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Address: Highway 321 South, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Phone Number: 828-295-7111
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Nice day away

Although the price is a bit steep, the blowing rock is a nice attraction to visit, especially if you have people in your group who would like to enjoy the view but have limited... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Melanie K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A must see when you visit the area! The views are outstanding! It was not busy which allowed us all the time we wanted through our self-guided tour! The staff was friendly and informative. Take your time here and enjoy nature and the beautiful mountains in the background!

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Fairfax, Virginia
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Whenever I am in the area, I make it a point to stop and admire the views! I love the little cute house( with the Red Door) that is the entrance point and offers a cute gift shop. The views are breathtaking with beautiful gardens to accent the grounds. One of my favorite places in WNC, you really feel the... More 

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Thank Jackie V
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28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although the price is a bit steep, the blowing rock is a nice attraction to visit, especially if you have people in your group who would like to enjoy the view but have limited mobility or hiking abilities. It was quite windy (of course) but very enjoyable. It can be hazy or foggy depending on the day, so be sure... More 

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Thank Melanie K
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our trip in November was my first and I really enjoyed it! I loved reading the legend behind Blowing Rock and looking at all we could see. I can't wait to go back when my daughter gets older!

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Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped here after a day of hiking and really enjoyed the view. Nice to have the binocular machines to look through along with a diagram with settings so that you could look at specific mountains and landmarks in the distance. Great fun gift shop too!

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Emerald Isle, North Carolina
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26 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were there on a beautiful summer days so the view was amazing. I was a little nervous about my grandsons enthusiasm climbing on the rocks especially with the drop-off but they were fine. I think, though, that parents need to keep an eye on their children. The little museum area and shop offered a variety of souvenirs and items... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a great stop for our family - just long enough for the kids but not too involved. The views are spectacular and worth stopping to see. Whimsical story behind the rock.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stopped by on a solo trip to boone/blowing rock. Was expecting a mountain hike-that's not what this is. It's more of a stop and look at different points. The rock is way smaller than I had imagined. The man said it usually takes 35-40 minutes though I could have toured it in 10 if I hadn't stopped to stand... More 

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Thank Nicole K
Roanoke, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The views and the hiking here are incredible. Our children will never forget our trip … the drive to the destination itself was beautiful. Highly recommend.

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Thank Stephanie C
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

The day we went was pretty chilly and the wind was certainly blowing at The Blowing Rock. I was completely bundled up and was in and out as quickly as possible. There is a small concession for ice cream, hot cocoa, coffee, popcorn, which was heated and very welcomed to thaw out for a bit with hot cocoa. The gallery... More 

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