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Grandfather Mountain

#1 of 15 things to do in Linville Features Animals
2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC 28646
+1 828-733-2013
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Phenomenal stop on the BRP

We drove up to Grandfather Mountain last week and was fascinated by its beauty and the fact that it... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
John S
Cape Coral, Florida
Amazing views

The views from Grandfather Mountain are breathtaking! The weather was clear and sunny, though some... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Meghan C
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Grandfather Mountain’s pristine scenery and sweeping vistas rejuvenate mind and spirit. At an elevation of 5,946 feet, Grandfather is recognized as one of the world’s most diverse nature preserves. Be exhilarated by the altitude and panoramic views from the Mile High Swinging Bridge; stand eye-to-eye with bears, cougars and otters in natural habitats. Dine in the restaurant or find a scenic picnic spot, browse the nature museum, wander the trails, go behind the scenes of the animal habitats, visit with knowledgeable naturalists, and stop for a treat at the fudge shop. Fill your day with family memories at place where wonders never cease.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC 28646
+1 828-733-2013
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We drove up to Grandfather Mountain last week and was fascinated by its beauty and the fact that it has a walking bridge across a crevice that is one mile above sea level. The entry cost is $20 per adult, but worth it to capture...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The views from Grandfather Mountain are breathtaking! The weather was clear and sunny, though some haze in the distance. You could still see for miles and many mountains beyond. I like that you get a cd to play as you travel up the mountain that...More

Thank Meghan C
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was breath taking..the audio tour was extremely informative the views, the swinging bridge, the hike the mountains it was all so beautiful and so magical 😊

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I was out hiking the mountain and had cause to meet Kelsey, one of the staff members on the mountain. She was just terrific and went above and beyond to assist me.

Thank simon r
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited Grandfather Mountain on a dicey day--intermittent clouds and threat of rain. Up at the level of the swinging bridge, we did get a nice view in one direction, and could not see anything in the other. I can easily see how a visit...More

Thank Joe H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place is absolutely beautiful! On a clear day, which I had, you have 360' mountain views! On a breezy day, crossing the Mile high bridge might be a trip but the wind was calm this day! There are a few trails to hike, which...More

Thank Rebecca M
Reviewed 5 days ago

I am a Senior Citizen, went there with my son & 2 grandkids. This is not really a place for toddlers or the handicapped because there is a lot of walking, lots and lots of hiking and Steep inclines both up and down. If you...More

2  Thank Elise N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had so much fun crossing the mile high bridge. Great views all around! The whole park is amazing. A must see if in the area.

Thank Sharon L
Reviewed 1 week ago

On our tour of the blue ridge, my husband found this place. We went for the mile high bridge. We were concerned bc of the forecast but went anyway. When we were paying for tickets the woman warned us about visibility but we went anyway....More

1  Thank Sara_sakflva
Reviewed 1 week ago

I rated 5 stars for the trail, if I was just rating bridge I would go with a four star. It was our first time coming here and I originally did come for the bridge. Now, that I have been here I have learned what...More

2  Thank Danielle N
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9 August 2017|
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Response from Conwayluvs2travel | Reviewed this property |
There is a parking lot close and an elevator on the inside of the gift shop that takes you up close to the bridge
9 August 2017|
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Response from Deb F | Reviewed this property |
You can drive up to the bridge and there is elevator access from the visitor center to get to the bridge.
Ann L
2 July 2017|
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Response from Melissa P | Reviewed this property |
My kids are 8 and 10 and they loved walking across the bridge and walking around on the mountain on the far side of the bridge. Some of the trails are easy to hike and some are very difficult. I think you will be able to... More