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Address: 159 Chestnut Street, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Phone Number: (828) 295-9099
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10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Tue - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Artsy

My 8 year old wanted to go. We went on a rainy day. It's a nice 2 story building and on certain days they have kids activities. They have a 15 min film on blowing rock history... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2015
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Miami, Florida

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Murrieta, California
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40 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The building itself is beautiful, but that's about all we saw of this museum. Half of the museum was closed for the day, and the exhibits that were there were not appealing. The museum seemed as though it was hurting for material/items to put on exhibit. We stopped because it was on our way along the Blue Ridge Parkway, but... More 

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

My 8 year old wanted to go. We went on a rainy day. It's a nice 2 story building and on certain days they have kids activities. They have a 15 min film on blowing rock history. The art is good. It's a short walk from the shops.

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Boone, North Carolina
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

A wonderful place to take in the area artists and to interact with other culture lovers. Great opportunities for coffees, conversation, speakers and exhibitions. Don't miss it!

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Beautiful building, attendees were very friendly, we were crunched for time so mostly viewed and read the historical items, it was pouring out side and they recommend we just sit and wait it out, we had a wonderful chat and visit of a wonderful museum. 7.00 for adults, free parking, walking distance from downtown, closed Mondays. will go back to... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

The quality of the paintings was more than you would expect in a small town in the North Carolina mountains! Many of the paintings were on loan from a major museum in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

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Thank Clarence W
North Carolina
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

I am not knowledgeable about art but the docent that led us through the museum explained different paintings to us that piqued my interest. I did not get her name but she made the tour interesting for me. In the future I will be visiting more art museums, thanks to her.

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Manassas, Virginia
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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Went to opening exhibit of new artist in residence. Lovely museum and the artwork and sculptures were lovely. Definitely worth a visit and walk through

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Boyne Falls, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We bought a ticket for the museum at Blowing Rock on a Monday, and then when we got to the museum we were told that they weren't open on Monday's, however, they let us in. There are many old paintings and photographs, and also some modern art. It only took about 1/2 hour to go through.

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Jefferson, GA
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112 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We enjoyed seeing the paintings of two very talented artists and having the chance to meet them both on a Saturday. A small and easily accessed space that is right downtown.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The Museum is quite dark inside due to low lighting. It has a beautiful wooden staircase. The exhibits were based on area artist. People tend to avoid the building and I can't understand. There is a charge. The gift shop is lovely.

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