Grandfather Mountain offers ‘Dollar Days’ admission pricing in April

GRANDFATHER MOUTAIN, N.C. — Grandfather Mountain is offering a special on admission for High Country residents and employees this month.

From April 1-23, anyone who lives or works in Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Mitchell, Watauga or Wilkes counties — along with their guests traveling in the same vehicle — can visit the park for just $3. The discount is also available to students attending a local college or university.

Due to COVID-19, however, Dollar Days guests must book their visit online at To take advantage of the reduced rate, guests must choose the Dollar Days admission rate when reserving their visit.

Ticketholders must present a valid driver’s license, college ID or local utility bill as proof of High Country residency upon arrival at the entrance gate. An employee identification badge or pay stub can be used to prove employment at a High Country business.

Only one Dollar Days ticketholder per vehicle will be required to show proof of local residence or employment. The Dollar Days rate cannot be combined with other discounts or offers.

Due to state occupancy restrictions during COVID-19, only a limited number of Dollar Days passes will be available each day, in addition to general admission tickets.

Grandfather Mountain is currently offering extended spring hours, meaning the park will be open daily, weather permitting, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., with ticket sales ending at 4:30 p.m.

Beginning May 22, the park will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., with ticket sales ending at 5:30 p.m.

For more information, call 800-468-7325, or visit