Part education. Part perspiration. Totally fun.

We all know that scouting is more than earning badges — it’s also about discovering the wonders of our world. At Grandfather Mountain, you can do both on a very grand scale. Push limits and soar to new heights while forming friendships and memories to last a lifetime.

Reservations are essential!

To make your visit more enjoyable, Grandfather Mountain will limit the number of groups visiting each day. Contact the Grandfather Mountain office at 800-468-7325 or (828) 733-2013 as soon as possible to make sure your preferred date is available. You must make reservations during weekday business hours to receive the group rate.

Group Admission Rates

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When you visit as a scout troop, your options are plentiful! Plan your own adventure, or take part in our Junior Ranger programs, which are ideal for younger Scout groups. To participate, join us at the Butterfly Garden at 11:30 a.m. (weekends April 1 to May 27, daily May 28 to Aug. 19, weekends Aug. 25 to Sept. 30).

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