A carefully tended wilderness preserve, Grandfather Mountain is home to many rare North American wildflowers and to displays of such naturalized plants as native azaleas, rhododendrons, mosses and lichens, heathers, and other beautiful species. Parts of the mountain are steep and rocky, but much is accessible to anyone: an excellent nature center, dramatic mountain vistas, and wildlife habitat areas. See website for full wildflower bloom calendar March-September. Fall leaf season peaks late September-mid-October.
Types of Tours:
Nature Museum with exhibits about mountains in NC, documentary theater, mile high swinging bridge, gift shops, animal habitats, hiking and walking trails
General admission is charged. Discount available for groups of 20 or more. Motorcoaches are not permitted past the Nature Museum, however, shuttle services is provided past that point.
Days & Hours of Operation:
Open daily. Call for hours.
Miles from Downtown Asheville:
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