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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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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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Tweetsie Railroad
Tweetsie Railroad
Owner description: Currently closed during the daytime hours. Will be open every Friday and Saturday evening beginning November 24 through December 30, 2017, for Tweetsie Christmas. Then we will... more Owner description: Currently closed during the daytime hours. Will be open every Friday and Saturday evening beginning November 24 through December 30, 2017, for Tweetsie Christmas. Then we will re-open for daytime operation April 6, 2018. 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: Theme Parks
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Doc's Rocks Gem Mine
Doc's Rocks Gem Mine
Attraction type: Mines
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Flat Top Manor
Flat Top Manor
This 3,600-acre estate, managed by the National Park Service, features the historic mansion that was owned and built by the antebellum aristocrat Moses Cone.
Attraction type: Historic Sites
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The Blowing Rock
The Blowing Rock
Attraction type: Geologic Formations
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All places to eat » Places to eat

The Restaurant at Gideon Ridge
The Restaurant at Gideon Ridge
Ranked #1 of 48 Restaurants in Blowing Rock
Price: $25 - $50
Cuisines: American
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Kilwin's
Kilwin's
Ranked #2 of 48 Restaurants in Blowing Rock
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Foggy Rock Eatery and Pub
Foggy Rock Eatery and Pub
Ranked #3 of 48 Restaurants in Blowing Rock
Price: $7 - $15
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Six Pence Pub Blowing Rock
Six Pence Pub Blowing Rock
Ranked #4 of 48 Restaurants in Blowing Rock
Cuisines: British, Pub
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Bistro Roca
Bistro Roca
Ranked #5 of 48 Restaurants in Blowing Rock
Price: $15 - $35
Cuisines: American
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Mountainaire Inn and Log Cabins
Mountainaire Inn and Log Cabins
$69 - $300
Ranked #1 of 16 Hotels in Blowing Rock
Homestead Inn
2.5 of 5
Homestead Inn
$72 - $168
Ranked #2 of 10 Blowing Rock B&B and Inns
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Hemlock Inn
2.0 of 5
Hemlock Inn
$86 - $145
Ranked #3 of 10 Blowing Rock B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Gideon Ridge Inn
Gideon Ridge Inn
$160 - $335
Ranked #1 of 10 Blowing Rock B&B and Inns
Chetola Resort at Blowing Rock
3.5 of 5
Chetola Resort at Blowing Rock
$148 - $332
Ranked #2 of 16 Hotels in Blowing Rock
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The Green Park Inn
3.5 of 5
The Green Park Inn
$81 - $145
Ranked #3 of 16 Hotels in Blowing Rock
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Westglow Resort & Spa
4.0 of 5
Westglow Resort & Spa
$309 - $422
Ranked #9 of 16 Hotels in Blowing Rock
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