Grandfather Mountain, North Carolina, is another spot we visited on our honeymoon. This is a painting looking across the mile high swinging bridge from the other side. This is the most famous part of the destination, and very cool. Grandfather Mountain also has a zoo to rehab animals, a visitors center and miles of trails. Because it is a tall mountain it has many endemic species on the mountain.
I love the alpine environment near the summit. The exposed cliffs and evergreen trees are really cool. You definitely feel the elevation here.