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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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Spectacular View

Its about 20 dollars for adults and 9 for kids 4-12 to enter the Grandfather Mountain park. There... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
SCtripper2
Great views but pricey

Maybe I don’t travel much but I think $20/person is too expensive for a state park. $9 for my 8... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
deidraholt
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Nesmith, South Carolina
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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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“swinging bridge” (457 reviews)
“mile high bridge” (193 reviews)
“fudge shop” (125 reviews)
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2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC 28646
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+1 828-733-2013
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Its about 20 dollars for adults and 9 for kids 4-12 to enter the Grandfather Mountain park. There is a great CD they give you to listen to as you drive up the mountain. Its very informative about each landmark you pass. Prepare for it...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Maybe I don’t travel much but I think $20/person is too expensive for a state park. $9 for my 8 year old son. 5 of us in 1 car was $89 for about 2 hours. However it was a beautiful view at the top and...More

Thank deidraholt
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My favorite place on our visit to the Blue Ridge area was our trip to Grandfather Mountion! My fear of heights didn’t keep my from crossing the mile high suspension bridge to see the awesome views. Now I can cross that off my bucket list...More

Thank Lorraine P
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The drive up there had spectacular enough views as it is, let alone the view from the top. The mile high bridge had incredible views and although it was slightly windy, it was worth it. It was also excellent to see that there was a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely worth the entrance fee. Make sure you listen to the cd as you go up the mountain- we learned a lot. You must do the bridge!! My kids loved this and we got some beautiful pictures and made memories!!

Thank Christina0525
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Family of four w/ 7 and 2 year old had a great time! You can spend the whole day here so I would recommend it! Plan a picnic, visit the semi-zoo to see the bears, eagles, cougar, otters, and a few more. Nice family walk...More

Thank Jason H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We got a CD to put into our car stereo when we paid our admission and followed the road while listening to the CD. Very informative and beautiful ride to the top, where there is a museum, a gift shop, and an elevator or stairs...More

1  Thank Mary L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seeing the animals is entertaining. Enjoying the beauty of the mountains is great. The gift shop is nice. The trip up is even fun with the cd they give you when you pay to get in. But the most fun is watching folks cross the...More

Thank Randy k
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there as a family and this is a great area with amazing views!!! There are some good hiking trails as well Thee is a small museum and animal exhibit there as well.

Thank Heather S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful mountain scenery and great hiking trails. Animal habitats are wonderful. Check the animal enhancement times. Animals are much more active and visible during those times. Walk across the swinging bridge to see long range vistas. Annual pass a great deal If you visit the...More

Thank kathleen353
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Dana B
6 August 2018|
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Response from Frank R | Property representative |
It's always hard to say in the mountains, but it can possibly snow anywhere between late October through late March, sometimes even April. Grandfather Mountain, however, is open year-round, weather-permitting, with the... More
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kurlytop79
24 July 2018|
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Response from scooter69s | Reviewed this property |
It's not too bad! Drive up past the split rock after taking pictures to the next parking area! It's much closer to the museum and animal enclosures! At the top there is another museum and shop,with an elevator to make the... More
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jsciarp4
10 July 2018|
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Response from Kevin B | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are welcome in most areas but Not in the Habitat compounds.
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