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Blowing Rock Art and History Museum

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Address: 159 Chestnut Street, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Phone Number: (828) 295-9099
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10:00 am - 5:00 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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Beautiful art in a beautiful setting

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Manassas, Virginia

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Manassas, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 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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Kingsport, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Many photographs of the area, exhibited in nice surroundings. Be sure to take time for the mini-history video to get a better idea of the town and its beginnings. Present special exhibit was interesting and art was beautifully done.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Very friendly staff, informative regarding the local history. Highly recommend for those looking for a little bit more than shopping on Main Street.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The layout is beautiful. They have en exhibit of young artist who live in the community which we enjoyed. We will visit again.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Found this while we were looking for a place to park. So glad we did. Staff was exceptionally helpful and the exhibits were great. Just a short walk from town center. Would definitely recommend.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

this is a new museum and well taken care of. There is a lot of local information to look at and a very nice addition to this small village town

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Hickory, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I must say I was surprised at how nice they made the insides look, and the art was spectacular, but after visiting once, I can't say there is a reason to visit another time. Art Aficionados can argue with me, but I got my fill on the first go around. Price for visit was worth it...

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