CHOOSE AN ADVENTURE: annual passes to the Adventure Center of Asheville

Home School Field Trips

For groups of 10 or more people (includes escorts)

Weekday dates available:

  • April 21 – May 28, 2021

  • August 23 – September 30, 2021

  • December 1, 2021 – March 11, 2022  (excluding Dec 20-Jan 1)

Reservations are required

groups@adventurecenterofasheville.com or 828.450.3400

Adventure Activities, Experiential Education & Teambuilding Programs are offered to groups of 10 people or more on weekdays during available dates. 

Bring your homeschool friends, family or group for an Epic Adventure and savings with our home school discount days!

  • Choose one or more adventure activities for ages 4 and over: Asheville Treetops Adventure Park (ages 4+), KidZip (ages 4-10), Kolo Bike Park (all ages who can ride a mountain bike)
  • Optional STEM/Environmental Science NC/SC curriculum programs 
  • Optional Wilderness Skills Programs
  • Optional Team Building Low Ropes Facilitated programs 

The Best in Home School Adventures

Treetops Adventure Park (ages 4 and over)

$34/person

Asheville Treetops Adventure Park is an aerial challenge course in the trees with 77 unique climbing, rolling, walking, jumping, swinging, and rappelling elements in a wooded park with 7 aerial trails. Enjoy two hours of adventure for ages 4 and over (trail restrictions/escorts ages 4-12). Trip time is 2 hours.  This team bonding activity is “challenge by choice.”  Meaning, if you are old enough, choose the level of aerial trail that is right for you! 

KidZip (ages 4-10)

$34/person

KidZip is one of America’s first zipline adventures designed for kids 4-10 years old. It includes 9 ziplines and 4 fun climbing elements in a park area. It is a self-guided tour except for an adult escort. The ziplines range from 50 feet to 250 feet long. They range in height from 25 feet high to ground level. Enjoy 2 hours of adventure. Ages 4-6 require a 1:1 adult escort. 

Kolo Bike Park

Kolo Bike Park

$14/person park pass, $39 adult/$34 youth rentals & pass

Kolo Bike Park is a mountain bike sampler-pack designed for off-road riders of all levels. Kolo has 4 miles of single-track mountain bike trails that range from beginner-friendly to expert-only black diamond trails, 2 pump tracks, a multi-course jump line, skills area, jumps, berms, step-downs and Littleville bike playground for our youngest shredders.  Rentals are available. 

    Experiential Learning Programs: STEM/Environmental Education/Wilderness Skills

    Our adventure activities pair perfectly with our outdoor environmental education programs! We have designed hands-on programs with North Carolina and South Carolina state standards and outdoor survival skills in mind,  but they can be tailored to cover your homeschool group’s goals and standards. Our program staff has decades of education and experience in experiential education with Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in the field. So we are excited to create an immersive learning experience for your students that encourages curiosity, teamwork, and fun!

    Home school discount day program options include: 

    • Ready. Set. Go Physics!  Students will get to see the physics of zip lining and ropes courses up close and in action. Using small-scale models to show how gravity, weight, friction, and other forces affect the motion of zipliners, students will get to experiment in a controlled environment.   Add this to our Treetops Park or Ziplines so that students can experiment with and experience physics in action! 1-2 hours  NC & SC standards: NC 5.P.1, 7.P.1, 7.P.2, Psc.1.1, Phy.1.1, Phy.1.2; SC 4.S.1, 5.P.5, 6.P.3, 8.P.2, 8.P.3, H.P.2, H.P.3
    • Trees & Me Ecology gives students an inside look at plants, and how they interact with other living and nonliving things in their environment. This ecology-based class offers hands-on learning for students to get to know trees up close and personal through tree identification, decomposition exploration, and a guided sensory hike to experience nature among our 100 acres of property. 1-2 hours  NC & SC standards: NC 5.L.2., 6.L.1, 6.L.2, 7.L.2, 8.L.1, 8.L.3, Bio.2.1; SC 4.L.5, 5.L.4, 6.L.5, 7.L.3, 7.EC.5, H.B.3, H.B.6

