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River Arts District Tip-Based Sightseeing Walking Tour

Asheville, United States


120 to 150 minutesMobile & paper tickets accepted

For years, the River Arts District or "RAD," has been a popular spot for visitors; however, many guests arrive with the question: "What do we do once we arrive?" In response, I created a tour that would hit the highlights and provide my guests with a hands-on RAD experience they would not forget!

Starting at Magnetic Theatre, we will walk down Depot Street to learn about the history of the RAD, the artists and visit ONE gallery! We stop at the Grind Coffee for a taste of local brews, tour the historical Grey Eagle Music Venue and taste Taqueria snacks, view a glass blowing demonstration at the NC Glass Center. Then walk alongside the river, learning stories about the legends of the French Broad and what activities you can do on the river post-tour!

The shorter, 10 am tour, will finish at Cotton Mill.
The 2pm tour will finish on Foundy Street to learn about the graffiti that covers the walls and taste some local wine from Pleb or beer from wedge brewery.

About 3 a mile walk

What's Included

  • Entrance to venues, tastings, and live demonstrations
  • Entry/Admission - The Grey Eagle
  • Gratuities

What To Expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: The Magnetic Theatre, 375 Depot St, Asheville, NC 28801-4310

We will start here. The guests will watch the actors perform a brief act and get an idea of what the theatre does in the community. Some lucky guests will get a chance to view an act as we walk throughout the RAD on special occassions!

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3207

Guests will get a private tour of this historical music

The Location

Where To Go

The Magnetic Theatre, 375 Depot St, Asheville, NC 28801, USA


Asheville, United States

Return details

1: plēb urban winery, 289 Lyman St, Asheville, NC 28801, USA
2: Asheville Cotton Mill Studios, 122 Riverside Dr, Asheville, NC 28801, USA


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Written Reviews (2)

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A highlight of our trip...

Brian A | Jun 2021

A highlight of our trip to Asheville. This was akin to a modern history of the area. Very informative and interesting.

Interesting walk thru a very...

Terence S | May 2021

Interesting walk thru a very unique area of twin in transition. Easy walk with tastings and ability to visit open galleries. Maybe due to COVID, we were not able to enter most galleries, which would have the walk more enjoyable. Jordan and Crissie

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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