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“Miles and miles of trails” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain
Ranked #1 of 12 things to do in Linville
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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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Blowing Rock, North Carolina
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9 reviews
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“Miles and miles of trails”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2012

Once youve done the typical tourist part, swinging bridge,animal sanctuary, museum, gift shop etc, check out the numerous hiking trails that offer plant life that is unique only to this area.

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Elizabethton, Tennessee
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“Hope you aren't scared of heights...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2012

I'm scared of heights! But crossing the swinging bridge at the top of Grandfather Mountain is something everyone should do at least once. Endless views, rugged terrain and native wild life. Another treasure of the NC High Country.

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NC
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“Great place to visit but the cost can be pretty high.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2012

Grandfather mountain has enough to keep you busy for a day and if you plan it right you can get your money out of it. The "zoo" there is pretty nice...not a large variety but what is there is in a nice setting. The hiking is really nice and from the upper parking lot you can hike the ladder trail (not for those who are afraid of heights) The views are incredible. The "mile high" bridge is kind of fun. It is not like a once and a lifetime experience but worth the time...if the weather is good...that is clear, not to cold and low wind.

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Statesville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Beautiful views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2012

Beautiful views, year round. We have visited in all seasons and enjoy each time. Today, it was especially fun to see how much the otters enjoy the snow.

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Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2012

Interesting scenery. Fun going across the bridge.Not cheap

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