The Western North Carolina Nature Center is a stone's throw from Lamm's End Log Cabin. It is home to more than 60 species of local wildlife including black bears, red wolves, otters, and many other animals that inhabit southern Appalachia. Lamm's End guests say visiting the Center feels more like a walk through the woods rather than a sterile zoo. The Center is immaculately maintained and takes about 2 hours to see it all. WNC is enjoyed by both children and adults and is a great way to start a day in Asheville. The Western North Carolina Nature Center is a 42-acre facility dedicated to educating the public about the area's varied animal life and natural habitats. Indoor exhibits include resident reptiles and amphibians; small mammals; and the World Underground exhibit, which explores what lies beneath.