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“A must see if you are in the Asheville area.”

Chimney Rock State Park
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Owner description: Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park is an international outdoor destination in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western NC, attracting visitors from around the world. Highlights include:- 75-mile panoramic views overlooking Lake Lure- 404-foot waterfall, one of the highest of its kind east of the Mississippi River- The Last of the Mohicans scenes were filmed here, and Dirty Dancing was filmed in adjacent Lake Lure- ancient geologic formations- 198-foot tunnel & elevator inside the mountain- five scenic hiking trails- guided rock climbing & moreThe Park's modernized elevator offers a handicap-accessible 35-sec. ride to the iconic Chimney, an alternative to "nature's Ultimate Stairmaster," the Outcroppings trail. Chimney Rock has something for everyone from the family-friendly Great Woodland Adventure trail to the stunning Skyline trail to Exclamation Point. Recognized as one of the Southeast’s most iconic outdoor attractions, Chimney Rock is located 25 miles southeast of Asheville on Highway 64/74A in Chimney Rock, NC.
Reviewed January 15, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful view! My wife & I went on a clear day and were treated to one of the most stunning sites I have ever seen. This really is a must see.

Thank amichaelstreet
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Reviewed January 14, 2013

i'm happy to live near this one! lots to experience for all. pleasant eateries along lovely scenery. indescribably views. great li'l shoppes. the whole atmosphere is inspiring -- even minus the hiking and elevator to the top. definite plans to return with my "tourist brother".

Thank rustycrones
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

unbelievable! it was exciting later watching "last of the Mohegans" and knowing I walked the same places! words can't describe the views.

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Reviewed January 7, 2013

Chimney Rock Park is a beautiful place for hiking, photography, and just taking in nature. You can make your trip as strenuous or as easy as is comfortable for you. They have a nice cafe located near the "chimney" and the views never disappoint me. I love this area! The village at the base of the park is very quaint and Lake Lure is very beautiful. A MUST SEE FOR ALL AGES!

Thank GBOWENShelby_NC
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

Lots of hiking trails and don't worry there is an elevator to the top of the rock for those with little ambition or disabilities. The view is spectacular, if heights aren't your thing, this may not be for you.

Thank AmyKatherineAB
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