Shanti’s guidebook

Becky
Shanti’s guidebook

Sightseeing

To date, Conserving Carolina has opened over 13 miles of trails in the Upper Hickory Nut Gorge. These trails reach towering waterfalls, panoramic vistas, spectacular wildflowers, pristine mountain streams, scenic grassy balds, and cliffs that host rock and ice climbing.
Upper Hickory Nut Gorge Trailhead
3836 Gerton Hwy
To date, Conserving Carolina has opened over 13 miles of trails in the Upper Hickory Nut Gorge. These trails reach towering waterfalls, panoramic vistas, spectacular wildflowers, pristine mountain streams, scenic grassy balds, and cliffs that host rock and ice climbing.
Travel & Leisure has named Chimney Rock State Park the best in the state! It's a must-see! The Last of the Mohicans Filmed at Hickory Nut Falls The finale takes place at Hickory Nut Falls in Chimney Rock Park. Inspiration Point The love scene between Hawkeye and Cora.
148 locals recommend
Chimney Rock State Park
431 Main St
148 locals recommend
Travel & Leisure has named Chimney Rock State Park the best in the state! It's a must-see! The Last of the Mohicans Filmed at Hickory Nut Falls The finale takes place at Hickory Nut Falls in Chimney Rock Park. Inspiration Point The love scene between Hawkeye and Cora.
One of the most beautiful man-made lakes in the country, Lake Lure is nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Located about 27 miles from Asheville, Lake Lure sits in the Hickory Nut Gorge, surrounded by lush mountain tops and sheer granite cliffs. Look up to see the famous Chimney Rock. From the top of Chimney Rock, there are spectacular views of the lake and gorge. It has been a filming location for scenes from the movies Thunder Road, Dirty Dancing, A Breed Apart, The Last of the Mohicans, and Firestarter. Don't miss the Dirty Dancing Festival!
174 locals recommend
Lake Lure
174 locals recommend
One of the most beautiful man-made lakes in the country, Lake Lure is nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Located about 27 miles from Asheville, Lake Lure sits in the Hickory Nut Gorge, surrounded by lush mountain tops and sheer granite cliffs. Look up to see the famous Chimney Rock. From the top of Chimney Rock, there are spectacular views of the lake and gorge. It has been a filming location for scenes from the movies Thunder Road, Dirty Dancing, A Breed Apart, The Last of the Mohicans, and Firestarter. Don't miss the Dirty Dancing Festival!
Who would have thought one could find a beach surrounded by the majestic beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains? It's called the Beach at Lake Lure. A place where floating on an inner tube, picnicking in the shade or just catching some rays on a sandy beach can all be enjoyed. The Beach Water Works has soaking-wet games, bumper boats, water cannons, water wars, and water slides. An additional admission fee is charged with group rates available. Lifeguards and a professional staff keep watch and assist with all your needs. Great for a family outing or special gathering. The Beach and water park operate typically Memorial Day weekend - Labor Day Weekend please contact for a complete listing of hours.
50 locals recommend
Lake Lure Beach and Water Park
2724 Memorial Highway
50 locals recommend
Who would have thought one could find a beach surrounded by the majestic beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains? It's called the Beach at Lake Lure. A place where floating on an inner tube, picnicking in the shade or just catching some rays on a sandy beach can all be enjoyed. The Beach Water Works has soaking-wet games, bumper boats, water cannons, water wars, and water slides. An additional admission fee is charged with group rates available. Lifeguards and a professional staff keep watch and assist with all your needs. Great for a family outing or special gathering. The Beach and water park operate typically Memorial Day weekend - Labor Day Weekend please contact for a complete listing of hours.
Experience America’s Largest Home®, as magnificent today as it was more than a century ago. Your self-guided house visit spans three floors and the basement of the luxurious family home of George and Edith Vanderbilt. Explore the stories of the Vanderbilt family, their guests, and employees through displays of vintage clothing, accessories, art, furniture, and more
48 locals recommend
Biltmore Estate
48 locals recommend
Experience America’s Largest Home®, as magnificent today as it was more than a century ago. Your self-guided house visit spans three floors and the basement of the luxurious family home of George and Edith Vanderbilt. Explore the stories of the Vanderbilt family, their guests, and employees through displays of vintage clothing, accessories, art, furniture, and more
Hiking Trails on the Blue Ridge Parkway: Complete List Stop at any of these mileposts on the Blue Ridge Parkway in the Asheville, North Carolina, area for a hike (listed north to south). Click links for more details! Milepost 294 Moses Cone Manor, variety of trails. 297 Price Lake Loop Trail, easy walk of 2.3 miles. 302.8 Rough Ridge 3/4-mile with wonderful views on a boardwalk atop a rocky ridge, on Tanawha Trail. 304.4 Linn Cove Viaduct Visitor Center and Tanawha Trail. 305.2 Beacon Heights Trail, one mile round-trip with panoramic views from a rock face mountaintop, on Tanawha Trail. 308.2 Flat Rock Trail: Loop with panoramic views from rock summit. 0.63 mile, easy. 316.4 Linville Falls Trail: Trails to multiple overlooks of the waterfall and Linville Gorge. 1-4 miles. 320.8 Chestoa View Trail: 30-minute loop to vista. 0.6 mile. easy. 339.5 Crabtree Falls: Loop trail to view waterfalls. 3 miles, strenuous. 350.4 Green Knob Lookout Tower. A tower with 360-degree views is a 1/2-mile hike. Moderate/strenuous. 355.4 Mt. Mitchell State Park & Mt. Craig. 359.8 Big Butt Trail: Highland trail to Pt. Misery and Little Big Butt. 6.2 miles, strenuous. 361.2 Glassmine Falls: Just a few steps out of the parking area to a view of Falls. 0.05 mile, moderate. 364.2 Craggy Pinnacle Trail: See a spectacular panoramic view from the summit. 0.7 mile, moderate. 364.6 Craggy Gardens Trail: Beautiful displays of Catawba Rhododendron bloom in June. 0.8 mile, moderate. 374.4 Rattlesnake Lodge Trail: Woodland walk up the ridge to old homestead site, now just walls and foundations. 0.5 mile, moderate. 382.0 Mountain-to-Sea Trail: MTS Trail from Folk Art Center to Milepost 365. The Mountain-to-Sea Trail roughly parallels the Parkway through most of the NC mountains. 393.7 Shut-In Trail/MTS Trail: Bent Creek-Walnut Cove. 3.1 miles, strenuous. 396.4 Shut-In Trail/MTS Trail: Walnut Cove-Sleepy Gap. 1.7 miles, moderate. 407.6 Mt. Pisgah Trail: Hike to summit view from 5721 ft.. 1.3 miles, strenuous. 407.6 Buck Springs Trail: Pisgah Inn Lodge to view. 1.06 miles, easy/moderate. 408.5 Frying Pan Mountain Trail: Historic fire tower with views. 3/4-mile trail, moderate. 417.0 Skinny Dip Falls: Park at Looking Glass Rock overlook for 1/2-mile hike to popular summer swimming hole. 418.8 Graveyard Fields Loop Trail: Loop by a stream with several waterfalls. 2.3 miles, moderate. 420.2 Black Balsam Bald & Art Loeb Trail. Outstanding hike across the balds with several hike options. 1-5 miles. 422.4 Devil's Courthouse Trail: Panoramic summit view. 0.4 mile, moderate/strenuous. 431.0 Richland Balsam Trail: Self-guiding loop through spruce-fir forest near the highest point on the Parkway. 1.5 miles, moderate. 451.2 Waterrock Knob Trail: Summit view. 1.2 miles, moderate/strenuous.
279 locals recommend
Blue Ridge Parkway
3884 Blue Ridge Parkway
279 locals recommend
Hiking Trails on the Blue Ridge Parkway: Complete List Stop at any of these mileposts on the Blue Ridge Parkway in the Asheville, North Carolina, area for a hike (listed north to south). Click links for more details! Milepost 294 Moses Cone Manor, variety of trails. 297 Price Lake Loop Trail, easy walk of 2.3 miles. 302.8 Rough Ridge 3/4-mile with wonderful views on a boardwalk atop a rocky ridge, on Tanawha Trail. 304.4 Linn Cove Viaduct Visitor Center and Tanawha Trail. 305.2 Beacon Heights Trail, one mile round-trip with panoramic views from a rock face mountaintop, on Tanawha Trail. 308.2 Flat Rock Trail: Loop with panoramic views from rock summit. 0.63 mile, easy. 316.4 Linville Falls Trail: Trails to multiple overlooks of the waterfall and Linville Gorge. 1-4 miles. 320.8 Chestoa View Trail: 30-minute loop to vista. 0.6 mile. easy. 339.5 Crabtree Falls: Loop trail to view waterfalls. 3 miles, strenuous. 350.4 Green Knob Lookout Tower. A tower with 360-degree views is a 1/2-mile hike. Moderate/strenuous. 355.4 Mt. Mitchell State Park & Mt. Craig. 359.8 Big Butt Trail: Highland trail to Pt. Misery and Little Big Butt. 6.2 miles, strenuous. 361.2 Glassmine Falls: Just a few steps out of the parking area to a view of Falls. 0.05 mile, moderate. 364.2 Craggy Pinnacle Trail: See a spectacular panoramic view from the summit. 0.7 mile, moderate. 364.6 Craggy Gardens Trail: Beautiful displays of Catawba Rhododendron bloom in June. 0.8 mile, moderate. 374.4 Rattlesnake Lodge Trail: Woodland walk up the ridge to old homestead site, now just walls and foundations. 0.5 mile, moderate. 382.0 Mountain-to-Sea Trail: MTS Trail from Folk Art Center to Milepost 365. The Mountain-to-Sea Trail roughly parallels the Parkway through most of the NC mountains. 393.7 Shut-In Trail/MTS Trail: Bent Creek-Walnut Cove. 3.1 miles, strenuous. 396.4 Shut-In Trail/MTS Trail: Walnut Cove-Sleepy Gap. 1.7 miles, moderate. 407.6 Mt. Pisgah Trail: Hike to summit view from 5721 ft.. 1.3 miles, strenuous. 407.6 Buck Springs Trail: Pisgah Inn Lodge to view. 1.06 miles, easy/moderate. 408.5 Frying Pan Mountain Trail: Historic fire tower with views. 3/4-mile trail, moderate. 417.0 Skinny Dip Falls: Park at Looking Glass Rock overlook for 1/2-mile hike to popular summer swimming hole. 418.8 Graveyard Fields Loop Trail: Loop by a stream with several waterfalls. 2.3 miles, moderate. 420.2 Black Balsam Bald & Art Loeb Trail. Outstanding hike across the balds with several hike options. 1-5 miles. 422.4 Devil's Courthouse Trail: Panoramic summit view. 0.4 mile, moderate/strenuous. 431.0 Richland Balsam Trail: Self-guiding loop through spruce-fir forest near the highest point on the Parkway. 1.5 miles, moderate. 451.2 Waterrock Knob Trail: Summit view. 1.2 miles, moderate/strenuous.
