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Museums
  • Asheville Art Museum The Asheville Art Museum, founded in 1948, is located on Pack Square in downtown Asheville. This first-rate museum features outstanding traveling exhibitions and a unique and important permanent collection of 20th century American art.


  • Biltmore House and Gardens Estate
    250 rooms, 65 fireplaces, 43 bathrooms, 34 bedrooms, and 3 kitchens!


  • Cherokee Indian Museum So begins your trip through the Museum of the Cherokee Indian. Totally renovated in 1998, the new museum tells the story of the Cherokee people using high-tech wizardry along with an extensive artifact collection.


  • North Carolina Museum of Art As the single visual arts facility serving Western North Carolina, the Asheville Art Museum, its collection and programs are the only such resources available to the diverse communities in the region.


  • Wheels Through Time A consummate collection of over 250 rare antique American Motorcycles and Automobiles.


  • Mountain Farm Museum The Mountain Heritage Center celebrates the natural and cultural heritage of the southern Appalachian region.


  • The Health Adventure Over 12,000 square feet of hands-on fun. We were one of the first health education facilities of our kind in the United States.


  • Emerald Village If you like gem mining...you'll LOVE Emerald Village! The indoor portion of the tour features uses of the minerals & gems found in these mines. A collection of mining lamps, dynamite plungers and other mining memorabilia are on display. The village also features the Mining Museum and offers underground mine tours.


  • The Southern Appalachian Radio Museum Radio Equipment of Various Kinds and Vintage.


  • Antique Car Museum- On the grounds adjacent to the Grove Park Inn Resort on Macon Avenue in Asheville. Closed January-April. Free Admission. Call (828)253-7651.


  • Colburn Gem & Mineral Museum- The Colburn Earth Science Museum's Mission is to foster an appreciation of the Earth and its mineral resources through exhibits, educational programming, and the collection and care of specimens. Explore Asheville's hidden treasure where you will be dazzled by exhibits of mineral crystals and gemstones from North Carolina and around the world. Call 828.254.7162 or info@colburnmuseum.org


  • Folk Art Center- located at milepost 382 on the Blue Ridge Parkway features a museum, galleries, craft exhibits, demonstrations and a craft shop. Open 9am-6pm daily. Call (828)298-7928.


  • The Health Adventure The Health Adventure, a nonprofit, health and related sciences education center located in Asheville, North Carolina. The Health Adventure is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. We are also open Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. during the months of June, July, August, September, and October. 1-800-935-0204 or (828)257-4535.


  • National Railroad Historical Society- Located at 35 Oakland Circle, Canton, NC 28716. Call (828)648-0816.


  • Pack Place located at 2 Pack Square in downtown Asheville. This $14 million complex houses the Asheville Art Museum, Colburn Gem & Mineral Museum, The Health Adventure, YMI Cultural Center, and Diana Wortham Theatre. Call (828)257-4500.


  • Jim Bob Tinsley Museum The museum primarily houses the western items Jim Bob Tinsley collected over his life time. In addition it houses his music awards and the many books he has written.


  • Smith McDowell House Museum- 283 Victoria Rd. in Asheville. Asheville's oldest surviving residence built near 1840 and fully restored. Guided tours available. Call (828)253-9231.
  • Thomas Wolfe Memorial- Located at 52 North Market Street in downtown Asheville, NC 28801. Call (828)253-8304.


  • WNC Arboretum Located at 100 Frederick Law Olmstead Way in Asheville, NC 28806. Call (828)665-2492.


  • WNC Air Museum If you remember the roar of a big radial engine thundering into life, or even if you only know it from Dad's reminiscences, come hear it again at the Western North Carolina Air Museum.


  • WNC Creative Arts Hall of Fame- Located in Tuckasegee, NC. Call (828)293-5550.


  • WNC Nature Center Located at 75 Gashes Creek Rd. in Asheville, NC. Call (828)298-5600.


  • Zebulon Vance Birthplace- Located on Reems Creek Rd in Weaverville, NC. Call (828)645-6706.


  • Scottish Tartans Museum & Heritage CenterThe Museum is the only American extension of the Scottish Tartans Society in Pitlochry, Scotland. The Franklin Museum not only displays Scottish Tartans, but covers various aspects of the Scottish experience, culture, history, dress, and military.


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