NC - Asheville

Colburn Earth Science Museum, 2 South Pack Square, Asheville, NC 28801. Phone: 828-254-7162.

Natural history museum. $6 Adult admission, $5 military and seniors. Open Tuesday through Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM and Sunday afternoon, 1 PM to 5PM. Closed Monday.

Southern Appalachian Radio Museum, 340 Victoria Rd, Asheville, NC 28801. Phone: 423-329-1971.

No, it's not about your favorite DJ ... it's about Dit Chasers and the equipment they used. If you know what QSO or QSL mean then this is the place for you. You may also like to visit if you remember the days of "The Shadow", "Green Lantern", and other great broadcast radio plays. Limited days and hours, visit the website and then call ahead. QRV OM QRS 25 K

Thomas Wolfe Memorial SHS, 52 N Market St, Asheville, NC 28801. Phone: 828-253-8304

Thomas Wolfe's epic autobiographical novel, "Look Homeward, Angel" depicted life in a turn-of-the-century American city and made his mother's boarding house a literary landmark. You can visit it and rub shoulders with the spirit of a great author...certainly a good stopover visit. Fee free.