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Creatures of the Night & Bonfire Delight

Creatures of the Night & Bonfire Delight

People are familiar with Grandfather Mountain’s resident animals, including black bears, bald eagles, cougars, river otters and elk. But what do they do after dark?…

Hugh Morton

Hugh Morton

Hugh Morton (1921-2006) opened the Grandfather Mountain travel attraction after inheriting the mountain from his grandfather. He never considered himself its “owner,” but rather its…

Annual Events

Annual Events

We have many annual events on Grandfather Mountain that have become a favorite annual tradition for many of our guests. Presented by the Grandfather Mountain…

Scenic Drive to the Top

Scenic Drive to the Top

The 2-mile winding, scenic road to the top of Grandfather Mountain is one of the most spectacular drives in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Grandfather’s Road…

Tickets & Online Reservations

Tickets & Online Reservations

NOTICE 06/29/2024 UPDATE: Due to a series of special events, the hiking trails will close daily at 5 p.m. Monday, July 1 through Wednesday, July…

Ajax

Ajax

Adopt Ajax! Ajax the Bald Eagle arrived at Grandfather Mountain on Aug. 26, 2015. He came to us from the Audubon Center for Birds of…

October 2023 Weather Report

October 2023 Weather Report

October 2023 was a pretty dry month on Grandfather Mountain, according to data recorded at the park’s official weather reporting stations. The average high temperature for…

September 2023 Weather Report

September 2023 Weather Report

September 2023 saw fairly average weather on Grandfather Mountain, according to data recorded at the park’s official weather reporting stations. The average high temperature for…

August 2023 Weather Report

August 2023 Weather Report

August 2023 saw fairly average weather on Grandfather Mountain, according to data recorded at the park’s official weather reporting stations. The average high temperature for…

Weather Records

Weather Records

The official U.S. Weather Service Reporting Station located at the Grandfather Mountain Mile High Swinging Bridge (elevation 5,280 ft) has been providing daily weather observations…

Boulder Club

Boulder Club

More than a century ago, many of the boulders on Grandfather Mountain were given names, like Sphinx Rock and Split Rock. Now you, too, can…

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

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