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Things to do in Madison County

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Bakery
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“Bright, friendly coffee house with a diverse selection of amazing pastries and savory options. Indoor and outdoor seating.”
  • 100 locals recommend
Tourist Information Center
“Attraction offering guided zipline tours through the forested terrain of the Blue Ridge Mountains”
  • 78 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Live music every night at 7. Create your own slice - cracked black pepper crust is my favorite!”
  • 78 locals recommend
Spa
“I LOVE THIS PLACE. Get a tub on the creek side if you can...no showers so rinse in the sink. There are outlets so bring a hairdryer. They have a campfire going all the time. A bit of a haul to get there - in the town of HotSprings, NC. ”
  • 59 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Good place to take your dog and family and just sit and have a nice picnic.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Lodging
“Right in the neighborhood! If you're lucky enough to be on the mountain during the snow, check out the local ski resort for a fun day.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Greek Restaurant
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“Great food and atmosphere with big screens for sports. Wonderful menu selection. Extended hours. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Café
“Great coffee and a quick bite to eat. Check out the bluegrass jam on Thursday nights!”
  • 33 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This is a great place in heart of downtown Weaverville. Great food style and creativity and service. Ladies who lunch---lunch here. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“Best views for horseback riding near Hot Springs and the French Broad Adventures! Worth the drive! Make a day out if it!”
  • 19 locals recommend
Place to shop
“Zipline canopy tours, whitewater rafting, calm water float trips, canyoneering adventures — we've got it all! Raft & Zipline with us and experience two of Asheville's natural wonders: the French Broad River and the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains. Best of all, with French Broad Adventures you don't have to choose between ziplining & rafting. We are the only raft/zip combo close enough to Asheville that you can have fun with us and make it back to town in time for dinner. Take advantage of our vacation packages and save on all the thrills, chills, and occasional spills into the water! Try our newest adventure, canyoneering, to explore waterfalls and canyons that 99.9% of tourists will never see.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
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“Asheville's favorite sushi restaurant right here in Weaverville. I just love the noodles and the fancy hot tea and the friendly service.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“The French Broad River located near Asheville, NC, is a wonderful introduction to whitewater rafting and is an adventure the whole family will enjoy. The French Broad River flows through the heart of Pisgah National Forest. It offers wide channels, beautiful mountain vistas and fun, splashy class 2-3 rapids: ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Good pub food, beer and wine, family friendly just off the University of Mars Hill campus. Their Blue Ridge sandwich is my fav.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Awesome food for lunch and dinner (or brunch)! Check out the breakfast pizza -feeds up to 4!”
  • 20 locals recommend
Café
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“Bring a book or something to do while you wait, remember crepes are not fast food . Sit outside in good weather and bring the dog.”
  • 24 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bakery
“Bright, friendly coffee house with a diverse selection of amazing pastries and savory options. Indoor and outdoor seating.”
  • 100 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Live music every night at 7. Create your own slice - cracked black pepper crust is my favorite!”
  • 78 locals recommend
Greek Restaurant
“Great food and atmosphere with big screens for sports. Wonderful menu selection. Extended hours. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is a great place in heart of downtown Weaverville. Great food style and creativity and service. Ladies who lunch---lunch here. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
“Asheville's favorite sushi restaurant right here in Weaverville. I just love the noodles and the fancy hot tea and the friendly service.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Good pub food, beer and wine, family friendly just off the University of Mars Hill campus. Their Blue Ridge sandwich is my fav.”
  • 22 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“They have excellent food in a bar atmosphere. The service is excellent too.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“A local favorite for decades, THE place to get Italian for Mars Hill University students and locals - simply delicious!”
  • 14 locals recommend

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