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Urban Trail

Pack Place, Asheville, NC 28801
+1 828-259-5498
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More snipe hunt than tour

Some of the 30 stops on this self-guided tour are interesting, but some (e.g. 24-26) are mis-marked... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Robert S
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Great way to see the city

Easy map access to great walking trail that shows you most everything in the city. Comfortable for... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2018
lesroccario
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Albany, New York
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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%
  • Average12%
  • 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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"scavenger hunt"
in 12 reviews
"explore downtown"
in 4 reviews
"downtown area"
in 9 reviews
"free map"
in 3 reviews
"fun walk"
in 3 reviews
"nice walking"
in 2 reviews
"asheville's history"
in 5 reviews
"self guided"
in 6 reviews
"visitor's center"
in 4 reviews
"a lot of fun"
in 3 reviews
"own pace"
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"couple of hours"
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"guided tour"
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"plaques"
in 19 reviews
"sculptures"
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"art"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some of the 30 stops on this self-guided tour are interesting, but some (e.g. 24-26) are mis-marked on the map. Would recommend reading the stop descriptions and then targeting the ones that interest you to avoid frustration.

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Reviewed 23 April 2018

Easy map access to great walking trail that shows you most everything in the city. Comfortable for almost anyone.

Thank lesroccario
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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

So the tour idea itself is very cool and there are some interesting sites but the marking that helps guide you is pathetic. We were constantly going the wrong way and the streets throughout Asheville are horribly marked. Felt myself getting more frustrated than actually...More

Thank Chandler M
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

This is a great little scavenger hunt that will take you all around downtown Asheville. You'll learn a bit of history and perhaps notice things you might not have caught on your own. Download and print a map or pick up a copy at the...More

Thank Susan F
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

How great to walk the comfortable tour in Asheville. Stop at visitors information to get a free map and enjoy the walk!

Thank TwoEurophiles
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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