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Grandfather Mountain

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2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States

May 2022

The Remarkable Rhododendron Ramble

May 28, 2022 @2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until June 4th, 2022

Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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Rhododendron in front of Grandfather Mountain

From May 28 through June 4, daily, short, guided strolls will highlight Grandfather Mountain’s rhododendron species and blooms. The weeklong rambles culminate on Sunday, June 5, during which the park will host a special speaker and activities throughout the day. Included with admission.

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The Remarkable Rhododendron Ramble

May 29, 2022 @2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until June 4th, 2022

Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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Rhododendron in front of Grandfather Mountain

From May 28 through June 4, daily, short, guided strolls will highlight Grandfather Mountain’s rhododendron species and blooms. The weeklong rambles culminate on Sunday, June 5, during which the park will host a special speaker and activities throughout the day. Included with admission.

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The Remarkable Rhododendron Ramble

May 30, 2022 @2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until June 4th, 2022

Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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Rhododendron in front of Grandfather Mountain

From May 28 through June 4, daily, short, guided strolls will highlight Grandfather Mountain’s rhododendron species and blooms. The weeklong rambles culminate on Sunday, June 5, during which the park will host a special speaker and activities throughout the day. Included with admission.

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The Remarkable Rhododendron Ramble

May 31, 2022 @2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until June 4th, 2022

Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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Rhododendron in front of Grandfather Mountain

From May 28 through June 4, daily, short, guided strolls will highlight Grandfather Mountain’s rhododendron species and blooms. The weeklong rambles culminate on Sunday, June 5, during which the park will host a special speaker and activities throughout the day. Included with admission.

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June 2022

The Remarkable Rhododendron Ramble

June 1, 2022 @2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until June 4th, 2022

Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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Rhododendron in front of Grandfather Mountain

From May 28 through June 4, daily, short, guided strolls will highlight Grandfather Mountain’s rhododendron species and blooms. The weeklong rambles culminate on Sunday, June 5, during which the park will host a special speaker and activities throughout the day. Included with admission.

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The Remarkable Rhododendron Ramble

June 2, 2022 @2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until June 4th, 2022

Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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Rhododendron in front of Grandfather Mountain

From May 28 through June 4, daily, short, guided strolls will highlight Grandfather Mountain’s rhododendron species and blooms. The weeklong rambles culminate on Sunday, June 5, during which the park will host a special speaker and activities throughout the day. Included with admission.

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The Remarkable Rhododendron Ramble

June 3, 2022 @2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until June 4th, 2022

Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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Rhododendron in front of Grandfather Mountain

From May 28 through June 4, daily, short, guided strolls will highlight Grandfather Mountain’s rhododendron species and blooms. The weeklong rambles culminate on Sunday, June 5, during which the park will host a special speaker and activities throughout the day. Included with admission.

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The Remarkable Rhododendron Ramble

June 4, 2022 @2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until June 4th, 2022

Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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Rhododendron in front of Grandfather Mountain

From May 28 through June 4, daily, short, guided strolls will highlight Grandfather Mountain’s rhododendron species and blooms. The weeklong rambles culminate on Sunday, June 5, during which the park will host a special speaker and activities throughout the day. Included with admission.

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The All-Day Rhododendron Ramble

June 5, 2022 @10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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Rhododendron growing on a boulder on Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain's 2022 Remarkable Rhododendron Ramble concludes June 5, when the park will host a special speaker and activities throughout the day. Included with admission.

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Nature Photography Weekend

June 10, 2022 - June 12, 2022
Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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A photographer taking a picture of Grandfather Mountain.

Visit Grandfather Mountain to enjoy presentations from top nature photographers, hands-on breakout sessions, a friendly contest, after-hours photography and more!

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July 2022

2022 Grandfather Mountain Highland Games

July 7, 2022 - July 10, 2022
Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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Bagpipers marching at Grandfather Mountain's MacRae Meadows for the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games

Blaring bagpipes, Scottish athletics, Highland melodies, Celtic cuisine, crafts aplenty and a spectacular highland setting make this colorful celebration of Scottish culture one of the most highly acclaimed games in the country. Additional cost.

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Grandfather by Night

July 15, 2022 @8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Friday, repeating until July 29th, 2022

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

Explore Grandfather Mountain after hours with your own personal guides. Discover some of the park’s nighttime wonders, while stopping at its most significant sites, and more.

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Grandfather by Night

July 22, 2022 @8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Friday, repeating until July 29th, 2022

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

Explore Grandfather Mountain after hours with your own personal guides. Discover some of the park’s nighttime wonders, while stopping at its most significant sites, and more.

