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Basilica Of Saint Lawrence

Basilica Of Saint Lawrence

Basilica Of Saint Lawrence

97 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 252-6042
 

The basilica is known for its many elaborate stained glass windows, many which were made in Munich, Germany.
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Biltmore Estates

Biltmore Estates

Biltmore Estates

From the Blue Ridge Parkway
AshevilleNC  28803
(800) 411-3812
Tours are offered for the house and the winery. There are several restaurants, a hotel and gift shops on the grounds.
On Biltmore Estates, there are 3 hotels:
Local Driving Directions:
Take I-40 east to Asheville. Take exit 50 (U.S. Highway 25), then turn left at the traffic light after exiting. Stay in the left lane and follow signs to the Biltmore entrance.
Take I-40 west to Asheville and take exit 50B (U.S. Highway 25 North). After exiting, stay in the left lane and follow signs to the Biltmore entrance.
Take I-26 east to Asheville. In Asheville, take I-240 east to I-40 west. Follow Interstate 40 west to exit 50B (U.S. Highway 25 North). After exiting, stay in the left lane and follow signs to the Biltmore entrance.
Follow I-26 west toward Asheville to exit 31A (Hickory/Knoxville exit). Take I-40 east to exit 50 (U.S. Highway 25), then turn left at the traffic light after exiting. Stay in the left lane and follow signs to the Biltmore entrance.
Take the U.S. Highway 25 North exit; Biltmore is approximately 4 miles from the parkway.

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3. Blue Ridge Parkway

Blue Ridge Parkway.

AshevilleNC  28801

The Blue Ridge Parkway has been known to be America's Favorite Drive and considered the nation's most scenic highway. It is 469 miles long and connects the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in NC to the Shenandoah National Park in VA.

There are many attractions to visit along the parkway:

Folk Art Center     MP 328
Pisgah Mountain     MP 408.6
Graveyard Fields    MP 418.8
Devil's Courthouse  MP 422.4

There are 26 tunnels on the parkway in North Carolina due to the elevation of the mountains. Driving the parkway is a relaxing and enjoyable drive. There are many areas to pull off and enjoy the beautiful mountain vistas. Discover scenic hiking trails, picnic areas, and scenic overlooks. There are also many towns that are a short drive off the Parkway.

The Parkway Visitor's Center is at  Milepost 384 near Asheville, NC.

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1. Brewery Tours

Sierra Nevada Brewery. Asheville is the place for local craft beers and breweries. Take a tour of several of the many local breweries and sample the local craft beers. Also learn about the history and processing of making different beers. The tour guides are experienced and knowledgeable.

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Gray Line Trolley Tours

Gray Line Trolley Tours

Gray Line Trolley Tours

36 Montford Avenue
(828) 258-6101
Departure Location:
Duration time: 1.5 hours to 1.75 hours

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5. Lexington Glassworks

Lexington Glassworks. Located in downtown Asheville, NC, Lexington Glassworks has in-house demonstrations of glassblowing and pottery creations. Each piece is skillfully crafted with century old techniques. There are many items for sale and each one is unique. This makes great gifts or lovely additions to your home.

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North Carolina Arboretum

North Carolina Arboretum

North Carolina Arboretum

100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way
AshevilleNC  28805
There is no admission fee, but there is a hefty parking fee ($14.00 per vehicle as of April, 2017).
Driving directions from:

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Southern Highland Craft Guild Folk Art Center

Southern Highland Craft Guild Folk Art Center

Southern Highland Craft Guild Folk Art Center

Milepost 382 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Folk Center features traditional and contem

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Western North Carolina Nature Center

Western North Carolina Nature Center

Western North Carolina Nature Center

AshevilleNC  28805
(828) 298-5600
Hours: 10:00a - 5:00p

Directions: Follow I-240 E to US-74 ALT W/Fairview Rd. Take exit 8 from I-240 E and
Follow US-74 ALT W and Swannanoa River Rd to Gashes Creek Road.

WNC Nature Center
  features one of the largest collections of Southern Appalachian animal species in the world. It is home to over 60 species of animals including river otters, black bear, red wolves and cougars housed in a natural setting as they would normally be living if the animals were in the wild. There are also hundreds of species of plants, all representative of this unique bio-region, the Southern Appalachians. The WNC Nature Center is 6.2 miles from downtown Asheville.

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Zipline Adventure Park

Zipline Adventure Park

Zipline Adventure Park

Be sure to use Regent Park Blvd, not Hansel Ave when approaching the Adventure Center of Ashevil
AshevilleNC  
(877) 247-5539
If you are looking for adventure and excitement, then visit
Directions:
The Adventure Center of Asheville is located adjacent to the Crowne Plaza Resort at 1 Resort Drive in Asheville. Take Exit 3A off of I-240
The Asheville Adventure Center is off Patton Avenue behind Regent Park.