Asheville – Things to do with your Team

Asheville is a city that doesn’t feel like a city. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains at the confluence of both the Swannanoa and the French Broad River, Asheville offers scenic mountain vibes unlike any city you’ve traveled to before. Whether your team prefers their fun to be indoors or out, Asheville has got just what they want and more. There, you’ll find just as many family-friendly attractions as natural wonders and other scenic treasures, all bound to make your visit to Asheville feel more like an unforgettable adventure than just another trip. Remember to check out our guides on the U.S. Cellular Center and John B. Lewis Soccer Complex if your team is competing at one of those complexes.


Western North Carolina Nature Center

Asheville - Things to do with your Team - Travel - Hotels4TeamsVisit the Western North Carolina Nature Center with your team and meet over 60 species of animals including river otters, black bears, red wolves, and cougars. The Western North Carolina Nature Center connects people with the animals and plants of the Southern Appalachian Mountain region by inspiring appreciation and understanding, as well as encouraging conservation of the region’s rich natural diversity. With over 40 acres of Southern Appalachian habitat, the Western North Carolina Nature Center is a prime attraction in Asheville that entertains guests of all ages, including you and your team. It’s their goal at the nature center to provide a fun, educational, and interactive experience with local wildlife, meaning that your group is bound to have a uniquely enriching experience during your visit.

With so many exhibits to visit, the Western North Carolina Nature Center has something for everyone. There’s the Appalachian Station, where you can observe a variety of reptiles, amphibians, and small mammals that are native to the region; Otter Falls, which features North American river otters as well as several species of aquatic turtles; World Underground, an indoor experience that will take you and your team on an educative tour of life under the soil; and so much more! Soft drinks and snacks are available for purchase at on-site vending machines and picnic tables can be found throughout the nature center. You can also bring your own lunch if you’d prefer. On your way out, bring the team to the gift shop to find the perfect souvenirs and gifts to bring back home with them. 75 Gashes Creek Rd, Asheville, NC 28805


Asheville’s Fun Depot

At Asheville’s Fun Depot your team will have a blast as they play through over 65,000 square feet of family-friendly fun! This entertaining facility features an 18-hole mini-golf course, mini-bowling, laser tag, indoor and outdoor go-karts, over 100 arcade games, and so much more. Having fun is a great way to work up an appetite, so when your team gets hungry head over to the Fun Depot’s onsite full-service restaurant, The Sports Café. There they can get off of their feet and refuel with favorites like salads, hamburgers, pizzas, chicken fingers, nachos, and quesadillas. 7 Roberts Rd, Asheville, NC 28803


Asheville Museum of Science

For a day of fun and discovery, take the team to Asheville Museum of Science, the premier exploratory science experience in downtown Asheville. With their variety of fully-interactive exhibits and educational programs, Asheville Museum of Science is a must-visit during your stay, especially if there are any young aspiring Einsteins on your team. There your team can be a geologist in the Colburn Hall of Minerals, dig for fossils, and say hello to their Teratophoneus dinosaur skeleton, climb into the tree canopy in the Southern Appalachian Forestry exhibit, and much more! At the museum’s gift shop your team can take home some of the scientific fun with a variety of cool items to choose from including mineral specimens, jewelry, educational materials, books, toys, stuffed animals, and other cool Asheville Museum of Science souvenirs. 43 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801


McCormick Field

The oldest minor league park in regular use, Asheville’s historic McCormick Field first opened its gates in 1924 when the Asheville Tourists, now the Single A Affiliate of the Colorado Rockies, took on the Detroit Tigers. Since then the stadium has undergone numerous renovations, most recently a seating bowl makeover in 2015, ensuring that the stadium remains up-to-date and continues to be a great place to watch a game of baseball while in Asheville. With a capacity of just over 4,000 every game feels intimate and scenic, especially so because the stadium sits atop a section of level ground partway up one of the city’s hills, providing a picturesque atmosphere. Even though you’re only visiting Asheville, watching a Tourists game at McCormick Field will make you and your team feel as if you’re just another group of locals. 30 Buchanan Pl, Asheville, NC 28801


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Asheville Pinball Museum

Take your team back in time to the arcades of yesteryear at Asheville Pinball Museum. Only one thing is different; no quarters or tokens are needed! After paying the price of admission, you and your team will be able to play over 75 pinball and classic video games as much as you’d like. 1 Battle Sq Ste 1B, Asheville, NC 28801


Asheville Biltmore Gem Mine

Asheville - Things to do with your Team - Travel - Hotels4TeamsFor fun that “rocks” spend some time at Asheville Biltmore Gem Mine. This unique attraction is great fun for all ages, offering visitors the opportunity to mine some of the richest ore in the area. They purchase ore from several nearby mines, as well as some that are farther away, then mix it with their own ore to guarantee that there will be a cool find every time! What’s even cooler is that when you or someone from your team discovers an extra special rock, you can have one of the mine’s knowledgeable experts identify it for you and tell you a little bit about it. With both outdoor and indoor sluices you can mine no matter the weather. 1997 Hendersonville Rd, Asheville, NC 28803


Tropical Gardens Mini Golf

Tropical Gardens Mini Golf has been providing family-friendly entertainment to Asheville for over 20 years, making it a great place for guaranteed fun with your team during some downtime. Their course is far from your average mini-golfing experience, with challenging obstacles and beautiful landscaping. Best of all, the fun doesn’t have to stop after the 18th hole. Tropical Gardens also features an arcade and batting cages where your team can practice swinging a bat instead of a putter. 956 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28806


The North Carolina Arboretum

Nestled in the Southern Appalachian Mountains just south of Asheville, The North Carolina Arboretum offers your group the opportunity to explore acres of cultivated gardens and groomed trails featuring some of the most beautiful, botanically-diverse plants in the region. There’s just as much to learn as there is to see at The North Carolina Arboretum. There you and your team can engage with informative indoor and outdoor exhibits focused around science, education, arts, and culture. If you’d like, you can schedule a guided tour three weeks in advance or, on select days, participate in one of the arboretum’s free weekly guided walks. Both will let you and your team experience the arboretum’s 65 acres of gardens and 10 miles of hiking trails in a totally unique way! The arboretum’s full-service café and catering company, The Savory Thyme Café, is the perfect place to enjoy a healthy meal after a day out in nature. You can also pre-purchase box lunches for the whole group ahead of time. 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, NC 28806


There’s a lot to see and do in Asheville. Chances are whenever your team isn’t playing they’ll want to be out exploring all the great family-friendly attractions and activities that this amazing city has to offer. Although like any great vacation there will never enough time to see and do everything that you want. On your way back home be sure that the whole team has their fingers crossed in hopes that you’ll all get to return to Asheville again soon.