Blowing Rock NC Attractions

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The Blowing Rock

This colossal cliff became Blowing Rock’s first travel attraction back in 1933. Enjoy breathtaking views from 4,000 feet above sea level and peaceful scenic walks leading to other grandiose views and a small garden waterfall. Get to know the history of the blowing rock in any of the unique gift shops. Open year round, weather permitting, handicap accessible, and pet friendly.

Tweetsie Railroad

A family oriented Wild West theme park that features a three-mile ride on a historic steam-powered train throughout the mountainside is a Blowing Rock tradition. Live entertainment, a petting zoo, other amusement rides, and shopping provide fun for everyone. The special events and holiday festivals can’t be beat. Your rail pass is waiting to be claimed.

Appalachian Ski Mountain

The first ski area of the High Country, it’s an impressive place worth your trip. Centered around 10 slopes, four lifts, and an outdoor ice arena, this winter wonderland has it all, not to mention some of the finest facilities, including a lodge, restaurant, wireless internet, music on the slopes, and heated sidewalks. The snow on the slopes is just one of the many reflections of Appalachian Ski Mountain’s attention to detail.

Blowing Rock Winterfest

“Don’t hibernate, celebrate,” is the motto of this winter festival. The Wine Auction, Live Bluegrass, Chili Cook-Off, Kid’s Activities, and the Polar Plunge in Chetola Lake emphasize the fun side of the snowy season. Join the village of Blowing Rock as they bring in the spirit, with free hot chocolate and hayrides.

Art in the Park, Blowing Rock

A series of art shows that highlight local and regional talent takes place right in the town of Blowing Rock NC. From painting (oil, watercolor and acrylic), etching, stained and blown glass, to basketry, wood carving and turning, clay, photography, fiber, jewelry and more, the quality of work displayed is a sight to see. The six shows take place May through October and attract numerous visitors.

Tanger Outlets, Blowing Rock NC

The Tanger Shoppes on the Parkway is home to more than 30 brand name stores. Top designers like Liz Claiborne, Ralph Lauren, J. Crew, and Coach all have Blowing Rock Outlet Stores at this mall. ‘Shop ’til You Drop’ has never been so easy.