Nestled in the Southern Appalachian Mountains just south of Asheville, The North Carolina Arboretum offers acres of cultivated gardens and groomed trails featuring some of the most beautiful, botanically-diverse plants in the region.
298 locals recommend
The North Carolina Arboretum
100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way
298 locals recommend
Nestled in the Southern Appalachian Mountains just south of Asheville, The North Carolina Arboretum offers acres of cultivated gardens and groomed trails featuring some of the most beautiful, botanically-diverse plants in the region.
We're excited to welcome you back to the WNC Nature Center! To ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all our guests, staff, volunteers, and animals, please review the following information prior to your visit: Otter Sculpture Wearing Face Mask Turtle sculpture wearing mask What to Expect In accordance with state and local guidelines, guests will not be required to wear face coverings in outdoor spaces. Masks are still required for guests ages five years and older in some indoor spaces, like the Membership Office and Education Center. We are not taking reservations, and you do not need to pre-register to visit. We are accepting both cash and credit card transactions. To minimize contact, we encourage you to buy your tickets online! Please bring exact change to use our vending machines, Penny Press (51 cents), and Chicken Feeder (25 cents). To reduce contact, maps will not be offered at the Front Entrance. There are several maps posted throughout the park, and you can also view the map below during your visit. Safety Measures in Place Indoor experiences and high-touch areas will remain temporarily closed. This includes Appalachian Station, Wild Winds simulator, and several Nature Play areas. Appalachian Station will be reopening to the public on Tuesday, June 8. Masks will not be required inside this indoor exhibit. The Nature Center Gift Shop is located in the open-air barn. Gift Shop hours are 10:00 am to 4:30 pm daily. All Nature Center staff and volunteers will be wearing masks while on most animal habitats and while indoors. Protective panels have been installed where face-to-face interactions most frequently take place. High-touch surfaces will be cleaned frequently, and hand sanitizing stations will be available. Restrooms will be open, with foot pedals to allow hands-free entry. Hours have been reduced to allow for a deeper sanitizing of the park each day. The Nature Center will close at 4:30 pm, with the last entry at 3:30 pm. The health and safety of our guests, volunteers, staff, and animals is a priority. Thank you for your understanding and support! Please email admin@wildwnc.org with any questions prior to your visit.
129 locals recommend
WNC Nature Center
75 Gashes Creek Road
129 locals recommend
We're excited to welcome you back to the WNC Nature Center! To ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all our guests, staff, volunteers, and animals, please review the following information prior to your visit: Otter Sculpture Wearing Face Mask Turtle sculpture wearing mask What to Expect In accordance with state and local guidelines, guests will not be required to wear face coverings in outdoor spaces. Masks are still required for guests ages five years and older in some indoor spaces, like the Membership Office and Education Center. We are not taking reservations, and you do not need to pre-register to visit. We are accepting both cash and credit card transactions. To minimize contact, we encourage you to buy your tickets online! Please bring exact change to use our vending machines, Penny Press (51 cents), and Chicken Feeder (25 cents). To reduce contact, maps will not be offered at the Front Entrance. There are several maps posted throughout the park, and you can also view the map below during your visit. Safety Measures in Place Indoor experiences and high-touch areas will remain temporarily closed. This includes Appalachian Station, Wild Winds simulator, and several Nature Play areas. Appalachian Station will be reopening to the public on Tuesday, June 8. Masks will not be required inside this indoor exhibit. The Nature Center Gift Shop is located in the open-air barn. Gift Shop hours are 10:00 am to 4:30 pm daily. All Nature Center staff and volunteers will be wearing masks while on most animal habitats and while indoors. Protective panels have been installed where face-to-face interactions most frequently take place. High-touch surfaces will be cleaned frequently, and hand sanitizing stations will be available. Restrooms will be open, with foot pedals to allow hands-free entry. Hours have been reduced to allow for a deeper sanitizing of the park each day. The Nature Center will close at 4:30 pm, with the last entry at 3:30 pm. The health and safety of our guests, volunteers, staff, and animals is a priority. Thank you for your understanding and support! Please email admin@wildwnc.org with any questions prior to your visit.
Ride the Rails with Us! Take a 7 mile round trip to the end of the line and back.
6 locals recommend
Craggy Mountain Line
111 Woodfin Ave
6 locals recommend
Ride the Rails with Us! Take a 7 mile round trip to the end of the line and back.
Officially dedicated Oct. 19, 2013, the Lake Lure Flowering Bridge blooms on the historic 1925 Rocky Broad River bridge in Lake Lure, NC. When the bridge was closed to traffic in 2011, the Friends of the Lake Lure Flowering Bridge came together to create gardens on the 155 feet of the bridge and along a pathway at both ends of the three-arch span itself. With an emphasis on native plants, the Friends mission is to create a “Gateway to Somewhere Beautiful” for the enjoyment of the public. The Bridge and Gardens are always open, and there’s no admission charge to visit. The vast majority of our gardens are wheelchair accessible. From the bridge, visitors can look upstream to view the famous Chimney Rock, now part of Chimney Rock State Park. Downstream the river flows into Lake Lure, surrounded by the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
52 locals recommend
Lake Lure Flowering Bridge
Town Center Walkway
52 locals recommend
Officially dedicated Oct. 19, 2013, the Lake Lure Flowering Bridge blooms on the historic 1925 Rocky Broad River bridge in Lake Lure, NC. When the bridge was closed to traffic in 2011, the Friends of the Lake Lure Flowering Bridge came together to create gardens on the 155 feet of the bridge and along a pathway at both ends of the three-arch span itself. With an emphasis on native plants, the Friends mission is to create a “Gateway to Somewhere Beautiful” for the enjoyment of the public. The Bridge and Gardens are always open, and there’s no admission charge to visit. The vast majority of our gardens are wheelchair accessible. From the bridge, visitors can look upstream to view the famous Chimney Rock, now part of Chimney Rock State Park. Downstream the river flows into Lake Lure, surrounded by the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
A must-stop for art lovers is the Folk Art Center in Asheville, featuring the finest in traditional and contemporary craft of the Southern Appalachians. Shop the wonderful Southern Highland Craft Guild store (pic above) with a big variety of creations from hundreds of artists, browse rotating exhibitions in several galleries and watch an artist at work. Located on the Blue Ridge Parkway at milepost 382 (near the US Highway 70 intersection, 8 miles from downtown Asheville), the Folk Art Center also hosts many events and has a library with many craft books and videos. Free admission!
137 locals recommend
Southern Highland Craft Guild, Folk Art Center
382 Blue Ridge Parkway
137 locals recommend
A must-stop for art lovers is the Folk Art Center in Asheville, featuring the finest in traditional and contemporary craft of the Southern Appalachians. Shop the wonderful Southern Highland Craft Guild store (pic above) with a big variety of creations from hundreds of artists, browse rotating exhibitions in several galleries and watch an artist at work. Located on the Blue Ridge Parkway at milepost 382 (near the US Highway 70 intersection, 8 miles from downtown Asheville), the Folk Art Center also hosts many events and has a library with many craft books and videos. Free admission!
The areas ONLY Interactive ghost tour, providing equipment and training on the use of Dousing Rods, Spirit boxes, EVP Recording, EMF Meters and Ambient Temperature Thermometers. We offer only private tours with just your friends and family, along with your private guide for a unique and personal experience. Private tours only, with no more than 9 guests.
Ghost Hunters of Asheville Tours
51 Biltmore Ave
The areas ONLY Interactive ghost tour, providing equipment and training on the use of Dousing Rods, Spirit boxes, EVP Recording, EMF Meters and Ambient Temperature Thermometers. We offer only private tours with just your friends and family, along with your private guide for a unique and personal experience. Private tours only, with no more than 9 guests.
A beautiful store in an old photography studio in Downtown Asheville and while shopping in the store you can watch all the t-shirts, tote bags, and dish towels getting screen printed by hand right there on site. Whether you are into vegetables, puns, bigfoot, mountains, mermaids, unicorns, craft beer, tacos, whales, soccer, bees, music, wine, or cheese, there is a design for you.
Moonlight Makers
43 Rankin Avenue
A beautiful store in an old photography studio in Downtown Asheville and while shopping in the store you can watch all the t-shirts, tote bags, and dish towels getting screen printed by hand right there on site. Whether you are into vegetables, puns, bigfoot, mountains, mermaids, unicorns, craft beer, tacos, whales, soccer, bees, music, wine, or cheese, there is a design for you.
EXPERIENCE AN EXCITING ASHEVILLE ESCAPE AT OUR HISTORIC OMNI GROVE PARK HOTEL Serving guests for over a century, The Omni Grove Park Inn welcomes you with a tradition of southern hospitality amidst the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Relax in our unique subterranean spa with an indoor pool or enjoy a round of championship golf on our Donald Ross-designed course. When it’s time to dine, enjoy one of our four locally-sourced restaurants. Then, retreat to stylish 5-star hotel rooms with stunning views and plush bedding. We know you’ll enjoy the classic comfort and modern convenience of our resort.
9 locals recommend
Grove Park- Sunset
9 locals recommend
EXPERIENCE AN EXCITING ASHEVILLE ESCAPE AT OUR HISTORIC OMNI GROVE PARK HOTEL Serving guests for over a century, The Omni Grove Park Inn welcomes you with a tradition of southern hospitality amidst the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Relax in our unique subterranean spa with an indoor pool or enjoy a round of championship golf on our Donald Ross-designed course. When it’s time to dine, enjoy one of our four locally-sourced restaurants. Then, retreat to stylish 5-star hotel rooms with stunning views and plush bedding. We know you’ll enjoy the classic comfort and modern convenience of our resort.
Don't miss the drum circle, a favorite Asheville tradition for both locals and visitors. Anyone can participate by drumming, dancing, or watching. Stop by the Asheville Drum Circle every Friday night (April-October, and warmer nights other months) in Pritchard Park downtown on Patton Avenue at College Street. Join folks of every age and description. Watch people dance to the thunderous rhythm of the dozens of drums. Or better yet, join in by playing or dancing! See the individuality and diversity of Asheville.
