Blowing Rock NC Attractions
There's just something about Blowing Rock North Carolina. A quaint town nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, Blowing Rock is home to the beautiful Alpine Village Inn. Our Blowing Rock NC Hotel is within walking distance to all of the wonderful restaurants, shops, and charm that is downtown Blowing Rock. Not only does the Alpine Village Inn afford you the ability to explore Blowing Rock without even getting into your car, it's also just a short drive from many Blowing Rock NC Attractions.
One of the most beloved Blowing Rock NC Attractions with a long history of fun and excitement is Tweetsie Railroad NC. This locomotive themed amusement park has been entertaining families and train enthusiasts since the 1950s and that enjoyment continues today. Spend an afternoon riding the historic coal-fired steam locomotive complete with a Wild West show, enjoy can-can dancers, and mine for gold. For a change of pace stroll down Western Main Street and visit the jail, or enjoy one of the many rides in the Country Fair on Miner's Mountain. Tweetsie Railroad NC is just a stone's throw from our Blowing Rock NC Hotel and is a sure fire way to enjoy some quality family fun!
Another wonderful Blowing Rock NC Attraction is Grandfather Mountain. Grandfather Mountain North Carolina is a great day trip for you and your family or group. Just 30 minutes from the heart of Blowing Rock is this park which features the famed mile-high Grandfather Mountain Suspension Bridge. This park is fun for young and old and features outdoor animal exhibits displaying bears, otters, and the majestic bald eagle in their natural habitats. A globally recognized nature preserve, Grandfather Mountain have over 100 picnic tables and grilles scattered throughout the park and they encourage guests to bring their own picnic, but do have facilities available to purchase food from the Museum Restaurant. After your lunch, take a stroll through the Nature Museum and snap pictures on rock outcroppings at the Grandfather Mountain Suspension Bridge.
Another exciting place to visit to explore one of Mother Nature's wonders is Linville Caverns. Discovered in the early 1800's by a fishing expedition, this exciting Blowing Rock NC Attraction will lead you deep into chilly underground caves filled with stalactites and stalagmites. Public touring began in 1937 and since then many upgrades to lighting and pathways have been implemented to ensure the safety of their guests. This is a great afternoon trip and is less than an hour from our downtown Blowing Rock NC Hotel and an amazing place to visit and experience the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains from the inside.
The Blowing Rock
Don't miss a trip to our mountain town's namesake, The Blowing Rock. This attraction came from an old Indian legend and offers up breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge valleys below. Attracting visitors since 1933, The Blowing Rock is North Carolina'a oldest travel attraction. The constant breeze at this attraction will remind you exactly where the town got its name. But peering over the cliff, sitting 4,000 feet abover sea level, brings with it the beauty of the High Country. This attraction is beautiful year round, weather permitting, and is especially majestic in fall when the leaves begin to change. The best part is it's less than five minutes from The Alpine Village Inn.
These Blowing Rock NC Attractions are just a few of the many wonderful Things to Do in Blowing Rock in close proximity to our Blowing Rock NC Hotel in the Village of Blowing Rock NC. There are things to do, places to go, and great Blowing Rock NC Restaurants in our mountain town. If you're looking for Places to Stay in Blowing Rock NC, look no further. Book your Blowing Rock vacation with The Alpine Village Inn today!