Grandfather Mountain

★★★★☆
  • 2050 Blowing Rock Hwy

    Linville, NC 28646

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  • 828-733-4337

About Grandfather Mountain

Hours
Mon. - Fri. 9am - 5pm;Sat. - Sun. CLOSED

Sports & Recreation

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Grandfather Mountain offers a day full of fun for the whole family. Walk across the windy mile high bridge and stand on mountain top boulders to enjoy the views that roll across several states.

The visitor center offers 3, 20 minutes films on the mountains famous Mildred the Bear, cougars, eagles, as well as a walking tour to view otters, deer, cougars, eagles, and bears (you can buy food there to toss to the bears).

Rugged hiking on another peak in the park takes you up ladders to reach the top.

Check Grandfather Mountain.com for info on events like Highland Games, Singing on the Mountain and others.

Grandfather Mountain has been declared a world biosphere.

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Grandfather Mountain offers a day full of fun for the whole family. Walk across the windy mile high bridge and stand on mountain top boulders to enjoy the views that roll across several states.

The visitor center offers 3, 20 minutes films on the mountains famous Mildred the Bear, cougars, eagles, as well as a walking tour to view otters, deer, cougars, eagles, and bears (you can buy food there to toss to the bears).

Rugged hiking on another peak in the park takes you up ladders to reach the top.

Check Grandfather Mountain.com for info on events like Highland Games, Singing on the Mountain and others.

Grandfather Mountain has been declared a world biosphere.

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Grandfather mountain is a great attraction. I'm pretty sure that it's privately owned unless something has changed recently. There's hiking, biking and a nature preserve for bears. You can throw them peanuts that they catch in their mouths.

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Grandfather mountain is a great attraction. I'm pretty sure that it's privately owned unless something has changed recently. There's hiking, biking and a nature preserve for bears. You can throw them peanuts that they catch in their mouths.

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Grandfather Mountain is a wonderful place for a family outing. The mile high swinging bridge is awesome, though not for those faint at heart! They also have animal exhibits, although sometimes the animal won't cooperate and will hide from view. Their habitats are very natural and don't seem staged. They have a gift shop and a restaurant on site, although you may want to pack a picnic lunch as the scencery is so beautiful. I've been a few times and each time have really had a lot of fun. they also offer hiking trails and a campground. The admission price isn't too high and the experience is well worth it. I would definitely recommend this attraction to families. It does get crowded so make sure you get there early. The fall seems to be more crowded than any other time of year.

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Grandfather Mountain is a wonderful place for a family outing. The mile high swinging bridge is awesome, though not for those faint at heart! They also have animal exhibits, although sometimes the animal won't cooperate and will hide from view. Their habitats are very natural and don't seem staged. They have a gift shop and a restaurant on site, although you may want to pack a picnic lunch as the scencery is so beautiful. I've been a few times and each time have really had a lot of fun. they also offer hiking trails and a campground. The admission price isn't too high and the experience is well worth it. I would definitely recommend this attraction to families. It does get crowded so make sure you get there early. The fall seems to be more crowded than any other time of year.

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The main reason we went was to walk across the swinging bridge. Since we had small children, that didn't happen. It just didn't seem suitable for small children so we skipped the bridge all together. Also keep in mind that this is a SWINGING bridge, the more the wind blows, the more the bridge will swing! If you have a tendency to have motion sickness, you might want to stay off of the bridge when the winds are high.

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The main reason we went was to walk across the swinging bridge. Since we had small children, that didn't happen. It just didn't seem suitable for small children so we skipped the bridge all together. Also keep in mind that this is a SWINGING bridge, the more the wind blows, the more the bridge will swing! If you have a tendency to have motion sickness, you might want to stay off of the bridge when the winds are high.

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Every fall, my family and I visit Grandfather mountain to check out the beautiful scenery. The trees show a spectrum of bright colors, while the fresh mountain air refreshes your mind. Its a great place to get away from the busy city life. Two highlights of Grandfather mountain include the numerous hiking trails as well as the windy bridge that overlooks the valley.

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Every fall, my family and I visit Grandfather mountain to check out the beautiful scenery. The trees show a spectrum of bright colors, while the fresh mountain air refreshes your mind. Its a great place to get away from the busy city life. Two highlights of Grandfather mountain include the numerous hiking trails as well as the windy bridge that overlooks the valley.

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you cannot beat Grandfather Mountain. The views are amazing. The best time of year to go is in the fall or spring. The entrance price is getting expensive so make sure you have a full day to go. Locals can get in for $1 during certain months- I think April and December. The swinging bridge is the best attraction. The snack bar is quite tasty. Take time to see the animals. There are many worthy hikes on the mountain also.

PROS: wonderful views, beautiful scenery
CONS: expensive, weather can be hit or miss

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you cannot beat Grandfather Mountain. The views are amazing. The best time of year to go is in the fall or spring. The entrance price is getting expensive so make sure you have a full day to go. Locals can get in for $1 during certain months- I think April and December. The swinging bridge is the best attraction. The snack bar is quite tasty. Take time to see the animals. There are many worthy hikes on the mountain also.

PROS: wonderful views, beautiful scenery
CONS: expensive, weather can be hit or miss

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We always take a fall trip up to the mountains to check out the wonderful swinging bridge at Grandfather Mountain! The park is beautiful, and you'll see lots of animals and plenty of great scenery. The road winds its way to the top and you can walk over the bridge, if you're not faint of heart. The winds can be quite powerful way up top and the bridge is sometimes closed because of it. Nice shopping area and picnic areas too!

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We always take a fall trip up to the mountains to check out the wonderful swinging bridge at Grandfather Mountain! The park is beautiful, and you'll see lots of animals and plenty of great scenery. The road winds its way to the top and you can walk over the bridge, if you're not faint of heart. The winds can be quite powerful way up top and the bridge is sometimes closed because of it. Nice shopping area and picnic areas too!

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Grandfather mountain is a lot of fun! I wouldn't recommend bringing very small children up to the swinging bridge, as I don't feel that it is very safe. There are tons of animals to look at. A place or two to catch a bite to eat. Places to camp out. There are winding roads leading to the park, but there are plenty of great overlooks with beautiful views where you can stop and eat, or take pictures. I love it at Grandfather Mountain, but be sure to check the weather before going. It is no fun when it rains!

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Grandfather mountain is a lot of fun! I wouldn't recommend bringing very small children up to the swinging bridge, as I don't feel that it is very safe. There are tons of animals to look at. A place or two to catch a bite to eat. Places to camp out. There are winding roads leading to the park, but there are plenty of great overlooks with beautiful views where you can stop and eat, or take pictures. I love it at Grandfather Mountain, but be sure to check the weather before going. It is no fun when it rains!

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