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Buncombe County Wins 7 Awards of Excellence - ASHEVILLE NC - Buncombe County Government received 7 National Association of County Information Officers Communication Award...

Annual National Night Out Crime Prevention Kick-Off - ASHEVILLE NC - The Asheville Police and Fire Departments and Buncombe County Sheriff's Office, with the sponsorship support of T...

UNC Asheville SENSER Meeting - ASHEVILLE NC - Hundreds of educators from many disciplines will come to UNC Asheville for the 2014 SENCER Summer Institute...

Mountain Heritage Day 'A Gathering In' Food Competition - ASHEVILLE NC - This year's 40th annual celebration of Mountain Heritage Day again will feature the traditional foods competition...

WCU and Mission Receive $1 Million Grant for Nursing Care in Rural WNC - ASHEVILLE NC - A federal workforce diversity grant of more than $1 million will enable the School of Nursing at Western Carolina...

Celebrate Smokey Bear's Birthday Party August 2 - ASHEVILLE NC - The Cradle of Forestry invites kids of all ages to Smokey Bear's Birthday Party on Saturday, Aug. 2 from 11 a.m.-...

WCU Public Policy 'Focus on Franklin' Discussion - ASHEVILLE NC - The Public Policy Institute of Western Carolina University and the municipality of Franklin will hold a "Focus on...

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RECALL on Certain Peaches, Nectarines, Plums and Plouts - ASHEVILLE NC - The Wawona Packing Company of Cutler, California, recently issued a recall of certain lots of whole peaches (...

Craven Street Improvement Project - ASHEVILLE NC - On Monday, July 21, work will begin on the Craven Street improvement project in west Asheville, a long-term enhan...

Songcatchers Music Series Presents The Palmetto Gravel Scratchers - ASHEVILLE NC - The Cradle of Forestry in America's annual Songcatchers Music Series closes on July 27 with the Palmetto Gravel S...

WCU New Lifelong Learning Program for WNC Retirees This Fall - ASHEVILLE NC - Western Carolina University is launching a new lifelong learning institute aimed at people age 50 and older acros...

Southeastern Sports Medicine Annual WNC Concussion and Injury Symposium - ASHEVILLE NC - For the second year, Southeastern Sports Medicine will bring western North Carolina medical providers a concussio...

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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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