As you head west toward a Blue Ridge Mountains vacation near Asheville or its neighboring foothills towns, stop in this Welcome Center, which is open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. It's closed on New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Amenities include:
- Restrooms, including family restrooms
- Handicap accessibility
- Motorcoach/RV parking
- Internet access/smart phone charging station
- Picnic tables and grills
- Vending machines and a water fountain
- Recycle and trash receptacles
- Dog bag dispenser
- N.C. arts and crafts on display