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Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm Eastern Time.

Employees must show ID badge on every entry.

Visitors should be prepared to pass through security when entering the building. Shirt and shoes are required. No guns, knives, or smoking are allowed in the building.

By entering the NCDC facility, all persons carrying briefcases, packages, shopping bags, or similar objects consent to inspection while on Federal property.

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If you have questions regarding tours, or to schedule a tour, please call 828-271-4494.

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NCDC is located at 151 Patton Avenue in Asheville, North Carolina, USA.

From South (I-26 Westbound and Airport)

Take I-26 West (toward Asheville). Go approximately 9 miles (from Airport) to I-240 (there is only one I-240 exit, so you can't go wrong here).

(#1) Continue on I-240 across the bridge (French Broad River, stay in right two lanes) to downtown area and take the Patton Avenue exit (first exit to the right after the bridge). Get in the left lane after exiting. Continue to fourth traffic light.

(#2) Turn left on Otis Street (you're beside the Climate Complex - a gray granite-and-glass building on your left). The entrance to the Wall Street Parking Garage will be just ahead on your right.

From the garage, walk across the street (west) and down the walkway at the back of the Federal Climate Complex to the entrance.

For the Best Western Central and Renaissance Hotels, go past the Patton Avenue exit on I-240 to Exit 5A. Turn left at the stop light. The Best Western parking lot is immediately to your left. The Renaissance parking lot is about 1/2 block on the right.

From West (I-40 Eastbound)

Take I-240 exit (this is a LEFT exit; stay in the left lane after you pass Exit 44 on I-40) and continue into town. Proceed using (#1) intructions above.

From East (I-40 Westbound)

At Exit 53B, take I-240. Continue on I-240 to Exit 4C (Montford Ave). At the traffic light, turn left and go over the interstate bridge. Take another left immediately after the bridge (at the second light). Turn right about 1/4 short block later onto North French Broad Avenue. Continue to traffic light and turn left onto Patton Avenue. Go one block to next light. Use (#2) intructions above.

If you are going to either the Best Western Central Hotel or the Renaissance Hotel, Exit 5A will come up first. You will turn left to go under I-240 at the traffic light. (You will be turning onto Merrimon Avenue, but as soon as you go under the bridge it becomes Broadway Avenue.) Turn left again at Woodfin St. (the next light) and go one block. Look for the Best Western on your left or the Renaissance on your right.

From North (Route 19-23 Southbound)

Take the Downtown/Patton Avenue exit (or I-240 East to Exit 5A for hotels). Continue to fourth traffic light. Proceed using (#2) instructions above.

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