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Urban Trail

Pack Place, Asheville, NC 28801
+1 828-259-5498
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Enjoy a leisurely walk through Asheville's vibrant, "uptown" downtown area! Awesome Art Deco architecture!

My wife and I took full advantage of an overnight stay at the Cambria Hotel on Page Avenue [a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
D2958ZXgarym
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King, United States
Was fun at first, soon became boring!

If you like scavenger hunts, you will LOVE walking along the Urban Trail. This really is a unique... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Trisha N
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Peachtree City, Georgia
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Learn about Asheville's architecture and historic past on this unique 1.7-mile walking tour, which includes delightful sculptures along the way, including Thomas Wolfe's size 13 bronzed shoes. Tour leaders or audiotapes are available to guide you.
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  • Very good44%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Pack Place, Asheville, NC 28801
Downtown Asheville
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+1 828-259-5498
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"scavenger hunt"
in 12 reviews
"explore downtown"
in 4 reviews
"downtown area"
in 9 reviews
"free map"
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"fun walk"
in 3 reviews
"street musicians"
in 2 reviews
"nice walking"
in 2 reviews
"asheville's history"
in 5 reviews
"self guided"
in 6 reviews
"visitor's center"
in 4 reviews
"grove arcade"
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"a lot of fun"
in 3 reviews
"own pace"
in 3 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 2 reviews
"audio tour"
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"plaques"
in 19 reviews
"sculptures"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I took full advantage of an overnight stay at the Cambria Hotel on Page Avenue [a recommended lodging, by the way] and a crisp, clear morning to take a relaxing walk around downtown Asheville. It's called "downtown," but, trust me, as Asheville...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like scavenger hunts, you will LOVE walking along the Urban Trail. This really is a unique way to see the city, however, the items we were having to find were just a bit too quirky for me.

Thank Trisha N
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried to follow this path using a brochure and map of the city. Okay, we didn’t really feel safe on a lot of these city streets as such obvious tourists. It didn’t really seem like much to see when we were walking around so...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got up early on a Saturday morning and walked the trail. it was informative and some the monuments were really cool but we were using a map on our phones and it was not easy to navigate and find them all. I can't imagine...More

1  Thank Michael K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The visitors center had the map and plenty of information. Very helpful. Parking wasn't a problem on a Sunday. Many tourists and street musicians too. Fun environment. We didn't do the full trail but walked to the Grove Arcade for lunch.

1  Thank Carpwalker
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Reviewed 28 April 2018

Some of the 30 stops on this self-guided tour are interesting, but some (e.g. 24-26) are mis-marked on the map. Would recommend reading the stop descriptions and then targeting the ones that interest you to avoid frustration.

2  Thank Robert S
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

Easy map access to great walking trail that shows you most everything in the city. Comfortable for almost anyone.

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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

So the tour idea itself is very cool and there are some interesting sites but the marking that helps guide you is pathetic. We were constantly going the wrong way and the streets throughout Asheville are horribly marked. Felt myself getting more frustrated than actually...More

Thank Chandler M
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

This is a great little scavenger hunt that will take you all around downtown Asheville. You'll learn a bit of history and perhaps notice things you might not have caught on your own. Download and print a map or pick up a copy at the...More

1  Thank Susan F
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

How great to walk the comfortable tour in Asheville. Stop at visitors information to get a free map and enjoy the walk!

Thank TwoEurophiles
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