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Chimney Rock State Park

431 Main St., Chimney Rock, NC 28720
+1 800-277-9611
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Beautiful place with awesome views.....elevator is not currently working, so be prepared to climb... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2016
Joe T
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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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Fun For Nature Lovers

This is a beautiful NC attraction that is not for the meek or mild. It is a true hike up 500 steps... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2016
April N
,
Sherrills Ford, North Carolina
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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...more
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431 Main St., Chimney Rock, NC 28720
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"exclamation point"
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"hickory nut falls"
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"lake lure"
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"top of the rock"
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"gift shop"
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"worth the climb"
in 85 reviews
"climb the stairs"
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"american flag"
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"catch your breath"
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"great exercise"
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"opera box"
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"bring water"
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"well worth the effort"
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"breathtaking views"
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"great hike"
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Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Beautiful place with awesome views.....elevator is not currently working, so be prepared to climb the stairs. A must see if you like the outdoors.

Thank Joe T
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Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful NC attraction that is not for the meek or mild. It is a true hike up 500 steps to the Chimney Rock and an additional 1.5 mile round trip hike to Hickory Nut Falls. That said, they are both worth the...More

1  Thank April N
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Reviewed 30 June 2016

Nice park. Not as many trails as Great Smoky Mt Park (only one water fall) My husband was initially a little annoyed with the per person entry fee but overall we had a very nice day. Lots of stairs to climb so be prepared. I...More

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Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Great for family. Its a hike but worth it.Bring lots of water...and be prepared to walk and bring sunscreen.

Thank liz C
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Reviewed 29 June 2016

I think that this is the most BREATH TAKING place that I have ever seen! Mother Nature at her best. The views OMG!!! Walking into the tunnel to the elevator was so COOL ( temp wise), was so refreshing and the elevator is INSIDE the...More

Thank Felicia N
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Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Nice park but elevator not working. You had to climb 200 steps straight up to get to rock. Cost about $20+ to get in per adult. Should be free. Falls trail very nice and you can get into the water.

Thank mark b
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Reviewed 29 June 2016

About an hour from Asheville and Hendersonville NC and Dupont State Forest (three MAGNIFICENT waterfalls area). The view from the rock is "forever." One might think the climb to it is also forever. As of June 29, the elevator still not functioning. Now, $2 discount...More

1  Thank bob b
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Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

The entire family loved chimney rock. Elevator not working but we didn't mind. Take water. Pause frequently then sit on top of the Rock and enjoy!

Thank Davina J
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

I went with my children and my friend and her children. I loved it. The Tweens loved it. The teenagers begrudgingly loved it. My friend HATED it. Or at least, she hated climbing it. It's not an easy climb if you're a) very unfit and/or...More

Thank HolidayClan
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Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

We hiked all the trails in one day. It was tiring, but so worth it! The views from the bottom of the falls and the top of the trail at exclamation point are breathtaking. My favorite time to visit is in the fall when all...More

Thank Kerri C
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lolonogo
15 April 2018|
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Response from stephaniesudano | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about that date, but elevator was not working when we were there!
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wasno
3 October 2017|
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Response from Melissa V | Reviewed this property |
We saw several dogs there, so I'm going to say yes!
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26 June 2017|
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Response from TravelingFamily00 | Reviewed this property |
We were told that in a week or two they will be closing down Chimney Rock. The reason was that they were waiting for a heavy duty helicopter to being in a 12,000 pound elevator motor. Unfortunately, they said they were t... More
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