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Grandfather by Night

July 29, 2022 @8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Friday, repeating until July 29th, 2022

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

Explore Grandfather Mountain after hours with your own personal guides. Discover some of the park’s nighttime wonders, while stopping at its most significant sites, and more.

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August 2022

Grandfather by Night

August 5, 2022 @7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Friday, repeating until August 19th, 2022

Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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Grandfather Mountain's ridgeline at night under a full moon.

Explore Grandfather Mountain after hours with your own guides. You’ll discover some of the nighttime wonders through the park, while stopping at its most significant sites. Watch a stunning Grandfather sunset, and experience the mountain as never before! Additional cost.

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Grandfather by Night

August 12, 2022 @7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Friday, repeating until August 19th, 2022

Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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Grandfather Mountain's ridgeline at night under a full moon.

Explore Grandfather Mountain after hours with your own guides. You’ll discover some of the nighttime wonders through the park, while stopping at its most significant sites. Watch a stunning Grandfather sunset, and experience the mountain as never before! Additional cost.

Find out more »

Grandfather by Night

August 19, 2022 @7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Friday, repeating until August 19th, 2022

Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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Grandfather Mountain's ridgeline at night under a full moon.

Explore Grandfather Mountain after hours with your own guides. You’ll discover some of the nighttime wonders through the park, while stopping at its most significant sites. Watch a stunning Grandfather sunset, and experience the mountain as never before! Additional cost.

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Grandfather Mountain Camera Clinic

August 20, 2022 - August 21, 2022
Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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Photographers taking pictures on top of Grandfather Mountain

Top photographers gather at Grandfather Mountain to present on the nuts and bolts of making good photographs. Online registration begins July 20 at grandfather.com.

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September 2022

HawkWatch

September 1, 2022 - September 30, 2022
Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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A red-tailed hawk soaring over Grandfather Mountain

All throughout September, guests are invited to join the mountain’s naturalists as they count and celebrate the annual spectacle of fall raptor migration.

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70th Anniversary of the Mile High Swinging Bridge

September 2, 2022
Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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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.

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Junior Naturalist Day

September 10, 2022 @10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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A child examining a puddle on top of Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain’s Junior Ranger Program is now the Junior Naturalist Program — a new program for our new Conservation Campus! Activities throughout the day will be provided specifically for children ages 5-12 to explore their environment and experience all that Grandfather has to offer.

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52nd Annual Girl Scout Day

September 24, 2022 @10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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Girl Scouts on Grandfather Mountain for Girl Scout Day

Girl Scouts are invited to join the park’s naturalists for a fun-filled learning adventure on Grandfather Mountain. Participants can enjoy special scout activities, presentations and a closing ceremony. Plus, all Girl Scouts and troop leaders are admitted free with proof of membership, and family members will receive discounted admission.

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October 2022

Fall Color Ramble

October 7, 2022 @2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until October 10th, 2022

Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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Fall color at Grandfather Mountain

From Oct. 1-10, guests can enjoy short, guided walks that highlight Grandfather Mountain’s fall colors. On Oct. 15, folks can join the park’s naturalists for a day full of fall-color activities, including guest speakers and additional rambles, allowing participants to explore and admire the annual phenomenon.

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Fall Color Ramble

October 8, 2022 @2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until October 10th, 2022

Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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Fall color at Grandfather Mountain

From Oct. 1-10, guests can enjoy short, guided walks that highlight Grandfather Mountain’s fall colors. On Oct. 15, folks can join the park’s naturalists for a day full of fall-color activities, including guest speakers and additional rambles, allowing participants to explore and admire the annual phenomenon.

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Fall Color Ramble

October 9, 2022 @2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until October 10th, 2022

Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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Fall color at Grandfather Mountain

From Oct. 1-10, guests can enjoy short, guided walks that highlight Grandfather Mountain’s fall colors. On Oct. 15, folks can join the park’s naturalists for a day full of fall-color activities, including guest speakers and additional rambles, allowing participants to explore and admire the annual phenomenon.

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Fall Color Ramble

October 10, 2022 @2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until October 10th, 2022

Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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Fall color at Grandfather Mountain

From Oct. 1-10, guests can enjoy short, guided walks that highlight Grandfather Mountain’s fall colors. On Oct. 15, folks can join the park’s naturalists for a day full of fall-color activities, including guest speakers and additional rambles, allowing participants to explore and admire the annual phenomenon.

