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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 #6 of 13 Attractions in Blowing Rock
Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
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Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

I liked that it was a short walk to the Blowing Rock and that you were allowed to climb it. They need to keep up the grounds a little better.

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We went during peak fall colors and it was spectacular. It was well worth the 7 dollars a person for this amazing view. The story about the rock was interesting about a fair maiden and her lover. We were there on a calm beautiful day so we did not witness the leaves, rain or snow blowing upwards. It does have... More 

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Agawam, Massachusetts
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23 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

My husband & I stumbled upon Blowing Rock as we were out sightseeing without an agenda. (We refused to pay the exorbitant "Biltmore" extortion prices, and decided to just wing it.) So needless to say the $7 entrance fee (versus the Biltmore's $60) was not a deterrent to us, but I can imagine some folks feeling as if they'd want... More 

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The view was very nice. The trail was small. For the $7 or so that it costs, it was a good investment. The gift shop was really behind the times.

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Shippensburg, PA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

The admission is only $7. Agree with the review it is worth a stop. It will not take long to see everything. Not much there. Nice view. Good stopping place if warm enough for a picnic lunch.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

What leaves were left made for a good view but I just didn't see the draw for the rock. It is a good stopping place for the kids to unwind but that's about it.

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Marshall, North Carolina
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

I have been coming here since I was a child. The place has barely changed. Though, it is worth the price for the view and the experience. I love it every time. Of course I have seen this view a hundred times, it is still worth it each and very time. If you got family or friends that have never... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

It was a fun stop for just $7 a person. The views are amazing and there are several picnic tables to eat a packed lunch if you wanted. The fall colors are really beautiful. You should read the story about Blowing Rock online on their website before you visit...will only take a couple minutes. It will give you a much... More 

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Washington, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Simply put you are paying $7 per person to view grandfather mountain (largest peak in area) and its countryside. You stand on an observation deck which darts out about twenty feet over cliff for the ultimate view. My wife loves to take pics and we went during near peak fall color change so it was worth it, but if you... More 

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Lenoir, NC
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We live only 12 miles away so we bypass The Blowing Rock several times a month. When you're a local I think you can sometimes take nearby attractions for granted. So my husband and I took the kids on a whim one afternoon. Neither of us had been in 30 years. Adult admission is $7 very reasonable considering upkeep costs.... More 

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