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Grandfather Mountain

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My first trip to North Carolina

The Grandfathers mountain is very nice, I really love that place, it’s very peaceful and I highly... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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I love this mountain! I have visited 3 times in a row! The first time I went was with my family and... read more

Reviewed 6 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

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
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Reviewed 5 days 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
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Reviewed 6 days 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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
Thank Waywardtraveler_12
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Grandfather mountain is such a beautiful place to visit. They have a museum inside and you can cross the swinging bridge. Great place if you want a breathtaking view.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Zmtrivette
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the day we visited, the fog arrived just as we did. It was crazy windy and very foggy/misty when we walked the bridge, the trails were closed due to the snow and we only saw the elk and otters but we enjoyed our trip...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank S B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good place to stop with the family. You can drive to the top and easily walk across the swinging bridge. For the more adventurous (and physically fit), hike the Grandfather trail to MacCrae peek. A fun but strenuous hike climbing over rocks and up ladders...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jarstr2007
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family had a great time here. It was really windy and very cold. My kids had and awesome time. Would highly recommend to visit here!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank onelm2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A "must see" stop on The Blue Ridge Parkway. Spectacular views from the Mile High Swinging Bridge! Be aware it can be very windy but that can add to the excitement of crossing the bridge. There is also a nature walk and environmental wildlife habitats...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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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
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
24 July 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