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Grandfather Mountain

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Wow! Wow! what views from this Mountain top. A must do if you are in the Boone nc area. It is a... read more

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Eddie M
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Jasper, Alabama
Views are Worth It!

We enjoyed our visit. We only had a few hours before having to go catch our plane. The day was... read more

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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 yesterday

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.

Thank Eddie M
Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank SS F
Reviewed yesterday

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.

Thank whipwyatt
Reviewed 5 days 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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank Salemtraveler88
Reviewed 1 week 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
Reviewed 1 week 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
Reviewed 1 week 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

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

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I don’t understand all of the reviews that complain about the money. No, the tickets aren’t cheap, but they’re comparable to ticket prices at other zoos and science centers. Our family spent three hours at the park and felt like it was well worth the...More

Thank CoachS04
Sarah W, Marketing & Communications Associate at Grandfather Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for this fantastic review. I am so glad you enjoyed everything 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 via mobile

We visited the beautiful state park in late September. The entry fee was $20 per person and worth every penny. We had our dog with us. The park was very dog friendly. We made several stops on the way to the mile high swinging bridge....More

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

Thank you this wonderful review. I am glad you enjoyed the mountain. However, I'd like to clear up some misconceptions. Most notably, the Grandfather Mountain is not a national or state park, but is a privately owned nature preserve and attraction, operated by the Grandfather...More

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Taylor P
September 16, 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
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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kurlytop79
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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