Special Events

Plan to enjoy one of our special or daily events during your visit to Grandfather Mountain! The vast majority of our events are included with your park admission fee, but some events which require a small fee to participate to ensure you receive expert guidance from specially trained individuals. Check the cost section of each Event Listing to confirm whether any additional fees apply.

In addition to the extra special events in the calendar below, check out our daily and weekend programs:

  • Interpretive Talks: Join a naturalist by the Mile High Swinging Bridge daily at 1 & 3 p.m, April-October.
  • Animal Encounters: Offered many times daily April-October, learn about our animal residents in the wildlife habitats.
  • Junior Ranger: Children learn about animals through fun activities weekends April-October.
  • Behind-the-Scenes Animal Habitat Tours: Offered on weekends April-October. Additional fee.
  • Meet the Bears: Go behind the scenes to learn all about our bears. Weekends April-October. Additional fee.
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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

Owned & operated by Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation.
Go here for Grandfather Mountain State Park information.
Member of Southern Highlands Attractions