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

Susanna Pantas, Artist

 Western North Carolina
Nature Center

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

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   Owned and maintained by Buncombe County, the Western North Carolina Nature Center is open year-round with indoor and outdoor exhibits. This outstanding 42-acre center features indigenous wildlifeAll about coral reefs and the oceans and plant life of the Appalachian region.
   Voted “the best place to take kids” in Western North Carolina, the center has
animals both large and small, from cougars and wolves to the tiniest insects. Special programs, demonstrations and “hands-on” activities are available for anyone who wishes to learn about the rich natural heritage of the Southern Appalachian mountains. And no-where else will you find such diverse wildlife, gardens, trails, indoor exhibits, habitats and farm animals in one setting.

Website: Western North Carolina Nature Center
Asheville NC
Address: 75 Gashes Creek Rd., Asheville, NC 28805
Telephone: 828-259-8080
Hours: Open 7 days a week, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Fees: Adult, senior, student and child rates
Allow: 2-4 hours
Resources: Friends of the Nature Center, 75 Gashes Creek Rd., Asheville, NC 28805, 828-298-5600
Nearby: Botanical Gardens at Asheville, Pack Place Education, Arts & Science Center
Directions: I-240 Exit 8 (74A West). East off ramp. Right onto Swannanoa River Road. Right onto Gashes Creek Road.

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