|Antique Car Museum / Grovewood Gallery
On the grounds adjacent to the Grove Park Inn, Asheville
Offering exciting views of 20th century American art.
This 8,000-acre estate features America's largest residence, Biltmore House, a 250 room
French Renaissance chateau built in 1895 by George Vanderbilt. A visit also includes
gardens, winery and three restaurants. Located on US 25 three blocks north of exit
50 on I-40.
Adjacent tot he Biltmore Estate entrance. Turn back the pages of history as you walk
through historic Biltmore Village - a restored turn-of -the-century community of fine
shops, restaurants and galleries.
Black Mountain College Museum & Art Center
Center for Diversity Education
2 South Pack Square
Colburn Gem and Mineral Museum
Featuring fantastic shapes and mineral colors from around the world. Be dazzled by
brilliant gemstones, and discover hidden treasures that lie beneath North Carolina's
Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site. Three miles south of Hendersonville at
Flat Rock. A 263 acre farm where this famous poet and biographer spent his later
Cradle of Forestry
On US 276, 4 miles south of milepost 412 on Blue Ridge Parkway. Visitor Information
Center, exhibits, interpretive film, guided tours, restored historic buildings, forestry
exhibits, restored stream locomotive and gift shops.
Estes-Winn Memorial Automobile Museum
111 Grovewood Rd.
Friends of WNC Nature Center
75 Gashes Creek Rd.
More than 300 varieties of minerals on display provide a good introduction to North
Carolina mineral resources. Blue Ridge Parkway milepost 331.
Mountain Farm Museum
National Park Service collection of turn-of-the-century farm buildings. On US 441
North Carolina Homespun Museum
111 Grovewood Rd.
The complex includes the Asheville Art Museum, Colburn Gem and Mineral Museum, The Health
Adventure, YMI Cultural Center and the Diana Wortham Theater. 2 Pack Square.
Burial place of Thomas Wolfe and O. Henry. 53 Birch Street, Asheville.
Smith-McDowell House Museum
Asheville's oldest brick home built circa 1840 and restored to the Victorian era.
283 Victoria Road, off Biltmore Avenue.
Swannanoa Valley History Museum
223 W. State St.
Black Mountian, NC
The Health Adventure
The Southern Appalachian Radio Museum
Thomas Wolf Memorial
Famous novelist's boyhood home and setting for "Look Homeward, Angel". Located
downtown at 52 North Market Street, Asheville.
Experience life as an early pioneer at this restored late 18th-century farmstead of North
Carolina Senator and Civil war Governor, Zebulon B. Vance. Located on Reems Creek Road off
US 25 North near Weaverville.
Western North Carolina Air Museum
The first air museum in the state of North Carolina, which is the "First In
Flight" state. Features award winning restored and replica antique and vintage
airplanes such as the 1942 Stearman and a 1942 Fairchild. Hosts both a spring and
fall air fair and show. Hours are Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 noon to
6:00 pm. Free. Located at the Hendersonville Airport, 1340 Gilbert
Western North Carolina Nature Center
A living museum of animals and plants living in the Southern Appalachian Mountains.
An opportunity to learn, touch , and know our natural heritage through speakers as well as
hands-on. 75 Gashes Creek Road; Asheville, NC 28805
Author Thomas Wolfe's first novel was "Look Homeward Angel", the the book there
are constant references to an angel statue imported from Italy. The angel is holding
a stone lily in her left hand and extending her right hand upward. Oakdale cemetery
is located on Hwy. 64W, just a short distance from downtown. The statue is protected
by a wrought iron fence, and there is a historical marker located on the highway.
WNC Agricultural Center
Year-round indoor horse and livestock arena seating 3,000 with scheduled shows and other
events. Across from Asheville Airport off I-26.