Blowing Rock North Carolina Tourism with Nearby Attractions

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Blowing Rock NC is located off US 321 close to Boone NC and Banner Elk. The Blowing Rock is a cliff 4000 ft above sea level and hangs over Johns river Gorge.

The Gorge forms a Flume which causes the air current to flow upwards causing snow to fall upside down.

On a clear day you can see for miles, according to Native American myth or legend, if you throw an object off Blowing Rock, the wind will pick it up and throw it back to you.

Southwest from Blowing Rock, you can see  Hawksbill Mountain and Table Mountain. To the west of Blowing Rock are Mt Mitchell and Grandfather Mountain.

Blowing Rock is open March through November. Winter months open on weekends if the weather permits.

There are Shoppes - outlet stores near Blowing rock on the Parkway

Nearby attractions

Whitewater rafting on nearby Nolichucky and Watauga Rivers. There are hiking trails here.

Blue Ridge Parkway with over 400 miles of scenic highway, beautiful in the Fall when leaves are changing, protected by National Park service.

Mystery Hill - Mystery Platform and Mystery house - unexplained phenomenon's. attractions include Native American artifacts over 50000 artifacts collected from Georgia and 23 other states - arrowheads, pottery, knives and more.

Bob Timberlake Gallery features the artwork of Bob Timberlake who was encourage by Andrew Wyeth. The Bob Timberlake Gallery has furniture and home furnishing, original paintings, collections of canoes, decoys, homemade quilts, civil war artifacts, art reproductions, prints, and posters. Also located in Lexington, NC.

Moses Cone National Park is the Parkway Craft center located at mile marker 294 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The center features Craft demonstrations.

Tweetsie Railroad - near Boone, a historic locomotive number 12, coal fired, originally carried passengers from Johnson City TN to Boone NC. Also, Wild West Town, mountain dancing, 1800 Saloon show, cowboys and Indians, Miners Mountains, Deer Park, shopping and events.

Nearby NC Ski resorts: Beech Mountain, Appalachian Ski Mountain, Hound Ears, Sugar Mountain, and Ski Hawks nest. Beech Mountain and Sugar Mountain offer mountain biking. Beech Mountain ski resort is 5506 ft in elevation. Things to do: Snow tubing, snow boarding, skating, skiing, golf

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Blowing Rock Attractions - Go Blue Ridge Card: Multi-attraction pass that gives you the most choice at Blue Ridge’s top attractions for the best value. Attractions include Biltmore Estate, Tweetsie Railroad, Linville Caverns, rafting, museums & more!