This 1.7 mile walking tour of Asheville tells the story of the city's past. There are 30 "stations" highlighted on the trail, each with its own story and many with original artwork. Walkers can start anywhere they see an Urban Trail marker or an engraved pink granite marker, but Station #1 is at Pack Square. Audio cassettes are available for rent from the Asheville Art Museum shop. Guided tours are offered, usually at 4pm on the second Friday & 3pm on the third Sunday of each month. Allow 2 1/2 hours for the entire tour. (828) 259-5498 ext. 4000
The most popular single attraction in the region, the 250-room French Renaissance chateau built in 1895 by George W. Vanderbilt is the largest private home in the United States. It houses priceless collections of antiques, paintings, books, tapestries, & furnishings. Self-guided tours include upstairs & downstairs of the house, the servants' quarters, the Winery, the gardens & grounds. U.S. 25, three blocks north of Exit 50 or 50B on I-40.
The Asheville area is known for it's beautiful scenery, abundant hiking trails, waterfalls, diverse restaurants and unique shopping experiences and of course the famous Biltmore House. Enjoy all Western NC has to offer then come home at night and enjoy a fire at your campsite.