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Fall Color Ramble

October 2, 2022 @2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until October 10th, 2022

Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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Fall color at Grandfather Mountain

From Oct. 1-10, guests can enjoy short, guided walks that highlight Grandfather Mountain’s fall colors. On Oct. 15, folks can join the park’s naturalists for a day full of fall-color activities, including guest speakers and additional rambles, allowing participants to explore and admire the annual phenomenon.

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Fall Color Ramble

October 1, 2022 @2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until October 10th, 2022

Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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Fall color at Grandfather Mountain

From Oct. 1-10, guests can enjoy short, guided walks that highlight Grandfather Mountain’s fall colors. On Oct. 15, folks can join the park’s naturalists for a day full of fall-color activities, including guest speakers and additional rambles, allowing participants to explore and admire the annual phenomenon.

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Fall Color Ramble

October 3, 2022 @2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until October 10th, 2022

Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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Fall color at Grandfather Mountain

From Oct. 1-10, guests can enjoy short, guided walks that highlight Grandfather Mountain’s fall colors. On Oct. 15, folks can join the park’s naturalists for a day full of fall-color activities, including guest speakers and additional rambles, allowing participants to explore and admire the annual phenomenon.

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Fall Color Ramble

October 4, 2022 @2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until October 10th, 2022

Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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Fall color at Grandfather Mountain

From Oct. 1-10, guests can enjoy short, guided walks that highlight Grandfather Mountain’s fall colors. On Oct. 15, folks can join the park’s naturalists for a day full of fall-color activities, including guest speakers and additional rambles, allowing participants to explore and admire the annual phenomenon.

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Fall Color Ramble

October 5, 2022 @2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until October 10th, 2022

Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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Fall color at Grandfather Mountain

From Oct. 1-10, guests can enjoy short, guided walks that highlight Grandfather Mountain’s fall colors. On Oct. 15, folks can join the park’s naturalists for a day full of fall-color activities, including guest speakers and additional rambles, allowing participants to explore and admire the annual phenomenon.

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Fall Color Ramble

October 6, 2022 @2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until October 10th, 2022

Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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Fall color at Grandfather Mountain

From Oct. 1-10, guests can enjoy short, guided walks that highlight Grandfather Mountain’s fall colors. On Oct. 15, folks can join the park’s naturalists for a day full of fall-color activities, including guest speakers and additional rambles, allowing participants to explore and admire the annual phenomenon.

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All-Day Fall Color Ramble

October 15, 2022 @10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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A Grandfather Mountain naturalist leads a Fall Color Ramble.

Grandfather Mountain's Fall Color Ramble wraps up on Oct. 15 with a day full of fall-color activities, including guest speakers and additional rambles, allowing participants to explore and admire the annual phenomenon.  

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August 2022

Grandfather Mountain Campfire Stories

August 26, 2022 @7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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People gathering around a bonfire at Grandfather Mountain

This all-new event allows guests to enjoy stories around the campfire from interesting figures in the realms of science, conservation and environmental education, all while experiencing the wonder of Grandfather Mountain after dark. Additional costs. Online registration begins July 26.

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June 2022

Animal Birthday Party

June 8, 2022 @1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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Kodiak, a cinnamon phase black bear at Grandfather Mountain, eats special bear cake during the park's Animal Birthday Party.

Grandfather Mountain celebrates the birthdays of its resident animals with games, contests, crafts and surprises.

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August 2022

Animal Enrichment Day

August 3, 2022 @1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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A river otter at Grandfather Mountain eating fresh fish as an enrichment treat.

On Animal Enrichment Day, guests will see firsthand how Grandfather Mountain cares for its resident animals. Visitors can enjoy watching demonstrations, talk directly with keepers and participate in family-oriented games and crafts. Included with admission.

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October 2022

Creatures of the Night & Bonfire Delight

October 1, 2022 @6:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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A barred owl at Grandfather Mountain

As night falls on Grandfather Mountain, guests can enjoy rare after-dark tours, fireside tales and a chance to meet the park’s nocturnal residents. Additional cost. Limited to 28 participants. Registration opens Sept. 1.

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Beary Scary Halloween

October 29, 2022 @1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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Kodiak, a cinnamon phase black bear at Grandfather Mountain, eats a pumpkin

Visit Grandfather Mountain for an afternoon of nature programs about animals that some consider creepy and crawly! This fun-filled celebration includes an opportunity to trick-or-treat through the animal habitats area and then watch special Halloween enrichments be given to the animals. Plus, children in costume are admitted at half-price. Included with admission.

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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.
Member of Southern Highlands Attractions