62 locals recommend
Pritchard Park
67 Patton Avenue
62 locals recommend
Don't miss the drum circle, a favorite Asheville tradition for both locals and visitors. Anyone can participate by drumming, dancing, or watching. Stop by the Asheville Drum Circle every Friday night (April-October, and warmer nights other months) in Pritchard Park downtown on Patton Avenue at College Street. Join folks of every age and description. Watch people dance to the thunderous rhythm of the dozens of drums. Or better yet, join in by playing or dancing! See the individuality and diversity of Asheville.
The gardens are a museum; a beautiful complex of found object art, paintings, and sculpture. Key figures in Black history look out from paintings and glance around corners.
Peace Gardens
47 Bryant Street
The gardens are a museum; a beautiful complex of found object art, paintings, and sculpture. Key figures in Black history look out from paintings and glance around corners.
The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center (BMCM+AC) preserves and continues the legacy of educational and artistic innovation of Black Mountain College (BMC). We achieve our mission through collection, conservation, and educational activities including exhibitions, publications, and public programs. Arts advocate Mary Holden founded BMCM+AC in 1993 to celebrate the history of Black Mountain College as a forerunner in progressive interdisciplinary education and to explore its extraordinary impact on modern and contemporary art, dance, theater, music, and performance. Today, the museum remains committed to educating the public about BMC’s history and raising awareness of its extensive legacy. Our goal is to provide a gathering point for people from a variety of backgrounds to interact through art, ideas, and discourse.
14 locals recommend
Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center
56 Broadway Street
14 locals recommend
The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center (BMCM+AC) preserves and continues the legacy of educational and artistic innovation of Black Mountain College (BMC). We achieve our mission through collection, conservation, and educational activities including exhibitions, publications, and public programs. Arts advocate Mary Holden founded BMCM+AC in 1993 to celebrate the history of Black Mountain College as a forerunner in progressive interdisciplinary education and to explore its extraordinary impact on modern and contemporary art, dance, theater, music, and performance. Today, the museum remains committed to educating the public about BMC’s history and raising awareness of its extensive legacy. Our goal is to provide a gathering point for people from a variety of backgrounds to interact through art, ideas, and discourse.
Perhaps begin with a beverage at the bar. Then start digging through their collection of vintage clothing, you never know what you might find that you can’t live without. There’s also an outdoor patio in the back with vintage detritus. If you run into someone you can’t live without, tying the knot is simple. Grab a dress or a frilly 1970s tuxedo shirt and start a life together.
15 locals recommend
Fleetwood's
476 Haywood Rd
15 locals recommend
Perhaps begin with a beverage at the bar. Then start digging through their collection of vintage clothing, you never know what you might find that you can’t live without. There’s also an outdoor patio in the back with vintage detritus. If you run into someone you can’t live without, tying the knot is simple. Grab a dress or a frilly 1970s tuxedo shirt and start a life together.
A Handmade Legacy Located in the heart of Grovewood Village, this humble one-room museum tells the fascinating story of Biltmore Industries. Learn how this Arts and Crafts enterprise – originally backed by Edith Vanderbilt – grew from a small start as a craft education program to become one of the largest producers of handwoven wool in the world. The museum showcases an antique 4-harness loom and memorabilia such as letters, artifacts, and photographs depicting highlights from the active years of the industry.
Biltmore Industries Homespun Museum
111 Grovewood Rd
A Handmade Legacy Located in the heart of Grovewood Village, this humble one-room museum tells the fascinating story of Biltmore Industries. Learn how this Arts and Crafts enterprise – originally backed by Edith Vanderbilt – grew from a small start as a craft education program to become one of the largest producers of handwoven wool in the world. The museum showcases an antique 4-harness loom and memorabilia such as letters, artifacts, and photographs depicting highlights from the active years of the industry.
This is definitely not your typical tour bus experience. LaZoom is Asheville's only rolling comedy tour bus with a side-splitting guided tour to Asheville's favorite neighborhoods and landmarks that spell quirky fun for both first-time visitors and long-time residents. The big purple bus is hard to miss - especially when it's chased by a nun on a giant bike. They now offer four different tour options (read more below). Tours run all year and all depart from downtown Asheville. Due to COVID, tours are running Thursday - Sunday at half capacity (total 18 people per bus). Read more about LaZoom’s safety procedures before booking. Each tour features a knowledgeable and witty tour guide, a heavy dose of corny jokes, and slapstick characters all along the way. Enjoy an innovative and clever blend of fact, fiction, and fun with surprises all along the way.
256 locals recommend
LaZoom Tours
76 Biltmore Avenue
256 locals recommend
This is definitely not your typical tour bus experience. LaZoom is Asheville's only rolling comedy tour bus with a side-splitting guided tour to Asheville's favorite neighborhoods and landmarks that spell quirky fun for both first-time visitors and long-time residents. The big purple bus is hard to miss - especially when it's chased by a nun on a giant bike. They now offer four different tour options (read more below). Tours run all year and all depart from downtown Asheville. Due to COVID, tours are running Thursday - Sunday at half capacity (total 18 people per bus). Read more about LaZoom’s safety procedures before booking. Each tour features a knowledgeable and witty tour guide, a heavy dose of corny jokes, and slapstick characters all along the way. Enjoy an innovative and clever blend of fact, fiction, and fun with surprises all along the way.

Food scene

Tupelo Honey is a revival of Southern food and traditions rooted in the Carolina mountains we call home. Our recipes are simply crafted and made from scratch with responsibly sourced ingredients that bring the best of every season. For 20 years, we have infused our Southern spirit into every bite. At Tupelo Honey, we create breakfasts, lunches, and suppers that invite you to put on your Sunday’s best and gather around the table for gracious and delicious Southern food.
127 locals recommend
Tupelo Honey Southern Kitchen & Bar
12 College Street
127 locals recommend
Tupelo Honey is a revival of Southern food and traditions rooted in the Carolina mountains we call home. Our recipes are simply crafted and made from scratch with responsibly sourced ingredients that bring the best of every season. For 20 years, we have infused our Southern spirit into every bite. At Tupelo Honey, we create breakfasts, lunches, and suppers that invite you to put on your Sunday’s best and gather around the table for gracious and delicious Southern food.
Located in a small historic building in the heart of West Asheville, Jargon’s continental social cuisine is inspired by the world around us, unconstrained by borders, and intended to bring folks together to delight in a language we all understand… delicious food.
52 locals recommend
Jargon
715 Haywood Rd
52 locals recommend
Located in a small historic building in the heart of West Asheville, Jargon’s continental social cuisine is inspired by the world around us, unconstrained by borders, and intended to bring folks together to delight in a language we all understand… delicious food.
Jettie Rae’s Oyster House is a nod to the beachside joints of our childhoods combined with the classic details of an elegant oyster bar. We created Jettie Rae’s to serve seafood that’s driven by our coastal experience and heritage.
27 locals recommend
Jettie Rae's Oyster House
143 Charlotte Street
27 locals recommend
Jettie Rae’s Oyster House is a nod to the beachside joints of our childhoods combined with the classic details of an elegant oyster bar. We created Jettie Rae’s to serve seafood that’s driven by our coastal experience and heritage.
Husband and wife team Jason and Carolyn Roy opened the original Biscuit Head restaurant in Asheville, North Carolina, to share their love of southern cooking, their inspiration from travel, and their commitment to local foods. The restaurant has been packed since day one and widely featured in the media including Bon Appetit, The New York Times, Food & Wine, USA Today, Garden & Gun, Paste and Eater.com. Spanning the Asheville and Greenville (SC) areas since 2013, all Biscuit Head locations strive to have as light of a carbon footprint as possible and participate in local charitable events.
186 locals recommend
Biscuit Head
733 Haywood Road
186 locals recommend
Husband and wife team Jason and Carolyn Roy opened the original Biscuit Head restaurant in Asheville, North Carolina, to share their love of southern cooking, their inspiration from travel, and their commitment to local foods. The restaurant has been packed since day one and widely featured in the media including Bon Appetit, The New York Times, Food & Wine, USA Today, Garden & Gun, Paste and Eater.com. Spanning the Asheville and Greenville (SC) areas since 2013, all Biscuit Head locations strive to have as light of a carbon footprint as possible and participate in local charitable events.
Hi good people, Thanks for checking out HomeGrown! We are a local eatery, serving local food, cooked by local people, and we love what we do! Why “slow food right quick”? We believe in the Slow Food philosophy that “everyone has a fundamental right to pleasure and consequently the responsibility to protect the heritage of food, tradition, and culture that make this pleasure possible.” We also know that out here in the real world people are in a hurry. So, we serve up “slow food,” that is to say good, clean, local food, “right quick!” Eating local is a very important step in healing our global environment. We’ve talked to a lot of people and we know there are lots of folks out there who agree, eating local requires a big commitment of both time and money. We think that should change. HomeGrown is all about making local food affordable and convenient so that everybody, not just the fabulously wealthy (though they should feel free to eat at HomeGrown, too!), can enjoy a delicious, healthy meal while supporting our community farmers.
114 locals recommend
HomeGrown
371 Merrimon Avenue
114 locals recommend
Hi good people, Thanks for checking out HomeGrown! We are a local eatery, serving local food, cooked by local people, and we love what we do! Why “slow food right quick”? We believe in the Slow Food philosophy that “everyone has a fundamental right to pleasure and consequently the responsibility to protect the heritage of food, tradition, and culture that make this pleasure possible.” We also know that out here in the real world people are in a hurry. So, we serve up “slow food,” that is to say good, clean, local food, “right quick!” Eating local is a very important step in healing our global environment. We’ve talked to a lot of people and we know there are lots of folks out there who agree, eating local requires a big commitment of both time and money. We think that should change. HomeGrown is all about making local food affordable and convenient so that everybody, not just the fabulously wealthy (though they should feel free to eat at HomeGrown, too!), can enjoy a delicious, healthy meal while supporting our community farmers.
One company, but three locations! Visit North Asheville for pub food, fresh brews, discount movies, and our fun-filled Game Room (both kid and kid-at-heart friendly). Our downtown brewpub houses all our brewery production equipment (behind the scenes but ask for a tour). Upfront you'll find great food, beer direct from the brew deck, a full bar, and a huge covered patio. Meanwhile, if you're in South Asheville, pick up pizza and beer from our home base there, or have them delivered to your doorstep.
156 locals recommend
Asheville Pizza & Brewing Co
675 Merrimon Avenue
156 locals recommend
One company, but three locations! Visit North Asheville for pub food, fresh brews, discount movies, and our fun-filled Game Room (both kid and kid-at-heart friendly). Our downtown brewpub houses all our brewery production equipment (behind the scenes but ask for a tour). Upfront you'll find great food, beer direct from the brew deck, a full bar, and a huge covered patio. Meanwhile, if you're in South Asheville, pick up pizza and beer from our home base there, or have them delivered to your doorstep.
