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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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Day trip

We decided to take a day trip ,to escape the summer heat of Charlotte. Got there early. Senior... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Charlotte, North Carolina
via mobile

The view at the top was very nice and walking across the bridge was exciting. The drive to and from... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Greenville, Wisconsin
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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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2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC 28646
+1 828-733-2013
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We decided to take a day trip ,to escape the summer heat of Charlotte. Got there early. Senior citizen and handicapped discounts were helpful.you ged a CD to play while driving ( you keep it) it tells you about the park. Very clean, lots of...More

Thank meteordust
Reviewed 3 days ago

The view at the top was very nice and walking across the bridge was exciting. The drive to and from was very curvy and may not be for everyone. The price of 20 per person was a bit steep, but if you enjoy great views,...More

Thank na51avg
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

First off listen the the cd they give you at the park gates. First stop was Split Rock which my husband loved climbing. Next we went the the animal habitat for about 30 minutes. The bears were up close & personal today. Great fudge shop...More

Thank asmith6688
Reviewed 3 days ago

Last visit over 30 years ago! New bridge is great and they have expanded the park in various areas. A nice treat.

Thank 560lynm
Reviewed 4 days ago

Even though Grandfather Mountain is promoted extensively as one of North Carolina's premier experiences, I found that at $20/person the value is not what it used to be. If you arrive on a windy day(which happens often) you may find the suspension bridge is closed...More

Thank NCMtnhigh
Frank R, Public Relations Manager at Grandfather Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for writing! I appreciate your kind words about the mountain's beauty and our variety of amenities. However, we do have many more that we feel makes a visit worth one's while. Aside from the world-famous Mile High Swinging Bridge and our environmental wildlife habitats,...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was a great place to visit something for all ages . We lurched discount tickets though our hotel that saved us 3$ per person . Upon arriving we received our tickets plus a DVD to listen to as you drive up the mountain that...More

Thank Sheila W
Reviewed 5 days ago

Traveling with a disabled person is always difficult, and so many times attractions have limited or no accessibility...especially in the mountains. This place has awesome accessibility! My husband uses an electric scooter. He drove his scooter into the gift shop. From there, we took the...More

Thank desertwanderer
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place is a beautiful place to visit . They give you a CD to listen to that guides you up the mountain with the history of Grandfather Mountain and all the building and peaks .. It has a. Nature habitat that has live Bears....More

Thank Sharon G
Reviewed 6 days ago

Only viewed the mountain from below while attending the Highland Games in MacRae Park. We did go to the gate and planned to go up but turned around when we saw how expensive it was. We will have to save up and try again next...More

Thank Donna T
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My wife wanted to stop and see it and we did... amazing!! The views and swinging bridge are amazing. I've lived in the mountains over a decade and never grow tired of their majesty. You should definitely make it a priority to check it out.

Thank John P
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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
14 June 2017|
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Response from ShiningStar0921 | Reviewed this property |
$20 per adult. There are no additional fees to walk the swinging bridge if you choose to do so and includes an audio tour on cd that you listen to as you drive up the mountain.
Leslie N
6 May 2017|
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Response from Dchaney17 | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely! I'm sorry I just saw this!