Western North Carolina Nature Center - NC Blue Ridge
Western North Carolina Nature Center
75 Gashes Creek Rd.
Asheville, NC 28805

The WNC Nature Center is Asheville’s Wildlife Park and features over 60 species of animals native to the Southern Appalachians including otters, cougars, red wolves, black bear, birds of prey and reptiles. The Nature Center is one of only six facilities in North Carolina to be accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and has been named “best place to take the kids” for the past six years. Open year round, every day 10:00am – 5:00pm. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.