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Moses Cone Manor

Boone, NC
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Ranked #1 of 13 attractions in Boone
Type: Historic Sites
Activities: Hiking, Walking
Owner description: This 3,600-acre estate, managed by the National Park Service, features the historic mansion that was owned and built by the antebellum aristocrat... more » Owner description: This 3,600-acre estate, managed by the National Park Service, features the historic mansion that was owned and built by the antebellum aristocrat Moses Cone. « less
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Greer, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The house has such potential for restoration; too bad they turned it into an opportunity to sale Asheville merchandise to tourist. A great area for walking trails especially with a pet.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

This is definitely more a a outdoor activity area. My expectations where for it to be like Godfather Mountain. This park, you will be driving down dirt roads and hiking up mountains. Definitely good if you are into this sort of thing, but not if you have a 2 and a 3 year old.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Went on what we thought was opening weekend to tour the manor, While the craft center had some very interesting items for purchase, this is not why we made the drive. We went to the fire tower on our last trip so we went to the lake this time - very nice area. We will be back.

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Boone, N C
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

This US Park Service managed facility is the original Moses Cone estate founder of the textile empire famous for invention of denim. The immediate estae grounds are an interesting exhibit of a 19th century county estate. Mansion houses a very nice shop featuring high quality country art (pottery etc). For the more active there are about 26 miles of hiking... More

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Boone, North Carolina
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75 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

If you are in Blowing Rock you must go see Moses Cone Manor. A short walk from the parking lot. The store inside has art from many local artist. The view from the front porch is nice. You can hike down to the lake from this point.

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Statesville, North Carolina
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

the home was closed for winter but the views from outside the house were as beautiful as in summer. the near by lake was completely frozen !

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Hickory, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Excellent site for a day outdoors: well-maintained trails of varying lengths; each offers different scenery, but all are beautiful in every season; the house at sunrise is especially photogenic

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Boone, North Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

It is a beautiful home with beautiful grounds. Great trails to walk or ride horses. Very peacful just to set in front of and watch the sunset

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Omaha, NE
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14 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

We stopped at Moses Cone Manor when the Parkway was having its best fall foliage. The mansion is situated in one of the most scenic vistas of the Blue Ridge Mountains. However, the manor appears to need a professional painting. The peeling paint did not blend into the natural beauty of the surrounding landscape. The tour of the mansion left... More

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7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Along with the Moses Cone Manor, you owe it to yourself to hike some of the trails. Especially the trail that takes you to the top of the mountain and climb the tower so you can get a true 360 degree view of Boone. Absolutely amazing. Approximately 2.5 mile hike, up hill of course. Worth the trip.

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