    • Wilderness/Outdoor Survival Skills teaches students what is essential in a survival situation.  Whether it is learning to build a primitive shelter, how to build & start a fire using primitive materials, or what items are truly essential for an outdoor outing, students will have a blast working together to “survive” in the woods! While also learning about “Leave No Trace” principles, students will practice some essential outdoor ethics. 1-3 hours

    • In our Lost & Found Orienteering program, students will learn how to use a topographic map and compass, then apply those skills to our orienteering course. Students then will work in small groups to navigate themselves to victory.  So with a little teamwork, they then go home with skills they can use in real life.  1-3 hours

    Team Building Low Ropes Facilitated Programs are custom-created fun and competitive experiences designed to instill confidence, cooperation, communication, and connection between group members. Our facilitated programs with experienced instructors focus on active interactions designed for guests to step outside of typical comfort zones while collaborating to accomplish group goals. We highlight the potential strengths of task completion and the challenges of processes such as communication, group decision making, and task sharing/delegation. Our programs are fun, engaging, challenging, sometimes frustrating, thought-provoking, and personally enlightening. Whether you want to spend 1-hour playing fun team bonding games to get your team warmed up or a half or full day of goal-driven facilitated programs, we can create the team-building experience you are looking for. Your students will walk away knowing more about themselves and each other, and hopefully, apply the skills they learn to their lives.

        Reservations are REQUIRED, please call group sales at
        828.450.3400 or groups@adventurecenterofasheville.com

        Home school discount day programs are offered to groups of 10 students or more. Adventure Discounts are only available on weekdays during the available dates when we are open.

        Our activities instill personal development and self-confidence, encourage cooperation with others,
        enrich problem-solving skills, and offer fun outdoor activities with a challenge.

        Partners:

        Our friends at Chimney Rock State Park also offer fun Homeschool programs throughout the year for groups.  Check out their catalog of interactive educational programs from Animals of Appalachia to Bugs to Raptors to Tracks and Traces.  They also offer guided naturalist hikes for all ages.

        Home School Field Trip Fun!

