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Students take a walk through Asheville's history

Kids from Buncombe County Schools got a first look at Asheville's new Urban Trail scavenger hunt. (Photo credit: WLOS staff)

Kids from Buncombe County Schools got a first look at Asheville's new Urban Trail scavenger hunt.

The trail takes people through 30 stations highlighting Asheville's past.

The kids started Wednesday at the Buncombe Turnpike, a crossroads where settlers and native Americans moved livestock. The trail also included stops at such iconic places as the Jackson Building and The Block.

Each stop includes a plaque with clues and answers to scavenger hunt questions.

Eben Heasley helped create the scavenger hunt.

"Not only does it have a lot of interesting history, but there's a lot of artwork incorporated into the stations. And it's a really sort of interactive and interesting way to explore the city and explore the history of the city."

The scavenger hunt also includes five detours that aren't part of the Urban Trail. That includes The Block's Triangle Park with a mural commemorating Asheville's African-American history.

"It was really cool and historic," seventh-grader Jenna said. "I learned a lot. I never really saw a lot of the buildings, especially this part around here, just walking through here. I never really noticed or anything."

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