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Urban Trail

Pack Place, Asheville, NC 28801
+1 828-259-5498
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A free treasure in Asheville

This 1.7 mile, 30-site self-guided tour is a great way for people to learn the history and culture... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2017
Terry M
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HHI
Fun Walk

I like urban walks, and this was a good one. I didn't know how many authors emanated from here, but... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2017
Orad O
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Schleswig, Germany
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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.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good44%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Pack Place, Asheville, NC 28801
Downtown Asheville
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+1 828-259-5498
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Reviewed 28 April 2017

This 1.7 mile, 30-site self-guided tour is a great way for people to learn the history and culture of Asheville on a beautiful day. On a wet or blustery day, only a die-hard history or architecture buff would enjoy it. Each stop has a bronze...More

3  Thank Terry M
Reviewed 19 April 2017

I like urban walks, and this was a good one. I didn't know how many authors emanated from here, but was glad to see them honored on this trail. I love a good safe, city stroll. Didn't care for the blankety-blank hippies, but whatever. patchouli.

Thank Orad O
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We followed the Urban Trail and got a bit lost, but the sculptures that we found were fun. Several of them are on the ground and the map doesn't indicate what side of the street they are on, but it was a cute way to...More

Thank Melinda R
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We walked the trail as something to do one night. Not sure the trail was anything special, but it did give us a nice path to take around town for an evening.

Thank rkr0ssi
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We printed the map for the Urban Trail from the Internet and we walked the trail and found every one of the stops. It was a fun way to go through the downtown and to get a good experience of the history of Asheville.

1  Thank Susan H
Reviewed 24 March 2017

A fun way to get to know the town. Following the trail directions we walked from one spot to another with time to stop in stores, rest on benches, and sample treats [don't miss the chocolate stores]. There a few spots were we never did...More

1  Thank Marilynska
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We thought at first it was going to be a little lame but the family enjoyed finding all of items on the list. It's a 1.7 mile round trip and got to see the downtown area.

1  Thank Chelly55
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We did not find all of the sculptures on the trail, but we had a lot of fun looking at the neat ones we did, and the history of Asheville as we went along. It is also a great way to get your familial with...More

1  Thank Pietrosmom
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Urban trail is a nice little walk around downtown. It is full of history of Asheville, and the downtown area.

Thank David S
Reviewed 5 January 2017

I liked walking around and reading about the different sites around the town. A couple of the places on the tour were a bit hard to find.

Thank laswingirl
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