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“Winding Windy Windy” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The Blowing Rock

The Blowing Rock
Highway 321 South, PO Box 145, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
828-295-7111
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Ranked #6 of 13 Attractions in Blowing Rock
Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
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Charleston, South Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Winding Windy Windy”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Blowing Rock has awesome views ! The major wind was a real treat. Bathrooms wre absolutly gross ! Blue Ridge Parkway is Free and has clean restrooms with spetactular views.

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St Lucie West, Florida
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“Snookered at Blowing Rock”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Wasn't worth $10 per couple. Make sure you say you're a senior citizen or you'll pay more.The view was okay, but the views were more spectacular from the parkway. The restrooms were unacceptable.

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Indy
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35 attraction reviews
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“Worth a visit”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

There isn't much to this park, but I feel it is worth a one time visit. The admission fee isn't that costly, but it is mostly a small area with awesome views, plus a gift shop. If you are going to be doing stuff along the BRP and want to save money, there really is no need to visit The Blowing Rock park.

Visited September 2012
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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“It's a good job it's only $6”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

I was so disappointed with the Blowing Rock. The description of gardens and a stream was so misleading - it is there but it's tiny. The shop was poorly stocked and out of date.

The best thing about The Blowing Rock was the view - but you can get that for free on the Parkway.

Visited September 2012
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Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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“Spectacular Views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

Very small site and there is a nominal cost. The views are simply amazing. I could have looked out from the observation deck all day.

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