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Highlands Nature Center

The Highlands Nature Center has live animal exhibits, garden tours, and children’s programs, with emphasis on Southern Appalachian biodiversity and geology. They also have exhibitions of Native American artifacts and culture, and exhibits of native wildflowers that are currently in bloom in their Botanical Garden.

Website: Highlands Nature Center
Highlands NC
Distance: 1˝ hours from Asheville
Address: 930 Horse Cove Rd., Highlands, NC 28741
Telephone: 828-526-2623
Hours: March-October: Monday-Saturday 1 -5 p.m.
Fees: None
Allow: 1-2 hours
Highlands Biological Station, Highlands Museum & Historical Village,  Pisgah National Forest,  The Bascom,  Waterfalls in Western North Carolina
Directions: From Asheville, take NC 280 West to Brevard (280 begins as Airport Rd., accessible from US 25 or I-26). NC 280 joins NC 64 just before reaching Brevard. Follow 64 West to Highlands. In Highlands, turn left at the first light onto Main Street. Proceed through the next light (Main Street turns into Horse Cove Rd.) and look for the Nature Center on your left.

Wild & Furry Animals of the Southern Appalachian Mountains, by Lee James Pantas





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