Nature Museum Shop


There are many options to shop for unique gifts and souvenirs while supporting the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation. All of the Foundation’s funding is derived from park admission, souvenir sales, food and beverage sales and donations.

Gift Shops
During your visit, browse our gift shops in both the Wilson Center for Nature Discovery and the Top Shop. Discover a variety of artisan crafts and goods, as well as signature Grandfather Mountain souvenirs, from apparel to hiking gear to drinkware and all things in between.

One of the most popular items is something truly unique to the mountain — animal art, as in artwork actually painted by Grandfather Mountain’s habitat animals.

Looking for an online gift that’s warm and fuzzy? While Grandfather Mountain’s resident animals are not for sale, the Adopt-an-Animal program is the next best thing. The program allows participants to symbolically adopt any of Grandfather Mountain’s furry or feathered residents, including black bears, river otters, cougars, bald eagles, elk and more.

By adopting an animal, individually or on behalf of a friend, family member or loved one, the sponsor receives a special gift package. Gifts vary, depending on the donation level, and include photographs, plush toys, plaster footprint castings, day passes and more. Read more and pick an animal to adopt!

Animal Wish List
Make our animals’ season merry and bright by treating them to gift items and enrichment treats. To see what the animals are wanting this holiday season, visit their wish list at For more information, email

Bridge Club Annual Pass
For a gift that keeps on giving, shoppers can purchase an annual membership to Grandfather Mountain’s Bridge Club. Bridge Club membership offers unlimited, free admission to Grandfather Mountain for a year, exclusive discounts on and off the mountain, invitations to special member programs, a Bridge Club car decal and more. Group passes are also available. To learn more, visit

Grandfather Mountain is owned and operated by the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation, a nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire conservation of the natural world by helping guests explore, understand and value the wonders of Grandfather Mountain.

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.
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Member of Southern Highlands Attractions