The WNC Nature Center and Grail Moviehouse: The Second Day of Gritmas

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The WNC Nature Center and Grail Moviehouse: The Second Day of Gritmas

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Gritmas Day 2: WNC Nature Center and Grail Moviehouse

The Prize: 2 adult day passes to the WNC Nature Center and $25 credit and a t-shirt from Grail Moviehouse

For our second day, we bring you our perfect itinerary in Asheville: Start the day at the WNC Nature Center (75 Gashes Creek Rd.), a zoological park dedicated to conservancy of local species, and follow it up with a movie at Grail Moviehouse (45 S French Broad Ave.), Asheville Grit's favorite independently-owned cinema. Or break it up into two days: Enjoy the Nature Center when the sun's out, and hit the Grail at nighttime or when the weather is keeping you indoors.

Open since 1973, the WNC Nature Center is renowned for its work in environmental protection and education. A visit to the Nature Center is a step into an immersive world of area flora and fauna, including red and gray wolves, black bears, river otters, and a butterfly house. There are also hiking trails and interactive exhibits that are fun for all ages. The Nature Center is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day, except major holidays.

Grail Moviehouse offers everything from blockbusters to independent films showing nowhere else in town. Located in the Hatch building on S French Broad, Grail is convenient AND has plenty of parking (the United Way lot across the street is free after 5 p.m. on weeknights and all weekend). Check out their fabulously funny Bad Movie Nite, two hours of hilarious previews, inside jokes, and really, really bad films edited to make them both shorter AND funnier. Grail serves up all of your favorite theater amenities, like popcorn and candy, plus offers a selection of local snacks, beer, and cider.  

Total Estimated Value: $75

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Want to enter this Gritmas giveaway? It's easy: Just fill out the form below. We'll close the giveaway at just about midnight and announce our randomly-selected winner by midday tomorrow. And remember to play by the guidelines of Gritmas:

* You can enter once daily. Duplicate entries will be deleted and may be grounds for disqualification (i.e., please don't annoy us with duplicate entries).

* You can keep entering giveaways until you win; upon acceptance, entries in future giveaways will not be counted.

* You can always decline a giveaway if you do win it in case you want to keep entering for other prizes.

* Pick-up process for winners will be provided upon claiming the prize.

This Gritmas giveaway has closed. Thank you for entering!

Merry Gritmas!