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

Pack Place
Education, Arts, & Science Center

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

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    Located in the heart of downtown Asheville on Pack Square, the Pack Place Education, Arts & Science Center is a marvelous combination of arts, culture and entertainment all under one roof. This 92,000 square-foot complex boasts museums, performance spaces, courtyards, exhibition and lobby galleries, as well as a permanent exhibit “Here is the Square” which traces the story of Asheville from its earliest days. 

The Asheville Art Museum annually presents an exciting, inviting and active schedule of exhibitions and public programs based on its permanent collection of 20th and 21st century American art.

The Diana Wortham Theatre presents live performances of music, theatre and dance throughout the year by nationally touring artists as well as a wide array of performances by professional and  regional arts groups.

The mission of the YMI Cultural Center is to celebrate African American culture & diversity in the community. The center showcases gallery exhibitions that emphasize diversity in cultural heritage.


Website: Pack Place Education, Arts & Science Center
Asheville NC
Address: 2 South Pack Square, Asheville, NC 28801
Telephone: 828-257-4500
Hours:  10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 1:00-5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Mondays
Fees: Different fees depending on attraction.
Allow: Four hours to see all exhibits
Of Note: Building listed in the National Register of Historic Places
Basilica of St. Lawrence, Thomas Wolfe Memorial,Asheville Urban Trail, Black Mountain College Mus. + Arts Center, Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa
Directions: From I-240 take exit 5A Merrimon Avenue and follow signs for Highway 25 south for three blocks. Pack Place is located on Pack Square, directly in front of the Vance Monument

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


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