The Ultimate Guide To Asheville and the Western North Carolina Mountains
The Ultimate Guide to Asheville & the Western North Carolina Mountains

The Online Version of the Best-selling Regional Guidebook
 

Susanna Pantas, Artist

Blue Ridge Parkway
Destination Center

Pen & Ink Drawings of Biltmore Estate, by Lee James Pantas

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Blue Ridge Parkway Destination Center

Blue Ridge Parkway Destination Center     A joint project of the National Park Service and the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area, the Blue Ridge Parkway Destination Center is a regional exhibit and education center focusing on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The center, housed in a LEED-certified “green” environmentally friendly building, houses exhibits on the natural and cultural diversity and recreational opportunities found on the 469 mile length of the parkway, and a key feature is the I-Wall, an oversized interactive, interpretive map of the parkway. There is also a gift shop and a 70-seat theatre showing a short movie about the parkway throughout the day.

Website: Blue Ridge Parkway Destination Center
Location:
Milepost 384 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, two miles south of the Folk Art Center.
Address: 195 Hemphill Knob Road,
Asheville NC 28803
Telephone: 828-298-5330
Hours: 9 a.m. 5 p.m. seven days a week except Christmas and New Year’s Day.
Fees: None
Allow: Two hours
Of Note: The design, planning and construction of the 12,800 square foot center cost $9.8 million and was completed in 2007.
Resources: Blue Ridge National Heritage Area 195 Hemphill Knob Road, Asheville NC 28803; 828-
                          298-5330
                  Blue Ridge Parkway Association P.O. Box 2136, Asheville, NC 28802.
                  Blue Ridge Parkway Foundatio 717 South Marshall Street, Suite 105B, Winston-Salem,
                           NC 27101; 336-721-0260
Nearby: Folk Art Center
Directions: Located on the Blue Ridge Parkway just east of Asheville at Milepost 384. Access the highway at Highway 74A (I-240, Exit 9) and head east.


 

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