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“Spectacular Views”
Review of The Blowing Rock

The Blowing Rock
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Spectacular Views”
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.

Visited September 2012
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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fun Photo Ops”
Reviewed September 29, 2012

Now quite commercialized compared to the 60's, still a fun stop for great family photo. Young ones will enjoy the legend of Blowing Rock. Great views. Nice little gift shop.

Visited July 2012
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Southeast
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great views on a clear day”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

The history of this place is nice to learn, but the view is spectacular, especially on a clear day. Visiting here in the fall would be great when the leaves are changing.

Visited July 2012
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Florida
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1,213 reviews
428 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 743 helpful votes
“Interesting History”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

The Blowing Rock is the oldest tourist attraction in North Carolina and has an interesting history, including a rare wind-related weather feature. The Indian legend is quaint. Admission is only $6 adult, so it's worth the few dollars to go outside for the pretty gardens and waterfall, short nature walking path, viewing platform with magnificent views. I found it unusual that there's nothing preventing tourists from falling to their deaths when they venture out on the rocks. No railing - very big drop. Climb at your own risk and wear shoes that don't slip.
The store has several interesting souvenirs and some nice local art and wood carvings, which aren't too pricey. I enjoyed The Blowing Rock.

Visited September 2012
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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Blowing Rock ,N.C.”
Reviewed September 21, 2012

Not much to this attraction. Nice story and nice view, but you can get the view for free at other places just down the road. Only spent about 15 minutes here. The viewing platform was nice. The Blowing Rock was really not impressive at all. At least it was inexpensive. We felt since we were staying in town that we had to go here before we left so that we would not miss something. If we had known, we could have skipped it.

Visited September 2012
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