The views are amazing; visit the gift shop and take a jacket if you plan to walk across the bridge bc it can be cool up on the mountain!
The view from the bridge is absolutely amazing. The wildlife preserve is my favorite part of this adventure!
Learn about the history of the area and take a walk on the swinging bridge. Lots of hikes near Grandfather.
Grandfather Mountain is a great way to see the area without having to expend too much energy. It is the highest mountain in the area and you can pretty much drive to the top. There is a little zoo and bridge at the top which is a mile above sea level. You can also take the more strenuous route…
2hour drive - Amazing easy, super accessible views for children and handicapped alike. Hiking trails will also lead you up to this pinnacle view. Entry fee and specific hours of operation, so call ahead and plan accordingly.
Visit this amazing scenic mountain. Grandfather Mountain is 15 minutes south on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Visit grandfather.com for more information.
One of the best views of the Blue Ridge. You can also visit their animal sanctuary, museum, or do a few hikes.
Classic mountain attraction with the mile high swinging bridge and beautiful trails.
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“ Located at the southern gateway to western NC's High Country region, Linville Caverns is an ideal destination for visitors of all ages. 20 minutes away”
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“Longest runs of all the choices in the High Country for snow tubing. Advance reservations highly recommended. Ziplines operate in the summer season.”
“The only State Park in North Carolina that offers cross country skiing (skiers bring their own equipment). Please contact the Park office directly for particulars due to ever changing winter conditions at this elevation. NOTE: Also, when the Blue Ridge Parkway is closed due to snow, cross country skiing is allowed on the Parkway. Be certain to park in allowed areas outside the gates.”
“Spend a day With Thomas is an annual event that offers children and their families the unique opportunity to take a ride with Thomas, the No. 1 blue engine, and enjoy a day of fun-filled Thomas & Friends™ themed activities. Meet Sir Topham Hatt, the Controller of the Railway, enjoy storytelling, videos, train play tables, coloring, temporary tattoos, amusement rides, Deer Park Zoo, panning for gold, and much more! Fireworks Extravaganza July 4th, Park Open Until 9 pm, Fireworks at 9:30 pm Enjoy the most spectacular fireworks show in the High Country! It's one of the most popular summer events in the mountains. Spend the day at Tweetsie Railroad. The Park is open from 9 am to 9 pm on the Fourth. There is NO charge for parking. Take advantage of the optional dinner and VIP Fireworks viewing in the Hacienda. An all-you-can-eat buffet will be served with all the trimmings. Don't miss out! Availability is limited. Get your wristband at the Ticket Office. Enjoy fireworks under the stars at 9:30 pm after the park closes. K-9s In Flight Frisbee Dogs July First-come, first-served seating. Reservations not required. Shows are included with regular park admission. Ghost Train September 25-26, October 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, 30-31 Tweetsie Railroad transforms from the Wild West into a haunted park with Halloween thrills and chills for all ages. The highlight of each evening is a nighttime ride on the Ghost Train, other spooky attractions include the Haunted House and the Freaky Forest. Younger ghouls will enjoy dressing up in their Halloween costume, trick-or-treating on Main Street, watching the Black Light Puppet Show and taking in the amusement rides in the Creepy Carnival. Tickets are for a specific date and train ride time. A limited number of guests are admitted nightly; advance tickets are strongly recommended. Adults: $44, Children (age 3-12): $38, Children 2 and under: Free These incredible dogs have delighted audiences nationwide at halftime shows and on television. Don’t miss them live at Tweetsie Railroad! Shows at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Saturday evening shows at 7:00 p.m. Tweetsie Christmas November 27-28, December 4-5, 11-12, 18-20, & 25-27 Celebrate the holiday season as Tweetsie Railroad transforms into a winter wonderland for Tweetsie Christmas! Enjoy a nighttime train ride among thousands of dazzling lights, meet Santa in his Gingerbread House, larger than life snowglobes to play in, a live Christmas show, and more! Tickets are for a specific date and train ride time. A limited number of guests are admitted nightly, so advance tickets are strongly recommended. Adults: $44, Children (age 3-12): $38, Children 2 and under: Free Enjoy thousands of dazzling Christmas lights and scenes, as you sing along to Christmas classics and ride in an open-air train car pulled by one of our historic narrow-gauge steam locomotives. The train runs every half hour beginning at 5:30 p.m. Meet Santa Claus in his own house - filled with candied furnishings. Imagine sitting on a chocolate truffle or resting on a piece of ribbon candy just before you meet Santa for a photo on his gingerbread bench. ”