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“To fake a hike” 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 #9 of 15 attractions in Blowing Rock
Type: Geologic Formations
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“To fake a hike”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

This place is hilarious. You drive up to the information building, pay your entrance fee, walk out the door and tada, the rock is right there. The whole "trail" takes less than 10 minutes (with an icecream shop and gift shop along the trail). If you get the right angle, you can "fake a hike" on top of the blowing rock. The view is beautiful but it is not too different from the view points along the blue ridge parkway. Go here for a fun photo opp but not for a hike.

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miami
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Nothing special, especially at $6 per person.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Great views, but can get that alots of places in the area for free. The rock itself is so incredibly overrated.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Great view”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Great view but not unlike views in many spots in western NC. Worth doing once. It is easy to miss the turn to this place since there is some road construction and it is not at a major intersection.

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Huntersville, North Carolina
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“The blowing rock”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

I had not been to The Blowing Rock since I was a little girl. I guess it was "bigger" then. There is not much to see. It only took about 20 minutes to walk the circle. The views are fabulous but you can get the same views from the parkway.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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“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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