Uncover Asheville and North Carolina’s unique art, literature, history, movies, and legends.
From spooky houses and cemeteries to modern art and dinosaur bones, visit AVL's top museums and historic sites.
Say hi to Dolly Parton or a 10-foot rooster. Find fairy doors and learn more about Asheville's mural artists.
See where to get souvenirs, clothes, plants, specialty food, jewelry, art, and more.
Shop for books in a champagne book bar, a queer & feminist co-op bookstore, & a bookshop where they used to auction cows.
Watch new, old, and indie films at these great Asheville movie theaters - including a pizza joint and brewery.
Uncover Asheville's most haunted houses and places, including schools, cemeteries, famous attractions, and more.
In the warmer months, attend free Shakespeare in the Park performances under the stars by the Montford Park Players.
See where Thomas Wolfe and O. Henry are laid to rest at this beautiful historic cemetery.
North Carolina played a major role in the American Civil War. Discover important sites and battlefields across the state.
Explore some of the best books set in Asheville, fiction and nonfiction included.
These are just a few of the local authors and their books that add to Asheville's literary canon.
Uncover historical fiction, nonfiction, fantasy, and mystery books set in and about North Carolina.
Along with fantastic authors from Asheville, meet even more famous NC authors and their books.
Learn more about Appalachia through literature. This nonfiction and fiction reading list will help get you started.
Spark that wanderlust, meet new authors, and learn more history with these books about and set in South Carolina.
Learn more about and travel to Tennessee with these great books - fiction and nonfiction.
Learn more about the South with these Southern Gothic books, both classic and contemporary titles.
Watch the best movies filmed across North Carolina.
With one of the biggest filming studios east of California, uncover top movies filmed in Wilmington, NC.
Watch the best movies from, about, and set in the South.
From gruesome to iconic, watch the best Southern Gothic movies across decades and genres.
If you love creepy stories, dive head first into NC's urban legends, including ghosts, cryptids, and monsters.
Learn more about black bears in North Carolina and in other parts of the world with these interesting bear facts.