Shoppes on the Parkway in Blowing Rock is located just a ½-mile off the Blue Ridge Parkway. This NC-based, hometown center is the place to shop with more than 30 factory outlet stores. Shop nationally known brands such as American Eagle, Banana Republic, Polo Ralph Lauren, Hanes Brands, and Vera Bradley, plus a variety of local small businesses, exclusive to the NC High Country. The center also offers dining with a local restaurant on the courtyard, where shoppers will find a fire pit, games area, and the Summer Concert Series. Families and kids can take the time to hunt for gemstone treasures and see million year old fossils at Doc’s Rocks Gem Mine and Fossil Museum. Stroller rentals, wheelchairs, and gift cards all available at Shopper Services. Complimentary EV charging onsite.