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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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Manassas, Virginia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
16 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

One nice view of all the mountains and valley. 1 Rock to look at.. Looks like a rock. Not impressed for what we paid. I'd pass unless you just want 1 amazing view for $7. Go to the parkway and see the views for free.

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Loved the blowing rock. Its a small park so was great for elderly family members. You basically drive almost to the top of the mountain and then its a short walk to the blowing rock and a few other outposts.

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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75 reviews 75 reviews
19 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

My family and I visited in mid-August. During our visit we had very pleasant weather, which was nice since you are outside the whole time besides the little bit of time that you are in the gift shop. We did not experience the blowing rock part since their were no winds that day. It is nice to see all the... More

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Burton on Trent
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Travelled here as part of our honeymoon this year. My wife had visited in 1984 just after she qualified and did a bit of a "road trip". How glad was I that she suggested visiting here? Really good, fantastic scenery and, given the shape of the rock, you can see how the legend sprang up. Loved it.

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Sherbrooke, Canada
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122 reviews 122 reviews
18 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

It is great to climb on the rock and have your picture taken standing above the abyss. There is also a deck to view the mountains. Not sure it is worth the $7 admission fee but it is something to do that pleases the eyes...

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I was a bit underwhelmed by how close it was, but on the other hand, I was not up to a long hike. So it was a relief that as soon as we walked through the door...there it was, just to the left, The Blowing Rock.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
35 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

If you are interested in a drop dead gorgeous view Blowing Rock offers various sites to Grandfather mountain and surrounding area. One sees the vistas from above. At first you think your are in fog. No. Your are looking at mountain peaks blanketed in clouds. Amazing. Breath taking

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Marietta, Georgia, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

no wind this day so, no air blowing and being funneled up the rock. was GR8 views like everywhere else off the parkway and really inexpensive so, i would say it was still worth the time to visit. beautiful landscaping in the back leading up to the little falls so, good photo ops here.

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Weatherford
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

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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194 reviews 194 reviews
50 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

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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