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“What a Waste of Money”
Review of The Blowing Rock

The Blowing Rock
Tallahassee, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
229 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
“What a Waste of Money”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

$6 per person to view mountains in the distance you can see from the side of a road or behind any restaurants. Read about the Indian & maiden on their online brochure & you have all the mystery of The Blowing Rock. Save your money . . there are so many more fantastic attractions in the surrounding area.

Visited July 2013
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3 Thank Yvonne B
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Baltimore County, Maryland
Level 6 Contributor
182 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“For Non-Hikers!”
Reviewed July 19, 2013

Basically, if you are a hiker, you do not have to pay the high admittance fee to see similar rock formations and views. Go to a state or national park to see the same. If you are not a hiker, you will love the opportunity to easily enjoy being at the top of a mountain without doing the work to get there.

Visited July 2013
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Thank Marty1357
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Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Haven't felt so ripped off in a long time....”
Reviewed July 18, 2013

Save your time and money- don't bother stopping at this charming town's namesake attraction. It seems to open when they feel like it (large group of tourists had been waiting 30 minutes past stated opening time (the explanation was that since they were short on staff, they decided to open later... But forgot to put up any signs!) The VERY short trail led to the "rock" which we walked right by without even noticing, then backtracked to literally see just a piece of rock. We had no sign of any wind blowing upwards. The observation deck is ok... But the views from the Blue Ridge Parkway are just as good, if not better and they're free! After spending time on the observation deck walking every available piece of trail (many are blocked off and closed and entire trail loop is less than 1/4 mile including walking around their gardens, gift shop and snack bar), we were back to the car in under 15 minutes. we haven't felt so ripped off by a tourist attraction in a long time.

Visited July 2013
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3 Thank Vicki N
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Knoxville, Tennessee
Level 6 Contributor
114 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Beautiful Place!”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

Even that the weather didn't help us with this trip, the area is so beautiful, great story and a nice gift shop

Visited July 2013
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Thank Angel G
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NJ
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Overpriced and underwhelming”
Reviewed July 14, 2013

After seeing grandfather mountain this was a let down. Although the views are nice, you can find as beautiful or more beautiful views right off the blue ridge parkway.

Visited July 2013
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