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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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Stone Mountain, Georgia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Nothing to not like about the wonders of nature. Drove from Asheville via BRP to Blowing Rock, a long but scenic drive full of color. I last visited about 15 years and this is still an awesome place of beauty. I guess whoever made up the list of wonders of the world had to stop counting at some point, this... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

The facility is well maintained and the reception area well manned. The grounds where you can approach the Blowing Rock are well maintained and clean and tidy. The viewing areas are fairly high up and consequently the views are stupendous and you can see the mountains for miles. The only problem we had was waiting for inconsiderate people to come... More

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We visited in the middle of OCT during leaf watching season and the views were fantastic. It is worth the trip up to the Blowing Rock and it is a very nice set up. Would be a great place to have a little picnic while you are up there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

With a little luck you can feel the wind blowing and get a hint of a view. Worth checking out while in the area.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Beautiful views, neat and interesting rock but unfortunately they charge for it. The walkout overlook maybe made it worth it.

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Wayne
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

My husband and I stopped here on vacation. The view was very pretty and it is worth doing it once but for what you get it is kind of pricey. I was expecting a much larger attraction with a longer hiking trail from the description I read on the brochure. I would say stop and see it once but don't... More

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Apex, North Carolina
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149 reviews 149 reviews
41 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Crazy that they charge to see "The" blowing rock. It will well maintained and the grounds are kept very nice. Great photo oppty. A must see at least once.

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Miami, Florida
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57 reviews 57 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The place is well cared, but it is very small area, and not too much to offer except the beautiful views and the blowing rock. It costs $7 per person, and the good thing is that with the ticket you can come back during the day

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Bethesda, MD
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Worth about a half hour stroll along well maintained paths with very nice mountain views. Costs to take the walk. Ends with large gift shop.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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82 reviews 82 reviews
9 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

How a town like Blowing Rock, with its enormous visitor center and Chamber of Commerce, twee shops and mountain charm accepts this complete scam shows the Town Council has more than a screw loose. It is impossible to see the actual Blowing Rock after which the town is named without paying to enter a tacky tourist trap. Located at the... More

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