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Antique Car Museum / Grovewood Gallery 
On the grounds adjacent to the Grove Park Inn, Asheville 

Asheville Art Museum
Offering exciting views of 20th century American art.

Biltmore Estate  
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. 

Biltmore Village  
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
Asheville, NC

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 soil. 

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 life. 

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.
Asheville, NC

Friends of WNC Nature Center
75 Gashes Creek Rd.
Asheville, NC

Mineral Museum 
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. 

North Carolina Homespun Museum
111 Grovewood Rd.
Asheville, NC

Pack Place  
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. 

Riverside Cemetery  
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. 

Vance Homestead 
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 Street. 

Western North Carolina Nature Center 
Fax:  828-298-2644 
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 

Wolfe's Angle   
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. 


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