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Dry Falls

Highlands, NC
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Ranked #1 of 19 Attractions in Highlands
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Waterfalls
Traveler Description: The newly renovated park is terrific - there is access for handicapped viewing of the falls, picnic tables and plenty of parking.  The view of the... more »
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Holly Springs, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

So much fun to walk behind the waterfall. It had rained hard that day and the falls were awesome to look at... Got wet but it was well worth it.

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Winter Haven
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47 reviews 47 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Parking is limited. The falls are beautiful and easily observed. Had a walkway to observe from parking lot or you can walk down to it on a sidewalk path.

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Concord, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

You can walk down to the falls or enjoy them from the walkway off the parking area. This is great for those with limited mobility.

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Durham, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

You will happen upon this waterfall quickly on Hwy. 28. It is so worth the drive! Careful on the road going, quite narrow with sharp turns and cut backs. The falls are easily accessible and viewable from the parking lot. A very short and easy walk will allow you to navigate under the falls for some incredible views and a... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is beautiful. There are bathrooms here (more like an outhouse) if you really must go prepare for the smell. The hike down is easy and the view is awesome. You can walk behind the falls, you will get a bit damp though. We really enjoyed this. Great photo spot.

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Atlanta
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Worth the stop! Steps all the way down and walkway behind the falls. Artist was there painting an oil of the falls.

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Lakeland, FL
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42 reviews 42 reviews
4 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Dry Falls is very convenient to visit off of Hwy. 64. There is a small parking lot and a viewing platform for those visitors unable to handle the 97 steps down to the falls. The waterfall is breathtaking and there are many photo opportunities to be had here. If you are in the area, don't miss it!

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Gettysburg
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76 reviews 76 reviews
10 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

They've improved the walkway with cement paths and stairs which makes this very pleasant and what a wonderful experience to walk under the fall. Kids LOVED it. Big kids too!!!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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83 reviews 83 reviews
81 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I spent a few hours hiking in the park with my young son and we had a lot of fun. To help keep my son engaged and entertained during our hike, I found an interesting iPhone app called "Git Your Goat." It lets you create a lot of goats along the trail and when you reach the spot with a... More

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iofnewt
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This is a great sight off Highway64 newr Highlands. It is always fun to walk under the falls and stay "dry."

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