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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 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

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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Akron, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We probly went on the worst day ever. 100 mph winds and freezeing rain. For $20 for the four of us we probly spend a total of 5 min looking at it and running in side. Yes it was neat and yes we had to say we saw an did it. Would we go bak no..but it was fun to... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Blowing Rock provides a wonderful mountain experience for all ages. The members of my little group ranged in age from 3 to 55. The trails are well kept and easy to maneuver. One member of our group has back and leg problems, yet was able to fully enjoy the time spent here. The trails are so well maintained that a... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The view from Blowing Rock is amazing. The steep drop from the high point is breathtaking. While most tourists stop here it is not overcrowded and a very pleasant experience. It is very clean, the gardens are very nice and if you have the nerve to climb on the rocks go for it. When we were there we were surprised... More

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Greenwood, South Carolina, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We really enjoyed our visit. Our timing was perfect and we were able to watch the sunset. Made some really great pics. The grounds are very pretty!

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Findley Lake, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This reviews the entire little village......full of shops for absolutely every possible need, want, or interest. Friendly shop-keepers who cheerfully greeted each and every person who entered. Great restaurants and interesting museums. The views were spectacular. The only word of caution would be: expect to hunt for parking......the earlier you get there, the better. Really can't wait to go back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Beautiful view of the mountains. The grounds were well kept. We went on a perfect weather day so we could see all the surrounding mountain ranges. This would be a safe place to bring small kids.

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