Urban Trail Walking Tour

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    The Asheville Urban Trail Walking Tour

    The Asheville Urban Trail, a walking tour of downtown Asheville, highlights the unique architecture, people, and historic events of the city.  The Urban Trail is divided into five distinct eras, each of which has a symbol.  These symbols are carved into pink granite blocks placed in the sidewalk along the way for you to follow.  All street crosswalks for the trail are marked. Enjoyed in its entirety, the walking tour requires approximately two hours to complete.  The map in this brochure identifies each of the 30 stations by a number.  All 30 stations include a piece of art and/or a bronze plaque that describes the station.

    Take a visual tour on your computer here.


    Listening options:

    • To downlad all the mp3's in a zipped file click here. Urban-Tour.zip
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    1. Introduction
    2. Pack Square
    3. Crossroads
    4. Stepping Out
    5. O'Henry
    6. Immortal Image
    7. Elizabeth Blackwell
    8. Art Deco
    9. Flat Iron Architecture
    10. Cat Walk
    11. Grove's Vision
    12. Historic Hilltop
    13. Guastavino's Monument
    14. Appalachian Stage
    15. Shopping Daze
    16. Marketplace
    17. Legacy of Design
    18. Woodfin House
    19. Wolfe's Neighborhood
    20. Dixieland
    21. Curtain Calls
    22. On the Move
    23. Civic Pride
    24. Past and Promise
    25. Man and Mountain
    26. Ellingtons Dream
    27. Time Remembered
    28. Monument Corner
    29. Brick Artisan
    30. The Block
    31. Hotel District
    32. Conclusion

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