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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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This place is fantastic. The zoo area is great for kids and very clean, nice habitats for the animals. The cafe actually has really good food for a tourist area. Unfortunately the wind was a little much to try the swinging bridge (we saw little...More
Little expensive to get through the gate. It was a beautiful drive up to the top. The mile high bridge was fantastic. The view was breathtaking. Took a lot of pictures. When I have time would love to hike some of the trails.
This is one of our favorite hikes in the high country area. A wonderful weaving trail through Rhododendrum‘s leading to a very rigorous hand over hand crawling up mountain streams to a beautiful view at the top of the mountain.
We listen to the CD tour every time and enjoy the drive up to the top. There are many things to see: flowers, split rock, sphinx rock, animals,views, trails, and bridge at the top. Weather permitting you and your dog can climb the rock path...More
At $18 a pop I thought we might of made a mistake but it turned out to be a good pick. Maybe the middle of winter is not the best time but what was on offer was worth it. You get the nice views ,...More
I get entrance with my southern highland attractions card, so I decided to take a trip with my family. We got up there and it was wonderful, it’s a bit scary to walk across the bridge but the views are spectacular so I loved every...More
We drove here from Tennessee, about 3 hours from home. We knew the cost was $20 per person, not per car, and was prepared to pay for what we hoped would be a well worth it experience......and it was! The costs go to maintaining the...More
This was our 2nd visit to Grandfather Mountain State Park. The cost of admission is rather steep but if you plan to spend 3-4 hours there then it makes it worth it. The mile,high swing bridge is a must do. I’m terrified of heights but...More
The views from the top of Grandfather Mountain were amazing. Walking across the suspension bridge was pretty cool, to look down and see that you're a mile up from the ground. It was fun to climb on the rocks beyond the bridge too.
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
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 mild.
Weekdays in September might be the best of all worlds.
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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
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 exception of Thanksgiving and Christmas. Despite what some of the other answers claim in this thread, we do remain open during times of snow. The mountain will only close if the roads pose a danger to our guests. If the road to the top is hazardous, we'll open half-way, meaning half-priced admission. That said, many of our guests enjoy visiting during the winter, as it's less crowded and still offers spectacular scenery and outdoor activities.