Dive into the magical world of bean-to-bar chocolate right here in Asheville! On our Chocolate Factory tours, you will learn about the wonderful and sacred cacao tree; how farmers and producers grow, harvest, and process its cacao beans; and, of course, how we turn it into chocolate! Our knowledgeable tour guides weave the origin story of French Broad Chocolate - from magic school bus to Costa Rican jungle cafe, all the way to a Chocolate Lounge & Chocolate Factory in the mountains of Asheville! You will taste the journey with a selection of our bean-to-bar chocolates and a handcrafted bonbon. The tour includes a walkthrough of our Chocolate Factory, where guests can peek into each step of the chocolate-making process. You'll leave with a deeper understanding and appreciation for one of your favorite foods! Tour lasts about 45 minutes.
35 locals recommend
French Broad Chocolate Factory & Cafe
21 Buxton Avenue
35 locals recommend
Dive into the magical world of bean-to-bar chocolate right here in Asheville! On our Chocolate Factory tours, you will learn about the wonderful and sacred cacao tree; how farmers and producers grow, harvest, and process its cacao beans; and, of course, how we turn it into chocolate! Our knowledgeable tour guides weave the origin story of French Broad Chocolate - from magic school bus to Costa Rican jungle cafe, all the way to a Chocolate Lounge & Chocolate Factory in the mountains of Asheville! You will taste the journey with a selection of our bean-to-bar chocolates and a handcrafted bonbon. The tour includes a walkthrough of our Chocolate Factory, where guests can peek into each step of the chocolate-making process. You'll leave with a deeper understanding and appreciation for one of your favorite foods! Tour lasts about 45 minutes.
Cúrate is a celebration of authentic Spanish cuisine. For those who have visited Spain, the Cúrate menu will bring back memories of the country’s best jamón Ibérico, vermuterías, and lively tapas culture. In recognition of the restaurant’s all-Spanish wine list, Cúrate was listed as one of America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants by Wine Enthusiast Magazine in 2018. Cúrate means ‘cure yourself in Spanish, reflecting the belief held by Chef Katie Button and her family that there are curative effects in sharing good food and wine with family and friends. Experience the essence of Spain in downtown Asheville… one plate at a time.
318 locals recommend
Cúrate
13 Biltmore Avenue
318 locals recommend
Cúrate is a celebration of authentic Spanish cuisine. For those who have visited Spain, the Cúrate menu will bring back memories of the country’s best jamón Ibérico, vermuterías, and lively tapas culture. In recognition of the restaurant’s all-Spanish wine list, Cúrate was listed as one of America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants by Wine Enthusiast Magazine in 2018. Cúrate means ‘cure yourself in Spanish, reflecting the belief held by Chef Katie Button and her family that there are curative effects in sharing good food and wine with family and friends. Experience the essence of Spain in downtown Asheville… one plate at a time.
Asheville / R.A.D. The flagship River Duck has flown a block away and now lives on the East Bank of the French Broad River … now bigger with more parking, indoor and outdoor seating, and literally waterfront! We are incredibly pet-friendly and cool as a cucumber due to our new and fancy central heating and air. 388 Riverside Drive Asheville, NC 28801 (828) 254-1398 Daily 11:30 am – 9 pm Closed Wednesday Facebook Asheville / Downtown The Downtown Duck is adjacent to Pack Square and easily walkable from any hotel or parking garage. The Biltmore Ave Parking garage is next door. There is a pet-friendly courtyard seating 50 in the back of the restaurant. 12 Biltmore Avenue Asheville, NC 28801 (828) 232-9191 Daily 11:30 am – 9 pm Closed Wednesday Facebook Asheville / Skyland The Skyland Duck is nestled in the heart of South Asheville tucked away near Long Shoals Road. There is a free parking lot, plenty of outdoor seating and games, pet-friendly, and pretty awesome. 16 Miami Circle Arden, NC 28704 (828) 676-1859 Daily 11:30 am – 9 pm Closed Wednesday
35 locals recommend
White Duck Taco Shop Downtown
12 Biltmore Avenue
35 locals recommend
Asheville / R.A.D. The flagship River Duck has flown a block away and now lives on the East Bank of the French Broad River … now bigger with more parking, indoor and outdoor seating, and literally waterfront! We are incredibly pet-friendly and cool as a cucumber due to our new and fancy central heating and air. 388 Riverside Drive Asheville, NC 28801 (828) 254-1398 Daily 11:30 am – 9 pm Closed Wednesday Facebook Asheville / Downtown The Downtown Duck is adjacent to Pack Square and easily walkable from any hotel or parking garage. The Biltmore Ave Parking garage is next door. There is a pet-friendly courtyard seating 50 in the back of the restaurant. 12 Biltmore Avenue Asheville, NC 28801 (828) 232-9191 Daily 11:30 am – 9 pm Closed Wednesday Facebook Asheville / Skyland The Skyland Duck is nestled in the heart of South Asheville tucked away near Long Shoals Road. There is a free parking lot, plenty of outdoor seating and games, pet-friendly, and pretty awesome. 16 Miami Circle Arden, NC 28704 (828) 676-1859 Daily 11:30 am – 9 pm Closed Wednesday
Discerning chocolate lovers have been enjoying quality, award-winning, handmade chocolates from The Chocolate Fetish since 1986. We use only the finest ingredients and all our signature products are made in small batches to assure you receive maximum freshness. We use locally sourced ingredients whenever possible. You will experience the full flavor and mouth feel you can only get from premium fresh chocolates.
36 locals recommend
The Chocolate Fetish
36 Haywood Street
36 locals recommend
Discerning chocolate lovers have been enjoying quality, award-winning, handmade chocolates from The Chocolate Fetish since 1986. We use only the finest ingredients and all our signature products are made in small batches to assure you receive maximum freshness. We use locally sourced ingredients whenever possible. You will experience the full flavor and mouth feel you can only get from premium fresh chocolates.
Nestled in the mountains of Western North Carolina, Well-Bred is an award-winning bakery and café enjoyed daily by locals and tourists alike. Founded in 2002, Well-Bred offers two locations: The original Weaverville store located 10 minutes north of Asheville, and South Asheville's Biltmore Village shopping location, just minutes from the historic Biltmore Estate. ​ Both locations offer unexpected delights both sweet and savory. With luscious pastries, gourmet food, fabulous breakfast treats, plus locally roasted coffee, just making a decision is going to be your biggest problem! Vegan and gluten-free options are also available so that there's something for everyone to enjoy. ​
38 locals recommend
The Well-Bred Bakery & Café​ in Biltmore Village
6 Boston Way
38 locals recommend
Nestled in the mountains of Western North Carolina, Well-Bred is an award-winning bakery and café enjoyed daily by locals and tourists alike. Founded in 2002, Well-Bred offers two locations: The original Weaverville store located 10 minutes north of Asheville, and South Asheville's Biltmore Village shopping location, just minutes from the historic Biltmore Estate. ​ Both locations offer unexpected delights both sweet and savory. With luscious pastries, gourmet food, fabulous breakfast treats, plus locally roasted coffee, just making a decision is going to be your biggest problem! Vegan and gluten-free options are also available so that there's something for everyone to enjoy. ​
Zia is an authentic Mexican taqueria providing high-quality, moderately-priced, regional Mexican food and beverage using only natural ingredients.
60 locals recommend
Zia Taqueria Asheville
521 Haywood Road
60 locals recommend
Zia is an authentic Mexican taqueria providing high-quality, moderately-priced, regional Mexican food and beverage using only natural ingredients.
At LakeHouse, our goal is to serve our local friends as well as the many visitors to the area with integrity and sincerity. To us, this means that we strive to provide high-quality food, beverages, and service to our guests. Our commitment to consistent, timely service and product is at the core of this mission. When we say that our house is your house, we mean it! We want you to feel welcome the moment that you walk through our doors. At LakeHouse we have a staff of friendly, service-oriented professionals to help you achieve all of your dining needs. Join us and let us take care of you, your family, and your friends like you were our own. We look forward to serving you at the LakeHouse!
53 locals recommend
Larkin's On the Lake Restaurant
1020 Memorial Highway
53 locals recommend
At LakeHouse, our goal is to serve our local friends as well as the many visitors to the area with integrity and sincerity. To us, this means that we strive to provide high-quality food, beverages, and service to our guests. Our commitment to consistent, timely service and product is at the core of this mission. When we say that our house is your house, we mean it! We want you to feel welcome the moment that you walk through our doors. At LakeHouse we have a staff of friendly, service-oriented professionals to help you achieve all of your dining needs. Join us and let us take care of you, your family, and your friends like you were our own. We look forward to serving you at the LakeHouse!
In 1974 La Strada opened the first of several locations in Charlotte. Starting as a small family business specializing in NY-style brick oven pizza and traditional Italian cuisine, word quickly spread about the great food and La Strada became a Charlotte favorite. After over 30 years of serving great food in Charlotte, La Strada and the original family members have come to Lake Lure with their family recipes offering one of the most varied and unique menus in the area. There’s something special for everyone - including baked and sautéed pasta, NY-style and Sicilian pizza, Baby back ribs, Fresh seafood, Chicken, Burgers, Salads, and Steak. The menu also includes a children’s section. Be sure to sample some of the delicious appetizers and signature desserts. Wine, Beer, and mixed beverages are available from our Full-Service Bar.
45 locals recommend
La Strada At Lake Lure
2693 Memorial Highway
45 locals recommend
In 1974 La Strada opened the first of several locations in Charlotte. Starting as a small family business specializing in NY-style brick oven pizza and traditional Italian cuisine, word quickly spread about the great food and La Strada became a Charlotte favorite. After over 30 years of serving great food in Charlotte, La Strada and the original family members have come to Lake Lure with their family recipes offering one of the most varied and unique menus in the area. There’s something special for everyone - including baked and sautéed pasta, NY-style and Sicilian pizza, Baby back ribs, Fresh seafood, Chicken, Burgers, Salads, and Steak. The menu also includes a children’s section. Be sure to sample some of the delicious appetizers and signature desserts. Wine, Beer, and mixed beverages are available from our Full-Service Bar.
The ingredients are fresh, the food is house-made, and you will always receive a warm welcome at Legends on the Lake restaurant.
18 locals recommend
Legends on the Lake
153 Mountain Boulevard
18 locals recommend
The ingredients are fresh, the food is house-made, and you will always receive a warm welcome at Legends on the Lake restaurant.
A popular restaurant for locals and tourists for the past 10 years. Our family business reopens at a new/old location on Friday, July 1st. Serving our Italian/American family recipes and the best pizza in the valley.
8 locals recommend
Luna Del Sol
8 locals recommend
A popular restaurant for locals and tourists for the past 10 years. Our family business reopens at a new/old location on Friday, July 1st. Serving our Italian/American family recipes and the best pizza in the valley.
