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Blowing Rock NC Rainy Day Activities for Kids


Blowing Rock NC Rainy Day Activities for Kids will keep your family occupied while you wait for the sun to come back out!  Here are our favorite actvities that you can only experience in Blowing Rock NC:

Mystery Hill

Famous for fascinating tours of North Carolina's Natural Gravitational Anomaly Mystery Hill in Blowing Rock, NC has grown into so much more since it first opened to the public in 1948. One ticket gets you over nine unique experiences including actually defying the laws of gravity, Hands on science activities, giant soap bubbles, The 2nd largest collection of Native American artifacts with over a quarter million pieces, The historic 1903 home of the founders of Appalachian State University, Tomahawk Hill with Axe and Knife throwing - Archery - Cherokee Blowguns, The Appalachian Dinosaur and Fossil Museum, Doc's Rocks Gem Mining, Professor Finnegans Old Time Portrait Parlour, plus five unique gift shops, Java Rocks Coffee Shop, and Front Porch Eats featuring our High Country Iconic food brands like Hole Lotta Doughnuts, Hatchet Coffee, Shallowford Farms, Appalachia Cookie Company, and Cheeks Farmstead Creamery. For more information, CLICK HERE

Doc's Rocks Gem Mine

The states premier educational mining experience! Featuring ore directly from the local mines & features a covered outdoor flume and an indoor flume as well.

Appalachian Fossil and Dinosaur Museum

Located next to Doc's Rocks Gem Mine - View thousands of fossils from all over the region along with replica dinosaurs.  This is a fun indoor activity for the entire family.

Doodlebug & Afternoon Art Clubs

The Blowing Rock Art & History Museum offers two art-focused programs for kids every week:

  • Doodlebug Club
    Every Thursday, 10:30-11:30 & 1-2pm
    Ages Under 5
    A fun, educational art program focused on basic art skills
  • Afternoon Art Club
    Every Tuesday, 3:30-4:30
    Ages 6-10
    Creative art-making activities