PARI is open by appointment.  Contact, click visit, or calendar above to schedule your visit.



PARI is located on 200 acres of pristine wilderness in the spectacular Pisgah National Forest of Western North Carolina.

Have you tried our Frequently Asked Questions?  They might have the answer you need!

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Visit Planner

This tool will help estimate the cost of a visit to PARI. The price shown here is an estimate only. This is not a price quote nor a guarantee that the visit you are designing will be available. Educational program pricing is only available when booked by a school or educational institution.

STEP 1: Is your visit a field trip from a school/educational institution?

STEP 2: How many people will be in your group?


If you would like to send a message to PARI to request the visit you have designed, please fill out the form below and click “Request This Visit”.  A PARI staff member will contact you about your visit within one to two business days.  We recommend taking a look at our Frequently Asked Questions before making your request.

Choose a date at least two weeks in the future for best availability. This lets us ensure we have the right staff in place for your visit.
Holiday rates may apply for us to open the facilities on holidays that we would normally be closed.