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 7, 2015) 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 28, 2015)
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 23, 2015)
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 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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  • I visited Grandfather Mountain with my 3 daughters. We had a wonderful time. The staff was very friendly. The young man who was providing enrichment for the animals was especially knowledgeable and patient as my children asked lots of questions. My daughter asked to adopt "Jane" as a result of our visit and the information she received. Grandfather is a beautiful place and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit.
    Lisa
    Gibsonville, NC
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