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Grandfather Mountain

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Before you plan to go make sure you call to verify the bridge and top part of the mountain are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Germaninswfl
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Fort Myers, Florida
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A mile high in the mist!

In a few words: a majestic mountain, interesting (if small) museum with geological exhibits, a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Alan E
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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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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 1 week ago via mobile

Before you plan to go make sure you call to verify the bridge and top part of the mountain are open. If there is high wind, they will close. You can easily spend half a day there. I drove to the top first enjoyed the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Germaninswfl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In a few words: a majestic mountain, interesting (if small) museum with geological exhibits, a wildlife centre/sanctuary, the Mile High Bridge and (sometimes) fantastic views. On the day we visited (25 Sept 2018), it was very misty, and that made the Mile High Bridge so...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Alan E
SarahW8804, Marketing & Communications Associate at Grandfather Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for this fantastic review. I am glad you enjoyed everything 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 3 weeks ago

If coming through this beautiful area plan to stop here for a couple of hours. The small zoo is nice, but hanging out on the top of this mountain, you can find peace. The view is breathtaking and unbelievably quiet.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Dylaur
SarahW8804, Marketing & Communications Associate at Grandfather Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for this wonderful review. I am glad you enjoyed the animals 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 4 weeks ago

Grandfather Mountain is by far an amazing experience. Great views, mile high bridge, animal habitat, many hiking trails. Rugged mountain that is breathtaking.More

Date of experience: December 2017
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SarahW8804, Marketing & Communications Associate at Grandfather Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for this fantastic review. I am glad you enjoyed everything the mountain has to offer and especially the views. 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 4 weeks ago via mobile

Must do in northwest NC. Be aware high winds could close top access. When that happens, they have a discounted admission. Can see us going back just to experience it again.

Date of experience: November 2018
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SarahW8804, Marketing & Communications Associate at Grandfather Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for this wonderful review. I am glad you enjoyed everything 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 November 12, 2018 via mobile

It’s $20/pp to get in as others have griped about. But it’s clear what your money buys. Everything is well maintained and there is good staffing at all places that need it. Multiple staff directing traffic at the entrance and the top. Nothing run down...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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SarahW8804, Marketing & Communications Associate at Grandfather Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for this wonderful review. I am glad you enjoyed everything the mountain has to offer. However, you should be interested to know that we will be updating our exhibits soon. I hope to see you and yours back on the mountain again real...More

Reviewed November 8, 2018

The views from this area are just amazing. I can not see how anyone could say there is no God once they see this. Just amazing.

Date of experience: October 2018
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SarahW8804, Marketing & Communications Associate at Grandfather Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for this wonderful review. I am glad you enjoyed the views. 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 November 6, 2018

Great place to visit, it was cold and too windy but the nice part is special music was produced when the wind blew through the swinging bridge bars.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank J J
SarahW8804, Marketing & Communications Associate at Grandfather Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for this wonderful review. I am glad you enjoyed the music from the swinging bridge. 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 October 27, 2018

Highest point and awesome views. The animal sanctuary is a must see. Dont miss out on the feedings. And the fudge shop is a true treat.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Sarah W, Marketing & Communications Associate at Grandfather Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2018

Thank you for this wonderful review. I am glad you enjoyed everything 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 October 25, 2018 via mobile

This was my second time visiting Grandfather Mountain. The swing bridge is just as adventurous as it was last time. The hiking trails are very well kept. My father & I had a great hike and enjoyed the view. The only negative is that it’s...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Sarah W, Marketing & Communications Associate at Grandfather Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2018

Thank you for this great review. I am glad you enjoyed your hike. As for our prices, you may be interested to know that we're a nonprofit organization, with a mission of inspiring conservation of the natural world. As such, all of our funding is...More

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Taylor P
September 16, 2018|
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Response from cwm5946 | Property representative |
Weekdays. April and May are VERY busy with school groups on weekdays. The winter months of November through March are the slowest, although the two weeks around Christmas and New Years can be lively if the weather is... More
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Dana B
August 5, 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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July 24, 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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