        HOURS: WEDS-SUN | 10AM-5PM

        Fun adventures for the full family, Ages 4+

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        The Adventure Center of Asheville
        4.8
        Based on 183 reviews
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        Cheryl Critcher
        Cheryl Critcher
        17:10 17 Aug 21
        This is always a fabulously fun day for the kids and their kids. Biking and zip lining... good memories made
        Jennifer Hargus
        Jennifer Hargus
        19:57 31 Jul 21
        Took our (just turned) 8 year old today to the kid zip area and we had a great time! Reasonably priced and the staff... was very friendly. Small enough where our son wasn't too scared to get started but big enough to still challenge him to conquer some of his fears. Needless to say, by the end he was ziplining and letting go to put his hands out. There were other areas of the park we will definitely try next time we come to Asheville. Highly recommend!read more
        metropolisubway47
        metropolisubway47
        13:01 24 Jul 21
        My family and I went here for a reunion one day and I was beyond impressed. Will definitely be back in the future!
        Megan Dennen
        Megan Dennen
        21:30 20 Jul 21
        We had a blast on the Treetops Adventure Course! Our group of five ranged in age from 7 to 37 and everyone was able to... find a course to suit their level of adventure and ability. The rangers are helpful from the ground when needed.read more
        Toby Barnhart
        Toby Barnhart
        14:10 20 Jul 21
        Had a blast did the ropes course and the Zipline tour. Callie and Catherine are awesome Zipline guides. They did a... great job of making sure everyone knew what they needed to do and made it fun.read more
        Jordan Morrell
        Jordan Morrell
        01:24 21 May 21
        Loved this place so much! We decided to go zip lining and we were NOT disappointed. The full tour was well worth it and... the fun and entertaining staff made it a blast! We had a great time out there and will happily return soon!read more
        Astrid Pena
        Astrid Pena
        11:37 02 May 21
        Best.trip.ever!! Brandon and West were AMAZING guides and made the whole thing so much more fun! I am terrified of... heights but they both made sure throughout the entire trip that I, and the others, felt comfortable and were enjoying it! I would do this again without hesitation. Thank you, guys!!!read more
        Jeff Anderson
        Jeff Anderson
        21:41 28 Apr 21
        It's the perfect place solo, or with the whole family. There's a little something for everybody and so close to... downtown. If you didn't know it was there, you would miss it. A great little gem just on the outskirts of town.read more
        Brandon Tran
        Brandon Tran
        00:00 27 Apr 21
        Our family went to visit Kid Zip in Asheville and we had a blast. I ended up getting the season pass for a year because... the kids loved it so much. We've also experienced the TreeTops adventure park. The obstacles also a lot of fun for kids and adults. Good times! Go visit them!read more
        Audrey Power
        Audrey Power
        13:20 26 Apr 21
        I brought a group of high school seniors who all found some thing at the right level of challenge for themselves. They... loved zip lining, Climbing, and some of the creative thinking needed to complete the courses. The adventure center was also very accommodating for students who wanted to remain on the ground, and they were able to add a few tickets to our group at the last minute. Great service. Very fun.read more
        Cyn Slingsby
        Cyn Slingsby
        13:46 08 Mar 21
        Scheduling our group was easy with Sarah! We needed to make changes and her grace, comfort and professionalism were... high! We all (15 kids/parents) loved our experience! The rangers are funny, knowledgeable and helpful! All the kids left saying they want their next day party there!!! Thanks to an extensive and amazing staff!!!read more
        Stacey Vargas
        Stacey Vargas
        04:21 20 Feb 21
        We went on the Treetop Adventure and did the big obstacle course on the trees. It was great fun! Highly recommended if... you enjoy climbing, obstacle course, and you're not too afraid of heights.read more
        Leslie Anson
        Leslie Anson
        16:36 18 Feb 21
        Our zip lining guides Donovan and Doug were outstanding! They were funny, watched us and gave helpful pointers and... taught us about the local trees. They also recommended a wonderful local place to eat! These two made our experience that much more enjoyable!read more
        Jeffrey Clark
        Jeffrey Clark
        22:36 04 Jan 21
        The kids really enjoyed this place. We did the tree top adventure. I thought it was really neat that they had like 7... different courses.read more
        Antonella Prevost
        Antonella Prevost
        20:13 03 Jan 21
        Such an entertaining place!! Had a great time. The courses are challenging but doable and that’s what keeps it fun. The... only two downsides in my opinion were that 1. It only lasts 2 hours and starts from when you watch a video and do the whole harness thing, so you lose time to actually be up on the trees and 2. I’ve been to other adventure parks and they sell/rent gloves because the courses have elements where you need to hold onto a rope or cable. I asked for them but they don’t sell/rent or even suggest you to bring your own. My hands were really hurting afterwards. Anyways, I’d recommend it!!read more
