Directions

Driving Directions

From the Asheville, NC (AVL -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 the historic town of Brevard (home of Brevard College) on US-64 West
  • Travel west out of Brevard, NC on US-64 toward Rosman, NC. 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.

 

From Greenville/ Spartanburg (GSP – Airport)

  • Driving Time – Approximately 1 hour and 50 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 up and over scenic Caesar Head Mountain… be sure to stop at the observation tower. Following Caesar Head, you will quickly enter into North Carolina. Shortly you will enter into the historic town of Brevard (Home of Brevard College). Driving time will be approximately 1 hour and 20 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 toward Rosman, NC. 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 toward Rosman, NC. 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 toward Rosman, NC. 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.