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We live close to Lake Norman so taking a day trip up to Blowing Rock was just the right amount of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Morgantown, United States
Something to see!!

It was a clear day and you could really see for miles. The trees were in full color and it looked... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Asheville, North Carolina
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Highway 321 South, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
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Reviewed yesterday

We live close to Lake Norman so taking a day trip up to Blowing Rock was just the right amount of travel time in the car - 1.5 hour each way. The views of Grandfather Mountain and surrounding peaks is pretty amazing. The overlook is...More

Thank lukecX2806DA
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I enjoyed blowing rock. The views are beautiful! It was rainy but still very enjoyable. I would have hiked on the trail if it had not been raining. The gift shop has some cute items.

Thank Sun_fun98
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Do yourself a favor. Drive north for a couple of miles, get on the Blue Ridge Parkway and drive south towards Grandfather Mountain. There are plenty of beautiful vistas, and they’re absolutely free. If you want a really good, high-quality gift shop, stop at the...More

Thank Chucktown
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a clear day and you could really see for miles. The trees were in full color and it looked like rolling hills of color. Worth a look see but not a lot to do up at the rock itself. Blowing Rock town was...More

Thank forrestlive
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful scenery and location many different things to see around Blowing Rock also like a nice overlook that gives a great view of the surrounding area

Thank jtoakes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Go for a hike. Get some fresh air. Put down your smart phone. See the beauty in nature and take your family outside. Make a memory. The views here are spectacular.

Thank Stevelikestraveltoo
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of those places you need to visit once. If you are there to see the amazing fall foliage then that's a bonus. The staff were friendly and everything was clean. We enjoyed walking the short trails (they state it's a 1/4 of...More

Thank LeslieinTN
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thought it was absolutely worth the $7 admission fee. Best views of our trip and we went to many other places. Awesome rock formations and great photo ops. Wouldn’t pay to go there every year, but I am so glad we went at least...More

Thank Bellabelle1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a rock overlooking a valley- not worth the fee and gift shop that surrounds it. Hate that it's turned into a tourist trap. Go somewhere else and enjoy nature- not hype.

1  Thank Bev M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While in town I knew I had to stop in at the Blowing Rock before heading on to my hotel in Boone. The Blowing Rock is a cliff is 4000 feet above sea level and hangs over John's River 3000 feet below. The legend of...More

1  Thank Sburris65
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5 August 2018|
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Response from 759mistye | Reviewed this property |
Yes pets are allowed as long as they are on a leash and you pick up the waste at The Blowing Rock park. As for the Blue Ridge Parkway, pets are also welcomed.
Justin L
26 July 2018|
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Response from 759mistye | Reviewed this property |
I would plan an hour. It's a beautiful park and a great place to take pictures. The park itself isn't that big. Enjoy the views!
Steven C
24 February 2018|
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Response from CharlieS2389 | Property representative |
We pay for insurance, and town and county taxes on the property. We pay our staff, and for general maintenance and upgrades like our new handicap accessible restroom in the gift shop, and a new gazebo floor at the first... More