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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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The Villages, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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
12 helpful votes 12 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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104 reviews 104 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
27 helpful votes 27 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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Mahwah, New Jersey
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Traveling along the Blue Ridge Parkway, we stopped at this park and were very pleased by the stop over. What a house!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Take the 1 mile walk around the pretty lake or the 5 mile circular walk up to Moses Cone house and back. Beautiful walk especially when leaves are changing or plants blooming. Can also tour Home if call ahead on weekends. Downstairs of home open with nice articles for sale.

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19 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a nice place to see for the views, the old house, and the shopping inside...quality craft work from the region. It isn't cheap, however. If you want to walk, there are plenty of trails and all with spectacular views. There are also public restrooms available. It is wheel chair accessible.

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