Although I have lived in NC my whole life, I had never been to this attraction before. I already knew the story of the rock, and I was completely underwhelmed by the attraction itself. There are beautiful views from inside the gate, and there is an observation tower that you can walk out to, Visitors are allowed to climb up onto the blowing rock itself, which is fun for the kids (and a little scary for the parents). There is a very small little garden area -- the whole thing just was kind of ho-hum for me. The price is a little high for what they have to offer, especially if you have several people in your group. We were there under 15 minutes and had seen it all by then.
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