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Address: Highway 321 South, PO Box 145, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Phone Number: 828-295-7111
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This was a pleasant place to view the area around Blowing Rock, although at $12.00 for a senior, I think it is a little expensive. The gardens and views are very nice. There is... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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Saint Simons Island
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

This was a pleasant place to view the area around Blowing Rock, although at $12.00 for a senior, I think it is a little expensive. The gardens and views are very nice. There is a cafe for lunch. Not much in the way of hiking and there is always someone breaking the rule of "No Climbing on the Rock!".

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Yes, you have to pay but it's very inexpensive. The views are beautiful and the history is interesting. I'm glad we stopped by however I would probably not return since there are several free overlooks nearby on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This was the first holiday we had taken our 2 small dogs and they welcomed us in. Great views although the venue was not very large but it was free and well worth the visit.

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Meridian, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We enjoyed the views and gift shop. This facility has the most beautiful views. We enjoyed our tour and took losts of pictures.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Finally visited one of the places we have heard about for a very long time. The views are wonderful - makes us wish we had a place in the mountains like the homes you could see from the observation areas here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The hills in Blowing rock are a delightful ride. Stop by this attraction and spend a 1/2 hour. There's a fun legend to learn about and spectacular vistas to see and photograph. Afterwards, get lunch or dinner in the cute little village of Blowing Rock nearby. Good food options, fun boutique shopping

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Nice view from rock but not any different than many of the FREE overlooks along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Costs $7 to walk along a short path to the rock and scenic observation tower. There is also a 3 foot high pump driven waterfall.

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Waxhaw, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The landscaping is beautiful. The day we went it was hazy so you couldn't see too far. Not sure what I was expecting but I know that now that I have been there, I don't feel a need to go again not even to take others who haven't been there.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

This was a nice scenic stop. The views are great and the walk was nice. I did mark it down because of price and duration. It is $7 per person. 4 and under are free and 5-11 are $2. If you just go see the view, see the formation and head out, you will be done in 15 minutes. We... More 

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Folkston, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Enjoyed the views even though they weren't clear due to a rainstorm just passing through. It doesn't take too long to see everything there.

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Address: Address: Highway 321 South, PO Box 145, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Phone Number: 828-295-7111
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Blowing Rock

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