Elk are coming to Grandfather, naming contest begins Nov. 17

This December, Grandfather Mountain will welcome some new residents to its environmental wildlife habitats. The nonprofit nature preserve and attraction has adopted three male elk — a bachelor herd — to reside in an all-new habitat. After the park’s resident white-tailed deer passed away earlier this year, the habitat underwent significant renovations to accommodate these new...
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Featured Events

  • Nov 17 Elk Naming Contest

    Help us name Grandfather Mountain’s three new elk! Submit names online for the elk from Nov. 17 to Dec. 4.

  • Jan 01 New Year's Sunrise

    Ring in an epic New Year on Grandfather Mountain with the first sunrise of 2018. On Monday, Jan. 1, the mountain will host another New Year’s Sunrise event, offering guests the chance to start off their new year on a literal high note. Plus, attendees will be able to join in a community breakfast buffet with their fellow early risers.