Linville, N.C. — A trip to Grandfather Mountain is just a click away. The park opened its online ticketing system on Monday.
Visitors can now purchase tickets ahead of time through the Grandfather Mountain website. Ticket prices are the same as at the gate.
Those purchasing online will be able to use the prepaid lane, which bypasses the main entrance gate on busy park days.
"Many of today’s guests like to buy their tickets online, so we’re pleased we can now give them that option,“ Harris Prevost, vice president of the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation, said in a statement. "We also hope online sales will help alleviate traffic congestion at the entrance gate by allowing guests who have already purchased tickets to enter the park another way on our super-busy dates like Memorial Day weekend, July 4 holidays, Labor Day weekend and October fall color weekends.”
Proceeds from admission tickets benefit the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and protecting the park for future generations