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Take an exciting journey through the beauty of nature and mural art! The Appalachian Mural Trail travels through North Carolina, Virginia & Tennessee. Over 130 magnificent outdoor murals provide transformational moments. Once in front of a mural, take a selfie with your smartphone, then read the stories about the… Read More
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
The Cradle of Forestry in America is a 6500-acre historic site created by Congress in 1968 that commemorates the birthplace of science-based forest management in the United States. The site is open April – November and offers three miles of paved interpretive trails, exhibits, film, music, crafts, education programs,… Read More
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 Parkway Milepost 393.6. Renowned gardens, hiking & biking trails and engaging exhibitions including the annual Winter Lights fundraiser. www.ncarboretum.org (828) 665-2492. Read More
Oconaluftee Indian Village poses the question, “Is it actually Cherokee history if it’s still happening?” Today you can transport back to an 18th century village full of authentic stickball demonstrations, dance, staged war reenactments—you name it. If it happened then, it’s happening now. Season opens May 1st, and tickets and… Read More
PARI is a former NASA facility that is now an active center for research and STEM education. Radio telescopes 26M (85ft.), space flight artifacts, meteorites, minerals, scenic views, hiking trails. A ‘Dark Sky’ designated location. Day tour, night viewings with optical telescopes and astronomy instruction. Family style cabin rooms… Read More
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