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Grandfather Mountain

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2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC 28646
+1 828-733-2013
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Windy up there!

Nice winding drive and great summit view. The suspension bridge, ala golden gate, sings with the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bruce B
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Denver, North Carolina
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Fun day with Granddaughter!

Nice to get the senior discount and 3 yr old granddaughter was free! We LOVED the DVD given upon... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
sherrycat
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Burnsville, North Carolina
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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 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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  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“swinging bridge” (448 reviews)
“mile high bridge” (188 reviews)
“fudge shop” (124 reviews)
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2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC 28646
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+1 828-733-2013
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice winding drive and great summit view. The suspension bridge, ala golden gate, sings with the wind blowing through a stable walkway. Nice gift shop, museum and 4 animal "zoo". American eagle, cougar, elk and bears, oh my!

Thank Bruce B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice to get the senior discount and 3 yr old granddaughter was free! We LOVED the DVD given upon entering the park. Although we have been many times, it was nice to hear the history and explanations of sights along the way to the top....More

Thank sherrycat
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My brother has been talking about Grandfather Mountain for years, and when we did a Raleigh - Winston Salem - Boone - Greensboro - Raleigh road trip, we picked up my nephew in Boone and went out to the Grandfather Mountain. It is a state...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I along with our daughter and two grandchildren visited the mountain and crossed the bridge. The views from the bridge and mountain top are spectacular.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just go its well worth the price of admission! The view is unbelievable, and the little zoo is really cool.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Let me say I have lived in North Carolina for 20 years and can’t believe I missed this until now....... The cost is @ this post 20.00 per adult but given the flooding that happened I expect funding is needed for clean up... I gladly...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been coming to the mountains my whole life so far. Believe it or not was my first time to Grandfather Mountain. Was worth the admission. Just breath taking views.

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

Thank you for this review! We are glad you enjoyed your first visit to the mountain. We 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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must see!!!!! The most beautiful area in all of NC. Go anytime, open all year long. My favorite time is the early fall, first two weeks in October. There's a visitors center with a very nice gift shop and a small restaurant. Next to...More

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Sarah W, Marketing & Communications Associate at Grandfather Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the wonderful review! We are so glad you enjoyed everything the mountain has to offer. We hope to see you and yours around the mountain again soon. Sincerely, Sarah Weigle Marketing & Communications Associate Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hey y'all! I'm a North Carolina native (live in the Piedmont Triad), and Grandfather Mountain is absolutely one of the highlights of the state! The mountain itself is off of US 221 in Linville, NC, about 20 miles or so South of Boone. The admission...More

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

Thank you for the very informational and wonderful review. We truly appreciate your love and knowledge for this mountain. We hope to see you and yours on the mountain again real soon. Sincerely, Sarah Weigle Marketing & Communications Associate Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation

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Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

Good thing there is an elevator, I have a bad knee and very much out of shape. Bridge was cool, definitely blowing in the wind. Lots of trails and over looks. You could spend all day easy.

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Sarah W, Marketing & Communications Associate at Grandfather Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for this amazing review! We are glad you enjoy the bridge. We hope to see you again on the mountain real soon! Sincerely, Sarah Weigle Marketing & Communications Associate Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation

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Matthew P
June 4, 2018|
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Response from Frank R | Property representative |
Thanks for writing, Matthew. The nature park/attraction also features much more than hiking. We're also home to the world-famous Mile High Swinging Bridge, which offers panoramic views of the entire WNC High Country, as well... More
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Shelia C
June 2, 2018|
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Response from timnh | Reviewed this property |
He shouldn't have any trouble. Enjoy every minute of it.
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Holly B
April 26, 2018|
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Response from BigJay10 | Reviewed this property |
Maybe around 2hours bridge, animals, gift shop
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