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  • Biltmore Village
  • Blue Ridge Parkway
  • Pack Square
  • There are plenty of things to see and do in Asheville, North Carolina but make sure visiting the Biltmore Estate in South Asheville is at the top of your list. Basic admission to this large privately-owned house gives you access to all of the grounds, stables, hiking trails, winery, and the grand tour of the house. During the summer you should buy tickets for the Biltmore Summer Evening Concerts. You can see legendary bands perform on the South Terrace of the estate amid an exceptional view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Once you have made plans to visit the Biltmore Estate leave time to peruse the shops at the Biltmore Village. Located just outside the gates to the estate, these independently-owned specialty stores give tourists ample opportunity to spend their hard-earned dough. Of particular note in the village is the New Morning Gallery. This gallery houses the best collection of regional Arts and Crafts in Western North Carolina.

    Downtown is also home to the Thomas Wolfe Memorial, Riverside Cemetery, and Pack Square. The memorial is the Old Kentucky Home Boarding house where the famous novelist Thomas Wolfe lived for 10 years of his childhood. His autobiographical novel Look Homeward, Angel immortalizes his childhood home and makes it one of American literature’s most famous landmarks. If old Victorian homes are something you are interested in visiting you should check out the Smith-McDowell House Museum. Built around 1840, the museum is the oldest brick house in Asheville. You will be able to explore the history, artifacts, and architecture from the Victorian era of American history. In addition, take a look at the Riverside Cemetery and arrange for a walking tour of the historical grounds. Two famous Southern authors Thomas Wolfe and O. Henry are buried here, but you’ll also be able to explore the 87 acres of rolling hills and flower gardens overlooking the French Broad River. The last spot on your tour of Downtown should include Pack Place. Here you’ll be able to stop by one of the cafes and people-watch, visit the Asheville Art Museum and the Colburn Earth Science Museum, or sit down for a gourmet meal at one of the restaurants.

    Grandfather Mountain

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    2050 Blowing Rock Highway

    On Top of the World... read more

    Woolworth Walk

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    25 Haywood St

    Fine Exhibition of Original Art... read more

    Riverside Cemetery

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    53 Birch Street

    Resting Place For Thomas Wolfe... read more

    Black Mountain College Museum & Arts Center

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    56 Broadway

    Preserving the Past... read more

    Town of Black Mountain

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    102 Montreat Road

    A town with charm... read more

    Asheville Tourists Minor League Baseball Team

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    30 Buchanan Place

    All American Fun... read more

    Colburn Earth Science Museum

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    2 South Pack Square

    A Gem Of A Museum... read more

    Southern Highland Folk Art Center

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    382 Blue Ridge Parkway

    Appalachian history and crafts... read more

    Biltmore Estate

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    1 Approach Road
    On U.S. 25, 2 blocks north of I-40

    Gem of the Appalachians... read more

    Summer Holiday Weekends at Biltmore Estate Winery

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    1 N Pack Sq
    1 Approach Road

    Concerts, Seminars & Tastings... read more

    YMI Cultural Center (The)

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    39 South Market Street

    A wealth of local culture... read more

    Health Adventure (The)

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    2 South Pack Square

    Kids Have Fun Learning... read more

    Climbmax Indoor Climbing Center

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    43 Wall Street

    Climb every mountain, indoors... read more

    Asheville Drifters Fly Fishing Adventures

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    48 Westall Avenue
    5 Buckingham Court

    Go Fish!... read more

    Pack Square

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    1 West Pack Square
    Suite 513

    The Center of the Action... read more

    Western North Carolina Nature Center (The)

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    75 Gashes Creek Road

    Animals in their natural habitat... read more

    Thomas Wolfe Memorial

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    52 North Market Street

    Look Homeward, Angel... read more

    Asheville Urban Trail Tour

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    11 Biltmore Avenue

    Walk Historic Downtown Asheville... read more

    Biltmore Village

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    7 All Souls Crescent
    Across from main entrance gate of the Biltmore Estate, Swan St. off Biltmore Ave

    Historic Village of Lovely Shops... read more

    Good Stuff Grocery

    133 South Main Street

    Live Music... read more
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