NOTICE

Tickets must now be purchased online! More info.

Fall Color Gallery

Fall Insider Tips

Plan a fall visit for colorful views with these tips and ideas, along with events and many things to do. When is peak color? It begins near peaks of Grandfather in early October and gradually moves down into our valley vistas for several weeks. Read more. 

Otters at Grandfather Mountain

Things to Do

Welcome to Grandfather Mountain! Our nature park is home to amazing biodiversity and scenic beauty in an International Biosphere Reserve. From the Mile-High Swinging Bridge to wildlife habitats and hiking with spectacular views, find plenty to explore. See more.

Grandfather Mountain Tickets

Reservations Required

With the exception of Bridge Club members and passholders, guests are now required to purchase their tickets in advance by booking their visit online. To reserve a time, please click here.

Events at Grandfather

Events Calendar

Discover a variety of new special events, many included in your admission ticket. Join us for daily programs, after hour happenings, nature programs, and many more. Go to the Events Calendar.

Wilson Center Grandfather Mountain

Wilson Center Opens

Explore the new Wilson Center for Nature Discovery with interactive exhibits, theatre, gift shop, Mildred’s Grill and naturalist programs. It’s part of the Conservation Campus with more to come! Read more.

Mildreds Grill Hamburger

Plan Your Visit

Make the most out of your time with us! Get all the details to plan the perfect trip. See our hours, dining options, driving directions, weather forecast, accessibility options, souvenir shopping, trail maps and more! Start planning.

Otters at Grandfather Mountain

Things to Do

Welcome to Grandfather Mountain! Our nature park is home to amazing biodiversity and scenic beauty in an International Biosphere Reserve. From the Mile-High Swinging Bridge to wildlife habitats and hiking with spectacular views, find plenty to explore. See more.

Grandfather Mountain Tickets

Reservations Required

With the exception of Bridge Club members and passholders, guests are now required to purchase their tickets in advance by booking their visit online. To reserve a time, please click here.

Restaurant Grandfather Mountain

Plan Your Visit

Make the most out of your time with us! Get all the details to plan the perfect trip. See our hours, dining options, driving directions, weather forecast, accessibility options, souvenir shopping, trail maps and more! Start planning.

Swinging Bridge Couple at Grandfather Mtn

Nov & Dec: What to do?

Many say it’s the most wonderful time of year as deep blue skies appear many days with 100-mile views. Find plenty to see and do in the “quiet season” with postcard winter scenes. Watch the wildlife, see endless vistas from the bridge and shop for special gifts. Read more.

Wilson Center

New in 2022: Wilson Center for Nature Discovery

Opening in mid 2022 is our Conservation Campus with the new Wilson Center for Nature Discovery, classrooms, amphitheater, botanical gardens and more. View our interactive map to learn more!

Join the Bridge Club

With your annual pass membership, enjoy greater access to the wonders of Grandfather Mountain with unlimited free admission and many benefits. Help our non-profit Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation build a bridge to the future. Find out more!

Share the Wonders of #GrandfatherMtn

Post your Grandfather Mountain photos with our hashtag to Instagram, Facebook or Twitter for a chance to be featured!

Grandfather Mountain | Home to the Swinging Bridge, Animal Habitats and Nature Museum

GPS: 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC 28646
Mailing: PO Box 129, Linville, NC 28646
1-800-468-7325

Owned & operated by Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation.
Go here for Grandfather Mountain State Park information.
Member of Southern Highlands Attractions