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Grandfather Mountain State Park

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Must see!

My wife and I took our 5 & 7 year old girls and were so very impressed. Despite it being a foggy... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Great place to spend a day

$20 a person to enter. You could easily make a whole day trip with picnic areas available... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Akron, Ohio
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9872 North Carolina Highway 105, Banner Elk, NC 28604
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I took our 5 & 7 year old girls and were so very impressed. Despite it being a foggy, blustery day, we really enjoyed ourselves. The prices seemed a little high at first (20/adult, 8/child), but they were definitely worth it for...More

1  Thank Erickrauskopf
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

$20 a person to enter. You could easily make a whole day trip with picnic areas available. Beautiful views! the swinging bridge, trails, nature museum and animal habitats. Weather was a bit cloudy & rainy but we were still able to spend the morning seeing...More

Thank Ars1300
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

On September 2, 2018 we stopped on the way back from zip lining at HawksNest with our daughters family of five. It was 5 pm so to do the admission was pricey since the park was closing at 6 n 7 pm. Though to make...More

1  Thank merryfowler
Reviewed 6 September 2018

The Habitat "zoo" was lovely and interesting what they do for wounded animals. The trails are not difficult to the vantage points and if they even have an elevator to the highest point if you can't climb or don't want to go on the bridge....More

Thank judsha
Reviewed 31 August 2018

Visited on a Tuesday in late August. No crowds. Hiked up to the swinging bridge from the hiker parking lot. Nice view of the underside of the bridge set against beautiful "Carolina blue" sky. Crossed bridge and walked out to the rock outcropping beyond. (To...More

Thank Tom1925
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Beautiful views from Mile High Bridge on Grandfather Mountain near Banner Elk NC! The State Park has a “zoo-like” wildlife habitat where we saw bears, mountain lions, elk, otters, and eagles. Awesome experience!

Thank FredPayne-GvCounty
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Took family over Thanksgiving vacation and it was beautiful. Love the mile high bridge. Beautiful hike up the side of the mountain. Best in the warmer months

Thank yukonride07
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Many reviews here confuse Grandfather Mountain State Park, a unit of the NC state park system, and Grandfather Mountain, the attraction. The State Park is free; there is an admission charge to Grandfather Mountain. You can access the trails of the state park via the...More

2  Thank LanSluderBelize
Reviewed 9 August 2018

There were beautiful views from the mile high bridge - definitely worth it! It's also nice that they have an elevator for folks that have trouble walking to be able to get up to the bridge and see everything. Animal exhibits were good too! Would...More

Thank amme428
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

We visited this place and really enjoyed it. The bridge was shut down due to weather conditions. We waited 45 minutes and were advised it would be another 45 minutes. We waited a bit longer however we ended up leaving because our son with autism...More

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paige brooks c
18 April 2018|
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Response from saylors | Reviewed this property |
The small town of Blowing Rock is a beautiful little walking place.
paige brooks c
18 April 2018|
Response from Wayne R | Reviewed this property |
Besides Grandfather Mt, try Blowing Rock, Roan Mt, and maybe a couple of wineries.
Norma G
4 July 2017|
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Response from Greg W | Reviewed this property |
It does not cost anything to park and hike in the state park. It only costs to go to the tourist area which is still privately owned.