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Grandfather Mountain

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GFM is the bomb-diggity!

We had a great time visiting Grandfather Mountain (GFM) during our Spring Break week in NC. GFM... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jason M
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Land O Lakes, Florida
Great family outing

This place is fantastic. The zoo area is great for kids and very clean, nice habitats for the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Amy H
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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 2 days ago

We had a great time visiting Grandfather Mountain (GFM) during our Spring Break week in NC. GFM has the reputation of being the best attraction to visit in Boone - IT IS! Incredible views and scenery; the drive in was exceptional with the park ranger...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Amy H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

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.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

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.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank stevemccord0
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jennifer D
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Skeney57
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved the CD that we got to drive up the mountain at our own leisure, we could take our time and stop at everything to look around.. Once up on top the Bridge and Mountain was SPECTACULAR!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank jenaranb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JHofstetter
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lauraa994
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: February 2019
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Lori F
16 February 2019|
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Response from Ambiebac83 | Reviewed this property |
We were there about 3 hours. When we went only one hiking trail was open due to the ice and high winds so if you are wanting to do some hiking I would allow yourself more time. :)
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Taylor P
16 September 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
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Dana B
6 August 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
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