Blowing Rock Tourism

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.


The town of Blowing Rock is nestled amidst the mountains of North Carolina. It is mainly known for its natural beauty and the abundance of outdoor activities. The town gets its name from a rock formation which diverts the wind that blows around it. The rock is a major tourist attraction in Blowing Rock. The surrounding area supports activities like hiking, fly-fishing, waterfall climbing etc. the Grandfather Mountain has a swinging bridge that beckons the adventure seekers. The Blue Ridge Parkway spans around the Moses Cone Manor and Estate, lakes and forest trails. Packed your kids along with you? Head to the Tweetsie Railroad Theme Park where they can enjoy a ride on the steam engine train. The Blowing Rock Art and History Museum is located near the Mystery Hill. Travel to Blowing Rock for a refreshing holiday this summer.

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