North Carolina is home to countless natural attractions. From the mountains to the sea, and everywhere in between, visitors from near and far love to admire the many natural attractions found in the Tar Heel State. To that end, you may be surprised (or not!) to learn that North Carolina’s oldest roadside attraction is a rock. However, the Blowing Rock is no ordinary rock.
The Blowing Rock official address is 432 The Rock Rd., Blowing Rock, NC 28605. If you follow Highway 321 to the south of the Town of Blowing Rock, you encounter a sign indicating where to turn. The attraction is open, weather permitting, as follows: January – March Thursday through Monday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., April and May, daily, 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., June through October 8:30 am. to 7:00 p.m., November and December 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Feel free to call ahead to confirm it’s open: 828-295-7111. The cost of admission is: $7 adults, $6 seniors (60+), $6 military, $4 children (4-11), children 3 and under are free.