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Urban Trail

Pack Place, Asheville, NC 28801
+1 828-259-5498
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Worth some time

Downtown Asheville is fortunate in being small enough to explore on foot, and a good way to get to... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
Interesting to a point

A good idea but kind of dragged. At times it felt that something was trying to be made of very... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
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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.
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  • Very good45%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Pack Place, Asheville, NC 28801
Downtown Asheville
+1 828-259-5498
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Downtown Asheville is fortunate in being small enough to explore on foot, and a good way to get to know its history is by following the Urban Trail on your own (although guided tours are options, too). Maps are available in Pack Place, and you...More

Thank belwen4
Reviewed 7 November 2017

A good idea but kind of dragged. At times it felt that something was trying to be made of very little. Not the easiest to follow.

Thank sluke22
Reviewed 5 November 2017

The urban trail is just that . Sidewalks with panhandlers looking at tourists as prey. Don't waste your time looking at poorly constructed sculpture while the real beauty is captured in the Blue Ridge Parkway just outside of town. Hike in nature, not this "fake"...More

Thank lani474
Reviewed 23 October 2017

This was fun thing to do mainly because its free and self guided. A lot of the points of interest are not exciting but it does give you a nice taste of the history and a way to structure your time downtown.

Thank lvanclief
Reviewed 15 October 2017

I enjoyed the scavenger hunt of the thirty statues/plaques and it helped give me a great overview of the city

Thank fcrane35
Reviewed 13 October 2017

The Urban Trail is where you'll enjoy 30 bronze sculptures - each with a plaque offering background as to each artistic delight's meaning/history. Word of advice: rather than use a downloaded map of the UT, just walk around downtown Asheville. You'll see these wonderful pieces...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 8 October 2017

The city has invested a lot of time and money on this project. It's free and fun to do! The lack of street signage can make it challenging along the way.

Thank philb481
Reviewed 6 October 2017

First time to Asheville and decided on this versus a scavenger hunt to keep it self paced and low key. Visitor's center was busy but found the map and went on our way since I didn't print it at home...which is an option. As long...More

Thank Susan C
Reviewed 5 September 2017

It was nice to learn more about Asheville. We had been before, but this helped us see Asheville in a new light.

Thank Chris A
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Got the newest paper map at the Visitor Center but found it so impossible to use, we just finally gave up. We didn't even make it half way through. This is a great concept and a lot of money has been invested in the corresponding...More

1  Thank Vagabond2be
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