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River Arts District

Known for Live Music, Theaters and Rivers

Venture to sights like Grey Eagle as you discover the local area in River Arts District.

How do you get to River Arts District?

Venture to sights like Grey Eagle as you discover the local area in River Arts District.

Things to do in River Arts District

Wander through gardens and lush grounds, tour the grand mansion and learn about the history of this opulent estate in Asheville, North Carolina.

Enjoy the mountain views and explore Chimney Rock State Park, a lovely green space in Lake Lure. While you're in the area, stroll along the lakeside.

Take a guided trail walk or cycle one of the many paths and admire the botanically diverse flora of this beautiful public garden.

Skim down the gentle slope and drop into the mountain swimming hole at western North Carolina’s beautiful natural water slide.

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Enjoy leisurely rafting down lower Pigeon River through calm Class-I and Class-II rapids, with 1 Class-III at the end of the journey. Filled with gentle waves, this adventure is perfect for nearly all ages. Navigate over 6 miles with the aid of your personable and knowledgeable guide.

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Embark on a thrilling rafting ride through the twists and turns of the Pigeon River. This adventure never has a dull moment, boasting a course of 12 Class-III and 3 Class-IV whitewater rapids. In the lower part of the river, enjoy scenes of beautiful sycamore trees in the winding valley.

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Challenge yourself by swinging and climbing through a ropes course in the heart of the Smoky Mountains. Offering 4 skill levels from easiest to most difficult, these courses are designed to push you both physically and mentally.

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Get a lesson in stand-up paddleboarding from a professional paddle instructor, learning the proper stroke and safety techniques to ensure a successful and educational experience. Beautiful Asheville, North Carolina provides a serene and historic backdrop to your aquatic venture.

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Discover charming Asheville nestled into the Blue Ridge Mountains during an interactive city scavenger hunt. Solve riddles that unlock the southern metropolis' enduring charisma and check popular destinations off your sightseeing bucket list during a self-guided urban adventure.

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Using your smartphone, you'll be given nearly 150 objects to find during your scavenger hunt. You'll then wander throughout the downtown area searching for the items. Once you've found the object, you'll send a photo in to score points.

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