Attractions in Asheville

Asheville Art Museum
Be inspired by world-class special exhibitions and the Asheville Art Museum's outstanding collection, showcasing the very best of 20th and 21st century American art and the cultural heritage and contemporary art of Western North Carolina. This award-winning Museum presents 14 exhibitions and hundreds of public programs annually and welcomes visitors of all ages.
2 South Pack Square
Asheville, NC 28801

Asheville Ghost Trolley
Relax on our trolley as you weave and twist through the oldest, and most haunted, mountains to visit the chilling sites of Asheville. Spend 60-90 minutes absorbed in the darkest clouds of the "Land of the Sky.
828-681-8585
Tour departs from 37 Montford Ave
Asheville, NC 28801

Asheville Historic Trolley Tours
You'll tour through Montford Historic District, one of the largest historic districts in North Carolina! You'll see Asheville's impressive collection of Queen Ann style historic homes, the exquisite Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa where six U.S. presidents and countless celebrities and historical figures have visited, see the Thomas Wolfe Home and Museum, travel through Battery Park shopping and restaurant district and the Grove Arcade, Visit Pack Square cultural area, Biltmore Village, River Arts District, enjoy fabulous mountain views and so much more. Our professionally trained tour guides will relate the history and lore of Asheville… the Paris of the South. Your guide will combine humorous stories and historical information into a fun-filled tour. Asheville's Longest Running Trolley Line. Unlimited Hop-On & Hop-Off Privileges
828-681-8585
37 Montford Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801

Asheville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts
More than 50 parks offering golf, swimming, tennis, skateboarding, roller hockey, climbing wall, nature center, playgrounds, basketball, community centers, ballfields, picnic shelters, trails and much more.
828-259-5800
70 Court Plaza
4th Floor
Asheville, NC 28801

Asheville Tourists Baseball Club
The Asheville Tourists are a single-A minor league baseball team that competes in the 16-team South Atlantic League. The Tourists are currently affiliated with the major league team, Colorado Rockies.
828-258-0428
30 Buchanan Field
Asheville, NC 28801

Asheville Urban Trail
The Asheville Urban Trail has often been called Asheville's "museum without walls." Started by a small group of citizens interested in helping revitalize downtown, the Urban Trail consists of thirty stations of bronze sculpture around downtown. Each station has a plaque illuminating some of the very interesting history of downtown's development and the various notable people who once lived here. Mostly local artists helped to create the whimsical bronze sculptures and other art works that are found at each station. The tour is a 1.7 mile walk that begins and ends at Pack Place and takes about two hours to complete in its entirety. Groups can arrange to schedule a tour guide by contacting Christy Ammerman at the Asheville Area Arts Council 10 days to 2 weeks in advance of their desired tour date. Guide-led group tours are $5/adult and $2/child. Additionally, walking guides and maps are available for self-guided tours free of charge at Pack Place and the Asheville Area Arts Council.
828-258-0710
Downtown Asheville
Asheville, NC 28801

Basilica of St. Lawrence
Completed in 1909, the Basilica of St. Lawrence D.M. is one of Asheville's architectural treasures and spiritual anchors. Designed by Rafael Gustavino and Richard Sharpe Smith, renowned architects on the Biltmore House, this Catholic church has the largest freestanding elliptical dome in the country.
828-252-6042
97 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801

Biltmore
Discover the wonders of Biltmore™ in Asheville. Begin with the breathtaking beauty of 250-room Biltmore House — America's largest home® — and century-old gardens. Explore our 8,000-acre backyard through a variety of activities from horseback riding to rafting. Please your palate at our award-winning winery and restaurants, then browse our shops for unique items inspired by George Vanderbilt's estate. Finally, savor the long-lasting benefits of a luxurious getaway at our four-star inn.
828-225-1333
One Approach Road
Asheville, NC 28803

