Downtown Asheville

A city of neighborhoods, Asheville rewards careful exploration, especially on foot. You can break up your sightseeing with stops at the more than 100 restaurants and bars in downtown alone, and at any of hundreds of unique shops.

Downtown Asheville has the largest extant collection of art deco buildings in the Southeast outside of Miami Beach, most notably the S&W Cafeteria (1929), Asheville City Hall (1928), First Baptist Church (1927), and Asheville High School (1929). It's also known for its architecture in other styles: Battery Park Hotel (1924) is neo-Georgian; the Flatiron Building (1924) is neoclassical; the Basilica of St. Lawrence (1909) is Spanish baroque; and Pack Place, formerly known as Old Pack Library (1925), is in the Italian-Renaissance style.


National Climatic Data Center (NCDC)

The world's largest active archive of global weather data, the National Climatic Data Center provides weather data to researchers all…

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Asheville Art Museum

The Asheville Art Museum, established in 1948, is undergoing a major renovation and expansion that is expected to be completed…

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Asheville Museum of Science

The Colburn Earth Science Museum, formerly in Pack Place, moved to a new space in the heart of downtown and…

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