I visited the grandfather mountains during the labor day weekend with my husband and my kid. He is I always wanted to go to grandfather Mountain since I was a kid and we were never able to go, so I Fantastic views, especially if you have the nerve to walk across the mile high swinging bridge. Given a CD as you enter, which describes the history and landpoints as you drive up the mountain.
Grandfather Mountain & Swinging Bridge
Mile High Swinging Bridge - Reviews, Photos - Grandfather Mountain - TripAdvisor
A true landmark of a pioneering spirit, the Mile High Swinging Bridge welcomes all visitors to admire degree panoramic views from Grandfather Mountain. Whether you cross it to challenge yourself, for the scenery, or to admire this engineering masterpiece, the experience will make your trip to Grandfather complete. Surveys show that the journey to the other side is always considered the highlight of a trip to Grandfather Mountain. The new Top Shop provides elevator access to the Mile High Swinging Bridge, making the span accessible to people with disabilities for the first time. It is about 50 yards from the building to the bridge, and a bench is located near the bridge. William B. The bridge was rebuilt using the original towers.
Grandfather Mountain  is a mountain, a non-profit attraction, and a North Carolina state park near Linville, North Carolina. At 5, feet 1, m , it is the highest peak on the eastern escarpment of the Blue Ridge Mountains , one of the major chains of the Appalachian Mountains. The Blue Ridge Parkway passes by the south side of the mountain and also passes over the nearby Grandmother Gap.
The wild, undeveloped parts of the Mountain are state-owned and operated as Grandfather Mountain State Park. Caring for the other one-third of the mountain is the mission of the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation. While geologists believe that Grandfather Mountain was formed about million years ago, some of the rock formations on Grandfather Mountain are even older than the mountain itself, dating back 1. These habitats are home for black bears, river otters, cougars, a golden eagle, and white-tailed deer. The Nature Museum houses exhibits about the natural history of the region, a theater shows nature movies made on the Mountain, and a team of naturalists offer regular programs that get guests closer to the wonders of nature at Grandfather Mountain.