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Moses H. Cone Memorial Park

Blue Ridge Parkway, Blowing Rock, NC
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Ranked #2 of 15 attractions in Blowing Rock
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Equestrian Trails
Activities: Horseback riding, Hiking
Description: The home and grounds of textile manufacturer Moses Cone.
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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

This park is one of the more amazing stops along the Blue Ridge Parkway. The grounds include the original manor house and the rangers conduct scheduled tours. We were not able to take the tour so be sure to check the schedule. There are vast trails for walking and horseback riding and there are some beautiful views.

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Atlanta, GA
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81 attraction reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

OK, that's a little overstated, except for the free part. Moses Cone was the "Denim King" (major supplier to Levi's) and made so much money that he built this grand house on a hilltop with a beautiful view as the centerpiece of a 3200-acre estate with miles of carriage trails, lakes and native plants and trees. Moses and his wife... More

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Birmingham, AL
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67 reviews 67 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

We loved making a quick stop by this beautiful home as we made our way out of the mountains. We weren't traveling the Blue Ridge, but hopped on it for about 15 mile so that we could see the house and browse through the shop. The art is too pricey for me, but it was fun to look at. There... More

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The Villages, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Beautiful house with local crafts. Wonderful hiking. We are in our 60s and no longer want strenuous hiking. There is a moderate, excellent trail down to a lake. Probably 4.5 or 5 miles round trip. We cut it a bit short, as I am a bit of a wimp :-) but had a good 4 mile hike. Great place. Alsom... More

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The terrain is well maintained. Parking and bathrooms at entrance. Several choices of trails. Definitely climb the tower for the best views. The craft shop however was overpriced.

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nc
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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

liked because we got a very early start, had great weather. on the way back down it got a little too busy, lots of families, kids, etc.

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Rochester, New York
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106 reviews 106 reviews
34 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The house is now a craft coop- no original rooms or furnishings to see - but great views and lovely grounds.

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Cornelius, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We loved this park! There were beautiful vistas everywhere you looked. The manor was absolutely worth checking out too.

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Mebane, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This is such a beautiful hike. It is over five miles round trip, but it is a gradual climb. The views in the open field are fantastic. When my family went, wildflowers were blooming throughout the field. The mountains beyond made it all the more pretty. This is a great family hike!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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102 reviews 102 reviews
36 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

the crafts are very special, and the house itself is beautiful! Love hanging out on the porch looking over the mountains and Bass Lake!

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