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Grandfather Mountain

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Another Wonder of the World!

WOW!! Went skiing at Sugar Mountain but spent a day visiting the sites of the area. One of them was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Stuart, FL
It's Pretty up there

The views are gorgeous. Was nervous at first on the floating bridge, but it was enjoyable. The... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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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
2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC 28646
+1 828-733-2013
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Reviewed 2 days ago

WOW!! Went skiing at Sugar Mountain but spent a day visiting the sites of the area. One of them was Grandfather Mountain. Fortunately, we had a lovely day without any ice or snow issues. Although, we were informed at the entrance that the hiking trails...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The views are gorgeous. Was nervous at first on the floating bridge, but it was enjoyable. The views are great.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mehbubar
Reviewed 3 days ago

One of the neatest places we visited. Great tour route, Definitely walk across the bridge, but don't try to take an umbrella on a windy day. You can see forever from the mile high view.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 2mutch
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first visit 5 years ago was during the blizzard so we didn’t get to enjoy Grandfather mountain ad much but this trip was perfect weather. No jacket or light jacket only needed and we were able to take our 7 year old for a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank J0AnnR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I took our niece to Grandfather Mountain to the Mile High Swinging Bridge today. My family us from the area so I've been visiting since I was a kid and always have a great time visiting. Winter is a great time to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ambiebac83
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wish I could have gone up the mountain. The weather was fine at the entrance when we arrived. We were told we could only go up 1/2 way for 1/2 the price. We would not see any exceptional scenery just their animals in the sanctuary....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank alohagirl20162016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Grandfathers mountain is very nice, I really love that place, it’s very peaceful and I highly recommend it... I would go back

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank atventurecr
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I love this mountain! I have visited 3 times in a row! The first time I went was with my family and boy did i fall in love! When I got there it felt like i was in a different country but it was beautiful...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank brenda i
Reviewed January 8, 2019

We were staying in Blowing Rock and decided we would go to Grandfather Mountain when it was a cold, crisp day. 33 degrees at the summit was perfect! We could see forever! The mile-high swinging bridge was a goosebump adventure. The nature park was great!...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank DjDan48
Reviewed January 6, 2019

While we elected to pass on this tourist destination during our first time to the area, when we returned to the area in July 2018 we opted to give it a chance. Unlike the nation's national parks there is a charge to visit Grandfather mountain....More

Date of experience: July 2018
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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
Dana B
August 5, 2018|
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Response from GrandfatherMtn | 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
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