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The Blowing Rock

Highway 321 South, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
+1 828-295-7111
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Blowing Rock & Grandfather Mtn

The two main attractions in this area. Grandfather is well worth the trip despite the steep... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2016
George N
Dunedin, Florida
via mobile
breathtaking vista

So beautiful and peaceful even with fog over us, the gardens were so pretty and bright against the... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2016
South Elgin, Illinois
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Highway 321 South, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
+1 828-295-7111
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Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

The two main attractions in this area. Grandfather is well worth the trip despite the steep entrance fee. You could spend a day here and be sure to take a picnic. The kids will love it. Blowing Rock....fantastic views boy that's about it for another...More

Thank George N
Reviewed 23 September 2016

So beautiful and peaceful even with fog over us, the gardens were so pretty and bright against the foggy day

Thank TMCD2
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Nice overlook and fable. We drove quite a way to get there, but was glad we did. Great view up there, with a nice breeze! Great gift shop too. Good for all ages.

Thank flemingmaf
Reviewed 17 September 2016

For us, this attraction was somewhat disappointing, having expected the "blowing rock" to be larger and more impressive. We found the site to be reminiscent of the simpler tourist attractions we visited as children back in the '40's and '50's. However, we were impressed with...More

Thank TouringTwoTimers
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Awesome views from The Blowing Rock, clear days you can see to Charlotte! You can also learn the Indian Fable that gave Blowing Rock its name. Nice snack bar and gift shop as well.

Thank suecline
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Small park but with great views. Not any real hiking trails. Good for a one time experience though.Gift store, art gallery. Staff was friendly and easy parking.

Thank Gstrc501
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Easy short walk to the lookouts. Nice breeze and you can enjoy the beautiful countryside. This is fun for the whole family. Also pet friendly.

Thank Renae W
Reviewed 14 September 2016

A very clean and well kept area attraction. If you stay in Blowing Rock you have to go see it! Nice views, interesting folklore about the area. It is not strenuous to walk around the area either and paths were paved. We were going to...More

Thank kmarie2015
Reviewed 11 September 2016

This is the oldest tourist attraction in NC. It is appropriate for all ages with spectacular views. We will be back.

Thank gypsyred
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Awesome area! First visit and was completely impressed with the area. Trip to Grandfather Mountain and Caverns as well. Highly recommend the trip!

Thank Sharon L
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