The Western North Carolina Nature Center
Want a one-of-a-kind adventure where you can really experience the animals of the Southern Appalachians? Visit the Western North Carolina Nature Center – home to over 60 species of animals including river otters, black bear, red wolves and cougars. See why over 117,000 people a year come visit us. From preschoolers to grandparents, from students to professionals, there’s something for everyone at the Nature Center!
Open 361 days per year! Open 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.