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The Blowing Rock

Highway 321 South, PO Box 145, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
828-295-7111
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Type: Geologic Formations
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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78 reviews 78 reviews
26 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We visited Blowing Rock at the absolute coldest windiest point we could have been there, so the visit was brief. The actual history and the local lore surrounding the Blowing Rock was fascinating to read. This is a small operation, probably family owned and run, and they do charge for admission - about $7pp I think. There is a nice... More

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Orlando, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

It was freezing cold when we came here but it was so worth it. The views were so spectacular and the story behind it was very beautiful and touching. We were very pleased with the views and the people were very nice. I would definitely recommend!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

it was a day or so after a bad winter storm and there was still snow on the ground....very nice. Spectacular views and so quiet.....I will recommend climbing the rock:)

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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

We visited Blowing Rock on a COLD sunny winter day. The view is absolutely amazing. There are multiple viewing sites. You can climb the rock itself (it's not as scary as it looks; under the rock is a another sidewalk so in the unlikely event that you were dumb enough to fall off- you most likely won't fall to your... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

The views from The Blowing Rock are breathtaking and there is a nice little gift shop on the way out. Very small place but worth the money.

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Lake Mary, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Blowing Rock is really a cool, fun place to visit. The views you can see are just breathtaking and the rock itself is a legend. It offers a great place for fun family pictures and provides a fun time for all. It has a gift shop with fun knick-knacks after you've toured the place. It also has a big outlook... More

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Rougemont
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

reasonable price($6.00)/great view of the smoky mtns and excellent spots for picture taking. nice place to picnic as well.

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Sweetwater, Florida, United States
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81 reviews 81 reviews
24 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

This is simply a "Rock", The Blowing Rock, that has a story to it. Perched high above, the mountains of Blowing Rock, NC, the scenery is awesome. COLD, in the winter, but still worth the $6 to get in. Small hiking trail, not the attraction it probably was 30-40 years ago, but a neat place to see. Staff is friendly,... More

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

It's worth a visit. If it is cloudy and foggy, you'll be disappointed because the real draw is the expansive view. Fall is a great time to visit if you enjoy looking at the mountain colors. Probably not for children, as they might be bored.

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Warner Robins, Georgia
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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

The mountains are really gorgeous at this time of the year. We took pictures and they are amazing. We also went to the shops and they have some unique things. The vendors were all very pleasant.

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