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Asheville Community Theatre in Asheville NC. Asheville Community Theatre

35 East Walnut Street
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 254-1320

Asheville Community Theatre is locally known as ACT and is located at 35 East Walton Street.  ACT is the oldest continuously operating theatre in Asheville and one of the oldest community theatres in the nation.

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Cirt Hall in Downtown Ashevile, NC. City of Asheville

Asheville is 26 miles and 30 minutes from Hendersonville.

Asheville is a unique city, surrounded by beautiful mountains, and has many attractions. The Biltmore Estates, the largest home in the United States with 250 rooms and 178,900 square feet in living space, is very popular with visitors. Once 125,000 acres, there is 75 acres remaining that include a formal gardens, a conservatory, a winery, and a 213 room hotel. Hiking trails, biking trails, a lake, horseback riding, and several restaurants provide other attractions.

Another popular attraction in Asheville is the Grove Park Inn and Spa.

Asheville provides multiple accesses to the Blue Ridge Parkway. One convenient access that is 5.5 miles from in town Asheville is Tunnel Road (Hwy. 70) East about 0.5 miles pass the VA Hospital on the left.

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Biltmore House on Biltmore Estate  in Asheville, NC. Biltmore Estate

1 Lodge Street
Asheville, NC 28803
(800) 411-3812

Website: http://www.biltmore.com/
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America's largest home,Biltmore Estate, has 250 rooms and is nestled on 8,000 acres in the mountains of Asheville, NC. Take a self-guided tour of the beautiful Biltmore House and Gardens.

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Diana Wortham Theatre in Asheville NC. Diana Wortham Theater

2 South Pack Square
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 257-4530

Website: http://www.dwtheatre.com/
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Diana Wortham Theater is located in the Pack Square District on Biltmore Avenue. The center of the Square contains the Vance Memorial obelisk; so it is easy to spot. The theater presents live performances of dance, music and plays. Most of the performances are performed by professional groups. Nationally touring artists are also hosted. There are both matinees and evening performances. See the Diana Wortham Theater Schedule (overview).

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Grove Arcade in Asheville, NC. Grove Arcade

1 Page Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 252-7799

Website: http://www.grovearcade.com/
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The Grove Arcade was a dream of E. W. Grove, self made millionaire, who completed construction of the Grove Park Inn in 1915.

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Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC. Grove Park Inn

290 Macon Avenue
Asheville, NC 28804
(828) 252-2711

Website: Grove Park Inn
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The Grove Park Inn is two miles from downtown Asheville. The Inn is worth a visit even if you do not stay at the Inn. There are historic landmarks, art galleries, and interesting architecture. There are several restaurants offering a variety of cuisines.

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North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville, NC.North Carolina Arboretum

100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way
Asheville, NC 28806
(828) 665-2492

Website: ncarboretum.org/about-us/

 

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Hours:

April 1 - October 31: 8:00a - 9:00p
Hours vary from November 1 - March 31.
Please see the website for hours and directions.

Directions to the Arboretum

Map

There is no admission fee, but there is a hefty parking fee ($14.00 per vehicle as of April, 2017).

The North Carolina Arboretum covers 434 acres and provides 65 acres of cultivated gardens and 10 miles of hiking and biking trails. There are mountain views, gardens, and a Bonsai exhibit.

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Smith McDowell House Museum in Asheville, NC.Smith-McDowell House

283 Victoria Road
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 253-9231

Smith-McDowell House Museum is Asheville's oldest surviving dwelling and is in the registry of National Historic Properties. It is also the oldest brick structure in Buncombe county.

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Thomas Wolfe House in Asheville, NC. Thomas Wolfe House

52 North Market Street
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 253-8304

Website: http://wolfememorial.com/
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Thomas Wolfe is best know for his autobiographical novel, Look Homeward, Angel.

Because Thomas Wolfe's writing of his memories growing up in the boarding house were so frank and realistic his book Look Homeward, Angel was banned from Asheville's public library for more than seven years when it was first printed.

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