Quality Food, Best Choice Here at Japan House Restaurant, we don’t take any shortcuts when it comes to your food and service. In doing so, we’re able to offer our customers high-quality food on the go at reasonable prices. If you’re feeling tired of all of the options, the choice is simple. Order with Japan House, experience fresh, fast, and healthy Japanese fast food.
Japan House
2795 Memorial Highway
Quality Food, Best Choice Here at Japan House Restaurant, we don’t take any shortcuts when it comes to your food and service. In doing so, we’re able to offer our customers high-quality food on the go at reasonable prices. If you’re feeling tired of all of the options, the choice is simple. Order with Japan House, experience fresh, fast, and healthy Japanese fast food.
THE BROAD'S OUT BACK!" Stop in and enjoy our famous all Angus beef burger and take in the best view of the Rocky Broad River in Chimney Rock Village! We have a full-service bar and over 50 local, craft and domestic beers to choose from. You can always catch the game on one of our 9 HD TVs. We have NFL Network, SEC Network, and ESPN Packages!
26 locals recommend
Riverwatch Bar & Grill
379 Main St
26 locals recommend
THE BROAD'S OUT BACK!" Stop in and enjoy our famous all Angus beef burger and take in the best view of the Rocky Broad River in Chimney Rock Village! We have a full-service bar and over 50 local, craft and domestic beers to choose from. You can always catch the game on one of our 9 HD TVs. We have NFL Network, SEC Network, and ESPN Packages!
Located on the Western edge of Lake Lure, just up the street from Chimney Rock State Park’s entrance, and directly below the popular local event spot The Gathering Place, our Tasting Room & Bistro is a must-see addition to Chimney Rock Village.
37 locals recommend
Burntshirt Vineyards Tasting Room and Bistro
438 Main St
37 locals recommend
Located on the Western edge of Lake Lure, just up the street from Chimney Rock State Park’s entrance, and directly below the popular local event spot The Gathering Place, our Tasting Room & Bistro is a must-see addition to Chimney Rock Village.
Fresh made-from-scratch dough. Healthful, artisanal ingredients on the assembly line. Inventive to classic. You decide. Blazing hot oven + dedicated pizzasmith + 180 seconds = fast-fire'd, perfectly crisp perfection. Sound good? Enjoy the rest of your day.
Blaze Pizza
15 Peaks Center Lane
Fresh made-from-scratch dough. Healthful, artisanal ingredients on the assembly line. Inventive to classic. You decide. Blazing hot oven + dedicated pizzasmith + 180 seconds = fast-fire'd, perfectly crisp perfection. Sound good? Enjoy the rest of your day.
THE ORIGINAL ROSETTA'S UPSTAIRS CAFE SINCE 2002 The upstairs of our downtown location is the original, opened in September 2002, on what was also the first-ever LAFF fest, we opened our doors and the love and food have never slowed down. We do things pretty DIY in this space, order at the counter, fill your own water from our chilled filtered faucet, top up your meal at the condiment stands, and please bus your own table if you're able. Set where you like choosing from a cozy private table, shared eating bars, or our balcony overlooking the street life and people watching of lower north Lexington avenue. There's lots of natural light, plants, art, free wifi, and a Zine Library to enjoy along with your meal. This is also the dining room for our pay it forward and sliding scale meals. Here at Rosetta's, we recognize food and water as human rights, and we do our part of making sure Everyone Eats!
72 locals recommend
Rosetta's Kitchen
116 North Lexington Avenue
72 locals recommend
THE ORIGINAL ROSETTA'S UPSTAIRS CAFE SINCE 2002 The upstairs of our downtown location is the original, opened in September 2002, on what was also the first-ever LAFF fest, we opened our doors and the love and food have never slowed down. We do things pretty DIY in this space, order at the counter, fill your own water from our chilled filtered faucet, top up your meal at the condiment stands, and please bus your own table if you're able. Set where you like choosing from a cozy private table, shared eating bars, or our balcony overlooking the street life and people watching of lower north Lexington avenue. There's lots of natural light, plants, art, free wifi, and a Zine Library to enjoy along with your meal. This is also the dining room for our pay it forward and sliding scale meals. Here at Rosetta's, we recognize food and water as human rights, and we do our part of making sure Everyone Eats!
Plant is an evolving chef-driven vegetable, fruit, and active-foods restaurant in Asheville, NC. We serve dinner from an open kitchen and bar, with 13 tables, 47 seats, kitchen-side dining, and a seasonal dog-friendly patio.
107 locals recommend
Plant
165 Merrimon Avenue
107 locals recommend
Plant is an evolving chef-driven vegetable, fruit, and active-foods restaurant in Asheville, NC. We serve dinner from an open kitchen and bar, with 13 tables, 47 seats, kitchen-side dining, and a seasonal dog-friendly patio.
At Green Sage, we are committed to serving food that promotes health and supports a vibrant community. Our food is nutrient-rich, chemical-free, 95% organic, and thoughtfully-sourced
14 locals recommend
Green Sage Cafe Merrimon
633A Merrimon Ave
14 locals recommend
At Green Sage, we are committed to serving food that promotes health and supports a vibrant community. Our food is nutrient-rich, chemical-free, 95% organic, and thoughtfully-sourced
103 locals recommend
Laughing Seed Cafe
40 Wall Street
103 locals recommend
Pulp + Sprout (formerly Elements Real Food) is a locally grown North Asheville vegan restaurant dedicated to producing high quality, nutrient dense, organic “Real Food.” We are passionate about crafting the highest quality, organic plant-based menu and cold-pressed juices. We love what we do and we are thankful every day for the amazing opportunity to feed our vibrant Asheville community.
18 locals recommend
Elements Real Food
233 S Liberty St
18 locals recommend
Pulp + Sprout (formerly Elements Real Food) is a locally grown North Asheville vegan restaurant dedicated to producing high quality, nutrient dense, organic “Real Food.” We are passionate about crafting the highest quality, organic plant-based menu and cold-pressed juices. We love what we do and we are thankful every day for the amazing opportunity to feed our vibrant Asheville community.
Serving deliriously good fried chicken and southern soul food, Rocky's prepares "hot" chicken with the spice level any way you like it from plain to extra hot. Using natural birds and quality ingredients in our made-from-scratch recipes, we offer delicious American classics like mac and cheese, corn pudding, and collard greens among many more. Mouthwatering desserts include banana pudding and coca-cola cake. We make everything fresh, in small batches, for a difference you can taste! Nashville style hot chicken voted Mountain Xpress Best Fried Chicken 5 years in a row!
69 locals recommend
Rocky's Hot Chicken Shack
1455 Patton Avenue
69 locals recommend
Serving deliriously good fried chicken and southern soul food, Rocky's prepares "hot" chicken with the spice level any way you like it from plain to extra hot. Using natural birds and quality ingredients in our made-from-scratch recipes, we offer delicious American classics like mac and cheese, corn pudding, and collard greens among many more. Mouthwatering desserts include banana pudding and coca-cola cake. We make everything fresh, in small batches, for a difference you can taste! Nashville style hot chicken voted Mountain Xpress Best Fried Chicken 5 years in a row!
Smokey & The Pig Owner, Tim Brewer, has been in the BBQ business for over 25 years and has been serving the Fairview area for the past 10 years. The BBQ he serves has no rub or sauce. The only flavor added is from the wood used in his wood-burning smoker. No gases are used to cook this meat. Smokey & The Pig provides catering for any event, whether there are 30 or even 1,000 people, and will work Fundraisers for Non-Profit Organizations. Officers, Firefighters, Military, etc., if you are in uniform and have a badge, you will get a 50% discount taken off your complete order.
13 locals recommend
Smokey and the Pig
913 Charlotte Hwy
13 locals recommend
Smokey & The Pig Owner, Tim Brewer, has been in the BBQ business for over 25 years and has been serving the Fairview area for the past 10 years. The BBQ he serves has no rub or sauce. The only flavor added is from the wood used in his wood-burning smoker. No gases are used to cook this meat. Smokey & The Pig provides catering for any event, whether there are 30 or even 1,000 people, and will work Fundraisers for Non-Profit Organizations. Officers, Firefighters, Military, etc., if you are in uniform and have a badge, you will get a 50% discount taken off your complete order.

Outdoor Adventures

Smoky Mountain Trail Rides is your premier spot for horseback riding near Asheville North Carolina. We are located in Marshall North Carolina 30 minutes from Asheville and Hot Springs North Carolina. With our historical 550 acres of property, we provide a relaxing, informative, and entertaining horseback ride. And most of our trails are covered with beautiful oak trees, and you can also enjoy the incredible views in Madison County.
6 locals recommend
Smoky Mountain Trail Rides
1959 Walnut Creek Rd
6 locals recommend
Smoky Mountain Trail Rides is your premier spot for horseback riding near Asheville North Carolina. We are located in Marshall North Carolina 30 minutes from Asheville and Hot Springs North Carolina. With our historical 550 acres of property, we provide a relaxing, informative, and entertaining horseback ride. And most of our trails are covered with beautiful oak trees, and you can also enjoy the incredible views in Madison County.
We are a family-friendly tubing company that offers tubing down the French broad river with special rates for groups so come out and check us out for a great lazy day on the French Broad River and float through the great river arts district. You will also pass the new belligum brewery on your float down the river
Sky Tubing
304 Lyman Street
We are a family-friendly tubing company that offers tubing down the French broad river with special rates for groups so come out and check us out for a great lazy day on the French Broad River and float through the great river arts district. You will also pass the new belligum brewery on your float down the river
Pricing Adults and kids (our minimum age is 4 yrs. old) – $25 (no tax) Cooler Carrier (holds your cooler up to 50qt) – $5 (no tax) Hours At our South location gates open at 9:30 am. Trips run continuously between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm, seven days a week. (Reservations are required). You may stay on the water as long as you like provided you must return to the outpost by 7:00 pm- gates close at 7:30 pm
95 locals recommend
Zen Tubing
608 Riverside Drive
95 locals recommend
Pricing Adults and kids (our minimum age is 4 yrs. old) – $25 (no tax) Cooler Carrier (holds your cooler up to 50qt) – $5 (no tax) Hours At our South location gates open at 9:30 am. Trips run continuously between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm, seven days a week. (Reservations are required). You may stay on the water as long as you like provided you must return to the outpost by 7:00 pm- gates close at 7:30 pm
Seasonal attraction featuring a hill with 3 snow tubing lanes, plus a solarium with a fireplace.
8 locals recommend
Zip N Slip Snow Tubing Park
8 locals recommend
Seasonal attraction featuring a hill with 3 snow tubing lanes, plus a solarium with a fireplace.
