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Review of The Blowing Rock

The Blowing Rock
Reviewed 30 April 2012

The Blowing Rock is a great place to take your friends if they've never been to Blowing Rock ... It is of course where the name of the town originates so you have to see it. On a clear day you can see forever, and it is beautiful. A little pricey for what you get to see, and definitely don't go on a rainy, snowy, or windy day.

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Reviewed 29 April 2012

Very poor value for money . The restaurant was closed . The "Hype" about the blowing rock did not live up to the expectation, very little to see other than a small rock over hang, The views were mediocre, saw much better on the Blue ridge Parkway. Not worth $6.00, wouldnt be worth taking children there. gift shop was wildly over priced too

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Reviewed 23 April 2012

Great day trip from Charlotte area. Kids had fun, was nice weather and some good old fashioned exercise!

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Reviewed 21 April 2012

This was very disappointing. There are some nice views here but nothing you can' see from any overlook off the Blue Ridge Parkway. When you go to see the Blowing Rock you're going to see the rock behind the legend. The rock itself is about 1/10 the size I thought it would be and is nothing special. You can walk out to an observation tower and back and you're through. Hardly worth the $6 admission. They also sport a "man-made waterfall" which turned out to be about 4 feet high. Seriously, someone could have built this "waterfall" in their backyard. Do not recommend.

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Reviewed 20 April 2012

Drove 20 miles paid $6/person and walked out of the gift shop 2 feet an said well that's the blowing rock. Very disappointing. It took 10 minutes to tour. But thats because we brown bagged our lunch since we thought it might take an hour or 2. Seriously 2 feet out of gift shop and it's over. We talked to a local restaurant owner and they said oh u got taken, we all did once. Go to Jefferson state park there is a rock there that is very similar and it's FREE and it takes about 20 minutes to walk the 1 mile trail. We got a better pic on it than the actual "blowing rock".

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