Purchasing advance tickets online is highly recommended. More info! 

Winter Visits at Grandfather Mtn

Winter Visits

Visit through March for our “quieter season” with more opportunities for magical, solitary mile-high experiences – both inside and out! We are open every day in winter except Christmas Day, weather permitting. See our Winter Visits Guide.

Jobs at Grandfather Mountain

Join Our Team

We are hiring for the 2024 season! Staff members of our non-profit Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation work together to welcome and assist our guests from around the world. See job openings and mile-high perks.

Winter Hiking

Winter Hiking

Winter hikes on Grandfather Mountain are very special, but you should take extra precautions due to our mile-high extreme winter weather. On many days, brilliant blue skies create 100-mile views. See our Winter Hiking Tips to plan a perfect outing.

Wilson Center Exhibits

Wilson Center

Explore the Wilson Center for Nature Discovery, located adjacent to the Wildlife Habitats. Learn from interactive exhibits about natural history, flora, fauna, geology and weather of the mountain. Plus, watch our documentary film, buy gifts and dine in Mildred’s Grill. 

Winter Things to Do

Things to Do

Welcome to Grandfather Mountain! Our nature park is home to amazing biodiversity and scenic beauty. From the Mile-High Swinging Bridge to wildlife habitats, hands-on exhibits and spectacular hiking, find plenty to explore. See our many things to see and do.

Plan Your Visit

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.

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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

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