Grandfather Mountain

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Customer Reviews

984 Ratings

It is one of my favorite places to visit and the fact that I got to go at a discount was an added bonus.
Alica P. · September 16, 2013
My son is 7 yrs old. I had been here 10+ yrs ago. Decided to go again bc of the groupon. Went with a friend and her young son. Everyone had a great time. Its beautiful up there and the anímals we a hit.
Lauree R. · September 12, 2013
Scenic and relaxing; great place for a picnic, especially on a weekday when it's not as busy as weekends. Get lunch "to go" from the restaurant. Your admission includes a CD that describes the mountains and history as you ride up to the famous "swinging bridge."
Andrea M. · August 31, 2013

What You'll Get

At the top of a mountain you can see for miles in every direction, except northwest, where that rude fellow insists on standing. Stare adventure in the face with this Groupon.

$20 for Two Adult Admissions (Up to $36 Value)

Admission grants access to Grandfather Mountain for one full day, letting visitors view cougars in enclosed habitats, hike seven backcountry trails, walk across a mile-high bridge and check out the nature museum. Visitors should plan to arrive at least one hour before the park closes.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Sep 1, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Not valid on 5/25/13-5/27/13, 7/4/13, 8/31/13-9/2/13. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Grandfather Mountain

People tend to walk slowly across the Mile High Swinging Bridge, though not out of fear. The view is enough to slow anyone's steps. Spanning an 80-foot chasm one mile above sea level, the bridge grants 360-degree views of the mountains, specifically a rugged peak that rises to 5,946 feet: Grandfather Mountain. Recognized by the United Nations as one of the world's most diverse nature preserves, Grandfather Mountain bristles with verdant pines and wild flowers in full bloom, including the pinkshell azalea. The flower only grows in northwest North Carolina, and Grandfather Mountain claims the largest population.

Even on the eleven backcountry trails, hikers aren't inclined to move very fast. Up-close views of the area's wild flora and fauna are enough to inspire quiet, peaceful strolls. And on one trail—Grandfather Trail—cables and ladders physically challenge hikers as they climb to the mountain's peak. Other trails, meanwhile, wind past the park's seven animal habitats, where the likes of bears, cougars, otters, and bald eagles live in their natural environments with their expert Feng Shui.

Although primarily an outdoor attraction, Grandfather Mountain does encompass a few indoor destinations. The Nature Museum chronicles the mountain's history—which stretches back billions of years to a time when the Earth still wore diapers—with two-dozen exhibits, including Indigenous American artifacts and mineral displays. Luckily, the park's onsite naturalists can help make sense of it all. Before or after exploring the mountain and its past, visitors can fuel up at the onsite restaurant or, if they can't bear to spend time indoors, picnic outside.

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