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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 #9 of 15 attractions in Blowing Rock
Type: Geologic Formations
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4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I have always wanted to go here, not sure what to expect. It was MUCH smaller than I expected. I would suggest saving your fees and using the money to go to Grandfather Mountain instead.

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Syracuse, New York
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

You pay to go in the area where the rock is.... very quaint entrance way. Nicely kept but not much to see or do. It's worth a small entrance fee.

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Tennessee, United States
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11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We will not make a special trip over for this attraction again. We'd just left Grandfather and expected a little more out of Blowing Rock. You can really see these views from the Blue Ridge Parkway. You can tell this was a roadside attraction from the past. It is well maintained and quaint, but don't expect to spend more than... More

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Cocoa, Florida
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The views from Blowing Rock were amazing. Not only could you climb the rock, there were also many viewing areas and paths around the rock. Glad we went and would love to go back in the Fall when those leaves are turning.

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The entire attraction is not very big but the rock formations and views are beautiful. I remember going here as a child and I wanted my husband to see it. I feel bad for the reviewers who felt they were ripped off. It's a tourist attraction and people tend to pay more than they think they should to get in... More

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Saluda, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Blowing Rock is a very lovely city. Very laid back feeling. Even though it was raining the whole time we were there it was still very nice and the fog only added to the charm of the city.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Great views! It cost $7 to get to see the Blowing Rock and the views. Worth it for a first time trip, but not something I would revisit.

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NJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I'm not sure if it was worth the money but the rock formations are pretty cool and the view is amazing. I really enjoyed the observation deck, thought it was pretty cool suspended over the ledge. Although the trails were nice, my only complaint is that this attraction isn't very handicap friendly. The trails are hard to maneuver in a... More

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cookeville, tn
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We didn't have to much time, so we didn't get to visit all that we wanted to. But, this was worth it. There is an admission of $6.00, they have military and senior discounts. After you pay in the Gift shop, you go outside to Blowing Rock. Some of the reviews said that it wasn't worth it. But, the view... More

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Crystal River, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The Blowing Rock was a beautiful place, but it lacked activities to do. I expected to spend at least an hour and a half there, but ended up only spending about 30 minutes. The views were amazing, but for the price I expected more things to do. There are some great photo opportunities there. Good place to visit, but do... More

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