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  • Asheville's Fun Depot
    7 Roberts Road, Asheville, NC 28803
    A premier family fun center in Asheville offering mini golf, go karts, laser tag, and inflatables. They can host your special event or birthday party.  more info  map

  • Cherokee Indian Reservation
    Main Street, Cherokee Visitor Center
    828-497-9195, Enjoy the beauty of the Great Smokies and learn the history of the Cherokee people at this reservation of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Tribe. Outdoor drama,... more info

  • Shadowbrook Golf & Games
    701 Highway 9, Black Mountain, NC 28711
    828-669-5499, Featuring two championship miniature golf courses with natural landscaping and water features, this kid-haven venue also offers a huge variety of video and interactive... more info  map


  • Harrah's Cherokee Casino & Hotel
    777 Casino Drive, Asheville, NC 28719
    828-497-7777, This casino features over 2,500 of the hottest video gaming machines, as well as a large variety of table games, a culturally themed childcare facility, entertainment by... more info

Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Biltmore Estate
    1 Approach Road, Asheville, NC 28803
    828-274-6333, The centerpiece of this magnificent 8,000-acre estate is Biltmore House, a 250-room French chateau built by George Vanderbilt. The largest private residence in America,... more info

  • Smith-McDowell House Museum
    283 Victoria Road, Asheville, NC 28805
    Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
    828-253-9231, At various times this beautifully restored, local Historic Landmark Antebellum mansion was the home of mayors, a Confederate major, and many friends of the Vanderbilts,... more info  map

  • Thomas Wolfe Memorial State Historic Site
    52 North Market Street, Asheville, NC 28801
    Located in Downtown Asheville
    828-253-8304, The historic boyhood home of author Thomas Wolfe that was portrayed as 'Dixieland" in his first novel, "Look Homeward, Angel", this beautiful boarding house is preserved... more info  map

Historic Sites & Monuments

  • Cradle of Forestry
    1002 Pisgah Highway, Asheville, NC 28719
    Pisgah Forest, 41 miles from Asheville
    828-877-3130, Travel back in time at this historic complex that was the site of the birth of the science of Forestry in America and features a wide array of activities and attractions... more info

  • Oconaluftee Indian Village
    U.S. Highway 441 North, Cherokee, NC 28819
    Located 44 Miles West
    828-497-2315, This unique site is an authentic recreation of a Cherokee Indian Village which features guided tours by Cherokee guides in native costumes, as well as customs, rituals,... more info

  • Riverside Cemetery
    53 Birch Street, Asheville, NC 28805
    828-259-5800, Visit the final resting place of many famous politicians from Asheville, as well as several of Asheville's famous writers, including Thomas Wolfe and O. Henry, at this... more info  map

  • Vance Birthplace State Historic Site
    911 Reems Creek Road, Asheville, NC 28787
    Weaverville, Seven Miles from Asheville
    828-645-6706, The historic mountain homestead of North Carolina's Civil War Governor Zebulon B. Vance, this log cabin and the surrounding area is recreated with structures, artifacts,... more info  map

  • YMI Cultural Center
    39 Markers Street, Asheville, NC 28802
    828-252-4614, One of Asheville's National Historic Landmarks, this center was commissioned by George Vanderbilt and houses many art galleries and offers a wide variety of classes and... more info

Libraries & Research Centers

  • Mills River Library, The
    124 Town Center Drive, Mills River, NC 28759
    828-890-1850, The Mills River Library is normally open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tuesdays 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., and 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.... more info

Museums & Galleries

  • 16 Patton
    16 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
    Located in Historic Downtown Asheville
    828-236-2889, 16 Patton features original contemporary fine art by regional and national artists in such mediums as ceramics, sculpture, drawings, glass, and paintings.  more info  map

  • Ariel Gallery
    46 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC 28801
    Located in the Historic Downtown Art District
    828-236-2660, Original works in metal, glass, clay, fiber, iron, paper, and wood by local artists are on display at Ariel Gallery. Closed on Mondays.  more info  map

