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Welcome to Asheville

Asheville, on paper, is a little hard to believe: a trendsetting craft beer scene, global cuisine offerings, scores of art deco architecture, incredible museums, art galleries, and music venues—all in a town of some 90,000. There's even a castle. For the outdoorsy, Asheville sits in the heart of the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains, where hiking, kayaking, and paddling are year-round adventures. Few small towns offer as much in the realm of things to do, so come curious, come hungry, and come with your hipster side at the ready.

Top 4 attractions in Asheville

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Blue Ridge Parkway

Blue Ridge Parkway

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The Blue Ridge Parkway is one of America’s most scenic road trips—a slow-paced drive through the connecting Great Smoky Mountains National Park in the south to Shenandoah National Park in the north. Along the way, find stunning long-range vistas and close-up views of the parkway’s namesake: the rugged Blue Ridge Mountains.More
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Biltmore Estate

Biltmore Estate

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Built by American magnate George Washington Vanderbilt II, the Biltmore Estate was modeled after the mansions of Europe when it was constructed in the late 19th century. The Biltmore House is the largest home in the United States—a staggering 178,926 square feet (16,623 square meters) sitting on more than 8,000 acres (3,237 hectares)—and a prominent example of America’s Gilded Age.More
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River Arts District

River Arts District

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Once an abandoned track of warehouses along a destitute stretch of Asheville’s French Broad River, the River Arts District (RAD) has transformed into a hotbed for artists and budding businesses. There is a vast array of studios where you can see artists working on creative projects ranging from photography and painting to basketry and pottery.More
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Wheels Through Time Museum

Wheels Through Time Museum

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Home to hundreds of vintage motorcycles and cars, the Wheels Through Time Museum takes visitors on a journey through 80 years of American transport history. Aptly located off the popular motorcycle route Blue Ridge Parkway, the rare collection is arranged to replicate a traditional garage for an immersive experience.More

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Top activities in Asheville

Asheville Historic Downtown Guided Electric Bike Tour with Scenic Views
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Guided Horseback Ride through Flame Azalea and Fern Forest
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Floating Bar Crawl Tour

Floating Bar Crawl Tour

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Guided Horseback Riding on the Fern Forest Trail
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Custom Half-Day Photo Tour with Photography Lessons from Asheville
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Scenic Sunset E-Bike Ride

Scenic Sunset E-Bike Ride

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Asheville Literary Tour

Asheville Literary Tour

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All about Asheville

Currency
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Time Zone
EDT (UTC -5)
Country Code
+1
Language(s)
English
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