Take A World-Class Journey through the Treetops Experience our original tour, the adventure that put Navitat on the map, and has earned us recognition as one of the finest tree-based adventure companies in the nation! The Treetop tour is a one-of-a-kind adventure, with a 100% tree-based design layout, and authentic canopy tour features. You’ll find yourself immersed in nature as you traverse the canopy arriving at heights up to 80 feet in old-growth trees. Our original canopy tour boasts 6 ziplines, the longest coming in at 1,250 feet, an array of other tree-based elements such as sky bridges, timber stair climbs, and rope descents. This is an authentic experience you don’t want to miss!
139 locals recommend
Navitat Canopy Adventures
242 Poverty Branch Road
139 locals recommend
Take A World-Class Journey through the Treetops Experience our original tour, the adventure that put Navitat on the map, and has earned us recognition as one of the finest tree-based adventure companies in the nation! The Treetop tour is a one-of-a-kind adventure, with a 100% tree-based design layout, and authentic canopy tour features. You’ll find yourself immersed in nature as you traverse the canopy arriving at heights up to 80 feet in old-growth trees. Our original canopy tour boasts 6 ziplines, the longest coming in at 1,250 feet, an array of other tree-based elements such as sky bridges, timber stair climbs, and rope descents. This is an authentic experience you don’t want to miss!
The headwaters of the Catawba River are beautifully scenic. Just east of Asheville, the river tumbles through a rolling forest, cascading in a series of waterfalls and flowing over a mossy riverbed set in a shady, scenic stretch of the Pisgah National Forest. This fantastic day hike explores waterfall after waterfall in a sun-dappled valley, hiking just over two miles through a shady forest to the seeping wall of vibrant green moss and tendrils of water known as Catawba Falls.
111 locals recommend
Catawba Falls
3074 Catawba River Rd
111 locals recommend
The headwaters of the Catawba River are beautifully scenic. Just east of Asheville, the river tumbles through a rolling forest, cascading in a series of waterfalls and flowing over a mossy riverbed set in a shady, scenic stretch of the Pisgah National Forest. This fantastic day hike explores waterfall after waterfall in a sun-dappled valley, hiking just over two miles through a shady forest to the seeping wall of vibrant green moss and tendrils of water known as Catawba Falls.
DuPont State Recreational Forest has much to offer. First-time visitors often come for views of falling water and lush forest growth – with popular attractions including High Falls, Triple Falls and Hooker Falls.
348 locals recommend
Dupont State Forest
Staton Road
348 locals recommend
DuPont State Recreational Forest has much to offer. First-time visitors often come for views of falling water and lush forest growth – with popular attractions including High Falls, Triple Falls and Hooker Falls.
Sandy Bottom offers horseback riding year-round. We have one hour, two hour, three hour, and four hour horseback rides leaving daily from our stables at 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM and 3:00 PM. In the winter months we will not ride if the temperature is below 32 degrees, and sometimes rides will be delayed until the temperature rises above freezing. Our most popular horseback ride takes you and your fellow riders to the world-famous “Little Pine Gem Mine”, located in a remote corner of our ranch. This ride is three hours, and you are free to keep all the gem-quality garnets you can find.
33 locals recommend
Sandy Bottom Trail Rides
1459 Caney Fork Road
33 locals recommend
Sandy Bottom offers horseback riding year-round. We have one hour, two hour, three hour, and four hour horseback rides leaving daily from our stables at 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM and 3:00 PM. In the winter months we will not ride if the temperature is below 32 degrees, and sometimes rides will be delayed until the temperature rises above freezing. Our most popular horseback ride takes you and your fellow riders to the world-famous “Little Pine Gem Mine”, located in a remote corner of our ranch. This ride is three hours, and you are free to keep all the gem-quality garnets you can find.
The French Broad River Dog Park, 508 Riverview Drive, features a fenced-in area made for exercising and socializing with your dog. The 1-acre park has separate spaces where big dogs and little dogs can come out to enjoy some exercise and play time in designated areas for dogs by size. The dog park is an amazing amenity with wood chips, freshwater, and dog waste bags. Hours are 8 a.m. until 10 p.m., or in winter, dawn until dusk. While you are there, take a stroll through the French Broad Park trail system that meanders along the French Broad River or enjoy a picnic in open green space and at the many tables provided throughout the park!
French Broad River Dog Park
The French Broad River Dog Park, 508 Riverview Drive, features a fenced-in area made for exercising and socializing with your dog. The 1-acre park has separate spaces where big dogs and little dogs can come out to enjoy some exercise and play time in designated areas for dogs by size. The dog park is an amazing amenity with wood chips, freshwater, and dog waste bags. Hours are 8 a.m. until 10 p.m., or in winter, dawn until dusk. While you are there, take a stroll through the French Broad Park trail system that meanders along the French Broad River or enjoy a picnic in open green space and at the many tables provided throughout the park!
Twisted, jagged, rocky “crags” give Craggy Gardens its name, but these high elevation summits are home to the most spectacular floral display along the 469-mile Blue Ridge Parkway corridor. For generations, visitors have headed for the Craggy in June, typically the prime time for viewing the pink and purple blooms of Catawba rhododendrons that blanket the area. Don’t despair if you miss the peak bloom of the rhododendron. Violets, blackberry, May-apple, and Turkscap lily burst onto the scene with color in this high-altitude portion of the Parkway. The Craggy Gardens Visitor Center is located at Milepost 364.4, with the spur to Craggy Gardens trails and picnic area at 367.6.
105 locals recommend
Craggy Gardens Visitor Center
364 Blue Ridge Parkway
105 locals recommend
Twisted, jagged, rocky “crags” give Craggy Gardens its name, but these high elevation summits are home to the most spectacular floral display along the 469-mile Blue Ridge Parkway corridor. For generations, visitors have headed for the Craggy in June, typically the prime time for viewing the pink and purple blooms of Catawba rhododendrons that blanket the area. Don’t despair if you miss the peak bloom of the rhododendron. Violets, blackberry, May-apple, and Turkscap lily burst onto the scene with color in this high-altitude portion of the Parkway. The Craggy Gardens Visitor Center is located at Milepost 364.4, with the spur to Craggy Gardens trails and picnic area at 367.6.
At Sliding Rock each summer, thousands of children and adults slip and slide down this favorite natural mountain waterfall in Pisgah National Forest, near Brevard and Asheville, North Carolina. Sliders patiently line up and wait their turn as one by one they ride the chilly water (50-60 degrees!) down the 60-foot flat, sloping boulder. They make a splash in an eight-foot-deep pool and swim a few strokes to the shore, get in line, and do it all over again. This natural water slide, located eight miles from Brevard, is fueled by 11,000 gallons of water flowing down the rock each minute. It is extremely popular on hot summer days, so be patient! There are plenty of areas to relax on rocks or watch from observation decks.
116 locals recommend
Sliding Rock
116 locals recommend
At Sliding Rock each summer, thousands of children and adults slip and slide down this favorite natural mountain waterfall in Pisgah National Forest, near Brevard and Asheville, North Carolina. Sliders patiently line up and wait their turn as one by one they ride the chilly water (50-60 degrees!) down the 60-foot flat, sloping boulder. They make a splash in an eight-foot-deep pool and swim a few strokes to the shore, get in line, and do it all over again. This natural water slide, located eight miles from Brevard, is fueled by 11,000 gallons of water flowing down the rock each minute. It is extremely popular on hot summer days, so be patient! There are plenty of areas to relax on rocks or watch from observation decks.
Grandfather Mountain is an iconic peak 75 miles north of Asheville, N.C. just off of the Blue Ridge Parkway in Western North Carolina. The area is known for its incredible vistas and unmatched ecological diversity. On a clear day at Grandfather Mountain (elevation 5,945 feet), you can see the Charlotte skyline 90 miles away. The area is called Grandfather Mountain because of early pioneers who recognized "the face" of an old man on one of the cliffs. The easiest way to experience Grandfather Mountain is by exploring the family-friendly, non-profit park attraction (not a state or national park), which provides access to the famous Mile High Swinging Bridge, wildlife habitats, and nature museum. Included in the park is Forrest Gump Curve, the scene of one of the locations where Tom Hanks' character runs in the movie Forrest Gump. The backcountry area adjacent to the private attraction is known as Grandfather Mountain State Park and is most often accessed by experienced hikers.
87 locals recommend
Grandfather Mountain State Park
9872 North Carolina 105
87 locals recommend
Grandfather Mountain is an iconic peak 75 miles north of Asheville, N.C. just off of the Blue Ridge Parkway in Western North Carolina. The area is known for its incredible vistas and unmatched ecological diversity. On a clear day at Grandfather Mountain (elevation 5,945 feet), you can see the Charlotte skyline 90 miles away. The area is called Grandfather Mountain because of early pioneers who recognized "the face" of an old man on one of the cliffs. The easiest way to experience Grandfather Mountain is by exploring the family-friendly, non-profit park attraction (not a state or national park), which provides access to the famous Mile High Swinging Bridge, wildlife habitats, and nature museum. Included in the park is Forrest Gump Curve, the scene of one of the locations where Tom Hanks' character runs in the movie Forrest Gump. The backcountry area adjacent to the private attraction is known as Grandfather Mountain State Park and is most often accessed by experienced hikers.
Horseback Trail Rides Whether you’re a first-timer or an experienced horseman, enjoy an unforgettable guided expedition through beautiful woodlands on a horse chosen to match your skill level. Call for details and reservations. Carriage Rides Relax in an elegant carriage drawn by our Belgian draft horses as you take in picturesque views of Biltmore House and its 8,000-acre backyard.
Biltmore Stable Horse Riding
Horseback Trail Rides Whether you’re a first-timer or an experienced horseman, enjoy an unforgettable guided expedition through beautiful woodlands on a horse chosen to match your skill level. Call for details and reservations. Carriage Rides Relax in an elegant carriage drawn by our Belgian draft horses as you take in picturesque views of Biltmore House and its 8,000-acre backyard.

Brewing Companies

At Asheville Brewery Tours, you will not only sample some of Asheville’s greatest craft beers, but you will also get to immerse yourself in the eclectic ambiance that is the local beer scene of Asheville. Each of the Asheville breweries on our beer tour has a distinct style in their brewing and in their incredibly varied atmosphere. We’ll get you behind-the-scenes access to many local downtown breweries, including meeting with the brew-masters and understanding their craft and brewing process that leads to their beer on tap. Led by friendly and knowledgeable tour guides, you’ll get to sample many local craft beers and seasonal varieties on tap. We offer both a fun walking tour through the historic downtown city of Asheville and mobile tours of Asheville’s unique outlying craft breweries.
