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

All about rain forests of the world   

Western North Carolina
"Rocks, Gems & Minerals"

House Portraits by acclaimed NC Pen & Ink Artist Lee James Pantas

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Outdoor Recreation in WNC, from golf to whitewater rafting   Western North Carolina Cities & Towns    Attractions in the Mountains

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All of the cultural attractions in Western North Carolina    All of the natural attractions in Western North Carolina

"Rocks, Gems & Minerals"

Central Mountains

Central Mountains

Colburn Earth Science Museum Western North Carolina Nature Center
Mineral & Lapidary Museum of Hend County  

Western Mountains

Western Mountains

Franklin Gem & Mineral Museum Highlands Nature Center
Graham County Museum of Prehistoric Relics Ruby City Gems Museum

Northern Mountains

Northern Mountains

Emerald Village North Carolina Mining Museum
Linville Caverns The Blowing Rock
Museum of North Carolina Minerals  



Becthler House Museum and Mint Site Catawba Science Center









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