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Address: Highway 321 South, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Phone Number: 828-295-7111
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It was a very beautiful view. Also was easy walk. The flowers garden is very pretty and there are lots of different photo opportunities.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Sanford, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Visited the "Blowing Rock" and it happened to be snowing a bit that day. We got to see snow going up. Great walk about and nice store at the entrance.fantastic scenery on the walk. You are overlooking the whole valley and mountains. We highly recommend this.

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Sanford, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

It was a very beautiful view. Also was easy walk. The flowers garden is very pretty and there are lots of different photo opportunities.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

THe views were lovely, and it was a refreshing respite. A bit pricey to do over and over. Grounds are well taken care of with beautiful plantings and flora

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New Bern, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Gave this place an extra star because the staff went out of their way to help my grandson. With that said, the best part of this very small but sweet little attraction is the number of great photo ops it presents. Even if you have a fear of heights, you can get a great shot that looks like you are... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

The views are indeed breathtaking but beware with children! There is no warning or protection. The rock is wide open to climb with a 3000 foot drop so wmhen our 8 year scampered up before us, we nearly had heart failure!

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Cary, NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Our family had a lovely visit to the blowing rock. The views are breathtaking and you can climb right out onto the rock on photos which (from the right angle) look both gorgeous and terrifying. Our whole family, including an 8 and 10 year old, loved it. The overlook has stunning views and the paper guide helpfully tells you which... More 

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Tennessee Ridge, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We've been here several times, but it's always fun to come back. The views are beautiful. It's usually quite windy, so if you're the type who gets chilled easily it's smart to bring a jacket. The landscaping and grounds are nice. We didn't visit the facilities or the gift shop.

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

OK, the whole gift shop thing is a little cheesy, but the view is absolutely amazing! If you're going to be in the area, it's well worth the $6 to go!

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Savannah, Georgia
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I read some bad reviews on this so I was wary about going. I'm very glad I decided to go anyway. The views are amazing, it's self-guided and well maintained. It's $7 to get it so maybe that was throwing some people off. I didn't have a problem paying it and like I mentioned, loved the view and stayed for... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We have traveled through out the US and this was relaxing as well as a very nice place to begin our trip through western NC. I spoke to the owners whom had stated they had been going through renovations the past couple of years. The owners stated that they have plans to continue the work over the next couple of... More 

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Address: Highway 321 South, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Phone Number: 828-295-7111
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Blowing Rock

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