The world renowned Biltmore Estate consists of an extraordinary 250-room mansion, thousands of acres of gardens and grounds, plus various restaurants and shops. Modeled after a 16th-century French chateau in the Loire Valley, the house is a monument to the Gilded Age. The Estate houses a vast collection of works by master artists, grounds and formal gardens, a large dairy, and an award-winning winery, making it the largest self-sustaining estate in America.
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River Arts District
Visit the River Arts District to explore the craftsmanship of Asheville. Bustling with galleries, working studios, a brewery, restaurants, local music venue, and more, the River Arts District is filled with the most unique artistic findings and culture.
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The Gorge Zip Line
Looking for adventure? Take the leap of faith and explore The Gorge Zip Line, a tree-based zip line canopy adventure. Off in the Green River Gorge, you are sure to get your heart racing with this adrenaline rush, and see North Carolina from a whole new perspective.
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Green River Adventure
If kayaking is your thing, you will love this whitewater rafting adventure! Featuring swimming hole and waterfall hikes, plus kayaking adventures for all experience levels, Green River Adventure is the perfect day-trip for families, couples, and groups of friends.
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Blue Ridge Parkway
The 470-mile Parkway is considered the nation's most scenic highway. Starting at Shenandoah National Park in the north and winding through the Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville and into the entrance of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on the south end, the Parkway has numerous overlooks, roadside exhibits, and miles of hiking trails. A trip along the Parkway is a delight any time of the year.
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This 10-acre nonprofit nature preserve is dedicated to preserving and displaying the native flora of the Southern Appalachians. The Gardens is located next to University of North Carolina Asheville with a garden-themed gift shop.
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Brevard Music Center
Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, the Brevard Music Center is a picturesque 140-acre campus offering more than 80 orchestra, opera, and chamber concerts each summer.
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Chimney Rock Park
Whether you're admiring the breathtaking beauty of a thundering waterfall or taking on the 200-foot vertical challenge of the trails and stairs, a visit to Chimney Rock Park is more than a walk in the woods or an awe-inspiring view. It's an unforgettable life experience in one of North America's truly great natural wonders.
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Flat Rock Playhouse
Officially designated the State Theatre of North Carolina in 1961, the Playhouse was founded in 1952 by Robroy Farquhar and his Company of Vagabond Players. What began as a few weeks of summer performances is now an eight-month season of plays including Broadway musicals, comedy, drama, and theatre for young people.
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Located in Pack Square in downtown Asheville, the landmark is home to the Asheville Art Museum, Colburn Earth Science Museum, Diana Wortham Theatre, Health Adventure, and YMI Cultural Center.
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Pisgah National Forest
This vast and beautiful forest consists of over half a million acres surrounding Mt. Pisgah. Adventure seekers can hike the 1.6 mile trail to the summit of the mountain for breaktaking views.
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Thomas Wolfe Memorial
Come visit the boardinghouse and adolescent home of Thomas Wolfe. Here you will learn about his boyhood and how his experience transformed him into a major literary figure who left an indelible mark on American literature.
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WNC Nature Center
Get "hands-on" with nature and experience the wild environment of the Southern Appalachian region. Located on a 42-acre Natural Heritage site, the Nature Center is home to many species of wildlife, gardens, trails, indoor exhibits, and farm animals.
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