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Grandfather Mountain

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2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC 28646
+1 828-733-2013
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Surprising.

Nice views, nice hiking trails, friendly staff, and some zoo animals. Surprising find that we... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Greg W
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Smiths Station, AL
Amazing views!

We've been here a few times. Absolutely love it! We usually park half way up the mountain and hike... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Missy S
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Myrtle Beach, United States
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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.
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  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC 28646
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Reviewed yesterday

Nice views, nice hiking trails, friendly staff, and some zoo animals. Surprising find that we didn't expect on our ride through North Carolina. The trip across the bridge is worth the effort to get there.

Thank Greg W
Reviewed yesterday

We've been here a few times. Absolutely love it! We usually park half way up the mountain and hike to the top. It's a little rugged but that's how we like it! Always lots of other people on the trail. Views from the top will...More

Thank Missy S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We love hiking and this has some really challenging hikes I would highly recommend for experienced hikers. It was icy up on the ladders but we still climbed and had a great time. The views are outstanding and breathtaking! Go early it’s not cheap to...More

Thank Lauren F
Reviewed 6 days ago

I was really impressed. I thought it would be nice, but it was really lovely. Almost a zoo. There are a few different levels of the mountain that you can park at and walk to and from. There is a lot to do here. The...More

Thank paigerenee2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

Drive to the top of Grandfather Mountain! Then walk across the swinging bridge to see an awesome panoramic view of the area. Nice gift shop. They give you an audio CD to listen to as you drive up the mountain pointing out the various points...More

Thank John K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The views from the top of Grandfather are simply breathtaking! So beautiful. Swinging bridge is always an exciting thing for the kids to do. Another fav thing to do is pull over at the stop and climb the "Sphinx Rock" on the way up or...More

Thank tkup2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a very nice experience to see the habitats for animals such as river otters, panthers, elk, bald eagles and black bear. Very clean and well laid out venue. The price was very reasonable. You receive a cd to play as you enter the...More

Thank 262patriciaa
Frank R, Public Relations Manager at Grandfather Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the stellar review! I'm glad to hear you all enjoyed your visit to the mountain, Great advice, too, about planning to stay at least a few hours in the park. Many folks can spend a whole day here, only to return later in...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Can't wait to go back and visit again. Just breathtaking! Took my teenage Granddaughter and she loved every minute of the trip. The air was so clean and refreshing. Could have stayed all day.More

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

Thanks for the great review! I'm glad you and your granddaughter enjoyed your visit — and, of course, the fresh air. Thanks again, and we look forward to having you back on the mountain in the future. Sincerely, Frank Ruggiero Director of Marketing & Communications...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting Grandfather Mountain on a clear day was amazing - we were able to see for miles! It was cold (which was expected since we came in December) but not bad since there was no wind. The kids (ages 9 & 11) had a blast...More

Thank HoHo18
Frank R, Public Relations Manager at Grandfather Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the wonderful review! I'm glad you all enjoyed your visit, and thanks for making the trip during winter. It really is a special time to visit, as the crowds are fewer and the sights are just as plentiful. Thanks again for writing, and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is th eperfect afternnon you can enjoy the animals as well as the see all for just 18 dollars not to pricey even if you are a larger group you can walk on the bridge as well this is atrip that will last a...More

Thank moshe g
Frank R, Public Relations Manager at Grandfather Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review! You're right, as we always encourage guests to spend at least three hours on the mountain, although folks could easily spend a whole day and return later in the week for a whole new experience. As such, I'm glad to...More

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darly51077
4 November 2017|
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Response from 9PA9 | Reviewed this property |
Leashed dogs are allowed on the trails and bridge. They are not allowed in buildings and the animal habitat.
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sckey2017
21 September 2017|
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Response from Virginia N | Reviewed this property |
This was a day trip as we own a cabin on the New River...Haven't stayed in the hotels around there. There have been a lot of new hotels built in the last 2 years with ASU bing there.
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Mer S
15 September 2017|
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Response from Deb F | Reviewed this property |
The Grandfather Trail from the bridge to McRae Peak took us about 3 hours round trip but we stopped a lot to take pictures of things. The guidebooks say 4-5 hours round trip if you go to the to of Calloway, but by the time... More
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