        Liz Yablonicky
        Liz Yablonicky
        14:35 01 Jan 21
        My teen children and I did the zip lining with Donovan and Brandon this week. What great fun! I was very nervous but... our guides helped me gain confidence safely and they were so supportive and funny. We were only in town for a few days so when another zip line company cancelled our reservation due to inclement weather, we were thrilled and relieved to be able to come to Adventure Center of Asheville. Thanks for staying open and showing us a great time! Also loved the Covid safety protocols in place.read more
        carson stuckey
        carson stuckey
        02:48 19 Dec 20
        What a great place for a birthday party. My 8 year old son had a blast. Great place for a family outing, or good place... to challenge your friends on the hardest courses. Looking forward to going back.read more
        Lane Carolina
        Lane Carolina
        16:44 14 Dec 20
        Our group was staying downtown and this place was super close. There were several guys who had never done any zipline... stuff before, but the staff was so helpful and friendly. If we had more time we would have rented some bikes for the bike park. Just a great place to play and feel like a kid again.read more
        Grant Drenning
        Grant Drenning
        19:15 21 Nov 20
        Our group of 8 had an amazing time on the Zipline adventure. Our guides Marz and Donovan were great. They were... extremely knowledgeable and eased some of our groups anxiety before beginning. They start you on some smaller lines before moving on to the bigger and better ones. They are also hilarious and had some killer one liners, they are sure to make you laugh. We had a great time and would definitely do it again. If you're apprehensive at all about doing this don't be, by the end, our most apprehensive person was just as eager as everyone else to get to zipping!!!read more
        Lindsey Yow
        Lindsey Yow
        00:02 11 Nov 20
        Friendly staff and so many fun things to do. I also love that they allowed the haunted trail to take place there and... raise money for charityread more
        Home Team Handyman Service
        Home Team Handyman Service
        11:47 09 Oct 20
        A lot of fun for the whole family. The price for the adventure was cheap compared to other parks we've been to and the... instructors were great. Hated having to wear a mask though which took away from the fun. Every time my mask would slip off slightly I was scolded but I guess that's where were at right now. All in all it was well worth it. Side note:Asheville has changed folks. Don't go downtown unless you're wearing a mask, even outside. The hippies run the show and will cuss you out for walking outside without one. I will NEVER go to downtown Asheville againread more
        Chasing Rainbows
        Chasing Rainbows
        19:00 06 Oct 20
        Spent the day here and loved every minute! The ziplining was amazing, and our guides Brandon and Marz made every second... enjoyable. I want to come back again and hopefully zip with those guides! You hand break here, instead of the automatic, which I actually prefer because I feel I have more control. The guides signal you when you need to break, and whether to break harder or softer. Loved every moment!read more
        keven buttray
        keven buttray
        19:42 19 Sep 20
        So many fun things to do!!
        Kat Douglas
        Kat Douglas
        13:17 11 Sep 20
        Friendly & Knowledgeable staff. My Son & I had a BLAST doing the Tree Top Adventure, We will deff be back!
        Marc Kerr
        Marc Kerr
        03:02 08 Sep 20
        Zipling was so much fun and I enjoyed it. Donovan and Brandon made my experience something to remember. The staff the... entire time was amazing.read more
        Dorothea Young
        Dorothea Young
        18:07 07 Sep 20
        Great staff where you purchase tickets. Well maintained trails
        Andre Dickens
        Andre Dickens
        17:46 06 Sep 20
        We decided to do the kids zipline course with our 8 year old son and 6 year old daughter and it was the best family... activity we have done. The kids enjoyed the course so much they did it 4 times. The guides and instructors were great and we are planning to come back to do the obstacle course. I would highly recommend this as a family activity.read more
        Benjamin Chapin
        Benjamin Chapin
        23:49 26 Aug 20
        Did the zip line tour. Staff was great, equipment sanitized and in good shape, had a blast conquering heights while... zipping along!read more
        Mandy Yancey
        Mandy Yancey
        19:00 23 Aug 20
        We did a zip line tour yesterday for my husband’s birthday trip. Our guides, Brandon and Donovan were fantastic! They... were fun and engaging. This was my first time zip lining. I’m not great with heights and they put me at ease. Thank you for a great time! HIGHLY recommend.read more
        Veronica
        Veronica
        18:58 22 Aug 20
        Donnaben and Brando made the experience memorable. They are super nice and train you well.
        M L
        M L
        20:00 09 Aug 20
        Our son has enjoyed two weeks of bike camp at KOLO this summer. Fantastic time with great counselors. He enjoyed it... so much, he wants to be a counselor in training next year.read more
        Karmin Andrew
        Karmin Andrew
        22:29 01 Aug 20
        Fun, safe, easy to arrange. Knowledgeable staff. Very well run operation.
        Jennifer Olinger
        Jennifer Olinger
        00:41 17 Jun 20
