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Brevard

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Gift & Specialty Shops · Nightlife · Waterfalls
Brevard is a city in Transylvania County, North Carolina, United States, with a population of 7,609 as of the 2010 Census. It is the county seat of Transylvania County.Brevard is located at the entrance to Pisgah National Forest and has become a noted tourism, retirement and cultural center in western North Carolina. A moderate climate, environmental beauty and cultural activities attract relocators to the area.Brevard is also known for its white squirrels. There are several theories of how they came to live there, including an overturned carnival truck and an escaped pet breeding with native squirrels. Brevard is also adjacent to DuPont State Forest, which is the only North Carolina State Forest designated as a recreational forest, and which attracted more than 650,000 visitors in 2015. A waterfall in the forest, Triple Falls, was used as a filming location for The Hunger Games.Along with nearby Asheville and Hendersonville, Brevard forms the Asheville-Brevard, NC CSA combined statistical area.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.12 square miles. Of that 0.21% is water.The area's many waterfalls have earned it the nickname,"The Land of Waterfalls." Some notable examples include Looking Glass Falls, Connestee Falls and Batson Creek Falls, and Sliding Rock.
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Crystal Mountain Gem Mine
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Duration: 2 hours
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O.P. Taylor's
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Waterfall
Connestee Falls
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Duration: 2 hours
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Lookout
Pounding Mill Overlook
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Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Brevard

Zipline
Zipline Bryson City
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Duration: 4 hours
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River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing Bryson City
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Waterfall
Dry Falls Highlands
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Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Brevard

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Hiking Trail
Art Loeb Trail
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Duration: 2 hours
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White Squirrel Shoppe
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Duration: 2 hours
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Military Museum
WNC Military History Museum
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Duration: 30 minutes
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Theophilus
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Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Brevard

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Mud Dabbers Pottery of Brevard
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Duration: 30 minutes
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Shopping Mall
Shabby Shack Mall
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Duration: 2 hours
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Underground Salvage Company
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Duration: 2 hours

Trails in Brevard

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Silvermont Park
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Duration: 2 hours

Nature in Brevard

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Waterfall
Slick Rock Falls
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Duration: 2 hours

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