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70th Anniversary of the Mile High Swinging Bridge

September 2, 2022 @10:00 am - 3:30 pm

People crossing Grandfather Mountain's Mile High Swinging Bridge

Celebrate seven decades of mile-high wonder with a day of activities for the whole family, as Grandfather Mountain observes the 70th anniversary of its world-famous Mile High Swinging Bridge. Included with admission.

Schedule of Events (Time | Program | Location)

10 – 11:30 a.m. | Grandfather Mountain Weather | 2nd floor of the Top Shop: Grandfather Mountain has been recording weather daily since August 1955. Stop by to learn more about the mountain’s unique weather and the tools we use to record data.

11 – 11:30 a.m. | Ecological Communities Talk/Exploration | Start of the Bridge Trail (near the Top Shop): A guided exploration of the natural communities under and around the Swinging Bridge.

12 – 1 p.m. | History of the Bridge | 2nd floor of the Top Shop: See historic photos and learn the stories behind this North Carolina landmark.

12 p.m. | Cupcakes! | Wilson Center Lobby: Celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Bridge with a cupcake. Available until we run out.

1 – 1:30 p.m. | Peaks and Profiles | Swinging Bridge: Join a Grandfather educator by the Swinging Bridge to learn more about the mountain’s unique weather, climate flora and fauna.

1 – 3 p.m. | STEM Build a Bridge | Classroom in the Clouds (Wilson Center): Put your engineering skills to the test and try to build your own bridge!

2 – 2:30 p.m. | Ecological Communities Talk/Exploration | Start of the Bridge Trail (near the Top Shop): A guided exploration of the natural communities under and around the Swinging Bridge.

3 – 3:30 p.m. | Peaks and Profiles | Swinging Bridge: Join a Grandfather educator by the Swinging Bridge to learn more about the mountain’s unique weather, climate flora and fauna.

Throughout the Event: Hawk Watch will be going on at Linville Peak. Educators will be stationed at Linville Peak to help guests understand the wonders of fall raptor migration.

Throughout the Event: Guests will be invited to upload and share their images of the event. Submitting images enters you into a drawing for giveaways post-event!

Details

Date:
September 2, 2022
Time:
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Venue

Grandfather Mountain
2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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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.
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