        My 9 year old enjoyed Kolo bike park camp last week - and he is back this week with his 13 year old sister enjoying... Adventure Camp. They are having a blast a rating it a “13” on a scale of 1-10. And kids are honest! Great staff. Safe and social distance friendly. Get outdoors and live life!read more
        Jenna Morgan Hamilton
        Jenna Morgan Hamilton
        14:03 16 Jun 20
        Our family came to the Asheville area from Virginia for a long weekend in an effort to change up our scenery and give... our kids something to look forward to because we had been under our stay-at-home order since mid-March. We decided to do the ziplining tour at Asheville Adventure Center because it gave us a chance to do something as a family outside and it was an activity the kids were really excited about. The folks at Asheville Adventure Center were amazing. Very friendly, with a great customer service attitude. We had our safety training with Jeff, whom I think is the owner, and our ziplining guides were Brandon and Donovan. They were terrific. Very low stress, but also very focused on safety and procedure. We had a very nice time talking with them over the two hours and we can't say enough about how much they added to our enjoyment of the experience. During the ziplining, we all had to wear facemasks because it was not possible to always stay six feet apart during time on the tree platforms but it was not too much of a bother and it actually ended up keeping my face warm because it was cool and breezy up in the trees. We highly recommend this company and will come back to do another activity with them the next time we come to Asheville!read more
        Stephanie Worley
        Stephanie Worley
        18:21 01 Mar 20
        I was not prepared for how hard it was but I had a great time. Staff was friendly and helpful. I'll definitely be back!
        TheGalway Girl
        TheGalway Girl
        17:03 28 Jan 20
        Wonderful family fun with a variety of activities. Need to do better about waiting time in line to check in.
        June Davidson
        June Davidson
        11:50 09 Oct 19
        My first time on a zipline and I loved it! I was especially impressed by the safety standards at the Adventure Center.... They took time for a training session to ensure all participants could demonstrate basic skills. ANY time a participation was up high, he/she was securely tethered by at least one (usually more) line to a strong cable. But our guides weren’t all business. Their jokes, stories, and little dance/demonstrations added greatly to the super fun experience. So go, zip, laugh and know you are in very safe hands.read more
        Matthew Townes
        Matthew Townes
        01:01 30 Jul 19
        Loved that all the kids could participate and could be fairly independent (our group had ages 5-9). Also challenging... enough for the more experienced adults in the group.read more
        Manish Katiyar
        Manish Katiyar
        15:21 07 Jul 19
        Great place for kids to get aquatinted with zip lining
        Wendy Long
        Wendy Long
        01:01 14 Jun 19
        Great experience for groups, either family or company groups on a retreat. This was my 1st time. And some parts were... harder then I thought but I got through it. They have levels of course (easy-difficult) you can take kids too! My daughter is 13 and can go on the bigger zipline. A fun experience!! I would definitely recommend! (They even do "Amazing Race" type set ups for larger groups .read more
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        Kolo Bike Park
        4.4
        Based on 112 reviews
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        Kara Henegar
        Kara Henegar
        13:16 19 Jul 21
        Kolo bike camp is top notch~ The first day my son asked if he could attend another week this summer! Thanks for the... lessons learned throughout the week and a tired boy at the end of the day! Success.read more
        Joe Hollenback
        Joe Hollenback
        22:24 07 Jul 21
        I’ve gone to this place once every few months for the past two years. It is the best place to go for progression... without the pedaling. It closer than any real fun trail system to ride. Has endless features to session and a staff that is always kind and welcoming. My wife and I got jumping tips from one of the kids at their camp the other month and now we are starting to clear table tops!!!! They just have every increment of progression and everything is tucked away and separated enough that you aren’t constantly being watched by everyone while you are attempting to send but also close enough that if you fall and yell there is a better chance some one would hear you. Just spend your money here please and help make it even better. They’ve been putting in serious work.read more
        Sandi Davis
        Sandi Davis
        12:29 28 Jun 21
        We made our reservations thru the 1800 number. This was our first time zipping. The staff easily accommodated all... levels of skill and comfort zones. Safety was clearly paramount. Our group was large - 3 kids and 3 adults (age 7 to 60) They have zipping to fit all. 2 of the group did the kid course, 4 on the Canopy tour. Be aware the canopy tour lasts much longer than the kid side, but you can stay on the kid side as long as you want. Richard and Grant did an amazing job! These guys are professional, respectful. Can't wait to try this again! We had a great time. Worth the cost.read more
        timothy h
        timothy h
        22:36 15 Jun 21