15 locals recommend
Asheville Brewery Tours
21 Mountain View Rd
15 locals recommend
At Asheville Brewery Tours, you will not only sample some of Asheville’s greatest craft beers, but you will also get to immerse yourself in the eclectic ambiance that is the local beer scene of Asheville. Each of the Asheville breweries on our beer tour has a distinct style in their brewing and in their incredibly varied atmosphere. We’ll get you behind-the-scenes access to many local downtown breweries, including meeting with the brew-masters and understanding their craft and brewing process that leads to their beer on tap. Led by friendly and knowledgeable tour guides, you’ll get to sample many local craft beers and seasonal varieties on tap. We offer both a fun walking tour through the historic downtown city of Asheville and mobile tours of Asheville’s unique outlying craft breweries.
We’re tucked into the forest, so make the most of this escape. Choose from 23 beers on tap, sample Southern-inspired small plates, sit fireside on the Back Porch, and hike our nature trail.
377 locals recommend
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
100 Sierra Nevada Way
377 locals recommend
We’re tucked into the forest, so make the most of this escape. Choose from 23 beers on tap, sample Southern-inspired small plates, sit fireside on the Back Porch, and hike our nature trail.
Whether you are from the flats or accustom to climbing, Asheville has many roads and routes to choose from. Some of the most popular climbs in the area will eventually take you to the Blue Ridge Parkway, an All-American Road that is noted for its scenic beauty. Town Mountain Road, Elk Mountain Road, HWY 151, and Ox Creek Road are all some monumental 20-30 minute climbs to reach the 'Parkway.' Mount Mitchell, Mount Pisgah, and Grandfather Mountain are all areas of the Parkway worth the ride! If you need to relax the legs from some climbing, Riverside Drive is an amazing 20 mile out and 20 mile back road. Riverside Drive will take you to the town of Marshall, which is parallel to the French Broad River.
Beer City Bicycles
897 Riverside Dr
Whether you are from the flats or accustom to climbing, Asheville has many roads and routes to choose from. Some of the most popular climbs in the area will eventually take you to the Blue Ridge Parkway, an All-American Road that is noted for its scenic beauty. Town Mountain Road, Elk Mountain Road, HWY 151, and Ox Creek Road are all some monumental 20-30 minute climbs to reach the 'Parkway.' Mount Mitchell, Mount Pisgah, and Grandfather Mountain are all areas of the Parkway worth the ride! If you need to relax the legs from some climbing, Riverside Drive is an amazing 20 mile out and 20 mile back road. Riverside Drive will take you to the town of Marshall, which is parallel to the French Broad River.
Located in downtown Asheville, the brewpub is the original home of Wicked Weed Brewing housing a full restaurant, tasting room, bottle shop, and original 15 barrel brewery. The upstairs portion of the historic building hosts a full restaurant featuring elevated pub gastronomy, 16 of our beer offerings, and classic as well as creative cocktails. Complete with a dog-friendly patio and cocktail area at street level guests are sure to find the brewery experience suited to them. Venturing further into the Wicked Weed experience, the downstairs tasting room offers a more casual, yet in-depth experience with the brewery. Here guests are offered the chance to experience up to 25 of our beers including cask, nitro, and limited releases. An abbreviated pub menu with full service and spacious outdoor seating are all available with a full view of the brewery and its operations. For a full selection of Wicked Weed merchandise and bottles to go visit the bottle shop located on the upstairs patio.
242 locals recommend
Wicked Weed Brewing Pub
91 Biltmore Avenue
242 locals recommend
Located in downtown Asheville, the brewpub is the original home of Wicked Weed Brewing housing a full restaurant, tasting room, bottle shop, and original 15 barrel brewery. The upstairs portion of the historic building hosts a full restaurant featuring elevated pub gastronomy, 16 of our beer offerings, and classic as well as creative cocktails. Complete with a dog-friendly patio and cocktail area at street level guests are sure to find the brewery experience suited to them. Venturing further into the Wicked Weed experience, the downstairs tasting room offers a more casual, yet in-depth experience with the brewery. Here guests are offered the chance to experience up to 25 of our beers including cask, nitro, and limited releases. An abbreviated pub menu with full service and spacious outdoor seating are all available with a full view of the brewery and its operations. For a full selection of Wicked Weed merchandise and bottles to go visit the bottle shop located on the upstairs patio.
The Hickory Nut Gorge Brewery is nestled along the banks of the Rocky Broad River in the Village of Chimney Rock, North Carolina. We take pride in bringing unique flavors with our brews for you to enjoy in an excellent setting. With 4 decks that go all the way down to the water's edge, there's no better place to enjoy a local craft brew with friends and family.
33 locals recommend
Hickory Nut Gorge Brewery at Chimney Rock
33 locals recommend
The Hickory Nut Gorge Brewery is nestled along the banks of the Rocky Broad River in the Village of Chimney Rock, North Carolina. We take pride in bringing unique flavors with our brews for you to enjoy in an excellent setting. With 4 decks that go all the way down to the water's edge, there's no better place to enjoy a local craft brew with friends and family.
Looking for a Beer City experience that's off the beaten track? Look no further than Whistle Hop! The location: Our taproom is set in two historic train cars in the heart of Fairview (only 15 minutes from downtown!) overlooking the beautiful mountains of Cane Creek Valley. Our family restored and renovated the train cars ourselves to create one of the most unique taproom experiences in Western North Carolina. Between our out-of-the-box taproom and three acres of outdoor fun, there's something for everyone at Whistle Hop! The beer: We handcraft our beers with the highest quality ingredients. Many of our beers feature unique locally sourced ingredients which you can read about here: https://whistlehop.com/beer/. While we appreciate tradition, we love to experiment with non-traditional ingredients and techniques. In our wide and always expanding spectrum of beer styles you're sure to find something you'll love! Food and Fun: From live music to farmer's markets, there's always something to do at Whistle Hop! Thanks to our fleet of local food trucks, there's always delicious local food to pair with our beers. Check out our events calendar at https://whistlehop.com/events to see what's going on at Whistle Hop today! We look forward to seeing you at the station soon! Cheers! The Miceli Family
62 locals recommend
Whistle Hop Brewing Company
1288 Charlotte Hwy
62 locals recommend
Looking for a Beer City experience that's off the beaten track? Look no further than Whistle Hop! The location: Our taproom is set in two historic train cars in the heart of Fairview (only 15 minutes from downtown!) overlooking the beautiful mountains of Cane Creek Valley. Our family restored and renovated the train cars ourselves to create one of the most unique taproom experiences in Western North Carolina. Between our out-of-the-box taproom and three acres of outdoor fun, there's something for everyone at Whistle Hop! The beer: We handcraft our beers with the highest quality ingredients. Many of our beers feature unique locally sourced ingredients which you can read about here: https://whistlehop.com/beer/. While we appreciate tradition, we love to experiment with non-traditional ingredients and techniques. In our wide and always expanding spectrum of beer styles you're sure to find something you'll love! Food and Fun: From live music to farmer's markets, there's always something to do at Whistle Hop! Thanks to our fleet of local food trucks, there's always delicious local food to pair with our beers. Check out our events calendar at https://whistlehop.com/events to see what's going on at Whistle Hop today! We look forward to seeing you at the station soon! Cheers! The Miceli Family
Family-owned and independently operated from the get-go, we have been hard at work over the past year building this brewery from the ground up - comically arguing and leaning on each other the whole way just as families should. Follow along with our progression as we begin to create a unique brewery that pays homage to the Victorian era for friends and family alike. It is our hope to set a gothic romantic atmosphere where beers and conversations can lead to binding relationships within the community to be shared for years to come. On behalf of the Lanning family...
18 locals recommend
Burning Blush Brewery
4891 Boylston Highway
18 locals recommend
Family-owned and independently operated from the get-go, we have been hard at work over the past year building this brewery from the ground up - comically arguing and leaning on each other the whole way just as families should. Follow along with our progression as we begin to create a unique brewery that pays homage to the Victorian era for friends and family alike. It is our hope to set a gothic romantic atmosphere where beers and conversations can lead to binding relationships within the community to be shared for years to come. On behalf of the Lanning family...

Children Activities

Mountain Play Lodge was founded in 2011 to provide a safe, clean and fun play environment for families. Through the years, we have worked hard to not only provide a fun place for families and friends but to give back to the community that has supported us!
17 locals recommend
Mountain Play Lodge
3389 Sweeten Creek Road
17 locals recommend
Mountain Play Lodge was founded in 2011 to provide a safe, clean and fun play environment for families. Through the years, we have worked hard to not only provide a fun place for families and friends but to give back to the community that has supported us!
The Asheville Urban Trail has often been called Asheville's "museum without walls." Started by a small group of citizens interested in helping revitalize downtown, the Urban Trail consists of thirty stations of bronze sculpture around downtown. Each station has a plaque illuminating some of the very interesting histories of downtown's development and the various notable people who once lived here. Mostly local artists helped to create the whimsical bronze sculptures and other artworks that are found at each station. The tour is a 1.7-mile walk that begins and ends at Pack Place and takes about two hours to complete in its entirety.
9 locals recommend
Urban Trail
11 Biltmore Ave
9 locals recommend
The Asheville Urban Trail has often been called Asheville's "museum without walls." Started by a small group of citizens interested in helping revitalize downtown, the Urban Trail consists of thirty stations of bronze sculpture around downtown. Each station has a plaque illuminating some of the very interesting histories of downtown's development and the various notable people who once lived here. Mostly local artists helped to create the whimsical bronze sculptures and other artworks that are found at each station. The tour is a 1.7-mile walk that begins and ends at Pack Place and takes about two hours to complete in its entirety.
The Asheville Museum of Science (AMOS) is Western North Carolina’s home for experiential science learning, discovery, and exploration. AMOS strives to spark the imagination and foster lifelong curiosity. We have plenty of science for you to explore! We proudly showcase the Colburn Hall of Minerals, our self-guided and interactive STEM lab, an interactive panorama screen, the Teratophoneus dinosaur skeleton, and fossil displays, Southern Appalachian Forest tree climb, Toddler Nest, fun temporary exhibits, and our unique Museum Store.
31 locals recommend
Asheville Museum of Science
43 Patton Ave
31 locals recommend
The Asheville Museum of Science (AMOS) is Western North Carolina’s home for experiential science learning, discovery, and exploration. AMOS strives to spark the imagination and foster lifelong curiosity. We have plenty of science for you to explore! We proudly showcase the Colburn Hall of Minerals, our self-guided and interactive STEM lab, an interactive panorama screen, the Teratophoneus dinosaur skeleton, and fossil displays, Southern Appalachian Forest tree climb, Toddler Nest, fun temporary exhibits, and our unique Museum Store.
