Daily Programs

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC, United States

Attend one of our Daily Programs in April-October presented by our animal habitat curators and park educators. These fascinating interpretive programs throughout the park are included in your admission ticket. See our current list of programs.

Solar Eclipse

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC, United States

A total solar eclipse, one of nature’s most spectacular sights, is coming to North America on April 8. Weather permitting; a partial eclipse will be visible at Grandfather Mountain. According to sources, around 80% to 90% of the sun will be obscured in this region. The best viewing time will be between 2 -3 p.m. […]

Event Series Rhododendron Ramble

Rhododendron Ramble

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC, United States

Take a daily, short, guided stroll at 1 PM that highlights Grandfather Mountain’s rhododendron species and blooms. Included with admission. See the blooms and learn about their history, attributes and roles they play in the mountain’s ecological communities. The easygoing walks take approximately 20 minutes and are fit for guests of all ages - wheelchair […]

Event Series Rhododendron Ramble

Rhododendron Ramble

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC, United States

Take a daily, short, guided stroll at 1 PM that highlights Grandfather Mountain’s rhododendron species and blooms. Included with admission. See the blooms and learn about their history, attributes and roles they play in the mountain’s ecological communities. The easygoing walks take approximately 20 minutes and are fit for guests of all ages - wheelchair […]

Event Series Rhododendron Ramble

Rhododendron Ramble

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC, United States

Take a daily, short, guided stroll at 1 PM that highlights Grandfather Mountain’s rhododendron species and blooms. Included with admission. See the blooms and learn about their history, attributes and roles they play in the mountain’s ecological communities. The easygoing walks take approximately 20 minutes and are fit for guests of all ages - wheelchair […]

Event Series Rhododendron Ramble

Rhododendron Ramble

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC, United States

Take a daily, short, guided stroll at 1 PM that highlights Grandfather Mountain’s rhododendron species and blooms. Included with admission. See the blooms and learn about their history, attributes and roles they play in the mountain’s ecological communities. The easygoing walks take approximately 20 minutes and are fit for guests of all ages - wheelchair […]

Event Series Rhododendron Ramble

Rhododendron Ramble

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC, United States

Take a daily, short, guided stroll at 1 PM that highlights Grandfather Mountain’s rhododendron species and blooms. Included with admission. See the blooms and learn about their history, attributes and roles they play in the mountain’s ecological communities. The easygoing walks take approximately 20 minutes and are fit for guests of all ages - wheelchair […]

Event Series Rhododendron Ramble

Rhododendron Ramble

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC, United States

Take a daily, short, guided stroll at 1 PM that highlights Grandfather Mountain’s rhododendron species and blooms. Included with admission. See the blooms and learn about their history, attributes and roles they play in the mountain’s ecological communities. The easygoing walks take approximately 20 minutes and are fit for guests of all ages - wheelchair […]

Event Series Rhododendron Ramble

Rhododendron Ramble

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC, United States

Take a daily, short, guided stroll at 1 PM that highlights Grandfather Mountain’s rhododendron species and blooms. Included with admission. See the blooms and learn about their history, attributes and roles they play in the mountain’s ecological communities. The easygoing walks take approximately 20 minutes and are fit for guests of all ages - wheelchair […]

Grandfather by Night: Less Adventurous Edition

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC, United States

Explore Grandfather Mountain afterhours with your own personal guides! You’ll discover some of the park’s nighttime wonders, while stopping at its most significant sites. Watch a stunning Grandfather sunset, and experience the mountain as never before! The evening starts atop Grandfather Mountain and its world-famous Mile High Swinging Bridge, where participants can explore and observe […]

Event Series Rhododendron Ramble

Rhododendron Ramble

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC, United States

Take a daily, short, guided stroll at 1 PM that highlights Grandfather Mountain’s rhododendron species and blooms. Included with admission. See the blooms and learn about their history, attributes and roles they play in the mountain’s ecological communities. The easygoing walks take approximately 20 minutes and are fit for guests of all ages - wheelchair […]

Event Series Rhododendron Ramble

Rhododendron Ramble

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC, United States

Take a daily, short, guided stroll at 1 PM that highlights Grandfather Mountain’s rhododendron species and blooms. Included with admission. See the blooms and learn about their history, attributes and roles they play in the mountain’s ecological communities. The easygoing walks take approximately 20 minutes and are fit for guests of all ages - wheelchair […]

Nature Photography Weekend

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC, United States

This popular shutterbug weekend includes presentations from top nature photographers, hands-on field courses, a friendly contest and the rare opportunity to photograph the mountain’s spectacular scenery and native animals before and after regular business hours. This revamped version of the popular weekend will include changes to better welcome all levels of photographers, making it more […]

Animal Birthday Party

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC, United States

Join us to celebrate the birthdays of our resident animals with games, contests, crafts and surprises. The park's wildlife habitat staff hosts a fun-filled afternoon for guests, as well as programs to celebrate the park’s furry and feathered inhabitants. Millie the Bear, the mountain's mascot, will make special appearances throughout the day. Events begin at […]

Grandfather by Night: Adventurous Edition

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC, United States

Explore Grandfather Mountain after hours with your own personal guides! You’ll discover some of the park’s nighttime wonders, while stopping at its most significant sites. Watch a stunning Grandfather sunset, and experience the mountain as never before! The evening starts atop Grandfather Mountain and its world-famous Mile High Swinging Bridge, where participants can explore and […]

Grandfather by Night: Adventurous Edition

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC, United States

Explore Grandfather Mountain after hours with your own personal guides! You’ll discover some of the park’s nighttime wonders, while stopping at its most significant sites. Watch a stunning Grandfather sunset, and experience the mountain as never before! The evening starts atop Grandfather Mountain and its world-famous Mile High Swinging Bridge, where participants can explore and […]

Animal Enrichment Day

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC, United States

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.

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.
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