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The Best Coffee Shops in Asheville, N.C.

Fan favorite top coffee shops for experiencing the local flavor of Asheville. We asked our social media fans to nominate the best place in Asheville to enjoy a cup of coffee. After tallying up the votes, we put together a list of the top coffee hangouts. As a bonus, we've added a list of Asheville coffee shops that offer a unique experience you can only find here in the

Titanic Fashion Exhibition

Biltmore to Feature Costumes From "Titanic" The Movie

A first-of-its-kind exhibition showcasing the fashions from the movie Titanic will debut at Biltmore in February 2018. The Biltmore exhibition will mark the first large-scale exhibition of the costumes from the Oscar-winning film, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Titanic , starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, won a record 11 Oscars including Best Picture and Best Costume


Sequence of a Total Solar Eclipse

2017 Solar Eclipse Events Near Asheville, N.C.

For the first time in 38 years, a narrow band of the United States will have the incredible opportunity to witness a total solar eclipse . Asheville lies on the edge of that narrow band, making it the perfect home base for experiencing this spectacular natural phenomenon on Monday, August 21, 2017. Asheville will see a 99 percent eclipse and is just 50 miles from the “path of


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2017 SoCon Tournament Events in Asheville

Southern Conference Tournament in Asheville, North Carolina: March 2-6, 2017 March Madness begins in Asheville! The 10 teams of the Southern Conference battle for five days at Asheville’s U.S. Cellular Center as they compete to claim a spot in the NCAA Tournament. While there will be plenty of excitement on the court , the SoCon and Asheville have teamed up to bring fans a wealth of


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Biltmore to Showcase "Fashion From the Classics"

Exhibition inspired by George Vanderbilt's library From the costumes of Downton Abbey to the wedding gowns of film , Biltmore recently has dazzled with fashion exhibitions in America's largest home. Now, Biltmore has revealed that its newest exhibition, set to open Feb. 10, 2017, is inspired by favorite stories in George Vanderbilit's 22,000-volume library. The exhibition will



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Handmade Hotlist: Asheville's Top Craft Festivals and Events in 2016

[WATCH] Mountain Made: Experience the Beauty of Asheville's Arts & Crafts Scene.  Asheville is a source of inspiration for hundreds of artists who call these mountains home. Known for being an arts and crafts mecca, you'll discover handmade masterpieces ranging from fine art to funky folk creations. Discover for yourself this region's rich heritage of handmade craft at


Biltmore Summer Concert Series

Biltmore Announces 2016 Concert Lineup

Another season of music under the stars kicks off in July at America's largest home . This year marks the 20th anniversary of this all-star concert series, and with the recent announcement of the 2016 lineup, it promises to be another stellar year for concert-goers.  July 28 - Daughtry From the American Idol stage to the top of the Billboard charts, Daughtry is one of

What's New at Chimney Rock?

What's New at Chimney Rock?

Go for the goats! Photo by KD Ecological Services. Chimney Rock State Park has long been a favorite spot among outdoor adventurers and families alike. And new happenings in the works for the summer are sure to please both crowds. Recent visitors to the attraction may have noticed some unique “workers” on the grounds – goats, 15 of them to be exact! For the last few weeks, the “goats of the gorge,”

Take the Show on the Road

Take the Show on the Road

Bus Tour Pairs Craft Beer & Local Beats In Asheville, aka Beer City USA, we can't find many activities that aren't improved with a pint of beer. From yoga  to dessert, and bathing to running , life in the Blue Ridge Mountains is just better with a craft brew. Now a new tour will marry Asheville's hot brewery scene with something else we're famous for--live music. LaZoom Comedy Tours is

Savage Gardens: Invasion of the Bug Snatchers

Savage Gardens: Invasion of the Bug Snatchers

Exhibit Gets Close to Carnivorous Plants Something big has landed at the North Carolina Arboretum . It's green. And it's hungry. A 9-foot sculpture of a Venus flytrap is one of four larger-than-life carnivorous plants on display as a part of the Savage Gardens exhibit that opened on May 23. During the family-friendly exhibit, visitors to the N.C. Arboretum will have the opportunity to explore

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