  • Asheville Art Museum
    2 South Pack Square, Asheville, NC 28802
    Located at Pack Place
    828-253-3227, Explore world class special exhibitions and an outstanding collection that showcases the very best of 20th and 21st century American art at this "fine small museum." The... more info  map

  • Asheville Artists' Workshop
    70 College Street, Asheville, NC 28801
    828-258-7033, Asheville Artists’ Workshop is a working studio and gallery located in the heart of downtown Asheville. The studio is open to the public, and patrons will have the... more info

  • Black Mountain College Museum & Arts Center
    56 Broadway, Asheville, NC 28801
    828-350-8484, An exhibition space and resource center in downtown Asheville, the Black Mountain College Museum & Arts Center is "dedicated to exploring the history and legacy of the... more info  map

  • Colburn Gem & Mineral Museum
    2 South Pack Square, Asheville, NC 28802
    Pack Place Education, Arts & Science Center
    828-254-7162, Explore the rich treasures of the earth at this museum that is called "a mini-Smithsonian of gems" by the Washington Post and carries a dazzling collection of mineral... more info  map

  • Estes Winn Auto Museum
    111 Grovewood Road, Asheville, NC 28804
    Grovewood Gallery
    828-253-7651, Once the weaving shed for Biltmore Industries, this building now houses approximately twenty antique cars, including a 1926 Cadillac, a 1927 La Salle, and a 1922 La... more info  map

  • Folk Art Center & Southern Highland Craft Guild
    Milepost 382 on Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville, NC 28815
    828-298-7928, Home of the Southern Highland Craft Guild, this art center contains a fine collection of traditional and contemporary crafts of the Southern Appalachians. Fine crafts... more info  map

  • Gallery Mugen
    122 Riverside Drive, Asheville, NC 28801
    Cotton Mill Studios in the River Arts District
    828-275-7612, "With an aesthetic of simplicity and intentionality expressed in ceramics, textiles, and pastries," artists Akira Satake and Barbara Zaretsky and pastry chef Cynthia... more info

  • North Carolina Homespun Museum
    111 Grovewood Road, Asheville, NC 28804
    Grovewood Gallery
    828-253-7651, This unique museum provides exhibits and displays on the history of Biltmore Industries, a hand weaving operation, plus offers weaving demonstrations and free... more info  map

  • Pack Place Education, Arts & Science Center
    2 South Pack Square, Asheville, NC 28801
    On Historic Pack Square in Downtown Asheville
    828-257-4500, "The keystone cultural facility in the Pack Square Cultural District," Pack Place includes the Asheville Art Museum, Colburn Earth Science Museum, Diana Wortham Theatre... more info  map

  • Stuart Nye Hand Wrought Jewelry
    940 Tunnel Road, Asheville, NC 28805
    828-298-7989, 800-456-1933, Welcoming visitors weekdays from 8:00 to 11:30 AM and 12:30 to 3:30 PM. You may watch the craftsmen work and we will answer any questions you may have. Samples of... more info  map

  • Swannanoa Valley Museum, The
    225 West State Street, Asheville, NC 28805
    Black Mountain
    828-669-9566, The collection of this museum gives the historical account of the Swannanoa Valley from the earliest native Americans and the Stone Age to the present day. more info  map

National Parks & Natural Wonders

  • Blue Ridge Parkway
    199 Hemphill Knob Road, Asheville, NC 28803
    828-298-0398, Considered to be the most scenic highway in the nation, this 469-mile stretch of road winds through the Blue Ridge Mountains, through Asheville, and into the entrance of... more info

  • Grandfather Mountain
    2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Asheville, NC 28646
    Linville, 75 Miles from Asheville
    828-733-2013, Designated an International Biosphere Reserve by the U.N., this magnificent mountain is the highest mountain in the Blue Ridge Mountain range and features a world-class... more info

