Ever looked up into the night sky and wondered what else is out there? The endless ocean of twinkling stars has allured and ignited the minds of countless people. Now we can take closer look.

Good news for space-enthusiasts, the skies north of Asheville in rural Madison County aren’t hampered by city lights. Whether you’re an amateur astronomer or a veteran, take a trip to Marshall and you can even gaze into a high-powered telescope operated by experienced astronomers atop Grassland Mountain.

“Amazing friendly people with a true love of astronomy!

-Rachel D.

Observatories in Madison County, NC

Grassland Mountain Observatory

The Grassland Mountain Observatory is operated by the Asheville Astronomy Club and hosts regular star-gazing nights open to the public. This friendly observatory is worth the visit and is perfect for a date night in Madison County. Find out more

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