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City Government Offices Closed Monday Sept 1 - ASHEVILLE NC - Asheville city government offices will be closed Monday, September 1 in observance of the Labor Day Holiday. A...

Update on Vermont Avenue Repaving - ASHEVILLE NC - City crews milling and patching Vermont Avenue over the past several weeks found that the sub-grade of the West A...

NC Mountain State Fair Sept 5-14 with Discount Tickets Now - ASHEVILLE NC - The N.C. Mountain State Fair will return to the Western N.C. Agricultural Center for another run of family ...

Mountain Heritage Day Celebrates 40th Year at WCU - ASHEVILLE NC - Thousands gather on the Western Carolina University campus in Cullowhee each year on the last Saturday in Septemb...

Public Hearing on NC Oil and Gas Rules at WCU - ASHEVILLE NC - A Sept. 12 public hearing devoted to North Carolina's oil and gas rules is being moved to another spot on the Wes...

The Cradle of Forestry Hosts Afternoon Tea with Llamas - ASHEVILLE NC - The Cradle of Forestry in America will offer "Afternoon Tea with Llamas" on Saturday, Sept. 13 at 11 a.m. and aga...

French Broad Brew Fest Celebrates Fall by the River - ASHEVILLE NC - Just north of Asheville, Hot Springs is a destination for outdoor enthusiasts seeking whitewater, fishing, hiking...

Writers on the Rock at Chimney Rock - ASHEVILLE NC - On September 7 from 1-4pm, ten renowned authors who have written about Appalachia will gather at Chimney Rock at ...

WCU Appoints Kevan Frazier to Lead Programs at Biltmore Park - ASHEVILLE NC - Western Carolina University did not have to go far to find the new executive director for its programs at Biltmor...

US Forest Service Job Corps Celebrates 50 Years of Transforming Lives - ASHEVILLE NC - Local leaders will join Forest Service officials and many others on Aug. 22, 2014 to celebrate the 50th anniversa...

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Big Changes Coming to the ART - ASHEVILLE NC - Beginning January 1, 2015, Asheville Redefines Transit will begin offering service on Sundays and improved servic...

Leaf-peeping and Wine Go Together at Biltmore this Fall - ASHEVILLE NC - A mix of colorful outdoor beauty, wine appreciation and sumptuous culinary offerings populate Biltmore's fall cal...

UNC Asheville Recalls Jewish Cultural Renaissance of Germany's Interwar Years - ASHEVILLE NC - Professor and scholar of Jewish history Michael Brenner will present Why Weimar? at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept...

Park Ridge Health South Asheville Grand Opening - ASHEVILLE NC - Park Ridge Health will host a grand opening celebration at its new South Asheville campus on Sept. 4 from 5 to 8 ...

Another First For Historic Biltmore Village - ASHEVILLE NC - Historic Biltmore Village in Asheville NC will be hosting its first annual Vintage Fall Festival featuring the Be...

WCU Ranked Among 'Most Technologically Savvy Online Schools' - ASHEVILLE NC - Western Carolina University has received a high national ranking on a list of "The 30 Most Technologically Savvy ...

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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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