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From outdoor adventures in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to a vibrant arts scene, Asheville, North Carolina has a ton of free activities. Find out our top 11 free things to do in Asheville for your next vacation.

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Historic Johnson Farm in Hendersonville NC is a heritage museum.  Walk the beautiful nature trails, tour the 1876 farm house, visit the Heritage Weavers & Fiber Artists. There are picnic tables, animals and 10 historic structures on 15 acres of forest, fields & streams.  It is on the National Register of Historic Places & designated a NC Cultural Treasure. (Romantic Asheville photo) Tour times & days vary.   3346 Haywood Rd, Hendersonville NC    (828) 891-6585 historicjohnsonfarm.org

Historic Johnson Farm in Hendersonville, North Carolina is open to the public; tour the 1867 farm house, walk the nature trails & more on 15 acres of forest, fields & streams.

♥ Thirsty Monk Brewery & Pub -- the 3-story original on Patton Ave. in downtown Asheville, NC. The 3rd floor is the 'Top of the Monk', with craft & classic cocktails and "companion bite" appetizers included with every drink and a view patio. The ground floor features a rotating national selection of "best of the best" craft microbrews, and the basement level features one of the best Belgian Beer Bars in the country! There's also two other locations in north and south AVL. | MonkPub.com

The Thirsty Monk - downtown location only. a rooftop view patio and on the main ground floor they have a rotating national selection of "best of the best" micro brews, and on the basement level - one of the best Belgian Beer Bars in the country

Asheville Antique Shopping Stores

Shop Biltmore Village in Asheville North Carolina has more than 30 stores, art galleries, antique shops and restaurants near Biltmore Estate.

O.P. Taylor Toy Store is “The coolest toy store on the planet!” In Brevard, NC for 25 years & a new store in Asheville’s Biltmore Park.  You won’t believe the immense selection of any type toy, game, stuffed animals, etc. under the sun!  Kids & adults will fall in love with the world class selection! Open 7 days!   Brevard: 16 S Broad St, Brevard, NC  828-883-2309 Asheville:  2 Town Square Blvd., Asheville, NC  828-681–1865 #toys #brevardnc #biltmorepark  AshevilleVacationHomes.com

Taylor Toy Store is “The coolest toy store on the planet!” In Brevard, NC…

“Main Streets Across America” selects 1 town from each state for this honor.  Yes!  Downtown Hendersonville Main Street’s 16 blocks of music, shopping, artworks and eateries was chosen by National Life Group to represent North Carolina in their “Main Streets Across America.”  This is another great reason to explore Hendersonville, NC! Hendersonville NC Vacation Rentals:  AshevilleVacationHomes.com  #hendersonville #vacationrental #shopping #eateries

The 16 blocks that make up downtown Hendersonville get especially interesting when you travel Main Street — because it’s not exactly straight. As it snakes through the attractively old-timey heart …

SAINT JOHN IN THE WILDERNESS, Flat Rock, NC is a beautiful, sacred place on 23 acres listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  Built in 1833, it is the oldest Episcopal Church.  Also of historic significance is the church graveyard of early important families in our young nation.   1905 Greenville Hwy, Flat Rock, NC     (828) 693-9783  #flatrock #hendersonville #saintjohn #episcopal AshevilleVacationHomes.com

Flat Rock Historic District in Henderson County, North Carolina.

Asheville ART FEST with Craft Marketplace in Downtown Asheville is on July 1 & 2, 2017 with FREE admission.  There will be national and regional painters, potters, jewelers, glass blowers and more with their exquisite hand-made works of art.  Wander the lovely 6.5 acre Pack Square public park venue for this event held 10AM – 5 PM.  Come be inspired and bring home something you love! (Romantic Asheville photo)  www.artfestival.com

See our 2017 calendar of the Top 80 art and craft festivals and shows, studio tours, and other arts events in Asheville and western North Carolina mountains.