Following is a list of just of a few of the many attractions that make Hendersonville and the Western North Carolina area one of the Southeast’s leading destinations. Click on the highlighted links to go to that site.
GENERAL AREA INFORMATION & VISITORS CENTERS
Hendersonville Chamber of Commerce -The official website of the Hendersonville Chamber of Commerce
Hendersonville Office of Travel & Tourism - Information about Hendersonville and the surrounding areas.
Hendersonville.com - A Comprehensive Guide to Hendersonville NC and the surrounding area
Many national chains are represented in Hendersonville - Hampton Inn, Comfort Inn, Holiday Express, Quality Inn, etc. There are also some very fine Bed & Breakfast Inns.
Here are a few of our favorites:
Visit America’s largest home, acres of gardens, and the nation’s most-visited winery. Savor estate-raised foods and browse unique shops. Opening spring 2001: the luxurious Inn on Biltmore Estate.
The Western North Carolina Nature Center is the first place where area children meet the animals they have read about. Deers, bears, cougars, wolf, racoons, birds and even farm animals are there for all to learn about. Exhibits on area poisonous snakes are worth absorbing. An aviary, self-guided nature trail and petting zoo make this a great place for the family. Small admission fee. 828-298-5600.
The boyhood home of the author Thomas Wolfe (Look Homeward, Angel) is furnished with family posessions and open for tours (appx. 30 min.). A number of special events take place each year. Small admission fee. 828-253-8304.
One of the finest local playhouses in the United States. Highly acclaimed throughout the theater world. Check their web site for schedule.
This historic site consists of a 22 room house, barns, sheds, rolling pastures, walking trails, two small lakes, ponds, flower and vegetable gardens, and an orchard. This is where Carl Sandburg felt the peace and solitude he required to write.
NATURE AND THE OUTDOORS
One of America’s finest driving routes, following the the Blue Ridge Mountains from Virginia to the Great Smoky Mountains.
This world famous trial runs through North Carolina on its way from the State of Maine from the Stae of Georgia.
One of America’s oldest research forests that is maintained by the USDA Forest Service.
Ranked by National Geographic Magazine as one to the top scenic lakes in the world.
Located in WNC near Grandfather Mountain, Linville Caverns are worth the visit.
This national forest contains the Memorial Joyce Kilmer Forest that contains one of America’s oldest stand of Poplar Trees.
Nearly 500,000 acres of protected forest, featuring hundreds of miles hiking, biking, and horse trails, waterfalls, and beautiful mountaintop views.
A 427-acre facility with a Visitor Education Center, state-of-the-art greenhouses, beautiful gardens, and walking trails. 828-665-2492.
America’s most visited National Park. The Great Smokey Mountains National Park has the Blue Ridge Parkway going through it, so it is to access with great vistas around every turn.
Experience one of WNC’s greatest scenic vistas. The swinging bridge will give you a thrill when you cross it.
The eastern United States highest mountain. Experience a wonderful drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway north of Asheville to the Mount Mitchell State Park. A great place to have a picnic and walk on the surrounding trails.
Find the best of the mountains in one place. This privately-owned scenic attraction near Asheville offers spectacular 75-mile views, a 404-foot waterfall, hiking trails and more.
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More than 10,000 acres of forest, trails, and waterfalls between Hendersonville and Brevard, North Carolina.
Holmes Educational State Forest is a unique outdoors experience! Rugged terrain, numerous rock outcroppings, and scenic vistas, it also offers a rich mixture of mountain hardwoods, rhododendron, flame azaleas, and a variety of wildflowers.