|Asheville Art Museum 828-253-3227
Collection and exhibitions of 20th-century American art.
Major entertainment facility for Western North Carolina at 87 Haywood Center near the
visitor information center, Asheville
Asheville Tourists Baseball 828-258-0428
Single-A, Minor League team of the colorado Rockies. McCormick Field off Biltmore
Asheville Urban Trail 828-259-5855
1.7 mile loop of downtown. Tells the story of Asheville through art.
Biltmore Estate 800-543-2961
This 8,000-acre estate features America's largest residence, Biltmore House, a 250 room
French Renaissance chateau built in 1895 by George Vanderbilt. A visit also includes
gardens, winery and three restaurants. Located on US 25 three blocks north of exit
50 on I-40.
Adjacent tot he Biltmore Estate entrance. Turn back the pages of history as you walk
through historic Biltmore Village - a restored turn-of -the-century community of fine
shops, restaurants and galleries.
Black Mountain/Swannanoa Valley 800-669-2301
"The Front Porch of Western North Carolina" located 15 miles east of
Asheville. Black Mountain is a charming town with antique and handmade crafts,
furniture stores and factory outlets, restaurants, bed & breakfasts and inns.
Blue Ridge Parkway 828-298-0398
This scenic Parkway winds 469 miles along the highest ridges from the Shenandoah national
park to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Parkway intersects Asheville at
US 25, 70 and 74, and NC 191, offering spectacular views heading north or south from
Cherokee Indian Reservation 800-438-1601
Located at the North Carolina entrance to both the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and
the Blue Ridge Parkway. Cherokee history, culture and art is presented at several
museums and attractions on the 56,000- acre reservation.
Cradle of Forestry 828-877-3130
On US 276, 4 miles south of milepost 412 on Blue Ridge Parkway. Visitor Information
Center, exhibits, interpretive film, guided tours, restored historic buildings, forestry
exhibits, restored stream locomotive and gift shops.
Dolly Parton's Smoky Mountain theme park featuring music, crafts, attractions and
rides. Located in the Great Smoky Mountains of Pigeon Forge Tennessee.
Downtown Asheville Historic District
828-255-1093 -guided walking tours
828-251-9973- special events
828-259-5800 - festivals
An outstanding collection of early 20th Century architecture including structures of
national significance, 100 retail shops and 40 diverse restaurants.
Ghost Town (closed until further notice)
A large recreational facility for the whole family with rides and mile high
Located on US 19 between Lake Junaluska and Cherokee
Great Smoky Mountains National Park 423-436-1200
Extends about 70 miles along the North Carolina-Tenessee border and contains over one-half
million acres of protected forest. The most popular national park in the
Great Smoky Mountains Railway 828-586-8811
Departs from Bryson City, Dillsboro, Andrews. Dinner train excursions offered.
Featuring Thomas the tank engine f
on selected dates
Harrah's Cherokee Casino 1-800-HARRAHS
One of the newest, most exciting attractions in Western North Carolina. Harrah's
features games like Double Diamond, Wild Cherry, Video Poker, Video Blackjock and
more. There are also live performances in the 1,500-seat Pavilion. Enjoy a
meal at one of the three restraunts. Planet for Kids is available as a Daycare
center or an arcade for children.
Haywood Arts Repertory Theater, Waynesville, NC
828-456-6322 or Fax: 828-456-6501
The regions most active theater company, serving far western North Carolina with a year
round schedule of plays and musicals.
Joyce Kilmer National Forest
Lake Fontana & Fontana Village
One of the largest lakes and water recreation areas in Western North Carolina
Mountain Farm Museum 828-497-1900
National Park Service collection of turn-of-the-century farm buildings. On US 441
North between Cherokee & entrance to Smoky Mountain National Park.
Nantahala Outdoor Center
Rafting, Kayaking, Hiking, & Mountain Biking in the Nantahala Gorge. Bring your
own equipment or rent from NOC.
NC Arboretum 828-665-2492
Nestled in what has been described as "the most beautiful natural setting of any
American public garden," The North carolina Arboretum displays gardens and plants
representative of the Southern Appalachian region. A new facility, the Arboretum
offers educational programs, trail walks, over 3,000 types of plants in landscaped
settings, and other features of interest. Of particular interest are the new Spring,
Stream and Quilt gardens. Take the NC 191 exit off the Blue Ridge Parkway.
North Carolina Homespun Museum 828-253-7651
This museum preserves, in photos and artifacts, the history of Biltmore Industries and the
people involved. Allow one hour for visit.
Oconaluftee Indian Village in Cherokee
Recreates a Cherokee community hundreds of years old.
Pack Place 828-257-4500
The complex includes the Asheville Art Museum, Colburn Gem and Mineral Museum, The Health
Adventure, YMI Cultural Center and the Diana Wortham Theater. 2 Pack Square.
Pioneer Farmstead 828-497-1900
National Park Service collection of turn-of-the-century farm buildings at entrance to
Smoky Mountain National Park
Pisgah National Forest 828-257-4200
Covers over 500,000 acres of forest land and spreads over 12 Western North Carolina
counties. waterfalls, views, trails, swimming holes, fishing, camping and picnic
areas are all found here. Key access from Asheville on Blue Ridge Parkway. US
25/70 North and US 280 West.
Santa's Land Fun Park and Zoo 800-438-1601
Cherokee - Fun park featuring paddle boats, zoo, ferris wheel, train rides, a roller
coaster and Santa Clause.
Shades of the Past Auto Museum 828-686-1959
Experience the newest, largest and most incredible collection of antique, classic, muscle
and race cars in EAstern United States comprising an inventory in excess of $3 million.
Downtown Bryson City
The Swannanoa Valley Museum
The museum collection sketches the history of the valley from the Stone Age to the
Thomas Wolf Memorial
Famous novelist's boyhood home and setting for "Look Homeward, Angel". Located
downtown at 52 North Market Street, Asheville.
'Unto These Hills' 828-497-2111 or 800-438-1601
Outdoor drama depicting the history of the Cherokee indians.
The Road to Nowhere
A Government road project started when Fontana lake flooded the valley. Road goes to
top of mountain and through a 1/2 mile tunnel and stops. Great area for hiking,
mountain biking & horseback riding.
Western North Carolina Air Museum
The first air museum in the state of North Carolina, which is the "First In
Flight" state. Features award winning restored and replica antique and vintage
airplanes such as the 1942 Stearman and a 1942 Fairchild. Hosts both a spring and
fall air fair and show. Hours are Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 noon to
6:00 pm. Free. Located at the Hendersonville Airport, 1340 Gilbert
WNC Agricultural Center 828-687-1414
Year-round indoor horse and livestock arena seating 3,000 with scheduled shows and other
events. Across from Asheville Airport off I-26.
WNC Nature Center
A "Living Museum" of animals and plants of the Southern Appalachian
Mountain. Exhibits both wild and domestic animals. Located on Gashes creek
Road just off Swannanoa River Road and adjacent to Recreation Park
Western Carolina University's Mountain Heritage Center 828-227-7129
Exhibits, publications, educational programs and demonstrations of the natural and
cultural heritage of the southern Appalachian region. At the entrance to Western