Asheville Sights

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All Souls Cathedral

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One of the most beautiful churches in America, All Souls Episcopal Cathedral was designed by Richard Morris Hunt following the traditional...

Asheville City Market

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Nearly everything at this downtown market is local. Offerings vary, but usually include produce, free-range eggs, homemade breads, and...

Asheville Museum of Science

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The Colburn Earth Science Museum, formerly in Pack Place, moved to a new space in the heart of downtown and is expanding into a full-fledged...

Asheville Pinball Museum

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One of the more unusual and interesting attractions in town is the Asheville Pinball Museum, a combination museum-arcade of vintage pinball...

Basilica of St. Lawrence

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A collaboration of Biltmore House head architect Richard Sharp Smith and the Spanish engineer-architect Rafael Gustavin, this elaborate...

Biltmore House and Estate

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Built in the 1890s as the private home of George Vanderbilt, the astonishing 250-room French Renaissance château is America's largest...

Biltmore Village

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Across from the main entrance to the Biltmore Estate, Biltmore Village is a highly walkable collection of restored English village–style...

Botanical Gardens at Asheville

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Adjoining the University of North Carolina–Asheville campus, this 10-acre site has walking trails and displays of native plants, including...

Malaprop's Bookstore and Cafe

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This is what an independent bookstore should be, with an intelligent selection of new books, many author appearances and other events,...

Mountain Dance & Folk Festival

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The oldest folk music festival in the country was established in 1928 by the folk music collector Bascom Lamar Lunsford. It takes place...


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