Hours and Rates

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Planning Your Visit

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2014 Attraction Admission

(Access Via Automobile Through Main Gate)

Phone: 828-733-4337 (Gate) 800-468-7325 (Office)
Adult 13-59 $20
Senior 60+ $18
Child 4-12 $9
Children under 4 Free

Hours

Ticket sales end one hour before the park closes.

VISITORS PLEASE BE ADVISED:  We will be closing our park early on Thursday 12/11 and on Christmas Eve 12/24.  Ticket sales will stop at 3 p.m. and our park will close at 4 p.m.

We will be closed on Christmas Day.

Grandfather Mountain is open every day of the year, weather permitting, except for Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. The Mountain also closes early on Christmas Eve and occasionally on other dates for staff training.

We recommend you arrive before 11 a.m. or after 3 p.m. on summer weekends, holidays and fall color weekends. You’ll move through the Gate more quickly, there will be fewer people in the park and the animals will be more active. If you can only schedule your visit for midday, we will always be ready to take care of your travel party.

Spring Hours Ticket sales: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Park Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Summer Hours Ticket sales: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Park Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Fall Hours Ticket sales: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Park Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Winter hours
(Starting Nov. 3)
Ticket sales: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Park Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

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  • It was the most breathtaking experience we ever shared as a family. Many memories were made as we hiked on the trails, crossed the mile high bridge and saw the views of this part of our state. We wanted to thank the locals who greeted us, welcomed us, and made our first visit the best! We will return. Great family vacation!
    Patricia
    Willard, NC
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