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“Breath taking”

Grandfather Mountain
Ranked #1 of 15 things to do in Linville
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 2 February 2012

It was nice to visit the fudge shop, see the animals, and it was windy so we even got to hear the bridge sing!

Thank Brittany K
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Reviewed 1 February 2012

In summer months if you are within reach of this mountain, it's worth the windy road to get there. Granted, they don't have control over the road but if you're prone to car sickness, grab something for that first. The view is worth the drive, and grab up your big-girl britches and take a walk across a mile-high swinging bridge. The photo to the left looks like the bridge... maybe. Last time I was there we enjoyed watching some of the bears and other wildlife in the habitat areas. Chill out, get high on the mountain naturally. Breathe real air.

Thank HHIandotherplaces
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Reviewed 30 January 2012

I wasn't able to go but they took lots of photos and enjoyed the bridge and sitting on the rocks along with the views.

Thank FoxFamily00
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Reviewed 19 January 2012

Once youve done the typical tourist part, swinging bridge,animal sanctuary, museum, gift shop etc, check out the numerous hiking trails that offer plant life that is unique only to this area.

Thank V. W
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Reviewed 19 January 2012

I'm scared of heights! But crossing the swinging bridge at the top of Grandfather Mountain is something everyone should do at least once. Endless views, rugged terrain and native wild life. Another treasure of the NC High Country.

Thank Karen P
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