Grandfather Mountain

Address: 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646
Phone: 800-468-7325
Fax: 828-733-2608

Grandfather Mountain is:

The highest peak in the Blue Ridge Mountain range (elevation 5,964 ft)

The Mountain is privately owned and is operated as

a scenic travel attraction

a globally recognized nature preserve

One ticket price includes everything:

Guests purchase tickets (one ticket per person) and drive their own vehicles through the park, stopping along the way to enjoy a variety of activities.

Main Attractions:

Beautiful mountain scenery

Mile High Swinging Bridge

Environmental Habitats for native wildlife

Black Bears, Bear cubs, River Otters, Cougars, Eagles and Deer

Nature Museum:

excellent exhibits about the natural history of the region

theater that shows nature movies made on the Mountain

restaurant and gift shop

South's best alpine hiking trails:

More than 12 miles of regularly maintained trails ranging in difficulty from easy nature walks to strenuous backcountry challenges.


Over 100 picnic tables and grills are scattered throughout the park.The picnic area located on the right about 1/3 mile up the summit road is equipped with a water fountain and restrooms. Guests are welcome to
bring their own picnic. Those who have not planned ahead can purchase fried chicken or sandwiches to go from the Museum restaurant.

Naturalist Programs :

Special activities and programs with the Mountain's naturalists are presented daily from June 1 - August 18 and are included in the price of admission. Guided tours and guided hikes with the Mountain's naturalists  are available for an additional fee.

Phone 828-733-4326 for reservations.

Recent News

  • Beary Scary Halloween

    Celebrate Halloween with the creatures of the Grandfather Mountain Animal Habitats.   Halloween activities take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and are included with regular admission.  Kids in costume will get in at half price.Activities will include storytellin...

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  • Bonfire Bash and Spooky Stroll

    Celebrate Halloween with a spooky new opportunity at Grandfather Mountain. The Mountain will open its gates to guests for a rare after dark event.The “Bonfire Bash and Spooky Stroll” will thrill guests with frightening ghost stories told by firelight and guided walks thr...

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  • Nature Movies in Museum Theater

    Nature Movies in Museum Theater Grandfather has four entertaining and informative movies that show throughout the day in the Nature Museum theater. All of the films were made by Hugh Morton and were filmed primarily at Grandfather Mountain. The Black Bear 28 min.: Sho...

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