Asheville Attractions

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15 March, 2019 By Steve Wike

WNC Farmers Market (Map)
570 Brevard Road, Asheville, NC 28806 | Phone: 828-253-1691
The WNC Farmers Market offers high quality fruits and vegetables, mountain crafts, jams, jellies, preserves, sourwood honey, fresh baked breads, cookies and dozens of other farm-fresh items. There’s a deli inside that offers sandwiches and ice cream, and the Moose Cafe serves three meals daily.


Electric Bicycle Tours of Asheville

Electro Bicycle Tours, Asheville, NC

See the ElectroBikeTours website for reservations and contact information.
Electro Bike Tours offers a unique way to experience the beautiful architecture, history, and energy of Asheville and the surrounding area. Explore Asheville on a safe, guided tour riding a pedal-assisted electric bike that makes riding less difficult and more enjoyable, with a boost in headwinds and hills, making sweaty rides a thing of the past.


Asheville's Salt Cave
10-12 Eagle Street, Asheville, NC 28801 | Phone: 828-236-5999

Asheville's Salt Cave, Asheville, North Carolina

Asheville Salt Cave and Spa has a micro-climate that provides 45 minutes of total relaxation and a sense of well-being.  Research has shown that salt caves have demonstrated an ability to shield the body from acne, allergies, arthritis, chronic ear and sinus infections, respiratory issues, and sleep related issues.


LaZoom Comedy Bus Tours (Map)
14 Battery Park Avenue,  Asheville, NC 28801 | Phone: 828-225-6932

LaZoom Comedy Bus Tours, Asheville, NC

LaZoom Comedy Bus Tours depart from 90 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC; Haunted Comedy Bus Tours depart from 92 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC. LaZoom's iconic, purple bus tours show the funny side of Asheville. Afternoon and evening tours are historical and hysterical, with outlandish comedy skits and entertaining and edgy tour guides. Standard tour length is 90 minutes. Tickets can be purchased at boarding if seating is available (reservations are recommended).


Asheville's Kolo Bike Park
Kolo is a 4-mile purpose-built mountain bike trail on rolling terrain designed for all levels of riders located near downtown Asheville. Bring your own bike or rent one from Kolo.

Asheville Outdoor Center (Map)
521 Amboy Road, Asheville, NC 28806 | Phone: 828-232-1970
Asheville Outdoor Center offers family-friendly quiet-water float trips on the French Broad River with canoes, kayaks, rafts, tubes, and stand-up paddle boards. Asheville Outdoor Center also offers bicycle rentals and gem mining.

Biltmore House & Gardens
One Lodge Street, Asheville, NC 28803 | Phone: 800-411-3812
Biltmore House & Gardens is a magnificent 8,000-acre estate nestled in the mountains near Asheville, North Carolina, providing year-round tours, concerts, special events, shopping, a winery, wedding facilities, dining, lodging, 80 miles of trails, and much more.

Colburn Museum at Pack Place
2 South Pack Square, Asheville, NC 28801 | Phone: 828-257-4500
Home of the Asheville Art Museum, Colburn Earth Science Museum, Diana Wortham Theater and YMI Cultural Center.

Fun Depot
7 Roberts Road, Asheville, NC 28803 | Phone: 828-277-2FUN
Fun Depot is a family-fun place for kids, teenagers, grand kids, and adults. Enjoy laser tag, mini golf, indoor and outdoor go-carts, climbing wall, bumper cars, bowling, arcade gallery and inflatables.

History at Hand - Historic Walking Tours of Asheville
333 Montford Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801 | Phone: 828-777-1014
History@Hand offers historic walking tours in Asheville. Four tours are available: Historic Downtown; The Family Store (history of Jewish businesses downtown); Montford Historic District; and Riverside Cemetery. Tours are by appointment only.

McCormick Field - Asheville Tourists
30 Buchanan Place, Asheville, NC 28802 | Phone: 828-258-0428
Remodeled in 1992, McCormick Field is one of the oldest operating minor-league baseball parks in North America. McCormick Field is home to the Asheville Tourists, a Class A farm team of the Colorado Rockies.

Mountain Play Lodge
3389 Sweeten Creek Road, Asheville, NC 28704 | Phone: 828-676-2120
Mountain Play Lodge is an indoor play and party center offering large inflatables, soft play and playhouses (complete with toys and costumes) for children up to 12 years of age.

North Carolina Arboretum
100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, NC 28806 | Phone: 828-665-2492
The NC Arboretum is a 434-acre public garden offering a wealth of activities for families and kids of all ages. Located minutes from downtown Asheville, NC, the NC Arboretum has diverse flower and botanical exhibits, including one of the most renowned bonsai collections in the country. And its location on the Blue Ridge Parkway makes it a perfect gateway to some of the best hiking and mountain biking trails in the Asheville area.

Starwatch Night Vision Tours
Asheville, NC | Phone: 828-989-0015
Starwatch Night Vision Tours offers extreme stargazing on a unique night time adventure using 3rd generation night vision equipment.

Western North Carolina Nature Center
75 Gashes Creek Road, Asheville, NC 28805 | Phone: 828-259-8080
The WNC Nature Center is situated on 42-acres near downtown Asheville, North Carolina. The center features indigenous wildlife and plant life of the Blue Ridge Mountains, offering demonstrations, gardens, trails, indoor exhibits, farm animals and more.

In addition to the attractions listed above, you’ll find more activities under…

Best Mountain Roads

Craft Beer Breweries

Fishing Guides and Outfitters

Golf Courses

Horseback Rides

Hot Air Balloons

Motorcycle Rentals and Tours

Skiing, Snowboarding, & Snow Tubing

Whitewater Rafting, Kayaking, & Tubing

Wineries & Vineyards

Zip Line Canopy Tours


Written by

Steve Wike

Steve Wike launched in 2008 - now a leading online travel resource. He also published the Blue Ridge Travel Guide coffee table book with hundreds of breathtaking photos by professional photographers - over 40,000 in print!

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Fri 16 Apr
Hosted Weekend with High Wire Distilling at Half-Mile Farm

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As spring settles in to the mountains, Half-Mile Farm is thrilled to welcome Ann Marshall and husband Scott Blackwell, founders of the award-winning High Wire Distilling in Charleston.

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Sat 01 May
May Day Celebration Dinner with Chadwick Boyd

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Please join us to sing the song of spring with a beautiful celebration welcoming the month of May and springtime to Old Edwards

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Fri 21 May
Fisher Vineyards Dinner

Fisher Vineyards Dinner

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Join us at The Farm at Old Edwards in beautiful Highlands, North Carolina for a Top Chef Dinner featuring the extraordinary wines of Fisher Vineyards, which produces wines from both Napa Valley and Sonoma County.

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Hops in the Hills Craft Beer Festival

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Hops in The Hills is the anchor event to Summer on Broadway, which will include The Big BBQ Bash, Maryville Farmers Market, Smoky Mountain Dock Dogs, Napa Know How Auto Fest and many other activities.

Every year on the 3rd Friday and Saturday of June