Attractions

Immerse yourself in the perennial beauty of Asheville’s natural wonders, be enchanted by the by-gone era of America’s Gilded Age, or embark upon a thrilling zipline adventure through the forest canopy. With activities that appeal to every traveler, create an Asheville experience all your own through one of our many unique attractions.

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  • Because there's More to Life Than the Climb... There's the view that takes your breath away, the refreshing mountain air and the fresh flavors of the Blue Ridge. Discover Asheville, and perhaps your new favorite song by local band River … read more

  • by Jason Tarr

    As the weather grows cooler, the brisk mountain air paints the leaves of the forest trees in brilliant reds, yellows, and oranges. Given Asheville's climate and the variety of elevations nearby, Asheville enjoys one of the longest and most … read more

  • by Janet Moore

    The National Gingerbread House Competition William Shakespeare got it right when he wrote, “And I had but one penny in the world, thou should’st have it to buy gingerbread.” You’ll find plenty of this spicy holiday … read more

  • by Janet Moore

    Holiday Traditions at America's Largest Home Christmas Eve 1895, and Biltmore House was bustling with activity. In just a few hours, George Vanderbilt would officially open his new home in Asheville, N.C., to family and friends with a lavish … read more

  • by Asheville Insider

    Meet Obi-Wan and Olive, two adorable North American river otters that call the WNC Nature Center home. These playful creatures are found in a wide variety of aquatic habitats and can tolerate a great range of temperature and elevations. A river … read more

  • by Jason Tarr

    Plan an escape that will bring the best-selling novel series to life In the cavernous basement of the Biltmore Estate and in the magical forests surrounding Asheville is a mythical protagonist, 12-year-old Serafina, who has captivated the attention … read more