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Local Attractions - The North Carolina Arboretum

The North Carolina Arboretum
April 1 to October 31: 8 AM to 9 PM with entrance gates closing at 8 PM
Baker Exhibit Center, Education Center and Bonsai Exhibition Garden
9 AM to 5 PM
The Connections Gallery; Baker Exhibit Center, Garden Level
11 AM to 4 PM
Savory Thyme Cafe
Tuesday through Saturday: 11AM to 4PM, Sunday, 12 Noon to 4PM

The 434-acre Arboretum includes 65 acres of cultivated gardens and 10 miles of hiking and biking trails through the natural beauty of Western North Carolina.

National Native Azalea Collection
Explore the National Native Azalea Collection along Bent Creek.
The National Native Azalea Collection is a wood-land garden with azaleas representing every species native to the US, along with many natural hybrids and selections. They are spectacular late spring and early summer.

The North Carolina Arboretum does not charge admission per person, only a parking fee. Parking is $12 per personal vehicle, $50 per commercial vehicle and $100 for buses. Cash and check are accepted at the Gatehouse; Visa and MasterCard are accepted at the Gatehouse but limited to parking fee only. Parking is always free for members.

Directions from 1898 Waverly Inn

1898 Waverly Inn is about 23 minutes from The North Carolina Arboretum.

The Shortest Route

The Scenic Route

1898 Waverly Inn has Specials & Packages for every season.

Please call 800-537-8195 or 828-693-9193 to reserve your room.

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