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    The Western North Carolina Nature Center 
    in Asheville, NC provides a one-of-a-kind adventure where guests can experience animals and plants native to the Southern Appalachian region. Featuring over 60 species of animals including river otters, black bear, red wolves and cougars, the Center welcomes over 100,000 visitors annually.

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    Open 7 days a week, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    *No admittance after 4:30 p.m.

    Regular Admission Rates:
    Adults  $8.00 / Seniors  $7.00 / Children  $4.00
    (ages 3-15, Children under 3 free)

    The WNC Nature Center connects people with animals and plants of the Southern Appalachian mountains by inspiring appreciation, nurturing understanding, and advancing conservation of the region's rich biodiversity. 

    Friends of the Nature Center
    The WNC Nature Center receives support from the Friends of the Nature Center, an independent 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization. To learn more about the Friends of the Nature Center and to become a member, visit their website at:  www.wildwnc.org

    WNC Nature Center,
    75 Gashes Creek Road
    Asheville, NC  28805
    Phone: (828) 259-8080

    For more information about the WNC Nature Center contact:

    Debbie Ivester at 28-259-259-5804 or divester@ashevillenc.gov

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