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Grandfather Mountain

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2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC 28646
+1 828-733-2013
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Spectacular views!!

Drive to the top of Grandfather Mountain! Then walk across the swinging bridge to see an awesome... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
John K
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Kannapolis, North Carolina
A must with the family!!

The views from the top of Grandfather are simply breathtaking! So beautiful. Swinging bridge is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
tkup2016
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Mount Dora, Florida
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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.
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  • Average4%
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2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC 28646
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2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC 28646
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Drive to the top of Grandfather Mountain! Then walk across the swinging bridge to see an awesome panoramic view of the area. Nice gift shop. They give you an audio CD to listen to as you drive up the mountain pointing out the various points...More

Thank John K
Reviewed 1 week ago

The views from the top of Grandfather are simply breathtaking! So beautiful. Swinging bridge is always an exciting thing for the kids to do. Another fav thing to do is pull over at the stop and climb the "Sphinx Rock" on the way up or...More

Thank tkup2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a very nice experience to see the habitats for animals such as river otters, panthers, elk, bald eagles and black bear. Very clean and well laid out venue. The price was very reasonable. You receive a cd to play as you enter the...More

Thank 262patriciaa
Frank R, Public Relations Manager at Grandfather Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the stellar review! I'm glad to hear you all enjoyed your visit to the mountain, Great advice, too, about planning to stay at least a few hours in the park. Many folks can spend a whole day here, only to return later in...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Can't wait to go back and visit again. Just breathtaking! Took my teenage Granddaughter and she loved every minute of the trip. The air was so clean and refreshing. Could have stayed all day.More

Thank timnh
Frank R, Public Relations Manager at Grandfather Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the great review! I'm glad you and your granddaughter enjoyed your visit — and, of course, the fresh air. Thanks again, and we look forward to having you back on the mountain in the future. Sincerely, Frank Ruggiero Director of Marketing & Communications...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting Grandfather Mountain on a clear day was amazing - we were able to see for miles! It was cold (which was expected since we came in December) but not bad since there was no wind. The kids (ages 9 & 11) had a blast...More

Thank HoHo18
Frank R, Public Relations Manager at Grandfather Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the wonderful review! I'm glad you all enjoyed your visit, and thanks for making the trip during winter. It really is a special time to visit, as the crowds are fewer and the sights are just as plentiful. Thanks again for writing, and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is th eperfect afternnon you can enjoy the animals as well as the see all for just 18 dollars not to pricey even if you are a larger group you can walk on the bridge as well this is atrip that will last a...More

Thank moshe g
Frank R, Public Relations Manager at Grandfather Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the great review! You're right, as we always encourage guests to spend at least three hours on the mountain, although folks could easily spend a whole day and return later in the week for a whole new experience. As such, I'm glad to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is a beautiful place with sharp hairpin turns. It was cold but got colder as we went up. Great place to visit. It maybe better in spring or summer.More

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Frank R, Public Relations Manager at Grandfather Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the great review! Yes, the weather is dramatically colder on the mountain, especially as one continues to rise in elevation. In fact, it's usually about 10 degrees cooler at the top than it is on the bottom, and during summertime, temperatures toward the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice park complete with a museum (didn't visit) and a few animals to visit (cougars and bald eagles were nice to see). If you are a fan of 'Forest Gump', you can see where Forest trekked up part of the mountain when he went on...More

Thank Beach Bum Woman
Frank R, Public Relations Manager at Grandfather Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the great review! It sounds like you had a fun time during your visit. We hope you'll enjoy all the mountain has to offer during your next trip. Sincerely, Frank Ruggiero Director of Marketing & Communications Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation

Reviewed 10 December 2017

There are many attractions that you would visit because you are in that area..and there are few attractions that you would visit because you would go that "area" to visit the attraction.. this is the second type.. Yes a gem of a place! Many reasons...More

Thank Love2ReviewThis
Frank R, Public Relations Manager at Grandfather Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the stellar review! We sincerely appreciate your kind words, and I'll be sure to pass your compliments along to our staff. Customer service is an absolute priority at Grandfather Mountain, and I'm glad to hear you had such a positive experience. Thanks...More

Reviewed 7 December 2017

Great view. Awesome area. Would love to go back. Actually didn't have enough time to do everything they had to offer. They give you a CD when you enter and it narrates as you drive. Pretty cool. They had lots of beautiful hiking trails. Plan...More

Thank stacey t
Frank R, Public Relations Manager at Grandfather Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

Thank you for the great review! We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, and we hope to see you back on the mountain in the future to enjoy all we have to offer. Sincerely, Frank Ruggiero Director of Marketing & Communications Grandfather Mountain Stewardship...More

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darly51077
5 November 2017|
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Response from 9PA9 | Reviewed this property |
Leashed dogs are allowed on the trails and bridge. They are not allowed in buildings and the animal habitat.
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sckey2017
21 September 2017|
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Response from Virginia N | Reviewed this property |
This was a day trip as we own a cabin on the New River...Haven't stayed in the hotels around there. There have been a lot of new hotels built in the last 2 years with ASU bing there.
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Mer S
16 September 2017|
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Response from Deb F | Reviewed this property |
The Grandfather Trail from the bridge to McRae Peak took us about 3 hours round trip but we stopped a lot to take pictures of things. The guidebooks say 4-5 hours round trip if you go to the to of Calloway, but by the time... More
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