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Chimney Rock State Park, Chimney Rock

Categories: Observation Decks, Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots, Outdoor Activities
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4.4/5 based on 1,600+ reviews on the web
Featured in films such as "The Last of the Mohicans," Chimney Rock State Park is full of beautiful attractions, including the 535-year-old Chimney Rock, for which the park is named. Before the granite monolith was acquired by the state of North Carolina in 2007, the Morse family privately owned Chimney Rock for more than 100 years. The park also is home to Devil's Head balancing rock and Hickory Nut Falls. Hike the various park trails designed for varying skill levels, play at one of the 12 Great Woodland Discovery zones, or, if you're feeling more adventurous, go rock climbing for the day. Arrange your visit to Chimney Rock State Park and discover more family-friendly attractions in Chimney Rock using our Chimney Rock trip generator.
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  • This park was fun for the whole family. My seven year old was able to master the stairs, no elevator, like a champ. The staff was very helpful. The facilities were clean and the trails were well kept....  read more »
  • A very strenuous climb, but worth it to see over Lake Lure and the surrounding mountains. Knowledgeable staff. If you really need to use the elevator, be sure to check ahead to see if it's operational...  read more »
  • The day we had visited Chimney Rock it was very windy making the climb up a bit more challenging. However, you really do get a new view with each step you take. The price was reasonable at $15 per adu...  read more »
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