Hours and Rates

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2015 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.

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 to avoid our busiest times at the Entrance Gate. If you can only schedule your visit for midday, we will always be ready to take care of your travel party.

Early Spring Hours (starting March 12, 2016) SAT/SUN ONLY:
Ticket sales: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Park Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

WEEKDAYS:
Ticket sales: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Park Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Spring Hours
(starting March 19, 2016)
DAILY:
Ticket sales: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Park Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Summer Hours
(starting May 27, 2016)
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 5:00 p.m.
Park Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Winter Hours Ticket sales: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Park Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Need help planning your visit?

Click here to download a brochure or give us a call at (800) 468-7325!

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  • We had an amazing time. I loved the new top shop - it's definitely something to be proud of. Having severe arthritis in my hips, the elevator was a Godsend!  Thank you for such wonderful people. This trip was great. We got to see the bears fed an afternoon snack. You have such wonderful views too! I know we'll definitely be back again. Thanks for wonderful memories.


    Ramona
    Barlow, Kentucky
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