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Amazing time

Highly recommend! There is also a nature habitat - bear, cougar!, elk, eagle - beautiful park, well... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
JSanseverino
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Port Orange, Florida
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Beautiful view

Beautiful clear sunny day but still cold and windy because of the high elevation make sure you... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Diana G
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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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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Highly recommend! There is also a nature habitat - bear, cougar!, elk, eagle - beautiful park, well worth the drive!!!!

Thank JSanseverino
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful clear sunny day but still cold and windy because of the high elevation make sure you bring a jacket. Nice cd is given of the park to listen to on your way up to the swinging bridge. Very nice restaurant and museum about the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow! Wow! what views from this Mountain top. A must do if you are in the Boone nc area. It is a little expensive but its still worth the money.

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Sarah W, Marketing & Communications Associate at Grandfather Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for this great review. I am glad you enjoyed the views from the top. 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

We enjoyed our visit. We only had a few hours before having to go catch our plane. The day was really rainy and we got caught in a rainstorm while trying to see the mountain top. We went back out after the storm passed and...More

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Sarah W, Marketing & Communications Associate at Grandfather Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for this fantastic review. I am glad the rain stopped long enough to enjoy the views from the top. I hope to see you and yours back on the mountain again real soon. Sincerely, Sarah Weigle Marketing & Communications Associate Grandfather Mountain Stewardship...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway is worth it by itself. On arrival take the shuttle to the Mile High Bridge. Magnificent views. Restaurant is convenient and reasonable.More

Thank whipwyatt
Frank R, Public Relations Manager at Grandfather Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for great review! I'm glad you enjoyed your experience at Grandfather Mountain and on the Blue Ridge Parkway. I agree. The views are magnificent and never grow old. I'll also pass your compliments along to our restaurant staff. However, it's worth noting that the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We got there around 10am there was a little wait to pay. If you are a veteran tell them and you will get a discount on entry - they do not advertise that. We drove to the top lot and parked. We did the bridge...More

Thank OdenRulerofTheGods
Sarah W, Marketing & Communications Associate at Grandfather Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for this wonderful review. I am glad you enjoyed the hike to the top. 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 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful area. Wonderful mountain views. Animals in the wildlife habitat seem to be very well cared for.

Thank Salemtraveler88
Sarah W, Marketing & Communications Associate at Grandfather Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for this fantastic review. I am glad you enjoyed the wildlife habitats. 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 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the scenic trip through the Grandfather Mountain area. There were fun hikes and activities for the whole family; ages 19 to 84. The drive up the mountain was scenic with beautiful views around each turn. The mile high swinging bridge was lots...More

Thank Moose1994
Sarah W, Marketing & Communications Associate at Grandfather Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for this fantastic review. I am glad the whole family enjoyed the mountain. 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 2 weeks ago

Daredevils will love the swinging bridge and hikers will find trails for novices, as well as experts. I loved the nature center, home to a variety of animals rescued from the wild including bald eagles, otters, cougars, bears and elk. Don't miss the solar-powered fudge...More

1  Thank BaguetteLady
Sarah W, Marketing & Communications Associate at Grandfather Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for this wonderful review. I am glad you enjoyed all that the mountain has to offer. 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 2 weeks ago

Add this to your list!! The drive up just adds to the excitement. At the top you will be duly rewarded. The views are incredible. Tour guides are stationed along the way for any questions, history etc. This attraction has been around a while and...More

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Sarah W, Marketing & Communications Associate at Grandfather Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the fantastic review. I am gad you enjoyed the way the drive up the mountain. I hope to see you and yours back on the mountain again real soon. Sincerely, Sarah Weigle Marketing & Communications Associate Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation

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Taylor P
16 September 2018|
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Response from ASH814 | Reviewed this property |
Week days. I imagine early May before school is out for the summer. Fall is definitely busy.
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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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