Asheville's "Comfortable" Adventures
Accessible Asheville, N.C.
Friends are coming to visit. One, who has physical challenges is looking for "comfortable" things to do while they are here. Here are some ideas:
a) MUSEUMS & HISTORIC SITES
TONS OF IDEAS and FUN things to do here
b) PARI: Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute. Discover a hidden space center deep in Pisgah National Forest. If you are fascinated with science and the stars, PARI (Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute) is a must-see in the Asheville area. This complex was initially developed by NASA in 1962 as the east coast facility to track satellites and monitor manned space flights. Today, it's a non-profit educational and world-class research center with their massive radio telescopes. Located near Brevard, the 30-building campus dotted with all sizes of telescopes is well-protected from man-made light pollution and radio interference. It attracts both curious tourists and acclaimed scientists from around the globe.
c) BILTMORE. Biltmore Ticket Special Offers & Discounts + Event Updates • Christmas at Biltmore • Favorite stops in the Biltmore Gardens • Buy tickets on Biltmore's web site at least 7 days in advance and save $10. • Seniors age 65+ save $10 on regular adult daytime admission Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Accessibility Biltmore offers reduced-price admission to guests with disabilities. Parking assistance is available. At the gardens, park by the Conservatory for wheelchair access to the Walled Garden. Antler Hill Village and Winery are wheelchair accessible
1. BILTMORE INDUSTRIES TOUR https://www.romanticasheville.com/biltmore-industries
2. CONSERVATORY Adjacent to the Walled Garden is the tropical wonderland open year-round, complete with a big orchid collection. Read more about the Conservatory.
3.THE FARM Learn about Biltmore's agricultural heritage at Antler Hill Farm, adjacent to the Village. In addition to displays of historic farm equipment in the impressive 1902 barn, explore the Kitchen Garden and meet draft horses, calves, lambs and chickens at the Farmyard. Watch the blacksmith or woodworkers
4. TAKE A CARRIAGE RIDE
You may be interested in accessible homes , too.
Boomers and Older People, please check out the little eBooklet (link is just below.)
Many tell us it is a very good way to begin a conversation about Aging in P A L A C E.