Meet the Bears

It’s time to grin and bear it! In our Meet-the-Bears tour, guests will go behind the scenes to meet some of Grandfather Mountain’s resident black bears and learn all about them, including their names, daily routines, care, histories and more.

Tour times are 11:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. This particular tour is only offered from April 1 through Oct. 31. The tour takes approximately 15 to 30 minutes.

Cost is $10 per person, including children, ($5 for Bridge Club members), and no more than 15 participants are admitted per tour. Small children must be carried, however, as strollers are not allowed on the tour.

As with our environmental wildlife habitats area, pets are not allowed. Tours will be cancelled in the event of a thunderstorm.

Interested parties may make reservations by calling the Grandfather Mountain Habitats Office at (828) 733-8715 or signing up in person the day of (if space is available) at the Nature Museum Gift Shop.

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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.
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