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Majestic View in North Carolina!

Yes, you have to pay $20 per person to enter the park and take advantage of the swinging bridge and... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2016
Lisa T
Fort Mill, South Carolina
Shame on you!!!!

Dear Frank I'm sorry that my review hast struck such a nerve with you. Yes your views are... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2016
Rebecca M
Laurelville, Ohio
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A scenic stop along the Blue Ridge Parkway route.
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good14%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
2 Nov 2016
“Majestic View in North Carolina!”
18 Sep 2016
“Shame on you!!!!”
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

Yes, you have to pay $20 per person to enter the park and take advantage of the swinging bridge and views, but it is worth it, and the money goes to help maintain the park. The view is fantastic. The drive up and down is...More

1  Thank Lisa T
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Dear Frank I'm sorry that my review hast struck such a nerve with you. Yes your views are breathtaking and I'm sure that the animals that are there under lock and key and mind you a very big FENCE if worth the 20 admission cost...More

Thank Rebecca M
Reviewed 16 April 2016

Growing up in the Hawaiian Islands, we don't really have a "changing of seasons" but if you ever visit North Carolina in the fall season, please travel to this overlook and experience the explosion of color (yellow, copper, red, orange, tangerine, etc). It was one...More

2  Thank kisan719
Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

Windy scenic route almost made me barf. Nice lady in cafe took care of me with Sprite and crackers. It was a gorgeous spring day and fairly clear so we could see far. The bridge was cool, glad we went in off season due to...More

Thank meredithm272
Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

We were prepared for cold & windy weather since we had visited before, but the wind was incredible. We got our visit in right before they closed to top and the bridge. The teens with us would have been disappointed so we are very glad...More

Thank JAWJ459
Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

We visited on a warm day and clear. Good drive through the park. Steep inclines and curves, drive safe. We had a great time. $20 a person was worth it. Lots of hikes to take and animals to see. I want to come back in...More

1  Thank Whatever00xx
Reviewed 25 October 2015 via mobile

This is easily one of the best kept state parks I've seen anywhere in the country. The hiking trails were easy to follow and color-coded so you always stay on your route. The bridge was a lot of fun on the foggy and windy day...More

Thank Kyle_from_Colorado
Reviewed 19 October 2015

so beautiful. The leaf colors this weekend were fantastic - so many great overlooks. The bridge was awesome. You will wait a long time to get up into the park - well worth the wait. I think the only safety issue is people not respecting...More

1  Thank ridesinnc
Reviewed 1 September 2015

This part of Northern Carolina was a great place for a day visit. The overall views were amazing and enjoyed crossing the mile high bridge. We had a really good day here and found the history very interesting. Nice friendly staff as well in the...More

Thank VictoryMal
Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

We loved grandfather mountain and it is definitely worth a visit. The only thing which was a shame was that we didn't get to see the bears as their area was closed off for viewing for the day. The views at the top are brilliant...More

Thank David C
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