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The Blowing Rock

Address: Highway 321 South, PO Box 145, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Phone Number: 828-295-7111
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Ranked #7 of 12 Attractions in Blowing Rock
Type: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
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Type: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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74 reviews 74 reviews
11 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

The Blowing Rock is an interesting geological location that might appeal to parents more than young kids. I recommend that you visit in the spring or summer when it is not 20 degrees like it is in the winter.

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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Awesome place to go visit and and beautiful sightseeing :-) so much to go see and do love the the small little stores where they sell souvenir.. The mountain in blowing rock so much history so amazing.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Though it is a small place, the views from this rock are beautiful. We spent at least an hour walking, talking and taking pictures. We will return when we are back in the area.

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Starke, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Beautiful views! I love visiting the blowing rock. I did not elect to take my two year old though due to the danger of the high cliffs.

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Lenoir City, Tennessee
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62 reviews 62 reviews
7 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We visited in the winter so it was cold but still enjoyed the view and history! Much better to catch this attraction the the fall or Spring!

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Orlando, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Great quick stop for taking pictures and quick trail walk (paved). $7 for adults. Bought some delicious local jam at the gift shop.

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Redington Beach, Florida
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57 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

the charge is $7 for an adult, you get to walk along the actual blowing rock. The path is about 1/4 mile and you have some good views. Done and dusted in 30 minutes, large gift shop on exit.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Nice stop. $10 fee. Other than breathtaking views you'll be done in fifteen minutes. The views are special and great photo ops. The mountains are spectacular. Must do if in town but don't expect too much

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Destin, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We stopped here on our return to Florida after our winter vacation. The views are breathe taking! Under $10 for adults and its more than worth the fee! We scoured the area and were amazed!! Everyone was out and about taking photos. This attraction is also kid friendly great place for couples or families! I have to re-emphasize the views....... More 

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VA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This is a great place to visit. The views all the way around are extraordinary. Specifically, the view of Grandfather Mountain! Cost is $7 per person and it's well worth it! http://www.theblowingrock.com/legend-of-the-blowing-rock/

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