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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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We had so much fun crossing the mile high bridge. Great views all around! The whole park is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sharon L
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Hollywood, Florida
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Fun place with great views and wildlife

On our tour of the blue ridge, my husband found this place. We went for the mile high bridge. We... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sara_sakflva
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Arlington, VA
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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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“fudge shop” (118 reviews)
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2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC 28646
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+1 828-733-2013
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Reviewed 2 days 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 3 days 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 6 days 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
Reviewed 6 days ago

i gave this a low rating because before we left we checked their website and conditions at the top were listed as cloudy, it was an overcast day with no rain so we headed out, we got to the place and paid our $20.00 each...More

1  Thank rusty a
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not only are the views beautiful but the drive up is an experience with its steep grade and 90 degree turns. On the way to the top are several places to stop and enjoy the rock formations, views take a hike and have a picnic....More

Thank Carrie E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our main purpose to our visit to the area was Grandfather Mountain . We were traveling with two adults and two children (6 and 9 ) . The mountain was easy to find . You pull up to a gate and have to pay admission...More

Thank Keeley O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Forest Gump is my favorite movie so being able to see a very small part of where the movie was filmed was big for me. Admission is $20.00 per adult, military discount is available. There were many beautiful stops along the road up the mountain...More

Thank Conwayluvs2travel
Reviewed 1 week ago

The best thing about Grandfather Mountain is that it can be enjoyed by everyone: avid hikers, toddlers, students, tourists, and grandparents alike. Scenic vistas compete with tiny blooms underfoot, and you can get out your gear and scale the mountainside or merely step out of...More

Thank Ozoner51
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's not cheap ($20 per adult, 9 per child) but worth the price of admission and then some. We easily spent 4 hours there maybe more. Start by driving to lot below the bridge lot where you can hike up 20 min. to the swinging...More

Thank Tarheel_on_the_go
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have known about GFM most of my life. This was however my first trip across the mile high swinging bridge. It is an amazing place to visit and to learn about the eco system that exists here. The bridge walk and the views from...More

Thank Ed D
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Banchansky
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
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Banchansky
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.
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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
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