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Grandfather Mountain

2,109 Reviews

Grandfather Mountain

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dstew7003 wrote a review Oct 20
Winston Salem, North Carolina540 contributions60 helpful votes
This is one of the most unique parks you will ever see, the scenery is stunning, more than just a drive up a high mountain, exhibits, animal habitats and much more. if your visiting the northwest mountains of NC, this is a must.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Homecroft56 wrote a review Oct 20
Nineveh, Indiana239 contributions85 helpful votes
After a disappointing stop at The Blowing Rock, where we felt we were overcharged for what was there, what a dramatic difference to visit Grandfather Mountain. Due to Covid, make your reservations in advance so they can manage the number of visitors. When you check in at the gate, they hand you a CD to play as you make the drive up the mountain - very helpful to learn about what you are looking at! Paved parking lot at the top and a short hike to the mile high suspension bridge and an elevator is available if needed. It's cold on top - bring a jacket, coat, toboggan, and gloves! We arrived at 10 am when a rain shower passed through. The wind was blowing about 40 mph, enough to rock our van! The views from the bridge are amazing! And the bridge sings - as the wind blows through the floor slats it was like a giant harmonica! On the way down the mountain we stopped at the Nature Center, which is like a small zoo. They have Bald Eagles, River Otters, Elk, and Bears - each display is easy to see. Great for the kids! Senior cost was $20 which was well worth it. This was our best stop along our drive down the Blue Ridge Parkway.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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GildaMCE wrote a review Sep 2020
United States39 contributions6 helpful votes
Impressive views from the bridge. Make a reservation beforehand. Great safety measures due to COVID-19.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Lissette E wrote a review Sep 2020
23 contributions4 helpful votes
Great views for sure,if your afraid of heights not a place to go, It was amazing to cross the bridge and see the view they kept everybody in groups to be safe my only complaint is what they charge is way to much
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Z8625FFteresad wrote a review Sep 2020
Elgin, United States30 contributions2 helpful votes
Incredible view from mile high swinging bridge. Numerous trails for hiking. Love the zoo. Saw wild deer while driving up the mountain. Wonderful fudge shop. Sad the museum is closed for renovations.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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