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Vance Monument

Pack Square, (at Broadway, Market and College Streets), Asheville, NC 28801
+1 828-232-4500
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Not really something to do but cool to see

Cool to see, if youre in downtown you can't miss it, but I would not call it an attraction. There... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2017
Sam W
via mobile
Interesting to look at if in the area, thats about it

Make sure if your in the area, walk past this monument, just so you can say you saw and read it... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2017
jweith
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good16%
  • Average46%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
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“nc history” (2 reviews)
“downtown” (19 reviews)
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LOCATION
Pack Square, (at Broadway, Market and College Streets), Asheville, NC 28801
Downtown Asheville
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+1 828-232-4500
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Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Cool to see, if youre in downtown you can't miss it, but I would not call it an attraction. There is a fountain behind it and it's one block from the courthouse park where they have "splashville"

Thank Sam W
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Make sure if your in the area, walk past this monument, just so you can say you saw and read it. Always like reading about history when in different areas. Was difficult to find some parking as we were trying to go to the general...More

Thank jweith
Reviewed 3 April 2017

A local white heritage obelisk in honor of a slave-owning Zebulon Vance. Much more interesting are the bronze animal statues at the foot of the monument.

Thank Pausanius2016
Reviewed 2 January 2017

The Vance Monument is fairly large and occupies a prime, you-can’t-miss-it site on Pack Square in the heart of Asheville. That makes it an important landmark. However, it’s an obelisk, and that makes it considerably less interesting as a tourist attraction. The obelisk is a...More

1  Thank Citallwic
Reviewed 3 November 2016

The Vance Monument is located in Pack Square and serves as a good landmark to meet up with people. Knowing about Zebulon Vance, it seems that others are more deserving of a monument but history has the good and bad aspects. So in a way...More

Thank NCTraveler2015
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

The Vance Monument is fine; it is located in a great area of Asheville and looks fine. Until reading the reviews I was unaware of the controversy arising from Vance having owned slaves. Perhaps the best response would be for diverse groups to use the...More

1  Thank Mark P
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

They Vance monument basically is downtown Asheville amongst restaurants ,clubs ,shops ,and other items of interest. This monument does have some background that may be disturbing to some individuals but it is part of history.

Thank Julian P
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

we took an uber to downtown. lots of restaurants and a fun vibe. this was on our stroll. The weather was PERFECT for an evening stroll and this monument was our last stop. Don't make a trip just for this but if your trip includes...More

Thank beachlover987654
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

This monument is easy to spot because it is very similar to the Washington monument in DC. It's right downtown next to some government buildings and restaurants.

1  Thank QuickWhitTravel
Reviewed 22 May 2016

This is a great central location to meet with friends (you can't miss it) but I struggle with the fact that Vance was a slave owner. There has been outspoken controversy about tearing it down. It's not attractive even attractive. There are so many others...More

Thank Sonia T
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