Western North Carolina Nature Center

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Western North Carolina Nature Center


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  • Seasons - Year-round (Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day)
  • Hours - Monday-Sunday, 10 am - 5 pm


  • 75 Gashes Creek Rd.

    Asheville,   NC   28805


Exhibiting more than 60 species of animals native to Southern Appalachia. Exhibits include Appalachian Station - which highlights the diversity of the Smoky Mountains; Appalachian Predators – Life on the Edge which features red and gray wolves, bobcats, cougars and coyotes; The North Carolina Farm - featuring domestic animals commonly found on Appalachian Farms; and the popular Life Underground exhibit.

The Center welcomes more than 100,000 visitors annually. The Center is one of only three zoos in North Carolina to be accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).

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75 Gashes Creek Rd.
Asheville NC 28805


Latitude: 35° 34' 47.64" / Longitude: -82° 29' 35.88"

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