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Grandfather Mountain

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Address: 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC 28646
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+1 828-733-2013
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Grandfather Mountain’s pristine scenery and sweeping vistas rejuvenate mind...

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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Gorgeous Views, Recommend the trip to the top!

The trip up Grandfather Mountain can be a daunting car ride if you have any type of vertigo or fear of heights as you round each curve and look out over open valleys below, but... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Cary, North Carolina
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Cary, North Carolina
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The trip up Grandfather Mountain can be a daunting car ride if you have any type of vertigo or fear of heights as you round each curve and look out over open valleys below, but don't fear, the experience is well worth any discomfort you might experience. Yes you can!! is what we told ourselves as we drove up the... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is not a bad review generally speaking but we certainly had some misleading information about whether it was a state park and the prices in April. We discovered that it is not a state park but a privately owned non-profit organization with prices at the check in gate of $20 per person. They charged us the full price even... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited this place during the spring break, but unfortunately, trees aren't getting green since its high from the plain area. But overall the trip was good, driving, a little zoo with eagles, otters, and bear. Recommend to go during late spring at the plain area or before summer and fall (Oct). Please don't go by Mar or Apr. You... More 

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Miami, Florida
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Beautiful place to visit. Had a lot of fun on the swinging bridge. Great place for pictures. A must see.

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Thank Lorraine P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved visiting Grandfather Mountain! The kids (9&4) really enjoyed seeing the animals and going over the bridge. The views were gorgeous and everything was nicely done. The staff were very friendly. We loved the CD that comes with the ticket. You listen to it on the way up the mountain and it describes the things you are seeing.

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Raleigh, NC
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I want to point out that this is a NON-PROFIT. It was $20 per adult, which seemed a little steep to me. I asked the attendant and she explained that they receive no federal or state funding. Once I learned this, I felt it was a bargain. Recommend the short hike to the swinging bridge. I faced my fear of... More 

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Marshall, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw lots of promotions for this place. Nothing indicated it was a privately-owned business, and there was no mention of an admission price. We went out of our way to visit, but were shocked to learn the charge was $20. Not $20 per car, but $20 per person! We declined. I'm sure there are beautiful views, but we saw... More 

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Findlay, Ohio
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I thought this might be second-rate because it is privately owned. I was so wrong. We spent a wonderful day hiking. We enjoyed the restaurant and little zoo too.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We brought our 3 and 7 year old girls here and had a terrific time! We were a bit worried that the kids wouldn't be able to hike very far, but they have parking lots located throughout the park so you can customize your visit based on your family's preferences. Our girls loved walking across the mile high swinging bridge,... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's beautiful in the autumn. If you like bears, colorful leaves and nice views, this is a place for you.

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