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“Absolutely Beautiful”

Moses H. Cone Memorial Park
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Owner description: The home and grounds of textile manufacturer Moses Cone.
Waco, Texas
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60 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Absolutely Beautiful”
Reviewed 15 November 2013

The Blue Ridge Parkway is one of America's treasures, and the Moses Cone Park is a wonderful stop along that magnificent drive. The old mansion is gorgeous, with a beautiful view overlooking Blowing Rock from the front porch. A very good selection of authentic craft items on display and sale, too. The hike up to the tower atop Flat Top Mountain is well worth the time and energy if you're up for that sort of thing. Beautiful views and a trail that gives a good workout without being overwhelmingly difficult.

Visited October 2013
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Mount Airy, North Carolina
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“GREAT VISIT”
Reviewed 28 October 2013

Great gifts and loved walking around and visiting. Had to park on the main road and walk in but that was not a problem.

Visited October 2013
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Jacksonville, NC
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Moses H. Cone Memorial Park”
Reviewed 27 October 2013

Beautiful scenery and several trails to walk! A lovely way to spend a day! Also, the Manor House is a must see! WONDERFUL gift shop w/top notch items of all kinds! If you're in the Boone/Blowing Rock area, take the time to stop by! You won't regret it!

Visited October 2013
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Tennessee Ridge, Tennessee
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39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A charming must see stop on the Blue Ridge Parkway”
Reviewed 26 October 2013

What's not to love? A charming history, million dollar view from the porch of the old mansion, miles of wide open trails through rolling meadows...a gift shop with superb products from Southern Appalachian artisans, artists and craftsmen. Prices are reasonable, considering the quality of the products. An unusually large and consistently impressive selection of pottery.
One thing is sorely missed...they no longer have rocking chairs on the front porch. We make a point to complain every time we visit, and we are confident that it is the same constant refrain from others who remember the rockers as a place to relax for a few minutes while drinking in the view.

Visited October 2013
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Tampa, Florida
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68 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“A must see and walk around Bass Lake”
Reviewed 25 October 2013 via mobile

Bring your walking shoes and camera to visit this historic manor and lake. The artists gift shop is so unique you will leave with lovely gifts for you and your family. The walk around around Bass Lake is pretty and memorable. A must see!

Visited September 2013
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