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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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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Excellent view of the valley on a clear day, but the rock is overrated. $7 adult for a short 30 minute visit. It does have a picnic area.

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Catonsville, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

It's definitely neat to sit atop the blowing rock and stare down into the valley below, then walk around to enjoy more views. However, unless picnicking there, be prepared to spend $7 and for a very short visit.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Very unique story to this place! Great view for photo ops and the price is reasonable. Also a gift shop for souvenirs for when you finish.

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Holland, Michigan
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Not to be missed, unique and historial. Took lots of pictures, but beware of fog on difficult roads. worth it, though.

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Mount Airy, Maryland
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63 reviews 63 reviews
5 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Wanted to take some souvenirs to some friends and had never stopped at the Blowing Rock. The views are fabulous, and I got few souvenirs. Mission accomplished.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This was our first stop in North Carolina and we just loved reading the myth of Blowing Rock and looking out as far as we could see.

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SAYREVILLE
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Breathtaking views of the Blueridge Mountains. Absolutely gorgeous. Must see place. Then proceed to the town and you'll find beautiful gift shops and restaurants and walk around the quaint little town. Fantastic place.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

You can make this a long visit or a short one just to see The Rock. The views are spectacular. The walk to the rock is about a minute from the welcome center and it is easy for ALL ages.

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Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

I would definitely go to say I went and saw it, but it's only good for a one time visit. The story and concept is cool if you like tall tales. The rock was cool to climb up on and get a good photo. The garden part was sad. It cost $7 per person to get in and we were... More

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Raleigh
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Great place to take a few moments and absorb mountain beauty! Loved the little garden and souvenir shop.

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