Family Places in Asheville, North Carolina

FAMILY FUN | MUSEUMS & ART | NATURE PARKS | HIKING TRAILS

If you're looking a roadtrip from Asheville, NC for the day, try these great places which are just an hour or less away from Asheville, NC. Discover a new place with family, friends or solitude.


Buffalo Farm Tours

Buffalo Farm Tours

Take a safari-type farm tour to see Buffalo (Bison), Watusi, Camels and more animals you don't expect to see in the North Carolina mountains - just 11 miles from downtown Asheville! Dr. King's Farm (home of Carolina Bison meats found in many restaurants and grocery stores) offers guided tours on Wednesday-Friday from Spring through Fall. Ride a tractor-pulled open air wagon for a very close-up look.

Asheville's Fun Depot

Asheville's Fun Depot

Go-karts, laser tag, mini-golf, a game arcade, climbing wall & more, plus diner & party rooms.

River Tubing

River Tubing

The downtown location is a lazy river float through the unique river arts district of downtown Asheville. Trips start at carrier park and on your way downstream, you will float past 12 Bones BBQ, New Belgium Brewery and The Wedge Brewery. There are many parks along the way with great picnicking opportunities.

Woolworth Walk

Woolworth Walk

Woolworth Walk is a uniquely Asheville experience; a privately and locally owned gallery in the heart of downtown, located in a historic building and representing local artists exclusively, it is without a doubt "Worth the Walk".

Vance Memorial

Vance Memorial

The public square has been a central feature of Asheville since the town's creation in 1797. The county court ordered that lands for a public square be procured in the "most convenient and interesting" place.

Adventure Center of Asheville

Adventure Center of Asheville

Are you looking for adventurous outdoor activities or exciting things to do in downtown Asheville? Well look no further... The Adventure Center of Asheville offers Asheville's Best Adventures, just 5 minutes from downtown.

Asheville Urban Trail

Asheville Urban Trail

The Asheville Urban Trail has often been called Asheville's "museum without walls." Started by a small group of citizens interested in helping revitalize downtown, the Urban Trail consists of thirty stations of bronze sculpture around downtown. Each station has a plaque illuminating some of the very interesting history of downtown's development and the various notable people who once lived here.