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Urban Trail

Pack Place, Asheville, NC 28801
+1 828-259-5498
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Interesting and an easy walk, wheelchair accessible.

This is a great walk for couples, families, all ages. We found it really opens up the city to us... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2016
Sonia T
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Hope, Maine
Nice

The weather was great so we really enjoyed the statues. The sidewalks were wide enough. We saw lots... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2016
T B
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Bryan, Texas
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Learn about Asheville's architecture and historic past on this unique 1.7-mile walking tour, which includes delightful sculptures along the way, including Thomas Wolfe's size 13 bronzed shoes. Tour leaders or audiotapes are available to guide you.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good46%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Pack Place, Asheville, NC 28801
Downtown Asheville
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Reviewed 19 May 2016

This is a great walk for couples, families, all ages. We found it really opens up the city to us, we found a lot of places we didn't know about.

Thank Sonia T
Reviewed 18 May 2016

The weather was great so we really enjoyed the statues. The sidewalks were wide enough. We saw lots of beautiful flowers also.

Thank T B
Reviewed 16 May 2016

This "trail" takes you to about 30 in-ground plaques and contemporary artworks that were installed within, I'd guess, the last couple of decades. You can get a map of the trail from the visitor information center on Pack Square or download it from their website....More

2  Thank Lin0515
Reviewed 8 May 2016

This was my wife's "must list" fortus to do in Asheville, and I am glad we did. After Biltmore, this was the most eenjoyable thing we did. The map made you think a bit and it was almost like a scavenger hunt. It tokk us...More

1  Thank Tom B
Reviewed 7 May 2016

So we decided to take the self-guided trail on our Anniversary day. We took our cameras and began our trek. You can download a map, description of all 30 spots and also download a recording that gives you explanation of every stop. We were thrilled...More

2  Thank Ricky H
Reviewed 14 April 2016

Fun stuff! Learned a lot and it's clear Asheville is a city of some imagination with the way some of these sites on the trail have been made! Incorporating sound, texture, and sights this trail is a great way to spend some time!

2  Thank Shavabear
Reviewed 3 April 2016

Be sure to get a map before you start out. They can be hard to find. Generally, I ask at the art museum desk. Lots of interesting history and culture of the area.

Thank contradancer
Reviewed 16 February 2016

It was a pleasure and a fascinating learning experience to walk and learn about the history of the area from Pre-Revolutionary War times to the Art Deco era of the early 1930's. It was easy to follow the markers for this walk back in time....More

1  Thank MonaOrangeCountyCA
Reviewed 29 December 2015

Downtown Asheville isn't large but the Urban Trail is an effective way to explore the eclectic area and see some cool artwork along the way. There are many fascinating shops to visit so it’s easy get distracted but following the Trail will give your excursion...More

3  Thank DarkRoads
Reviewed 24 November 2015

An attractive, clean, and friendly city. Asheville North Carolina is a lovely place to visit and the Urban Trail has a great history to tell. Voted one of the top seven places to live in the U.S. by Framer's in 2007 and one of the...More

Thank Pasqually
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