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The North Carolina Mountains Sights

Blowing Rock

  • 432 Rock Rd. Map It
  • Geological Site

Updated 09/26/2012

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The Blowing Rock looms over the Johns River Gorge. If you throw your hat over the sheer precipice, it may blow back to you, should the wind gods be playful. The story goes that a Cherokee man and a Chickasaw maiden fell in love. Torn between his tribe and his love, he jumped from the cliff, but she prayed to the Great Spirit, and he was blown safely back to her.

Sight Information

Address:

432 Rock Rd., Off U.S. Hwy. 321, Blowing Rock, North Carolina, 28605, USA

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Phone:

828-295–7111

Sight Details:

  • $6
  • Jan.-Feb., weekends 10–5; Mar.– May, daily 9–6; Jun.–Jul., daily 8:30-7; Aug.-Sep., Sun.-Thu. 9-6, Fri.-Sat. 8:30–7:30; Oct., daily 8:30-7; Nov.-Dec., daily 9-5.

Updated 09/26/2012

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