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Mast General Store
Ranked #7 of 119 Shopping in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

We love to visit the Mast General Stores, whether they are in downtown Ashville, NC or in nearby Waynesville, NC. The variety in each store is great and takes you back in time to a day when life was less hectic. We can easily spend hours just looking around. Our family especially loves the Candy department at the Waynesville, NC location where we can pick and choose old fashioned candy right from the barrels. Well worth a visit - no matter which location you go to.

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Reviewed October 24, 2012

The Mast General store is one of those places everyone says you MUST go see. Well, if you have done a reasonable amount of travelling around the US, you will have been to similar places already. I can't remember the name, but there is a chain of similar stores in several cities in Maine. The candy in the barrel routine is also fairly common, and is cute for kids. This is not bargain country - what you get is a good selection with a few "old time" candy items. The clothing prices are fair, and can be matched in many outlet centers around the country. Despite my somewhat negative comments, The Mast General Store is worth the visit - just keep your expectations under control.

Thank Anbrugo
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

It's basically a giant Cracker Barrel type gift store, but the atmosphere is very quaint. It's very crowded, and the selection is very much like Bass Pro shops, but it's a good way to spend an hour of your time in Asheville. Warning or Encouragement: There are barrels of candy in the rear! Tons of candy! Good luck getting your kids away from that part of the store. :)

Thank SpunkyPrimate
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Reviewed September 27, 2012

No visit to either Asheville or Hendersonville, NC would be complete w/out us stopping in a roaming around the store for about an hour or so. We always buy something, even if it is a little nick-nack or T-shirt. My latest T-shirt sports a tree with roots that morph into an old man and beard. Cool!

Some thing can be had for less elsewhere (Amazon.com) but to look, feel, touch, smell, there isn't a better place to do it rubbing shoulders with other out-doorsie consumers.

Thank JPSaleebyMD
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

Great store to just go in and look around or find almost anything you want, especially for outdoor life. Has a great selection of clothing , but also has books, houseware, candles , baby things and the best selection of old time candy sold by the pound. Pick up and basket and get a few pieces of everything !

Thank karen e
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