  • Pisgah National Forest
    Situated among more than 500,000 acres that include mile-high peaks, cascading waterfalls, heavily forested slopes, and hundreds of miles of trails, the Pisgah National... more info  map

Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • Asheville Farm
    43 Bright Blue Sky Lane, Leicester, NC 28748
    828-515-0177, Asheville Farm raises Icelandic sheep, dairy goats, free range chickens and guinea fowl. Farm tours are welcome.  more info  map

  • Botanical Gardens at Asheville, The
    151 W.T. Weaver Boulevard, Asheville, NC 28804
    828-252-5190, The Botanical Gardens at Asheville features a collection of over 600 plants species that are native to the Southern Appalachian Mountains, one of the most diverse... more info  map

  • Chimney Rock Park
    Chimney Rock, Highway 64/74A
    828-625-9611, Privately owned since 1902, this spectacular, natural scenic attraction park features a 26-story elevator and a network of trails that take you to the top of the rock... more info

  • Western North Carolina Nature Center
    75 Gashes Creek Road, Asheville, NC 28805
    828-298-5600, Formerly the old zoo, many of the old inhabitants can be found at this nature center that features exhibits that elucidate and explicate the plant and animal wildlife of... more info  map

Science & Technology

  • Health Adventure
    2 South Pack Square, Asheville, NC 28801
    828-254-6373, A hands-on health and science museum that features a wide variety of educational exhibits and displays that are designed to delight, entertain, and educate the entire... more info  map

Tours & Cruises

  • Asheville Blue Ridge Touring
    240 Kimberly Avenue #2, Asheville, NC 28804
    828-275-5765, Specializing in custom local sightseeing and relocation tours for individuals and small groups, this tour company also provides local and regional transportation... more info  map

  • Asheville Brews Cruise
    828-545-5181, One-of-a-kind van, bus and walking tours of three or four of some of Asheville’s more than eight breweries are offered. Most tours last three to three and a half... more info

  • Asheville Urban Trail
    City-County Plaza, Downtown Asheville
    828-259-5800, This historic walking tour makes a 1.7-mile loop of the downtown area and tells the fascinating story of Asheville as it is interpreted through art. more info

  • Ghost Hunters of Asheville
    1 Battery Park Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
    828-779-HUNT (4868), Ghost Hunters of Asheville offers paranormal enthusiasts three separate ghost tours to hunt down the spirits in Asheville's paranormal world. Guests enjoy use of... more info

  • Gray Line Trolley Tours of Asheville
    36 Montford Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
    828-251-8687, Talk a stroll around historic homes, buildings and all Asheville has to offer. more info

  • LaZoom Tours
    828-225-6932, The City Comedy Tour departs from 90 Biltmore Avenue at the French Broad Food Co-op. The Haunted Comedy Tour departs from 92 Patton Avenue at the Thirsty Monk. more info

  • Travels In Wine Tours
    509 Carlyle Way, Asheville, NC 28803
    Travels In Wine Tours is a complete destination and incentive travel company offering boutique scenic wine day tours, personalized luxury vacations and weekend getaways... more info  map

Vineyards, Wineries & Breweries

  • Green Man Brewery
    23 Buxton Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
    828-252-5502, One of North Carolina's oldest breweries, Green Man produces traditional ales, including seasonal and specialty brews. more info

  • Hi-Wire Brewing
    197 Hilliard Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
    Located in Downtown Asheville’s Brew District
    828-575-9675, Hi-Wire Brewing's tasting room is open Monday through Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. Fridays, Saturdays 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m., and 1:00... more info

  • Highland Brewing Company
    12 Old Charlotte Highway, Suite H, Asheville, NC 28803
    828-299-3370, Known for its Gaelic Ale, Highland Brewing Company's tasting room is open to the public Thursday through Saturday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Food and live music can be... more info

  • Wedge Brewing Company, The
    125-B Roberts Street, Asheville, NC 28801
    Located in the River Arts District of Asheville
    828-505-2792 , The Wedge Brewing Co. is housed in the lower level of the Wedge Studios. more info


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