CivilizationExplore Western Carolina
known for it’s vibrant arts scene and historic architecture Asheville features a funky and eclectic downtown, 30-plus art galleries downtown alone, a burgeoning culinary scene, a thriving live music scene and, of course, the awe-inspiring scenery of the Appalachian Mountains.
With its restored historic buildings, brick sidewalks, & plenty of specialty shops downtown Waynesville embodies quintessential small town America.
America’s largest private residence is worth the time and the tour. The sites and history will captivate you as you learn of the Vanderbilt Family history, the birth of Forestry in the U.S., and walk some of the most beautiful gardens and grounds in the southeast.
The small mountain town of Brevard is worth a stop to shop, walk, eat or drink. Located at the main entrance to Pisgah National Forest, this small town has plenty of southern charm.
Historic Downtown Hendersonville is full of charm featuring streets lined with trees, cozy benches & planter boxes brimming with seasonal flowers. It offers a wide array of shopping, antique stores, galleries, museums, an aquarium and a variety of restaurants with free Wif-Fi for every one.
Cherokee is a town on the reservation home of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation, in western North Carolina. At Oconaluftee Indian Village, the 18th-century Cherokee lifestyle is preserved via live demonstrations. In summer at the outdoor Mountainside Theatre, the drama “Unto These Hills” tells the tribal story.