Sights & Attractions in The North Carolina Mountains

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Name Category Location
 
Allison-Deaver House
The oldest frame house in western North Carolina was built in...
Houses / Mansions Brevard
 
Asheville Historic Trolley Tour
A motorized trolley bus takes you to the main points of interest...
Tours Asheville
 
Asheville Urban Trail
This 1.7-mi walk developed by the City of Asheville has 30 "stations"...
Scenic Drives Asheville
 
Basilica of St. Lawrence
A collaboration of Biltmore House–head architect Richard Sharp...
Religious Sites Asheville
 
Biltmore Estate
Built in the 1890s as the private home of George Vanderbilt...
Houses / Mansions Asheville
 
Biltmore Village
Across from the main entrance to the Biltmore Estate, Biltmore...
Towns Asheville
 
Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center
Famed Black Mountain College (1933–57), 16 mi east of Asheville...
Museums / Galleries Asheville
 
Botanical Gardens at Asheville
Adjoining the University of North Carolina–Asheville campus...
Gardens / Arboretums Asheville
 
Cradle of Forestry in America
The home of the first forestry school in the United States is...
Historic Districts / Sites, Forests Brevard
 
Craggy Gardens
At Blue Ridge Parkway Mile Marker 364, at 5,500 to 6,000 feet...
Gardens / Arboretums Blue Ridge Parkway
 
DuPont State Forest
Between Hendersonville and Brevard you'll find this 10,000-acre...
Forests Brevard
 
Emerald Village
You can tour an underground mine or dig for gems or gold of your...
Mines Blue Ridge Parkway
 
Folk Art Center
Authentic mountain crafts made by members of the Southern Highland...
Stores / Malls Blue Ridge Parkway
 
Grandfather Mountain
Soaring to almost 6,000 feet, Grandfather Mountain is just off...
Geological Sites, Mountains Blue Ridge Parkway
 
Grove Arcade Public Market
Before its official opening in 1929, the Grove Arcade was trumpeted...
Markets / Bazaars Asheville
 
Grove Park Inn
This large resort overlooking Asheville is well worth a visit...
Museums / Galleries, Resorts Asheville
 
Julian Price Park
Green spaces along the parkway near Grandfather Mountain include...
Parks Blue Ridge Parkway
 
Linville Caverns
The only caverns in the Carolinas, they go 2,000 feet beneath...
Cave Blue Ridge Parkway
 
Linville Falls
A ½-mi hike from the visitor center leads to one of North Carolina's...
Bodies of Water Blue Ridge Parkway
 
Looking Glass Falls
Getting to this waterfall is easy, as it's right beside the road...
Bodies of Water Brevard
 
Moses H. Cone Park
There is a turn-of-the-20th-century manor house here that's now...
Houses / Mansions, Parks, Stores / Malls Blue Ridge Parkway
 
Mt. Mitchell State Park
This park includes the highest mountain peak east of the Rockies...
Parks, Geological Sites Blue Ridge Parkway
 
Mt. Pisgah
At 5,721 feet, this is one of the most easily recognized peaks...
Viewpoints Blue Ridge Parkway
 
Museum of North Carolina Minerals
At mile marker 331, the museum has hands-on displays about gold...
Museums / Galleries Blue Ridge Parkway
 
National Climatic Data Center (NCDC)
The world's largest active archive of global weather data, the...
Government Buildings Asheville
 
North Carolina Arboretum
Part of the original Biltmore Estate, these 434 acres completed...
Gardens / Arboretums Asheville
 
Pack Place Education, Arts & Science Center
This 92,000-square-foot complex in downtown Asheville houses...
Museums / Galleries Asheville
 
Pack Square Park
Reopened in 2009-2010 after an $18 million renovation, the former...
Gardens / Arboretums Asheville
 
Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education
This fish hatchery in Pisgah National Forest produces more than...
Fish Hatchery Brevard
 
Riverside Cemetery
Authors Thomas Wolfe and O. Henry are buried here, along with...
Cemeteries Asheville
 
Sliding Rock
In summer you can skid 60 feet on a natural waterslide, fueled...
Bodies of Water Brevard
 
Smith-McDowell House Museum
This is the oldest surviving brick house in Asheville, dating...
Houses / Mansions Asheville
 
Thomas Wolfe Memorial
Asheville's most famous son, novelist Thomas Wolfe (1900–38)...
Memorials / Monuments Asheville
 
Vance Birthplace
A reconstructed pioneer cabin and outbuildings mark the childhood...
Houses / Mansions Asheville
 
WNC Farmers Market
The highest-volume farmers' market in North Carolina may be architecturally...
Markets / Bazaars Asheville
 
WNC Nature Center
On a 42-acre Natural Heritage site, the WNC Nature Center is...
Zoos / Aquariums Asheville
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