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Historic Buildings

Reach out and touch history in Asheville.

Historic buildings of the Asheville area display a unique blend of art deco architecture, arts and crafts buildings and other impressive buildings for sightseeing. Downtown Asheville features more Art Deco architecture than any other southeastern city outside of Miami Beach.

You'll be amazed at the hidden treasures of Asheville's downtown, including the engineering wonder of the tile dome ceiling at the St. Lawrence Basilica. than any other southeastern city outside of Miami Beach. The 269,000-square-foot Grove Arcade was once the center of commercial and civic life in Asheville. A restored public market, the Grove Arcade now houses a dizzying array of locally owned businesses today. For a peek into the life of one of America's most renown authors, visit the Thomas Wolfe Memorial located right downtown, now a state historic site.

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aSHEville Museum

  • 35 Wall Street
  • Asheville, NC 28801
  • Phone: (828) 785-5722
  • Region: Downtown

aSHEville Museum is the premier women's cultural museum in the southeast and the only one of its scope in the country. Its exhibits range from antiquity to contemporary and local to global. Current exhibits include 100+ Years of Sexism in …more

Asheville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts

  • 70 Court Plaza
  • 4th Floor
  • Asheville, NC 28801
  • Phone: 828-259-5800
  • Region: Downtown

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. …more

Asheville Tourists Baseball Club

  • 30 Buchanan Field
  • Asheville, NC 28801
  • Phone: (828) 258-0428
  • Region: Downtown

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.

Asheville Urban Trail

  • Downtown Asheville
  • Asheville, NC 28801
  • Phone: 828-259-5815
  • Region: Downtown

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 …more

Basilica of St. Lawrence

  • 97 Haywood Street
  • Asheville, NC 28801
  • Phone: 828-252-6042
  • Region: Downtown

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 …more

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