Asheville Things to Do

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  • 1. Biltmore Estate

    On our second day in the Asheville/Waynesville area we planned our day around visiting Biltmore Manor. After our great breakfast including desert at our Bed and Breakfast about 20 miles away in...

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  • 2. Authentic Salt Cave in Downtown Asheville

    Upon entering this unique space you are surrounded by tons of large salt crystals, 2 waterfalls, awesome lighting, and soft music. You can relax in a zero...

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  • 3. The Blue Ridge Parkway

    I love promoting the Blue Ridge Parkway but it is hard for me to do in this context because it is spread over nearly 500 miles in two different states. In North...

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  • 4. Go Back to the 1960's

    We didn't really get to spend very much time in the actual city of Asheville itself, but during the mid point of our 2 hour La Zoom Tour we stopped for about 15...

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  • 5. Getting high in the Blue Ridge Mountains

    For hundreds of years, that might have involved liquid moonshine. During the last half of the 20th Century, it might have meant illegal drugs. Today, it doesn't...

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  • 6. Comedy Bus Tour - Ride the Purple Bus

    This 90-minute tour takes you through Asheville's neighborhoods, providing some historic information along with a lot of silliness. It ended up being a lot of...

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  • 7. Get a Best of Asheville map to find your way

    One of the first things we look into when going to a new town is a map. Who has time these days to just wing it. On a recent visit to Asheville we found several...

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  • 8. grove arcade

    the grove arcade covers a city block in downtown asheville. the grove arcade was built in 1929 in the tudor gothic revival style. today the grove arcade has a...

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  • 9. blue ridge parkway

    the blue ridge parkway runs through the asheville area just east of downtown. this national scenic highway is 469 miles long and runs through the blue ridge...

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  • 10. vance memorial

    the vance memorial is a massive granite monument located at pack square in downtown asheville. the monument was built in 1897 and honors governor and U.S....

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  • 11. asheville visitor center

    the asheville visitor center is a good first stop on a visit to asheville. at the visitor center you can learn about the historic and natural attractions of the...

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  • 12. Nature abounds... If you have a car:

    Drive to Tryon, NC taking the back roads (by way of Hendersonville & Flat Rock) then head up to Lake Lure... and then back track to Asheville by way of Chimney...

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  • 13. Local Hot Spots in the Mountains

    There are some really neat mountain resort spots in those Smokey's along the Blue ridge Parkway. I used to travel up here on business and was part of takeover...

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  • 14. Soak and Massage at Shoji Retreats

    Shoji is a Japanese style Spa that offers Private Hot Tubs before your massage. The Spa is nestled on the side of a mountain with the tubs being a short walk...

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  • 15. Things to see at the Grove Park Inn

    Because we were able to check in early when we arrived we were able to go outside and see several nice displays in quaint little buildings. They had a nice...

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  • 16. Asheville Art Museum

    No time on this brief stopover to visit Asheville's Art Museum but my guess is the artsy town has a decent one. At only $6 it sounds like a bargain but with the...

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  • 17. Church Street

    As if Asheville's Art Deco collection of buildings were not enough, the city has its share of beautiful old churches as well. Conveniently located on Church...

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  • 18. Art Deco

    The Great Depression seems to have done Asheville good in the long run. Hit incredibly at the time, the city had more foreclosures than any city in the United...

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  • 19. Psychic Readings

    When you are in Asheville, the Sedonda of the East, make certain that you indulge in the expert wisdom provided by the local psychics. Many can be found at...

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  • 20. Arcade Building (Grove Arcade)

    This elaborate, 3-floor Tudoresque building occupies a full city block in downtown. After undergoing extensive renovations, the Grove Arcade reopened in 2002 as...

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  • 21. Original Oliver 60 Row Crop tractor

    The Historic Horse Barn designed in 1900 by architect Richard Howland Hunt and completed in 1902 served as the center of Biltmore's farming community. It was...

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  • 22. Vance Monument and Poland

    Pack Square is the most central point of the Downtown Asheville Historic District with a few interesting buildings and structures including the Vance Monument...

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  • 23. The Bush Gardens and Olmsted

    I strolled around the Bush Gardens following the Shrub Garden path and I liked especially Japanese in style bush or tree in my picture. I liked also the covered...

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  • 24. Winter Garden, Library (!) and more

    The main entrance to the House is guarded by two cute stone lions. The first hall with pretty wooden ceiling was full of flowers and Halloween decorations as...

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  • 25. Jackson Building

    I am not a big fan of skyscrapers (except the views from their tops :-) but I like some modern ones and especially the old ones built at the beginning of the...

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