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“Stunning”

Grandfather Mountain
Ranked #1 of 15 things to do in Linville
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Asheville, North Carolina
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Stunning”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

You’ll feel certain you have been transported to another time. Beautiful views!! I’ve been twice, once in the winter and once this summer. I attended the Highland Games held here each year in July. I was certain the weather wanted me to feel like I was in Scotland! Fog, damp cool weather in the middle of July while my family are sweating it out at 98 degrees in other states! This mountain remains one of my favorite places to visit.

Visited July 2013
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Coral Gables, Florida
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68 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Wonderful!”
Reviewed July 14, 2013

We loved seeing the bears in their natural habitat, the otters and all the animals. The swinging bridge is awesome and the views spectacular!

Visited July 2013
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NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Gorgeous views”
Reviewed July 14, 2013

What a beautiful place. You are given a cd to play while you drive through the park. There is a small zoo an museum. This is a must stop in the boone area.

Visited July 2013
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Huntersville, United States
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545 reviews
139 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
“Hiking and views worth the trip, and nice little zoo”
Reviewed July 11, 2013

The zoo was very surprising to see there as we did not expect one, but it was the most fun of the trip. You can buy treats to toss to bears and they are so responsive that it is a blast. The hiking down from the bridge is very nice, just so many trails and a neat place.

Visited August 2012
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Baltimore County, Maryland
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159 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Absolutely Wonderful”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

Grandfather Mountain is a site that everyone who visits this area should experience. From the small animal habitats for wildlife that needed a protective place to live to the walk at the top of the mountain. Amazing!

Visited July 2013
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