Sunday, September 30, 2012

A Walk Through History Along the Asheville Urban Trail in Downtown Asheville North Carolina

If you enjoy history, architecture and a bit of structure for a walk through Asheville's Historic Downtown, print the Asheville Urban Trail Map and Guide and take it with you while you enjoy and explore Asheville's vibrant downtown.  

The Urban Trail is a little less than 2 miles long and may be a self-guided or guided tour (for more information about obtaining a local Ashevillian guide, visit the Asheville Visitor's Center  on Montford and Hill St, or call 828 258 6101).  Often called Asheville's "museum without walls," the Urban trail was an idea that came to fruition through interested citizens who were invested and passionate about revitilizing downtown - which was, in the eighties in great disrepair with most businesses closed and boarded up.  

There are thirty stations along the downtown walk, each with a plaque illuminating an important and interesting history point about Asheville's downtown history and development.  Bronze sculptures and other art works may also be found at each station.  Asheville's unique people and various historic events are highlighted along the tour.  

For lodging options in the area, call Vacation-In-Asheville for an Asheville Cabin or Asheville Vacation Rental, or stay at Oakland Cottage Bed and Breakfast - ideally located about 2 miles south of Pack Square, a popular starting point for the Urban Trail.  Reservation and information offices  are open 9am - 7pm daily, call 828 994-2627, 866 858-0863, toll free, or visit our website at, email,


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