The Ultimate Guide To Asheville and the Western North Carolina Mountains
The Ultimate Guide to Asheville & the Western North Carolina Mountains

The Online Version of the Best-selling Regional Guidebook
 

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Pen & Ink Drawings of Biltmore Estate, by Lee James Pantas

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Biltmore House on Biltmore Estate, pen and ink drawing by Lee James Pantas
To purchase a print of this drawing by author/artist Lee Pantas, visit Cherry Orchard Studio

Asheville Area Arts Council Front Galleries Regional artists, located in downtown Asheville.
Asheville Art Museum Western North Carolina's premier art museum.
Asheville Civic Center  Asheville's main performance venue.
Asheville Community Theatre (ACT) Community theatre at its best.
Asheville's Fun Depot For the kids.
Asheville Area Parks

Asheville Tours
Asheville Urban Trail  Self guided walking tour of historic downtown Asheville
Basilica of St. Lawrence  Historic Catholic basilica designed by famous architect Gustavino.
Biltmore Estate The #1 attraction in Western North Carolina. Not to be missed.
Biltmore Village Historic village at entrance to Biltmore Estate. Shops and restaurants.
Blue Ridge Parkway #1 natural attraction in the mountains. World class skyway.
Blue Ridge Parkway Destination Center Located on the parkway in Asheville.
Botanical Gardens at Asheville Botanical gardens maintained by the University of North in Asheville.
Colburn Earth Science Museum In Pack Place, world class gems, minerals and geology exhibits.
Diana Wortham Theater  Asheville's premier theatre & performance venue, located in Pack Place.

Estes-Winn Memorial Automobile Museum Antique automobiles.
Folk Art Center  #1 attraction for arts and crafts, located on Blue Ridge Parkway in Asheville.
French Broad River  Flows though Asheville. Picnic areas, river rafting, fishing.
Grove Arcade Public Market Eclectic mix of shops in historic Grove Arcade Building
Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa Historic world class hotel.  One of the crown jewels of Asheville.
McCormick Field  Historic baseball park, home to the Asheville Tourists.
North Carolina Arboretum World-class arboretum and botanical gardens.
North Carolina Homespun Museum The history of the homespun industry in Western North Carolina.
Pack Place Education, Art & Science Center Asheville's premier art and science center.

Best places in Asheville to fill a picnic basket!

Smith-McDowell House Historic house and museum, another of Asheville's crown jewels.
Swannanoa Valley Museum The history of the Swannanoa Valley.
Thomas Wolfe Memorial The childhood home of Thomas Wolfe, Asheville's famous author.
Western North Carolina Agricultural Center Agricultural exhibition center, horse shows and more.
Western North Carolina Farmers Market World class farmer's market -36 acres!
Western North Carolina Nature Center The best nature center in the mountains. A must for kids.
YMI Cultural Center History of African-Americans in Western North Carolina
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Zebulon B. Vance Birthplace State historic site, birthplace of North Carolina's first governor.
 

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