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Who Knew That Protecting a 300-Million-Year-Old Mountain Could Be So Relaxing?

But it’s true. Every time you buy a ticket to Grandfather Mountain you are helping to make it possible for future generations to experience the wonder that can be found on Grandfather Mountain.

The Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation relies on admission sales to underwrite the expense of operating the travel attraction and nature park.  In exchange for that support, we work to provide visitors an exceptional guest experience that deepens their appreciation of nature.

Guests are invited to drive their own vehicles through the park and stop along the way to enjoy a variety of activities.  The main attraction is the exhilarating feeling of being on top of the world while looking out across views of mountain ridge after mountain ridge retreating to the horizon.

In addition to the beautiful mountain scenery, other features included in the price of admission are the famous Mile High Swinging Bridge, seven environmental habitats for native wildlife, a natural history museum, regular programs with staff naturalists, picnicking and the South’s best alpine hiking trails.

So if you are anxious to know that Grandfather Mountain will be here for your grandchildren to enjoy, buy a ticket and relax.  While you are soaking up the peace, tranquility and wonder of this awesome place, we’ll be making certain Grandfather Mountain remains this way forever.

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  • Everyone needs to wash their spirit clean where nature heals and gives strength to both body and soul. Grandfather Mountain has been a place that has helped me reconnect with nature every time I hike his trails. I can feel him whispering to me each visit, or while I'm just sitting on the side of the mountain seeking nothing but a cool breeze and the quiet he offers. I raised my two children on those trails, teaching them we are just caretakers of this wonderful place and it must be protected for the generations that follow. This place is special and GM never lets me down. We must continue to protect this sacred place and be sure that 100 years from now, all his beauty remains the same for those who follow.
    Greensboro, NC
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