Biltmore Estate- Construction beginning
in 1889, grounds in include 8,000 acres of Fredrick Olmstead designed estate,
winery, gardens, shops, 3 mile drive, 250 room mansion (one of the largest in
America) with 65 fireplaces, and exquisite decorum. This is a must see.
Chimney Rock Park- located on Highway
64/74A near Lake Lure, NC, and has the wonderful advantage of some very spectacular views.
Situated in stunningly beautiful Hickory Nut Gorge, Chimney Rock Park boasts 75-mile views
from the top. Location where "Last of the Mohicans" was filmed-open every day,
weather permitting, except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day
Hot Springs is a quaint little town
surrounded by beautiful mountains. It's a relaxing spot to visit and makes a good one-day
getaway. There are a number of hiking trails available in the area and the
Appalachian Trail passes right through Hot Springs
Mount Mitchell Located an hour's drive NE of
Asheville on the Blue Ridge Parkway, Mount Mitchell stand 6,684 feet and is the highest
point in eastern America. You can access the summit by car, but for a rewarding and
exhilarating hiking experience, start your trek at Black Mountain Campground on the South
Nantahala River Gorge For the outdoor
trip to the Nantahala Gorge is a must. Kayaking, rafting, mountain biking and hiking
Jack of the Wood Brew Pub Where the Smokey Mountains
meet the British Isles. Handcrafted beers and wine & spirits. Located below the
Laughing Seed Restaurant at 95 Patton Avenue, Asheville.
Symphony Orchestra After 40 years,
the Asheville Symphony has become a musical landmark in this culturally rich
Concerts features world-renowned performing artists
in western North Carolina.
Civic Center Asheville's primary exhibition center. Home to the Thomas Wolfe
Theater and the Asheville Smoke Hockey Team.
Western North Carolina Agricultural Center This
is the home of the Western North Carolina State Fair. The facilities include 2
arenas, Outside Warm-up Rings, Sales Arena, Stall Barns, and Youth Building.