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Grandfather Mountain

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Hasn’t changed much in the last 20 years

My wife and I went up on our last mountain trip. I have been up there 10+ times since I was a kid... read more

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over40pirate
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Pikeville, North Carolina
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One of the most beautiful places to visit! Amazing views and very family friendly! The animal... read more

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carlaj0604
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Newland, North 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...more
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2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC 28646
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+1 828-733-2013
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Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I went up on our last mountain trip. I have been up there 10+ times since I was a kid. It didn’t seem as though it has changed very much. Still the same view (guess there’s not much changing that!) and the...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

One of the most beautiful places to visit! Amazing views and very family friendly! The animal exhibits are great and the staff and animal care takers are very informative. They also have documentary type shows that adults and children enjoy. The mile high swinging bridge...More

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Reviewed yesterday

I was unsure of what to expect with Grandfather Mountain. I thought that the admission price was really high for a hiking experience, but I quickly changed my mind. Grandfather mountain has a swinging bridge, museum, animal sanctuary, and amazing hiking trails. We did the...More

1  Thank Brian O
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went to Grandfather Mountain on a spectacular day in early-July and it was a very memorable time. The temperatures were cool and refreshing, with a light breeze and sunny, blue sky. The views every direction were fantastic, and going over the swinging bridge was...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We came for the Highland Games. After we left the games we went into the park. It was absolutely gorgeous! I can’t wait to go back. Grandfather Mountain has left a mark on my heart.

Thank Shannon N
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The view at the top was incredible!! This is a must stop, the swinging bridge freaked me out a little but I made it across!

Thank Todd S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visiting the swinging bridge was a unique experience. The gift shop and snacks were over priced. The grandfather trail is worth the effort but badly needs reblazed. The entrance fee is too expensive. All that said I would do the Grandfather trail again in a...More

Thank Phil C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been here several times over the last few years and it never gets old! Views are spectacular! We like to hike the trail up to the bridge. It is rugged but our kids(ages 7 and 10) had no problem with it. Afterwards, we...More

1  Thank Hurricanesclan
Sarah W, Marketing & Communications Associate at Grandfather Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for this great review. I am glad that you enjoy coming back again and again. I hope to see you and yours back on the mountain again real soon. Sincerely, Sarah Weigle Marketing & Communications Associate Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took my young grandson to Grandfather Mountain to make some lasting memories. We had a great time seeing the sights from above. He really liked crossing the swinging bridge. We also did some hiking while we were in the park.

Thank RMeads
Sarah W, Marketing & Communications Associate at Grandfather Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for this wonderful review. I am glad you enjoyed the bridge. I hope to see you and yours back on the mountain again soon. Sincerely, Sarah Weigle Marketing & Communications Associate Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a fun day - drove via HW 40/70/221 from Asheville and arrived in less than 2hrs. The crowds were light on a Friday. We paid $18 pp senior rate. Tickets include a CD for the car to listen to while driving. There are lots...More

1  Thank Marsha W
Frank R, Public Relations Manager at Grandfather Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the wonderful review! I really appreciate your taking the time to share your experience and the kind words. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit, and we look forward to having you and yours back on the mountain. Sincerely, Frank Ruggiero Director of...More

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jsciarp4
10 July 2018|
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Response from A2506LZjamesm | Reviewed this property |
Dogs can enter the park but must be on leash.
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wpdorman
10 July 2018|
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Response from Frank R | Property representative |
Thanks for writing! Senior citizens (60+) receive $2 off regular admission.
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Matthew P
4 June 2018|
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Response from Frank R | Property representative |
Thanks for writing, Matthew. The nature park/attraction also features much more than hiking. We're also home to the world-famous Mile High Swinging Bridge, which offers panoramic views of the entire WNC High Country, as well... More
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