From the Ground Up: Grandfather Mountain’s Conservation Campus in Progress
April 1, 2021
September 2 is an auspicious date for Grandfather Mountain.
Sixty-eight years ago, it marked the opening of the world-famous Mile High Swinging Bridge.
In 2019, it saw the nonprofit nature park break ground on its most ambitious project since — the Conservation Campus.
Here, guests will experience the Wilson Center for Nature Discovery, featuring all new state-of-the-art museum exhibits (designed by PGAV Destinations of St. Louis, Missouri), as well as outdoor learning spaces, an amphitheater, botanical garden and more.
What follows is a photo retrospective, showcasing the campus’s progress, from ceremonial groundbreaking to construction to present day. To learn more about the Conservation Campus and how you can help, click here.