WELCOME TO THE ASHEVILLE PINBALL MUSEUM!!! *Posted On Friday, March 5, 2021. *We Are Currently Operating At Approximately 50% Capacity. *There Are 50 Machines Available To Play For 40 Patrons. Masks Are Required As Mandated By The State, We Routinely Wipe Down Machines Between Plays And Several Sanitation Stations Are Provided Throughout The Museum. *We Will Be Operating On Our Regular Schedule Which Is Listed Below. OUR ADMISSION PRICES ARE …ADULTS $15 And Children 10 & UNDER Are $12. ***ONCE YOU PAY THE ADMISSION YOU CAN PLAY 50 PINBALL AND CLASSIC VIDEO GAMES WITHOUT ANY QUARTERS OR TOKENS.# #We Do Have 1 Special Pinball Machine & 1 Special Video Game That We Charge 50 Cents Each To Play.
84 locals recommend
Asheville Pinball Museum
1 Battle Square
84 locals recommend
WELCOME TO THE ASHEVILLE PINBALL MUSEUM!!! *Posted On Friday, March 5, 2021. *We Are Currently Operating At Approximately 50% Capacity. *There Are 50 Machines Available To Play For 40 Patrons. Masks Are Required As Mandated By The State, We Routinely Wipe Down Machines Between Plays And Several Sanitation Stations Are Provided Throughout The Museum. *We Will Be Operating On Our Regular Schedule Which Is Listed Below. OUR ADMISSION PRICES ARE …ADULTS $15 And Children 10 & UNDER Are $12. ***ONCE YOU PAY THE ADMISSION YOU CAN PLAY 50 PINBALL AND CLASSIC VIDEO GAMES WITHOUT ANY QUARTERS OR TOKENS.# #We Do Have 1 Special Pinball Machine & 1 Special Video Game That We Charge 50 Cents Each To Play.
Wild West Theme Park Adventure Featuring a 3-mile train adventure behind a historic steam locomotive, live entertainment, amusement rides, gold panning, and Deer Park Zoo.
131 locals recommend
Tweetsie Railroad
300 Tweetsie Railroad Ln
131 locals recommend
Wild West Theme Park Adventure Featuring a 3-mile train adventure behind a historic steam locomotive, live entertainment, amusement rides, gold panning, and Deer Park Zoo.
Asheville's Best Gem Mine = "Guaranteed Find Every Time!" NOW in South Asheville 1997 Hendersonville Rd. Just north of Long Shoals With our indoor sluices, you can mine for gemstones and keep what you find... in all weather! Find an heirloom??? We can cut it into jewelry that your great-grandchildren would be proud to wear!
Asheville's Best Gem Mine
1055 Haywood Rd
Asheville's Best Gem Mine = "Guaranteed Find Every Time!" NOW in South Asheville 1997 Hendersonville Rd. Just north of Long Shoals With our indoor sluices, you can mine for gemstones and keep what you find... in all weather! Find an heirloom??? We can cut it into jewelry that your great-grandchildren would be proud to wear!
FOX-N-OTTER is the favorite memory-maker for couples, families, and friend groups wanting a thrilling immersive experience. 5-STAR fun for your group of 2-10 people OPEN in Asheville! Jump into the plot of our escape room games and find the fun you've been looking for by being in the action. We combine brain-twisting puzzles with inventive rooms that have dynamic lighting, sound, and mystery built into our movie-like sets.
FOX-N-OTTER Adventure Escapes - ASHEVILLE MALL
3 South Tunnel Road
FOX-N-OTTER is the favorite memory-maker for couples, families, and friend groups wanting a thrilling immersive experience. 5-STAR fun for your group of 2-10 people OPEN in Asheville! Jump into the plot of our escape room games and find the fun you've been looking for by being in the action. We combine brain-twisting puzzles with inventive rooms that have dynamic lighting, sound, and mystery built into our movie-like sets.

Drinks & Nightlife

The space features a beautiful bar and tables topped with maple from Spruce Pine built by woodworker Peter White (Logan’s cousin) of Boone, barstools by local chair-maker Brian Boggs and cocktail tables made of salvaged wood by craftsman Thomas Taggart. One long wall of the bar is a gorgeous mural by well-known local artist Ben Betsalel. 5 Walnut also has live music every night and makes it a priority to book local bands. Adjacent to 5 Walnut is the owner’s latest project: 5 Walnut Cheese Bar. Offering a variety of cheeses, charcuterie, and other local fares, the Cheese Bar brings the finest of “Fromage” for you to enjoy with a glass of wine and/or to take home.
107 locals recommend
5 Walnut Wine Bar
5 West Walnut Street
107 locals recommend
The space features a beautiful bar and tables topped with maple from Spruce Pine built by woodworker Peter White (Logan’s cousin) of Boone, barstools by local chair-maker Brian Boggs and cocktail tables made of salvaged wood by craftsman Thomas Taggart. One long wall of the bar is a gorgeous mural by well-known local artist Ben Betsalel. 5 Walnut also has live music every night and makes it a priority to book local bands. Adjacent to 5 Walnut is the owner’s latest project: 5 Walnut Cheese Bar. Offering a variety of cheeses, charcuterie, and other local fares, the Cheese Bar brings the finest of “Fromage” for you to enjoy with a glass of wine and/or to take home.
Rankin Vault Lounge is locally owned and operated. It opened in July 2008 and immediately became a favorite local hangout. The Vault was on the cutting edge of Asheville's cocktail scene, offering a creative cocktail menu featuring fresh and unique ingredients. The drink list rotates seasonally and is well-known for the house Margarita and the Cucumber Martini The Vault's food menu features farm-fresh, local products, hormone-free meats and offers a wide variety of fare, from salads and sandwiches to nachos. The delectable Vault Burger features 100% grass-fed beef from Hickory Nut Gap and Cheshire Pork bacon from North Carolina's Heritage Farms. The Vault originally staked its claim as having the best burger in Asheville by winning the first annual WNC Battle of the Burger in 2014. The following year, The Vault upheld its title by winning the People's Choice award at the 2015 Battle of the Burger and brought home the title again in 2016. The Vault has continued to claim the People's Choice award at the 2017, 2018 & 2019 Battles. Located in the Imperial Life Insurance Building near the corner of College Street and Rankin Avenue, The Vault features a custom walnut bar, local draft beers, and patio seating. The namesake bank vault was built in (1920's) by the Mosler Safe Company, which is perfect for groups. Vault is open daily and serves amazing food, local beer, and custom cocktails throughout the night.
40 locals recommend
Rankin Vault Cocktail Lounge
7 Rankin Avenue
40 locals recommend
Rankin Vault Lounge is locally owned and operated. It opened in July 2008 and immediately became a favorite local hangout. The Vault was on the cutting edge of Asheville's cocktail scene, offering a creative cocktail menu featuring fresh and unique ingredients. The drink list rotates seasonally and is well-known for the house Margarita and the Cucumber Martini The Vault's food menu features farm-fresh, local products, hormone-free meats and offers a wide variety of fare, from salads and sandwiches to nachos. The delectable Vault Burger features 100% grass-fed beef from Hickory Nut Gap and Cheshire Pork bacon from North Carolina's Heritage Farms. The Vault originally staked its claim as having the best burger in Asheville by winning the first annual WNC Battle of the Burger in 2014. The following year, The Vault upheld its title by winning the People's Choice award at the 2015 Battle of the Burger and brought home the title again in 2016. The Vault has continued to claim the People's Choice award at the 2017, 2018 & 2019 Battles. Located in the Imperial Life Insurance Building near the corner of College Street and Rankin Avenue, The Vault features a custom walnut bar, local draft beers, and patio seating. The namesake bank vault was built in (1920's) by the Mosler Safe Company, which is perfect for groups. Vault is open daily and serves amazing food, local beer, and custom cocktails throughout the night.
A fabulous outdoor beer garden + a pioneer in Asheville's sake scene make this a must-visit.
55 locals recommend
Ben's Tune Up
195 Hilliard Avenue
55 locals recommend
A fabulous outdoor beer garden + a pioneer in Asheville's sake scene make this a must-visit.
What’s the best way for you to spend three hours in Asheville? It’s experiencing three rooftop bars on a tour with us! You will enjoy a premium, one-of-a-kind tour that captures the most spectacular views of our city and historic landmarks while you enjoy Asheville’s award-winning rooftop bars from an award-winning tour company. Sample drinks, reserved seating, Asheville history, a tour guide by your side, and our van and driver waiting at the front door at each stop to whisk you away to sip and see even more from a bird’s-eye view. We allow plenty of time to eat at each stop, so save your appetite for great food options on the tour!
12 locals recommend
Asheville Rooftop Bar Tours
20 Battery Park Ave
12 locals recommend
What’s the best way for you to spend three hours in Asheville? It’s experiencing three rooftop bars on a tour with us! You will enjoy a premium, one-of-a-kind tour that captures the most spectacular views of our city and historic landmarks while you enjoy Asheville’s award-winning rooftop bars from an award-winning tour company. Sample drinks, reserved seating, Asheville history, a tour guide by your side, and our van and driver waiting at the front door at each stop to whisk you away to sip and see even more from a bird’s-eye view. We allow plenty of time to eat at each stop, so save your appetite for great food options on the tour!
Home to over 150 Belgian beers, and 50 more in the upstairs pint house, Thirsty Monk is sure to please beer enthusiasts everywhere
7 locals recommend
Thirsty Monk South at Biltmore Park
2 Town Square Blvd
7 locals recommend
Home to over 150 Belgian beers, and 50 more in the upstairs pint house, Thirsty Monk is sure to please beer enthusiasts everywhere
With almost every type of musical genre represented on stage, this come-as-you-are locale appeals to a varied crowd of loyalists, from 20-somethings to 50-somethings.
109 locals recommend
The Grey Eagle
185 Clingman Avenue Extention
109 locals recommend
With almost every type of musical genre represented on stage, this come-as-you-are locale appeals to a varied crowd of loyalists, from 20-somethings to 50-somethings.
As the main music venue for all big acts visiting the Asheville area, The Orange Peel is a mainstay on the local live music scene.
193 locals recommend
The Orange Peel
101 Biltmore Avenue
193 locals recommend
As the main music venue for all big acts visiting the Asheville area, The Orange Peel is a mainstay on the local live music scene.
A stellar selection of brewed-on-site beers enjoyed under the stars on the huge outdoor patio makes this a favorite downtown hot spot.
242 locals recommend
Wicked Weed Brewing Pub
91 Biltmore Avenue
242 locals recommend
A stellar selection of brewed-on-site beers enjoyed under the stars on the huge outdoor patio makes this a favorite downtown hot spot.