Each guest entering the park must have a ticket.
Senior (age 60+): $18
Child (ages 4-12): $9
AAA Adult: $18 (must present valid AAA card)
AAA Child: $8 (must present valid AAA card)
Proceeds from admission tickets benefit the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and protecting the park for future generations.
Admission tickets will be accepted for entry up to one hour before the park closes.
Tickets expire one year from the date of purchase.
For Group Ticketing, please call the Group Tour Coordinator at (828) 733-2013 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, to book your visit.
Grandfather Mountain is open every day of the year, weather permitting, except Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. The mountain also closes early on Christmas Eve and occasionally for staff training. Please call ahead to our Entrance Gate at (828) 733-4337 before traveling in winter months to confirm the park’s status.
Your prepaid ticket grants you access to Grandfather Mountain through the “Priority Lane” located 0.3 miles south of the main Entrance Gate on Blowing Rock Highway/U.S. 221. The Priority Lane will be opened on the following dates in 2016, and on other high-volume dates not listed below, as needed:
April 23-24 Oct. 1-2
May 28-29 Oct. 8-9
July 2-3 Oct. 15-16
Sept. 3-4 Oct. 22-23
Click here to learn more about the Priority Lane system.
On all other dates, please enter Grandfather Mountain through the main Entrance Gate.
Planning to visit again soon? Consider purchasing a Bridge Club annual membership for unlimited admission and other exclusive perks!
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