Overview of the Top Area Attractions near Weaverville
When George Vanderbilt fell in love with the Blue Ridge Mountains in 1888, he decided to make them his home and created Biltmore Estate. Now, more than a century later, Biltmore is open to the public and continues to shine. Visitors can explore Biltmore House, the estate’s crown jewel, 250-acres of manicured gardens, shops and restaurants in Antler Hill Villag, exhibits at The Biltmore Legacy, live entertainment at the Village Green, and family fun at the Farm. There’s even a Biltmore Winery! Biltmore is open 365 days a year.
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Blue Ridge Parkway
Breathtaking vistas, long-range mountain views, and unending natural beauty. The Blue Ridge Parkway, “America’s Favorite Drive,” connects Virginia’s Shenandoah National Park to North Carolina’s Great Smoky Mountains National Park along the ridge of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Parkway runs north and south from Asheville with long-range mountain views, roadside picnic areas, hiking trails, and other points of interest. Though always beautiful, the Parkway is particularly stunning in autumn. Visit www.blueridgeparkway.org for more information.
North Carolina Arboretum
The North Carolina Arboretum, considered one of the country’s most beautiful natural garden settings, offers 434 acres of cultivated gardens in Pisgah National Forest. Open year-round, the Arboretum is home to 10 miles of hiking and biking trails, rotating art and science exhibits, garden tours, and an on-site bistro and gift shop. It would be very easy to spend an entire day exploring this botanical gem, located at the entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway in south Asheville.
Southern Highland Craft Guild and
The Folk Art Center
The Folk Art Center, located at Milepost 382 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, is one of the Weaverville area’s most popular attractions. The Center serves as a showcase for the collection and works of The Southern Highland Craft Guild, formed in 1930. These include jewelry, glass and pottery, woodworks, sculpture, textiles, paintings, and more, some of which date back to the 1800’s. The Center has three galleries, a museum, library, auditorium, and bookstore. It’s also home to the Allanstand Craft Shop, America’s oldest craft store, which is more than 120 years-old. Visitors can also enjoy traditional Appalachian handcraft demonstrations; weaving, bowl-turning, and broom-making.