Asheville Sights and Landmarks Guide, North Carolina
Asheville is a city situated in Buncombe County, North Carolina. Asheville lies in the Blue Ridge Mountains range. The city of Asheville is famous for its natural beauty and wonderful attractions. Asheville is a hub of health, industry, education and tourism. There are many sights and attractions. Some of the most popular attractions in Asheville include the following.
It is a final resting place of famous people like O. Henry, Thomas Wolfe. Riverside Cemetery is a historical cemetery surrounded by Montford neighbourhood. Walking tours are also arranged for visitors.
Art International Asheville Museum
The museum is famous for its original paintings and sculptures of historical importance. The museum contains the artistic work of various artists from United Kingdom, Spain, France, China, Ukraine, Ireland, Hungry and Greece. Guided tours are also arranged for visitors to inform them about the history of various collectibles.
Colburn Gem and Mineral Museum
It is a famous historical museum originated by Burnham Standish Colburn. He formed a Southern Appalachian Mineral Society in 1927 and the members of this society collected many specimens and housed them in this museum. The minerals were collected from South Carolina and many other parts of the world. The museum also features a wonderful collection of gems and fossils, petrology and crystals.
Smith McDowell House Museum
It is one of the oldest surviving structures in the city of Asheville. It was built by the most influential people of this area. Smith McDowell House Museum has also served as a residence of the mayors.
Diana Worthem Theater
It is a wonderful family entertainment spot in downtown Asheville. It offers theatrical performances, dance and live musical shows throughout the year. It has been regarded as a prime cultural and recreational venue in Asheville. National and international artists participate in theatrical performances.
The Western North Carolina Nature Centre
It is among the most beautiful parks in Asheville featuring natural habitats and animals. Foxes, bears, cougars, gray wolves and many rare species of the animals can be seen here. It also has hands-on areas where visitors can touch some of these animals. The Western North Carolina Nature Centre is very popular among the kids and families.
McCormick Field Asheville
It is one of the largest stadiums in Asheville having a seating capacity of more than 4,000 people. It is among the most popular tourist attractions in Asheville. A large number of rugby and baseball matches are held at McCormick Field Asheville throughout the year.
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