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

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