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Address: 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC 28646
Phone Number: 828-733-2013
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Activities: Hiking, Leisure education, Picnicking
Description: Grandfather Mountain’s pristine scenery and sweeping vistas rejuvenate...
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 from the Mile High Swinging Bridge; stand eye-to-eye with bears, cougars and otters in natural habitats. Dine in the restaurant or find a scenic picnic spot, browse the nature museum, wander the trails, go behind the scenes of the animal habitats, visit with knowledgeable naturalists, and stop for a treat at the fudge shop. Fill your day with family memories at place where wonders never cease.
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Wow! Pricey but worth it!

There are several unique features at Grandfather Mountain that I think make it worth the money. The narrated CD (which is included with admission) is very well done in that it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Fort Myers, Florida
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Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

There are several unique features at Grandfather Mountain that I think make it worth the money. The narrated CD (which is included with admission) is very well done in that it describes what you are seeing along the way. (I loved the educational value!). Of course the swinging bridge at the top is fun and the views are majestic! Be... More 

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Hudson, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Beautiful views, lots of hiking trails for even better views. If you scared of heights Good News they have redone the bridge and it's much more stable! Lots of wildlife bears,deer wild turkey,eagles etc. Fun for the whole family.

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Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

A wonderful weekend experience for my son and I. We enjoyed climbing the rock formations and listening to the wind blow through the bridge rails. The view was spectacular!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This place is an ecological and timeless treasure in NC. Kids enjoyed every bit of the visit and the adults did too. Price is reasonable for the visit and the fact that it is to fund maintaining such a diverse ecological environment. The video in the information is a must see. The animal habitats are interesting, especially if you can... More 

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meadows of dan, Virginia
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Grandfather Mountain is not just the mile high swinging bridge which is a blast. It has several picnic areas, hiking trails, a couple of gift shops, museum, resturant, fudge shop and several animal habitats including cougars, bears, otters, eagles and deer. In the museum, there is a movie on continuous play that discusses the ecosystems found on the mountain. Husband... More 

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Groton, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We hiked the Profile Trail this week. It used to be called the Cadillac of Hiking Trails and we have hiked this mountain for years. It seems lately that he trail needs some amount of grooming and care. It is a strenuous 3 mile hike and care should be taken to have water, food, and rain gear before ascending this... More 

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Anderson, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Grandfather Mountain is a beautiful place. I love the animal habitats and the drive up to the bridge. For those of you scared of heights, the bridge was not too high off the ground nor did it swing to much. When we went across it was raining. We were told the rain only last maybe 30 minutes when it rains... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This place has breathtaking views. The bridge can be easily accessed through the gift shop elevator or by going up the steps. The animal habitats were interesting and the employees are very knowledgeable. Definitely recommend!!!!

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We were at first put off by the $20/person cost, but decided to come back another day and visit the Mountain. It was quiet -- not a lot of traffic. We stopped at the animal habitats and drove to the top of the mountain, walked across the bridge, and scrambled across the stone path to get to the very top.... More 

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Linville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is an all day activity. Mile high bridge is a must experience. Animal exhibits are up close. Drive to the very top. Hiking available.

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Address: Address: 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC 28646
Phone Number: 828-733-2013
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Linville

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