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Blowing Rock

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Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga and Caldwell counties in the U.S. state of North Carolina. The population was 1,241 at the 2010 census.The Caldwell County portion of Blowing Rock is part of the Hickory - Lenoir - Morganton Metropolitan Statistical Area, while the Watauga County portion is part of the Boone Micropolitan Statistical Area.HistoryBefore 1752, when Bishop August Gottlieb Spangenberg of the Moravian Church visited the Blowing Rock, the windy cliffs of the area were home to the Cherokee and the Catawba Native American tribes.After the mid-18th century, when hardy Scots-Irish pioneers began to settle in the region, the mountain passes from southern Virginia into Kentucky attracted many colonists, farmers, hunters, and trappers who continued south to the mountains of North Carolina. The first family to settle in Blowing Rock were the Greenes, who were established by the mid-19th century on a site that would become the Green Park Hotel property.
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Zipline
Zipline
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Ride / Activity
Tweetsie Railroad
4.3
Duration: 8 hours
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Equestrian Trail
Moses H. Cone Memorial Park
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Historic Site
Flat Top Manor
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Blowing Rock

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Scenic Drive
Blue Ridge Pkwy North Carolina Mountains
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
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Hiking Trail
Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail Damascus
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Forest
Pisgah National Forest Pisgah Forest
4.8
Duration: 8 hours
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Mountain
Grandfather Mountain Linville
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Blowing Rock

Hiking Trail
Bass Lake
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
Hiking Trail
Glen Burney Trail
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
Beer Tasting / Tour
North Carolina on Tap
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
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Park
Memorial Park
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Blowing Rock

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Incredible Toy Company
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Sunset & Vine
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Handtiques
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Kilwins Chocolate Kitchen
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Blowing Rock

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Mine
Doc's Rocks Gem Mine
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Science Museum
Mystery Hill
3.6
Duration: 4 hours
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Ski Area
Appalachian Ski Mtn.
4.0
Duration: 2 hours

Trails in Blowing Rock

Hiking Trail
Green Knob Trail
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Hiking Trail
Calloway Peak Hike
4.4
Duration: 4 hours

Places to visit with Blowing Rock

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