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North Carolina Interstate #26 Highway Guide

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Start of I-26, Asheville, NC
Eventually I-26 will continue from Tennessee to this point but for now take I-40 to reach I-26in Asheville. I-26 is marked by mile markers every .5 mile, in either direction. Use these markers as your guide, they are accurate. - Attractions in and around Asheville; Asheville Art Museum - Asheville Urban Trail - Buncombe County Civil War Memorial - Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site - Colburn Earth Science Museum - Historic Downtown Asheville - Mineral & Lapidary Museum - Thomas Wolfe Memorial State Historic Site - Estes-Winn Auto Museum
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Exit 33 (Hwy 191)
Pick up Hwy 191 here. The WNC Farmer's Market is north 1 mile. The NC Arboretum is south 2.1 miles. The Blue Ridge Parkway Access is south 2.1 miles. Biltmore Square Mall, Movie Theater, Shopping, Lodging and Restaurants are all here.
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Bridge over French Broad River, North Carolina

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Exit 37 (Long Shoals Road)
Restaurants and lodging. Lake Julian Park is north 2 miles, it offers fishing(fee), picnic tables, a playground, and boating(fee).
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Exit 40 (Hwy 280)
Asheville Regional Airport, City of Brevard, NC (18 miles), WNC Agricultural Center.
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Rest Area
Rest Area offers restrooms, telephones and vending machines.
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Exit 44 (hwy 25)
Smiley's Flea Market. Fast food. Lodging in Hendersonville (6 miles).
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Exit 49 B (Hwy 64 West)
Historic Downtown Hendersonville, NC 2 miles. Home of the North Carolina Apple Festival (Labor Day Weekend, Shops, Restaurants, Lodging. The Waverly Inn, listed on the National Historic Registery. Pisgah National Forest, 20 miles.
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Exit 49 A (Hwy 64 East)
Town of Chimney Rock & Chimney Rock Park, 16 miles. Town of Lake Lure, North Carolina 17 miles.
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Exit 53
Flat Rock Playhouse, 3 miles. Carl Sandburg Home (Connemara), 3.2 miles. Head West on Upward Road 1 1/2 miles to intersection with US 176, continue through light, road changes names to Highland Lake Road, follow 1 mile to dead end at US 25, turn left (south) onto US 25, Flat Rock Playhouse is on right 1/2 mile. Continue on US 25 and follow signs for Carl Sandburg Home.
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Exit 54
Connector to US 25 to Greenville, SC, 50 miles. You can pick up I-85 in Greenville.
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Exit 59
Downtown Saluda, North Carolina 2 miles. Go 1 1/2 miles from exit, turn right on US 176, go 1/2 mile. Unique shops, restaurants, lodging, & historical sight.
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Exit 67 (US 74)
Take US 74 to reach Shelby, or Gastonia. Also Connects to I-85 near Kings Mountain.
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NC/SC State Line
This is the end of I-26 in North Carolina. -e