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America’s Largest Home in Asheville, NC Discover Biltmore House, Gardens, Antler Hill Village and Winery In 1888, George Vanderbilt fell in love with the Blue Ridge Mountains and decided to make the region his home. The result was Biltmore, his historic estate in Asheville, NC. More than a century later,… Read More
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park represents the best of the North Carolina mountains in one place. Surrounded by the towering cliffs of Hickory Nut Gorge, the Park offers some of the most amazing views found anywhere. From atop Chimney Rock, an ancient monolith soaring 1,200ft above the… Read More
Cradle of Forestry Historic Site - Enjoy our trails, hands-on exhibits, movie, programs, gift shop. Cafe serves lunch. Visit cabins, explore Adventure…
Elijah Mountain Gem Mine - Treasure Hunt of your Life. Keep what you find! Mine for ruby, emerald and more! Open year…
Grovewood Village - 111 Grovewood Rd. Adjacent to the Omni Grove Park Inn. Experience Asheville's historic arts and crafts destination. Free on-site…
The North Carolina Arboretum - Entrance at MP 393. Renowned gardens, hiking & biking trails and engaging exhibitions. www.ncarboretum.org (828) 665-2492.
Oconaluftee Indian Village - Poses the question, “Is it actually Cherokee history if it’s still happening?” Today you can transport back to…
PARI - Former NASA facility now active center for research and STEM education, open Sat-Sun. Campus tours, scenic views, hiking trails, space…
Pisgah Forest Gem Mine – 2 locations close to Asheville, 507 N Main St. Hendersonville, 3338 Asheville Hwy Pisgah Forest. Open year round, indoor & outdoor gem mining, unique rock & retail shop featuring fine jewelry & t-shirts, waterfalls nearby. www.pfgems.com (828) 367-8330. Read More
WNC Nature Center - MP 382.6, 75 Gashes Creek Rd. 60+ native species of the Southern Appalachians. Cougars, bears, otters, red wolves…