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Address: Highway 321 South, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
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Small but a must see

It is very small but a must see. You do have to pay to get in. The legend surrounding blowing rock is very interesting. Great for photos!

Reviewed 19 April 2017
Lorraine P
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You do have to pay to get into see The Blowing Rock. The views from here are gorgeous!! On a clear day, you can see for miles. Elevation is 4000 ft. There is an observation deck and viewfinder and a small gift shop. We enjoyed our visit!

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Thank dstelz
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful views,picnic areas,nice trail. Make sure you check out the 15-20 year old turtles. Enjoy a cone of ice cream 🍦 and take some fun pictures. Staff is friendly,informative and the gentlemen had great suggestions about the town.

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Thank Shelia r
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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35 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They have turned the spot into a tourist park where visitors can take a short hike and visit the gift shop. Something to do if you have free time but I don't know that I would go out of my way to pay for the experience if I knew what it involved.

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Thank Carol M
Miami, Florida
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25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

It is very small but a must see. You do have to pay to get in. The legend surrounding blowing rock is very interesting. Great for photos!

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Thank Lorraine P
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64 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Going to The Blowing Rock was a delightful experience for my husband and I. We walked the grounds, climbed the rock, and visited the shop. I highly recommend this during your visit to Blowing Rock, NC.

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Thank YMC323
Miami
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Overpriced for what you get. The view is great but you can get it free many places, the water falls about ten feet, the garden is small and mediocre at best. It's difficult to spend an hour at this attraction because there is nothing of note to see. The best part of the whole place is the underground bathrooms just... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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118 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Nice easy drive and great views of the distance. Charge is very reasonable, and walking is very easy as I have some knee issues.

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Thank Mountainlover1234
Barcelona, Spain
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22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

The visit is worth if you are in the area, I would not recommend travelling a long distance to see it, but once you are in the vicinity it is really good to have a quick look, it would not take long. This is a special rock formation, but the size is not major, so the views are worth it... More 

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Thank Joan M G
Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
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43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Saw this in the "must see attractions", picture in the brochure and online looks awesome, so off we went. Only took 1 minute after they open the door to let you through to realize we'd been had. You can see far more and far better from below, nearby and anything you want on the Parkway for free. The "trail" that... More 

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116 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

This is an easy stop on the way through Blowing Rock. It's about $7 and it's less walking that around Target. Great views , it's gift shop , awesome picture ops!

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