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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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Awesome Staff

I was out hiking the mountain and had cause to meet Kelsey, one of the staff members on the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
simon r
via mobile
Good views if the weather cooperates; swinging bridge doesn't swing

We visited Grandfather Mountain on a dicey day--intermittent clouds and threat of rain. Up at the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Joe H
DeWitt, New York
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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

I was out hiking the mountain and had cause to meet Kelsey, one of the staff members on the mountain. She was just terrific and went above and beyond to assist me.

Thank simon r
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited Grandfather Mountain on a dicey day--intermittent clouds and threat of rain. Up at the level of the swinging bridge, we did get a nice view in one direction, and could not see anything in the other. I can easily see how a visit...More

Thank Joe H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place is absolutely beautiful! On a clear day, which I had, you have 360' mountain views! On a breezy day, crossing the Mile high bridge might be a trip but the wind was calm this day! There are a few trails to hike, which...More

Thank Rebecca M
Reviewed 4 days ago

I am a Senior Citizen, went there with my son & 2 grandkids. This is not really a place for toddlers or the handicapped because there is a lot of walking, lots and lots of hiking and Steep inclines both up and down. If you...More

2  Thank Elise N
Reviewed 6 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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

2  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
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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
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.
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