Blowing Rock’s history dates back prior to 1782, when it was inhabited by the Cherokee and Catawba Native American tribes, which is where the legend behind the name originates. Today, voted the 3rd Best Small Town in Southern USA in 2017, Blowing rock is a quaint mountain town in Watauga County with much to offer. Nestled between the mountain tops of the Blue Ridge Mountains, this town exudes a prestige of rustic mountain luxury, arts and culture. With it’s strong sense of community, there is always great events happening in Historic Downtown Blowing Rock, from Music on the Lawn, Savor, and Art in the Park! In addition to the beautiful views, there are many National Parks and Attractions to visit in close proximity to Blowing Rock, including Tweetsie Railroad theme park, Moses Cone memorial park on the Blue Ridge Parkway, and of course the Blowing Rock. Visit our Area Attractions Blog and Events Calendar to learn more of the exciting adventures Blowing Rock, North Carolina.