Biltmore Winery
A visit to the Winery at Biltmore is a truly unique experience. At America's most visited winery, you can explore, taste and relax. Start by exploring the historic Winery housed in the renovated Biltmore Dairy by strolling through the cellars and getting a bird's eye view of the state-of-the-art winemaking process. Then, step into the spacious tasting room where you can sample a wide variety of wines specially crafted by winemakers Bernard Delille and Sharon Fenchak. With nearly 50 different wines, there is a wine to suit everyone. Sit in on one of the wine seminars, such as Red Wine & Chocolate, to learn more about the joys of pairing wine and food. To round out your experience, find a quiet spot on the patio or enjoy some local live music in the Wine Bar and relax with a glass of your favorite vino and some tapas.
One Approach Rd
Asheville, NC 28803

Black Mountain Center for the Arts
This community arts facility, housed in the beautifully renovated Old City Hall, has exhibits in the Gallery along with programs in music, visual and performing arts. The Main Floor has monthly Concerts every 4th Friday featuring acoustic musicians from the area. The Gallery exhibits provide a wide array of subject and media, from contemporary and traditional paintings to sculpture, photography, and ceramics. Special events range from theater, storytelling and film, to festivals, concerts, and sing-alongs. Classes and workshops offer everything from belly dance to painting to dry stack stonewall to photography. Behind the main building, a newly renovated Pottery Studio offers a full range of classes for adults and youth, community memberships, and "paint-on" pottery. The Black Mountain Center for the Arts also presents an annual Art in Bloom, a 3-day flowers and art show. There is something for everyone all year round - so You Can Be a Part of the Arts!
828-669-0930
225 West State Street
Black Mountain, NC 28711

Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center
The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center (BMCM+AC) was founded in 1993 to honor and pay tribute to the spirit and history of Black Mountain College and to acknowledge the College's role as a forerunner in progressive, interdisciplinary education with a focus on the arts. Emphasizing the individual rather than the institution, the College had striking success in producing creative people of great talent and originality. Black Mountain College left both a remarkable legacy in the arts and an important educational model. Through exhibitions, publications, lectures, seminars, films and oral history interviews, BMCM+AC is committed to spreading awareness about Black Mountain College. In 1995 we organized a Black Mountain College reunion for former faculty and students. Other ongoing projects include a website and the development of a permanent collection to provide safe storage for artwork and historical materials related to the College.
828-350-8484
56 Broadway Street
Asheville, NC 28801

Blue Ridge National Heritage Area
The 25 western most counties and Qualla Boundary in North Carolina comprise the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area. In designating this region as a National Heritage Area in 2003, Congress recognized that the cultural and natural resources of the Blue Ridge Mountains have played a significant role in the history of the United States and the State of North Carolina. Some of the defining landscapes include the deepest gorge in the Eastern U.S., Linville Gorge; the oldest river in North America, the New River; the most visited National Park lands in the country, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway; the highest mountain east of the Rockies, Mt. Mitchell; the ancestral home of the Cherokee, and America's largest home, Biltmore.
828-298-5330
Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 384
Asheville, NC 28803

Buncombe County Civil War Memorial
Dedicated in 2001, the Buncombe County Civil War Memorial honors soldiers who served in the militaries of the Confederacy or the Union during the Civil War. The memorial is housed on the grounds of Smith-McDowell House, Asheville's oldest home.
828-253-9231
Smith-McDowell House Museum
283 Victoria Rd.
Asheville, NC 28801

Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site
This National Park Service site honors the accomplishments of American poet Carl Sandburg. Take a guided tour of the historic home; visit the farm and trails. Free for farm and trails. Fee for house tour; cash and check only.
828-693-4178
81 Carl Sandburg Lane
Flat Rock, NC 28731

ASHEVILLE OUTDOOR CENTER

Welcome to the Asheville Outdoor Center, in Asheville, NC. Outfitting your outdoor adventures since 1992. Whether it's canoeing, rafting, kayaking, tubing, gem mining, camping or just getting outdoors AOC has been providing guests with all they need to get outdoors and play!