Robert and Linda

When the wife and I entered the Chimney Rock visitors center, the greeting was; "The charge for touring the visitors center is two dollars per person".
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Not much explanation of the entire site; no one mentioned that Chimney Rock itself is illuminated at night. Also, no one mentioned that visitors were allowed access to the base of Chimney Rock itself; we were only told that it sits on private land.
We left with many unanswered questions because "staff" were too busy or ignorant of the question topics.
The entry price was more than reasonable, but the total experience was "not up to par" compared to other NHP's we have visited.
Actually, the night illumination is spectacular. A treat that we accidentally experienced only because we were staying the night at "Chimney Rock Pioneer Crossing Campground", the only camp ground within 5 miles, and itself a nice place to stay to see other attractions in the area.

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