Grandfather Mountain State Park

Grandfather Mountain State Park

Grandfather Mountain State Park
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Monday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Anthony
Leicester, NC424 contributions
Feb 2023 • Solo
Really enjoyed our visit this park complex.The hilite of course is the mile high swinging bridge.Very windy and cold up top,but the all around views were awesome,and it was fun to go across,it was pretty solid.
Many hiking and picnic areas,and a small animal area including Bsld Eagles, Bears,Elk,and Otters.Small nature museum was also informative.
Written 26 February 2023
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Passportanywhere
North Carolina Mountains, NC32 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
My family has visited grandfather mountain several times over the years. It is an incredible park and I consider it a national treasure because of the unique ecosystem, natural areas throughout most of the park, and easy access.
Written 16 January 2023
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William W
3 contributions
Jul 2022
Beautiful! Great staff, super friendly and helpful. Lots to explore and family friendly. Would highly recommend visiting Grandfather Mountain State Park!!
Written 4 December 2022
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MarthaMM
Coral Gables, FL91 contributions
Oct 2022 • Family
Grandfather Mountain is amazing! We were a family of 6 with a 4 and 2 yr old and spent the morning at the Wilson Center, lunch at Mildred’s Cafe, saw the Habitat and did 2 VIP tours that were outstanding. The naturalists in charge of the Behind The Scenes tour and the Paint with a Bear tour are the very best! There was a mixup with our tours and they went way out of their way to make it happen! What an amazing experience and dedicated staff. You can see how much they care about the mountain and their animals. While at the Wilson Center we did arts and crafts, watched an excellent movie in the theatre about the mountain and saw many interesting minerals and wind effects. What wonderful work is being done at Grandfather Mountain. Everyone loved it!…so much so we are adopting a bear through their website. Very well done! Thank you!
Written 17 October 2022
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Lynette
Concord, NC2 contributions
Aug 2022
The views are spectacular. The kids loved the animal habitats. Lots of cool trails. No trip to the Blue Ridge is complete without a trip to Grandfather.
Written 23 August 2022
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Linda
7 contributions
Aug 2022
Although I was not a fan of the mile high bridge I did it and it was breathtaking. Spent time in the gift shop and found souvenirs for the family back home.
Written 15 August 2022
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Martha F
8 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
Grandfather Mountain never disappoints! From the experienced hiker to someone in a wheelchair, there is plenty to keep you busy! If hiking the views are spectacular!!!
Written 14 August 2022
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Ronald P
2 contributions
Jul 2022
Grandfather Mountain is an awesome place to visit. We had a very windy day and a cool 69 degrees at the end of July!!
Written 4 August 2022
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Cre F
13 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
A little pricey to enter but well worth it! So many options for everyone. We hiked Black Rock, I would have to say it was above average for hiking difficulty. Hiking shoes are needed.

Made it half way to Mccraes Peak…that was definitely challenging. All worth our time!
Written 31 July 2022
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Laurie K
3 contributions
Jul 2022
This is a must! Such a beautiful place to go to, the views are breathtaking. Had to wait out a storm on top but worth the wait. The walk across the bridge and the other side is amazing, it seems as if you are on top of the world. Another amazing place to see God's work.
Written 25 July 2022
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