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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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Amazing views even if you don't hike!

There are many attractions that you would visit because you are in that area..and there are few... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Love2ReviewThis
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Parsippany, New Jersey
Grandfather Mountain/Mile High Bridge

Great view. Awesome area. Would love to go back. Actually didn't have enough time to do everything... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
stacey t
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Greenville, 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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“mile high bridge” (185 reviews)
“fudge shop” (121 reviews)
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2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC 28646
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Reviewed 6 days ago

There are many attractions that you would visit because you are in that area..and there are few attractions that you would visit because you would go that "area" to visit the attraction.. this is the second type.. Yes a gem of a place! Many reasons...More

Thank Love2ReviewThis
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great view. Awesome area. Would love to go back. Actually didn't have enough time to do everything they had to offer. They give you a CD when you enter and it narrates as you drive. Pretty cool. They had lots of beautiful hiking trails. Plan...More

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

Thank you for the great review! We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, and we hope to see you back on the mountain in the future to enjoy all we have to offer. Sincerely, Frank Ruggiero Director of Marketing & Communications Grandfather Mountain Stewardship...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best views anywhere. A trip up the mountain is fantastic. You can drive or take the bus up the mountain. A wonderful time. Take lots of time and enjoy everything.More

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

Thanks for the stellar review! Yes, we certainly encourage our guests to take their time on the mountain, as there's just so much to do. I'm glad you were able to do so. As for transport up the mountain, I must note that bus service...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great spot to visit. When you arrive, with your tickets you get a nice cd to put in your CD player that talks about the history of the mountain. Nice exhibit inside with a restaurant and gift shop. Breathtaking views and the bridge is fun...More

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

Thanks for the wonderful review! We look forward to seeing you again in the spring. Sincerely, Frank Ruggiero Director of Marketing & Communications Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The fall foliage was beautiful. Everything is handicapped accessible. There is an elevator up to the bridge on grandfather mountain. We loved the little museum, fudgery, and zoo - housing bears, cougars, otters, and eagles.

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

Thanks for the fantastic review! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, and we look forward to having you and yours back on the mountain in the future. Sincerely, Frank Ruggiero Director of Marketing & Communications Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband, 5 yr-old, and Shepherd visited this beautiful Mountain on vacation. We hiked the half mike up to the bridge. It was early, so we had most of the path to ourselves. We did not wait in line to get into the park either....More

Thank saraverel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The views at the top are spectacular. Make sure you go on a clear day with no clouds. The bridge itself is underwhelming. I was expecting a really long bridge, and it was quite short but the views made up for this. The price of...More

Thank Elizabeth H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The views were unbelievable, incredible! Loved everything about this place. Great if you like nature, photography and sightseeing! We were a group of 10 and different age group and everyone loved and enjoyed!

Thank Yamila M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went there a few years back, Nov. 5, 2012-beautiful spot-great area, the cost THEN was $16 a person-which was ABSURD, NOW-Nov.5, 2017, it is $20 a person-RIDICULOUS! Are you serious North Carolina State Parks? Talk about making folks bend over and grab your ankles, with...More

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Frank R, Public Relations Manager at Grandfather Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for writing, although I'm sorry to hear about your negative feelings toward the mountain. It's important to note, however, that we are neither a state or national park, but rather a privately owned, nonprofit nature preserve and attraction. With that in mind, I understand...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went on a weekday and didn't find it very crowded at all. We took our time, pulled over at many viewing areas and went through the museum and saw the film. Crossing the suspension bridge at the top was fun. The scenery along the...More

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darly51077
4 November 2017|
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Response from 9PA9 | Reviewed this property |
Leashed dogs are allowed on the trails and bridge. They are not allowed in buildings and the animal habitat.
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sckey2017
21 September 2017|
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Response from Virginia N | Reviewed this property |
This was a day trip as we own a cabin on the New River...Haven't stayed in the hotels around there. There have been a lot of new hotels built in the last 2 years with ASU bing there.
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Mer S
15 September 2017|
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Response from Deb F | Reviewed this property |
The Grandfather Trail from the bridge to McRae Peak took us about 3 hours round trip but we stopped a lot to take pictures of things. The guidebooks say 4-5 hours round trip if you go to the to of Calloway, but by the time... More
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