Quick Facts

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Key reasons to visit

  • Beautiful mountain scenery
  • 360-degree vistas of the surrounding region
  • Mile High Swinging Bridge
  • Environmental habitats for native wildlife including black bears, cougars, otters, eagles, and deer
  • Natural History Museum
  • South’s best alpine hiking trails
  • Hundreds of picnic tables in scenic settings
  • Restaurant and gift shops

Grandfather Mountain contact information.

Business Office weekdays, 9-5 800-468-7325
828-733-2608 FAX
Entrance daily, 8 a.m.- closing 828-733-4337
Nature Museum daily, 8 a.m.- one hour before closing 828-733-1059
Top Shop
(Gift Shop)
daily, 8 a.m.- one hour before closing 828-733-2800

General E-mail: nature@grandfather.com
Hiking E-mail: hiking@grandfather.com
Animal Habitats E-mail: habitats@grandfather.com

Mailing Address:
Grandfather Mountain, P. O. Box 129, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC 28646

Average temperatures on Grandfather

Dec. –- Feb. Hi. – 37 Lo. – 22
March – May Hi. – 53 Lo. – 37
June – Aug. Hi. – 68 Lo. – 55
Sept. – Nov. Hi. – 55 Lo. – 41

Dining, entertainment and local attraction information

The Grandfather Mountain area is a popular four-season vacation destination with a wide variety of attractions, activities, lodging and dining options available for your enjoyment.

For information on the immediate Grandfather Mountain area , contact the Avery County Chamber of Commerce:

Avery County Chamber of Commerce
4501 Tynecastle Highway, Unit #2
Banner Elk, NC 28604
800-972-2183, 828-898-5605

To receive regional travel information, contact the North Carolina High Country Host:

North Carolina High Country Host
1700 Blowing Rock Road
Boone , NC 28607
800-438-7500, 828-264-1299


Grandfather Mountain is located in the Northwest corner of North Carolina, 17 miles south of Boone and Blowing Rock and 70 miles northeast of Asheville.

The entrance to the attraction is located on US Highway 221, one mile south of the Blue Ridge Parkway at milepost 305. The street address is 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC 28646. GPS coordinates for the entrance gate are 36.08502N, -81.84646W

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