientists as Hertz, Marconi, DeForest and Armstrong. Others explain how commercial radio came to be in the United States, along with its explosive growth. There are also...More

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