Location & Directions – Things to Do

Driving Directions to PARI

From the Asheville, NC Airport

Driving Time – Approximately 1 hour

  • Upon leaving the airport, turn right on NC-280 West
  • Travel 16 miles where NC-280 West becomes US-64 West
  • Drive through Brevard on US-64 West
  • Travel west out of Brevard, NC on US-64. About 9 miles west of Brevard turn right onto NC-215 North (notice the Headwaters Outfitters landmark).
  • Travel 6 miles on NC-215 (this is a winding road that will take approximately 15 minutes to drive).
  • Turn left onto Macedonia Church Road. Go 1.7 miles. The entrance to the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) is on your left.
  • Go through the main gate and travel about 0.5 miles. You will reach a guardhouse. Drive to the front of the Cline Administration Building (Building 1) Park next to the flagpole. Enter the visitor entrance and sign in.

From Brevard, NC

Driving Time- Approximately 30 Minutes

  • Travel west out of Brevard, NC on US-64. About 9 miles west of Brevard turn right onto NC-215 North (notice the Headwaters Outfitters landmark).
  • Travel 6 miles on NC-215 (this is a winding road that will take approximately 15 minutes to drive).
  • Turn left onto Macedonia Church Road. Go 1.7 miles. The entrance to the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) is on your left.
  • Go through the main gate and travel about 0.5 miles. You will reach a guardhouse. Drive to the front of the Cline Administration Building (Building 1) Park next to the flagpole. Enter the visitor entrance and sign in.

From Cashiers, NC

Driving Time – Approximately 40 Minutes

  • Travel East out of Cashiers, NC on US-64. About 18 miles east of Cashiers turn left onto NC-215 North (notice the Headwaters Outfitters landmark).
  • Travel 6 miles on NC-215 (this is a winding road that will take approximately 15 minutes to drive).
  • Turn left onto Macedonia Church Road. Go 1.7 miles. The entrance to the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) is on your left.
  • Go through the main gate and travel about 0.5 miles. You will reach a guardhouse. Drive to the front of the Cline Administration Building (Building 1) Park next to the flagpole. Enter the visitor entrance and sign in.

From Waynesville, NC

Driving Time – Approximately One Hour

  • Take US-276 South 6 miles
  • Turn right on NC-215 toward the Blue Ridge Parkway
  • Once you cross the Blue Ridge Parkway, continue South on NC-215 about 9 miles
  • Turn right onto Macedonia Church Road. Go 1.7 miles. The entrance to the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) is on your left.
  • Go through the main gate and travel about 0.5 miles. You will reach a guardhouse. Drive to the front of the Cline Administration Building (Building 1) Park next to the flagpole. Enter the visitor entrance and sign in.

From Greenville/Spartanburg, SC Airport

Driving Time – Approximately 1 Hour 30 Minutes

  • Upon leaving the airport, turn right on I-85 South
  • Travel 12 miles to I -385 North
  • Drive approximately 6 miles to US-276 West
  • Stay on US-276 West into Brevard (approximately 50 miles)
  • Taking this route you will travel a winding road over a mountain to get into North Carolina. Driving time will be approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes to Brevard
  • In Brevard, US-276 becomes Main Street – Turn left on Broad Street which is US-64 (main intersection next to the courthouse)
  • Travel west out of Brevard, NC on US-64. About 9 miles west of Brevard turn right onto NC-215 North (notice the Headwaters Outfitters landmark).
  • Travel 6 miles on NC-215 (this is a winding road that will take approximately 15 minutes to drive).
  • Turn left onto Macedonia Church Road. Go 1.7 miles. The entrance to the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) is on your left.
  • Go through the main gate and travel about 0.5 miles. You will reach a guardhouse. Drive to the front of the Cline Administration Building (Building 1) Park next to the flagpole. Enter the visitor entrance and sign in.