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Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival on August 13 - ASHEVILLE NC - The Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy festival kicks off August 13 with Chris Porter, a top three contestant during...

Line-up for 87th Annual Mountain Dance and Folk Festival Announced - ASHEVILLE NC - The Mountain Dance and Folk Festival, the country's longest running folk festival, now in its 87th year of highli...

Competitors to Make History at WCU's 40th Mountain Heritage Day - ASHEVILLE NC - You can make history as a competitor at this year's Mountain Heritage Day, Saturday, Sept. 27, on the Western Car...

Cradle of Forestry Songcatcher Series - ASHEVILLE NC - The Cradle of Forestry in America's annual Songcatchers Music Series continues on July 20 with Elizabeth LaPrelle...

July Menus Brimming With Beans for ASAP's Get Local - ASHEVILLE NC - Local beans are a Southern staple, especially around these parts. In fact, it's thought that more heirloom beans ...

WestCare Primary Clinic at WCU - ASHEVILLE NC - WestCare Health will launch a new full-time primary care clinic in the Health and Human Sciences Building on the ...

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Clean Air Excellence Awards 7/8/2014 - ASHEVILLE NC - Since 2004, the Western North Carolina Regional Air Quality Agency (WNCRAQA) has been giving special recognit...

APD Presents Strategic Operations Plan to the Community - ASHEVILLE NC - The Asheville Police Department's development of a strategic operations plan for 2014-2017 reaches a new mileston...

UNC Asheville Authorized to Make $990,000 in Capital Improvements - ASHEVILLE NC - UNC Asheville has been authorized by the state to borrow approximately $990,000 to make needed capital impr...

Poetry In Motion: Asheville Youth Team Poetry Slam - ASHEVILLE NC - The Slam Asheville Youth Team has been steadily climbing the ranks of the best youth poets in the country. When o...

Cradle of Forestry Celebrates Train History Day - ASHEVILLE NC - The Cradle of Forestry invites the public to enjoy a July 19 program about western North Carolina's logging train...

Chimney Rock Announces September Events - ASHEVILLE NC - Rockin' Naturalist Guided Hikes Date/Time: Saturdays, Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27; 11am-noon Description: Explor...

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Local Attractions

The tranquil charm of the Blue Ridge Parkway, the spirited culture of the River Arts District, the natural magnificence of Chimney Rock - these are just some of the attractions that have inspired countless visitors to Asheville. Parks like the Pisgah National Forest and Great Smoky Mountains National Park make it easy to experience the great outdoors. An impressive variety of cultural attractions like the historic Biltmore Estate, as well as first-class museums catering to everything from fine art to geology have established Asheville as a cultural epicenter. Read more to discover the best Asheville local attractions.

Shopping in Asheville

Visitors will be amazed at the unique boutiques, charming shops, and eclectic stores to be found in Asheville, North Carolina. Countless travelers have come to cherish the area's original shopping locales like the historic Biltmore Village; with its array of quaint shops selling one-of-a-kind treasures. Downtown Asheville boasts 200+ shops of impressive diversity, as well as the grand old Grove Arcade shopping center. With these amazing stores, it's easy to see how Asheville became one of the East's top shopping destinations. Lean more about Asheville shopping.

Events

From Broadway shows to the Bele Chere Festival, Asheville hosts an incredible variety of events. In a town so full of imagination and vitality, it's easy to find the perfect event for the whole family. Each day is filled with music, the nights with dancing, and every moment filled with surprise at the many events held in Western North Carolina's bountiful parks and forests. Whether you want to learn more about gardening, attend a prestigious lecture, catch an Asheville Tourists game, or just explore the goings-on about town, our Asheville Events section will help get you there in time for the action.

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Asheville, NC is a gorgeous town located in the heart of the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains. The monumental Biltmore Estate, beautiful atmospheres, and friendly people make Asheville and its surroundings one-of-a-kind. A great area to live and visit, Asheville offers many exciting adventures from skiing and snowboarding to fishing and horseback riding. Experience cabins and vacation rentals in the WNC mountains, eclectic shopping and everything else that makes this All-American City the place to be.

Discover why people are calling Asheville, North Carolina the southeast's destination for the best places to shop, places to stay, grab a bite to eat, and be entertained. The eclectic mix of things to do in Asheville NC remains unrivaled in the mountains, the South, and some would even say the country. With its relaxing nature hikes, the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway, the grand estate of George Vanderbilt, the Biltmore Estate and House, and the University of North Carolina Asheville, this is a town of rare beauty offering a unique fusion of nature and culture to the traveler and resident alike.

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