Visitor Centers

Looking for a great place to start your adventure? A good beginning is guaranteed at the many visitor centers in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Whether you’re sightseeing on the Parkway or moseying down Main Street, come in for some mountain hospitality from friendly staff. Find loads of information for your visit, learn about “what’s on” in the region right now, and glean valuable tips for exploring off the beaten path.

Asheville Convention & Visitor Center

36 Montford Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801

Make the Asheville Visitor Center your first stop for information about the Asheville area. Talk to knowledgeable volunteers who can help customize your Asheville vacation experience. You can even purchase attraction and tour tickets (including for Biltmore) or pick up souvenirs at The Asheville…

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Balsam Grove, Brevard, Cedar Mountain, Lake Toxaway, Penrose, Pisgah Forest, Rosman, Sapphire – Transylvania County

175 East Main Street
Brevard, NC 28712

Balsam Grove, Brevard, Cedar Mountain, Lake Toxaway, Penrose, Pisgah Forest, Rosman, Sapphire-Transylvania County, NC

Discover small town charm and big time adventure in the Land of Waterfalls! Explore our 250 waterfalls and enjoy outdoor adventures in our three parklands: Pisgah National…

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Black Mountain/Swannanoa Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center

201 East State Street
Black Mountain, NC 28711

Make Black Mountain your vacation headquarters. Stay at a historic B&B or quaint cottage while visiting some of the region’s greatest attractions that are within a short drive: the Blue Ridge Parkway, Biltmore Estate, Lake Lure and Chimney Rock State Park. Sit and rock on our “Front Porch”….

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Blue Ridge National Heritage Area

195 Hemphill Knob Road
Asheville, NC 28803

The Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center in Asheville features an award-winning film and exhibits which highlight the natural and cultural heritage, economic traditions, and recreational opportunities found in Western North Carolina and along the Blue Ridge Parkway. The visitor center houses a 70-seat…

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Burke County Travel & Tourism

110 E. Meeting St.
Morganton, NC 28655

Come see the fiven wineries  on the Catawba Valley Wine Trail. the Waldensian Heritage Winery and Lake James Cellars. Explore two of the largest state parks in North Carolina! Enjoy horseback riding, hiking, biking, fishing and boating. Stop and see…

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Carolina Foothills Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center

2753 Lynn Rd. Suite A
Tryon, NC 28782

Four quaint towns are the center of life in the Carolina Foothills. Tryon, Columbus and Saluda, NC and Landrum, SC. Together, they comprise the First Peak of the Blue Ridge, with great shopping, dining and just-browsing-around options a-plenty. But each town has its unique appeal, its special…

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Henderson County TDA & Hendersonville Visitor Center

201 South Main St.
Hendersonville, North Carolina 28792
(828) 693-9708
(800) 828-4244

We invite you to drop by the Hendersonville Visitor Center and meet the friendly staff and volunteers. Henderson County includes the towns of Hendersonville, Flat Rock, Laurel Park, Mills River, Bat Cave, Mountain Home, Gerton, Etowah, Horse Shoe, Fletcher, Naples, Tuxedo, Zirconia, East Flat Rock,…

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Historic Valdese, NC ~ Visitor Center

400 Main Street West
Valdese, NC 28690
(828) 879-2129
888-VALDESE (825-3373)

A Waldensian settlement in the foothills of North Carolina. The founding of Valdese in Burke County by the Waldensians won statewide recognition in the spring of 1893. Etched in history as the oldest Evangelical church in the world, the…

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Hot Springs, NC Visitor Center

106 Bridge St.
Hot Springs, NC 28742

Hot Springs, NC, a resort destination for almost 200 years, has long been renowned for its healing hot mineral springs, scenic mountain setting, and abundance of natural resources. Recently voted the Best Small Mountain Town from Georgia to West Virginia by readers of Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine,…

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Madison County Visitor Center

56 S Main St
Mars Hill, NC 28754

Recreation, culture and history abound just north of Asheville in this Blue Ridge gem. Visit Hot Springs, an outdoor paradise where the Appalachian Trail meets the French Broad River, and you will find North Carolina’s only hot mineral baths. In Mars Hill, take in a play at the Southern Appalachian…

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McDowell County Tourism & Visitor Center

91 Catawba Ave.
Old Fort, NC 28762

Singing rails and whistle stops are frequent sites and sounds in picturesque Marion, Old Fort, Little Switzerland, Linville Falls and Lake James.  Follow the tracks to Old Fort’s Depot and Railroad Museum or discover the Clinchfield Loops below the Orchard At Altapass on the Blue Ridge Parkway. …

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Mitchell County Visitor Center

79 Parkway Maintenance Road
Spruce Pine, NC 28777

Does the mention of a craft studio visit perk up your ears? Are you someone who would rather experience the outdoors than see it through the windshield? The Mitchell County Craft Your Adventure region of Spruce Pine, Bakersville, Little Switzerland, Loafer’s Glory and Penland combines the best of…

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Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education

1401 Fish Hatchery Road
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768

We’ve got the fun and the fish, and it’s free!
Feed the trout at the Bobby N. Setzer State Fish Hatchery; Outdoor trail and wildflower garden; Indoor exhibits featuring live animals; Wildlife film

Trout Hatchery:
A visit to the center starts with a walk…

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Polk County Travel & Tourism

20 E. Mills St.
Columbus, NC 28722

Soak up our local charm at the First Peak of the Blue Ridge (Polk County, NC). This beautiful area includes mountains, foothills and rolling countryside, and a wonderful blend of rural atmosphere and small town charm. Enjoy wineries, festivals and distinctive shops/galleries. Explore waterfalls and…

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Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce

162 N. Main St.
Rutherfordton, NC 28139

Welcome to Rutherford County! Do you like museums? Classic Cars, a Farmers Museum and Train Museums, our KidSenses Children’s Interactive Museum or the Bostic Lincoln Center -we say the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln, or Bechtler House where the first gold coin was made in the USA .

Hungry? We…

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Rutherford County Tourism Development Authority

2932 Memorial Highway
Lake Lure, NC 28746

From majestic peaks rising above Hickory Nut Gorge to the history and charm of Rutherfordton, Forest City and Spindale, each winding road invites you to slow  down, take a breath and enjoy your relaxing getaway to Lake Lure & the Blue Ridge Foothills.  With mountain cabins and lakeside…

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Tryon Visitors Center

301 North Trade Street
Tryon, NC 28782

Welcome to the most wonderful place you may not have heard of: Tryon, North Carolina. Located smack dab in the center of the triangle formed by Asheville, NC, Greenville and Spartanburg, SC, we’re close to everything but away from it all. Want endless nightlife, countless restaurants and

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Valdese Visitor Center

400 Main Street West
Valdese, NC 28690
888-VALDESE (825-3373)

The founding of Valdese in Burke County by the Waldensians won statewide recognition in the spring of 1893. Etched in history as the oldest Evangelical church in the world, the Waldensians predate the Reformation by hundreds of years. Come to Valdese and hear their story of faith and

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Yancey County/Burnsville Chamber of Commerce

106 West Main Street
Burnsville, NC 28714

Yancey County, home of Mt. Mitchell, Highest Point in the Eastern United States.

Yancey County is nestled in the diverse forests and lofty mountains of western North Carolina. The county shares its northwestern Appalachian Mountain Ridge with Tennessee. The scenic Blue Ridge Parkway

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