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The Blowing Rock

Highway 321 South, PO Box 145, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
828-295-7111
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Ranked #8 of 15 Attractions in Blowing Rock
Type: Geologic Formations
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Weatherford
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Yes - the view is great but not any better than other places around Blowing Rock. This is a state park and I thought it was very overpriced. I would not return.

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North Wilkesboro, North Carolina
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191 reviews 191 reviews
51 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

There are beautiful views and a few trails to walk. Just a nice place to get away and see some beautiful scenery with the family and take some photos - pricing might be a little much for no more than what is located here - in all you can see everything taking your time in less than an hour.

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Meilen, Switzerland
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68 reviews 68 reviews
14 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Great viewpoint (or overlook to use the local vernacular). There are a couple of great platforms which make you feel like you were in the clouds.

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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Excellent view of the valley on a clear day, but the rock is overrated. $7 adult for a short 30 minute visit. It does have a picnic area.

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Catonsville, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

It's definitely neat to sit atop the blowing rock and stare down into the valley below, then walk around to enjoy more views. However, unless picnicking there, be prepared to spend $7 and for a very short visit.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Very unique story to this place! Great view for photo ops and the price is reasonable. Also a gift shop for souvenirs for when you finish.

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Holland, Michigan
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Not to be missed, unique and historial. Took lots of pictures, but beware of fog on difficult roads. worth it, though.

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Mount Airy, Maryland
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63 reviews 63 reviews
5 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Wanted to take some souvenirs to some friends and had never stopped at the Blowing Rock. The views are fabulous, and I got few souvenirs. Mission accomplished.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This was our first stop in North Carolina and we just loved reading the myth of Blowing Rock and looking out as far as we could see.

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SAYREVILLE
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Breathtaking views of the Blueridge Mountains. Absolutely gorgeous. Must see place. Then proceed to the town and you'll find beautiful gift shops and restaurants and walk around the quaint little town. Fantastic place.

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