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Grandfather Mountain

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Beautiful Views!

Very much worth the $18 ok admission price. Relaxing drive up the mountain and beautiful view. The... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Cindy Karnoupak... K
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A must do!

We vist Grandfather Mountain each time we visit the area. The views are spectacular. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bryan B
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Columbia, SC
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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 5 days ago via mobile

Very much worth the $18 ok admission price. Relaxing drive up the mountain and beautiful view. The CD we a great way to learn more about the area.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We vist Grandfather Mountain each time we visit the area. The views are spectacular. The employees are very helpful. The interpretives are very well done. Don't miss this attraction.

Thank Bryan B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting this spectacular natural wonder since 1950 and now with all the elevator and stairs access can continue to enjoy. Swinging bridge still as majestic as ever and the views incredible on a clear sunny day. Must be sure footed to wander this area.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here over Labor Day weekend with the family and have to say that this place is amazing. I was hesitant at first over the cost but found it to be well worth the admission. We loved the nature museum, the animal exhibits, the restaurant,...More

Thank PastorBrandon81
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First off, I would recommend buying your tickets online in advance to skip the line at the ticket booth. Yes, they are $20 a person, which is steep. But if you go, do yourself a favor and get there early so you at least get...More

Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The drive was very beautiful! The greenery was well maintained. The tickets at the entrance might be a bit expensive and I say so because there was not much to see that was worth all that money. The swinging bridge is definitely a sight! Make...More

1  Thank ritushreedutta06
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you can then I highly recommend visiting this mountain! Yes if you are afraid of heights like me youll struggle a little but so worth it! beautiful hike and absolutely amazing views.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The views were great and all that. But, at $20 PER PERSON it's not really worth it unless you try and make an all day thing out of it. And even then, pretty pricey. The girl at the gate gave me the quick rundown of...More

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Frank R, Public Relations Manager at Grandfather Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for sharing your feedback! I'm sorry to hear you don't feel the cost of admission was worth your experience at Grandfather Mountain, though. Contrary to what you may think, the mountain is much more than a glorified zoo with hiking and a bridge. As...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been there before, but taking our next generation (12 and 15 year olds) on this trip was a pleasure and great fun. The price is in line with other such places and lots of things to do. We spent most of our time this...More

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Sarah W, Marketing & Communications Associate at Grandfather Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for this great review. I am glad you enjoyed your day and that you could share Grandfather Mountain with the next generation. I hope to see you and yours back on the mountain again real soon. Sincerely, Sarah Weigle Marketing & Communications Associate...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mile High Bridge and the short associated hike are a trip. The small Zoo is informative for adults and fun for kids. Lots of trails on the mountain and a small museum and cafeteria if you don't feel like hiking. Take the Parkway and stop...More

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Sarah W, Marketing & Communications Associate at Grandfather Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for the fantastic reviews. I am glad that you enjoyed all 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

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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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