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Asheville: 1-Hour Haunted Walking Ghost Tour

1. Asheville: 1-Hour Haunted Walking Ghost Tour

Uncover the dark and mysterious past of the city of Asheville on a haunted walking ghost tour. Discover several paranormal hotspots including Helen’s Bridge, the Grove Park Inn, and the site of Zelda Fitzgerald’s tragic death. Learn how Asheville is a city built on more than 200 years of gruesome history. Experience a side of the city that’s rarely seen. Learn the secret behind the hauntings at the Battery Park Hotel, the Jackson Building, and many more active paranormal locations. Learn about Asheville’s history and discover what makes the "Paris of the South" so haunted. All stories are based on historical events, local legends, and eyewitness accounts of paranormal activity across the downtown area. Learn about the extensive research conducted on the hauntings at each of the locations. Hear the most accurate and up-to-date information about Asheville’s troubled past and paranormal activity!

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Amazing Asheville Scavenger Hunt Adventure

2. Amazing Asheville Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Looking for a way to turn Asheville into a giant game board?   Urban Adventure Quest has created an interactive scavenger hunt that combines the fun of the Amazing Race with a three-hour sightseeing tour of Asheville.  Guided from any smartphone, groups make their way among well-known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history. The adventure begins in the heart of the city and takes you to an amazing collection of outdoor art, historic parks, and monuments dedicated the city's famous citizens and historical events. The game route will show you some of the best sights of the city as well as its hidden gems, all while challenging your mind and capacity for fun.  The tour requires approximately 1 mile of walking.  Using a smartphone as “the guide” allows participants to start when they want and determine their own pace of play.  Stop to enjoy the art, do some people watching or grab a bite to eat… why not, it’s your schedule? Offered at a fixed price for a group vs. per person pricing, this city tour/game offers a great value to those on a budget. Points of interest during your Quest include Vance Memorial, Pack Square Park, Veteran's Memorial, Thomas Wolfe House, Asheville Community Theater and Pritchard Park.

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Asheville: Yoga on a Mountain Hike

3. Asheville: Yoga on a Mountain Hike

Meet your group and instructor at the trailhead just 30 minutes from Asheville to embark upon a unique adventure in the stunning Blue Ridge Mountains. Breathe in the fresh air as you hike to an open summit where your instructor will guide your group through an hour of yoga practice for all levels. Relish this time to sit still, soak in your surroundings, and move your body. Beginners to yoga and hiking are welcome. Yoga mats are provided, just bring comfortable clothing, a positive attitude, and a sense of adventure.

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Asheville: History and Architecture Tour

4. Asheville: History and Architecture Tour

Join your passionate guide for a walking tour of downtown Asheville. Walk for approximately 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) at a comfortable pace, with several stops en route to marvel and take beautiful photographs. Enjoy a boutique tour perfect for architecture and history buffs. Your Asheville city tour starts downtown. Look at the glorious art-deco architecture and listen to a detailed history of the area. Stop at several historic sites and delve into the history of Asheville's notable residents. Hear stories of the literary names who called Asheville home, including William Sydney Porter – known by his pen name O. Henry – and Thomas Wolfe and his family. Learn about the city's founding fathers, and discover Asheville's connection to the cursed Hope Diamond.

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Asheville: Guided Kayak Tour on the French Broad River

5. Asheville: Guided Kayak Tour on the French Broad River

Start your adventure from the Hominy Creek River Park in Ashevelille and relax with transportation to the Bent Creek River Park. Enjoy the company of a certified naturalist guide who is familiar with the local flora and fauna and will make sure to answer any questions you have. On this ride, you will discover a different view of the city of Asheville as you paddle along the French Broad River. From the kayak, have a sneak peak of the Biltmore Estate French Renaissance castle.

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We'd been to Asheville many times, but the Get Your Guide Scavenger Hunt showed us so many new, interesting aspects to the city that we would not otherwise ever see. A great way to expand your knowledge and appreciation of a city!

The tour was excellent! We saw the old part of the city with the first beautiful church and southern style houses. I would do it again if not the cold wind. ))

Our guide, Brandy, was fantastic. She did a wonderful job of showing us the spookier side of Asheville. A+

John did a fantastic job! He was very knowledgeable about Asheville and gave great detail.

Our tour guide did a fantastic job and we enjoyed the experience.