        The park is awesome! We are just passing through and decided to stop. I am glad we did. They offer zip lining, mountain... biking, and pump tracks. We rented an e-bike and that thing is kool. The kids had a blast as well.read more
        Michael Keifling
        Michael Keifling
        12:36 06 Jun 21
        My son is just getting into Mt biking and this place is GREAT. location and the quality of the skills areas are as... good as i have seen. We had a blast.read more
        Chloe Jones
        Chloe Jones
        01:39 05 Jun 21
        Trails were confusing. I tried the beginner one and had to walk most of it. It might have just been me, seeing as I... don't do a lot of mountain biking, but my Dad(who does) said it was confusing as well.read more
        Zachary Taylor
        Zachary Taylor
        14:29 15 May 21
        Great staff awesome jumps and even better vibe. 5$ after 5 is where it's at
        Ray S
        Ray S
        00:07 03 May 21
        Very nice place. Kids had a good time and liked the bike trails.
        Heather Bullman
        Heather Bullman
        12:30 15 Apr 21
        My 11 year old bikes at Kolo with his friend. He loves it so much. Thanks Kolo.
        Sahra Claire Laird
        Sahra Claire Laird
        13:52 19 Mar 21
        So. Much. Fun!my 4.5 year-old was completely psyched the whole time we were there, and I think we only explored maybe... a fifth of the park the first time we went!I think my hubby’s gonna really love it too when he goes later today!Great fun for all ages :-)read more
        Lisa Larson
        Lisa Larson
        11:58 16 Mar 21
        My boys couldn't get enough of riding here! They had so much fun!!
        Justine Smith
        Justine Smith
        14:36 09 Oct 20
        I had never mountain biked before I came here and was very pleasantly surprised that the trails were manageable for a... complete beginner like me. It was also really nice that some of the trails are intermediate level so as I got more comfortable I could try more difficult trails/tricks. I’ll definitely be back!read more
        Alisa Taliercio
        Alisa Taliercio
        22:11 24 Sep 20
        My son loved this place. It is all he has talked about and he can not wait to go back. Very well maintained course for... mnt biking!read more
        Hillary Landry
        Hillary Landry
        09:23 01 Sep 20
        Short trails with overgrown areas that should be kept up with, but we managed to make the best of the trip. There are... still some nice opportunities to work on skills. The staff in the gift shop were not friendly. The dirt jumps were closed due to rain the morning before, so plan accordingly with weather.read more
        Heather Brooks
        Heather Brooks
        02:10 27 Aug 20
        They do a jump night during the summers that is fun and well attended. It’s a fun little park. They’ve worked hard on... it. There are lots of little features to work on things like jumping and dropping. They do have a more advanced jump line... but that seems to be it for very advanced features.read more
        association for traditional studies
        association for traditional studies
        12:47 25 Jul 20
        As locals, we love having a full bike park just 10 minutes from the house--pump tracks, single trails, skill park and... friendly, fantastic staff. Our son goes to camp here all summer, and I ride with him several afternoons a week after work. Definitely consider the annual pass, as the more you know the park, the more you realize it has to offer. UPDATE: PLEASE CONSIDER EXTENDING CAMP NOW THAT SCHOOLS HAVE MOVED TO ONLINE LEARNING! Perhaps two sessions a day to handle the crowds (morning group, afternoon group) or afternoons or... WE WILL SIGN UP! Our children will need more than just outside time with homeschooling, but outside time that builds skills and involves learning.read more
        Josh Ward
        Josh Ward
        04:02 23 Jul 20
        Great bike park with multiple pump tracks, singletrack trails, and kids tracks. One of the few parks we've been to with... bicycle tracks specifically for the little ones. My kids loved it! The whole park is covered in well marked mountain bike tracks and trails divided up by skill level. You can rent bikes or bring your own to ride. Tons of fun for beginners or advanced riders!read more
        Daniel Kneale
        Daniel Kneale
        22:28 11 Jun 20
        I brought my son out here to fight boredom and get some exercise and accomplished both. In addition we had a great... deal of fun and met some great people!Upon arrival my son decided to inform me that his brakes weren't working at all. There we were with no tools or ability to continue riding. Luckily an employee at the park named Collin came to the rescue. He had my son's bike stopping better than ever.Great facility. Great people. Great tracks. 3 tons of fun!read more
        Diego Salgado
        Diego Salgado
        20:01 28 Jan 20
        Skill park and dirt jump, trails are so short!
        Ross Bower
        Ross Bower
        15:14 06 Sep 19
        Great bike park. Lots of options. Have a lot of places for kids/beginners and bigger stuff for the more advanced... riders. Great community events and social media presence. Clean and relaxed environment. 🤙.read more
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        The Adventure Center of Asheville is located adjacent to the Crowne Plaza Resort at 85 Expo Drive in Asheville.

        Take Exit 3A off of I-240 | Off Patton Ave behind Regent Park

        85 Expo Drive
        Asheville, NC 28806

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