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Blowing Rock
Named "the only place in the world where snow falls upside down" by Ripley's-Believe-It-Or-Not, the legendary Blowing Rock geological formation has been attracting visitors to its corner of North Carolina since 1933. The accompanying mountain village of Blowing Rock sits 4,000 feet above sea level along the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway. The winter brings enough snow to the nearby Blue Ridge Mountain peaks that it is possible to ski the south, staying over at one of Blowing Rocks charming B&Bs.

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High Gravity Adventures
High Gravity Adventures
Owner description: Welcome to the newest outdoor adventure experience in the High Country. Get harnessed up and climb your way through 75 different aerial challenges ranging from 15-50 feet off the... more Owner description: Welcome to the newest outdoor adventure experience in the High Country. Get harnessed up and climb your way through 75 different aerial challenges ranging from 15-50 feet off the ground. Individuals, couples, families, groups, schools, etc. Are welcome. Our large observation deck has adirondack chairs and a beautiful view of the entire course, and is perfect for parties or catered events. Whether you are a seasoned adventurer or in need of an introduction to the vertical world, High Gravity Adventures is where you belong! less
Attraction type: Adrenaline & Extreme Tours; Zipline & Aerial Adventure Parks; Climbing Tours; Other Outdoor Activities; Playgrounds
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Moses H. Cone Memorial Park
Moses H. Cone Memorial Park
The home and grounds of textile manufacturer Moses Cone.
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Equestrian Trails
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Doc's Rocks Gem Mine
Doc's Rocks Gem Mine
Attraction type: Mines
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Tweetsie Railroad
Tweetsie Railroad
Owner description: As North Carolina’s original family theme park, Tweetsie Railroad is a unique attraction that allows children and families to explore their imaginations and a whole lot more. Be a... more Owner description: As North Carolina’s original family theme park, Tweetsie Railroad is a unique attraction that allows children and families to explore their imaginations and a whole lot more. Be a cowboy, cowgirl or an engineer. Shop along Main Street, pan for gold, or visit the animals in the Deer Park. Tweetsie has amusement rides for all ages and live entertainment throughout the park. And, of course, hop aboard our historic train for a fun-filled three-mile Wild West journey through the scenic mountains. Located in Blowing Rock, NC. less
Attraction type: Amusement & Theme Parks
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Julian Price Park
Julian Price Park
Attraction type: State Parks
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The Restaurant at Gideon Ridge
The Restaurant at Gideon Ridge
Ranked #1 of 44 Restaurants in Blowing Rock
Price: $25 - $50
Cuisines: American
Good for: Romantic, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Village Cafe
Village Cafe
Ranked #2 of 44 Restaurants in Blowing Rock
Cuisines: American
Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Kilwin's
Kilwin's
Ranked #3 of 44 Restaurants in Blowing Rock
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Bistro Roca
Bistro Roca
Ranked #4 of 44 Restaurants in Blowing Rock
Price: $15 - $35
Cuisines: French, Pizza, Mediterranean, Bistro
Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Bald Guy Brew of Blowing Rock
Bald Guy Brew of Blowing Rock
Ranked #5 of 44 Restaurants in Blowing Rock
Price: $1 - $10
Cuisines: Cafe, Healthy
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Outdoor Seating

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Homestead Inn
2.5 of 5
Homestead Inn
$89 - $563
Ranked #1 of 11 Blowing Rock B&B and Inns
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Mountainaire Inn and Log Cabins
Mountainaire Inn and Log Cabins
$69 - $300
Ranked #1 of 16 Hotels in Blowing Rock
Alpine Village Inn
2.5 of 5
Alpine Village Inn
$89 - $122
Ranked #3 of 11 Blowing Rock B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Gideon Ridge Inn
Gideon Ridge Inn
$180 - $340
Ranked #2 of 11 Blowing Rock B&B and Inns
The New Public House & Hotel
The New Public House & Hotel
$166 - $280
Ranked #4 of 11 Blowing Rock B&B and Inns
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Hemlock Inn
2.0 of 5
Hemlock Inn
$87 - $156
Ranked #6 of 11 Blowing Rock B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Westglow Resort & Spa
4.0 of 5
Westglow Resort & Spa
$254 - $366
Ranked #2 of 16 Hotels in Blowing Rock
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