The Visitor Center for the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina
The Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center in Asheville, North Carolina features an award-winning film and exhibits which highlight the natural and cultural heritage, economic traditions, and recreational opportunities found in and along the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina.
The visitor center houses a 70-seat theater, information and orientation services, and a retail shop offering books, apparel, CDs, DVDs, collectibles, souvenirs, and children's items.
Hours of Operation
Hours of operation are from 9 am to 5 pm daily, year-round.
The visitor center is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.
The Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center is located at Parkway milepost 384, which is about a mile south of the US 70 intersection (or one mile north of the US 74-A intersection) and about 8 miles east of downtown Asheville. The Folk Art Center is located nearby, two miles to the north along the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina.
Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center
Parkway Milepost 384
195 Hemphill Knob Road
Asheville, NC 28803