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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: 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: Theme Parks
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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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Doc's Rocks Gem Mine
Doc's Rocks Gem Mine
Attraction type: Mines
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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 47 Restaurants in Blowing Rock
Price: $25 - $50
Cuisines: American
Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Kilwin's
Kilwin's
Ranked #2 of 47 Restaurants in Blowing Rock
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Village Cafe
Village Cafe
Ranked #3 of 47 Restaurants in Blowing Rock
Cuisines: American, Cafe
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Bistro Roca
Bistro Roca
Ranked #4 of 47 Restaurants in Blowing Rock
Price: $15 - $35
Cuisines: American, Gluten Free Options
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Foggy Rock Eatery and Pub
Foggy Rock Eatery and Pub
Ranked #5 of 47 Restaurants in Blowing Rock
Price: $7 - $15
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, 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
Hemlock Inn
2.0 of 5
Hemlock Inn
$89 - $156
Ranked #2 of 11 Blowing Rock B&B and Inns
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Homestead Inn
2.5 of 5
Homestead Inn
$82 - $131
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 - $387
Ranked #1 of 11 Blowing Rock B&B and Inns
Chetola Resort at Blowing Rock
3.5 of 5
Chetola Resort at Blowing Rock
$190 - $305
Ranked #2 of 16 Hotels in Blowing Rock
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Alpine Village Inn
2.5 of 5
Alpine Village Inn
$89 - $156
Ranked #4 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
$366 - $475
Ranked #7 of 16 Hotels in Blowing Rock
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