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Bridal Veil Falls

Address: Highlands, NC
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Ranked #8 of 19 Attractions in Highlands
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Visible from the highway, this 120-foot waterfall sometimes displays a rainbow in the afternoon...
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Type: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Visible from the highway, this 120-foot waterfall sometimes displays a rainbow in the afternoon light and has been known to freeze up during the winter.
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Cashiers, North Carolina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This is just off Hwy. 64 near Highlands, NC. What makes this nice is for those that may not be able to get out and walk around. The old highway actually used to run behind the falls, which you can still do today. However, use EXTREME CAUTION in winter months as this is solid ice underneath. It can even be... More 

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Rutherfordton, North Carolina
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Can't miss this waterfall if you're travelling from Franklin to Highlands on US 64/28. Best time to view it is after a good rain in the spring. During a summer drought it's barely a trickle. Can be crowded during peak tourist seasons. No facilities here but a short drive to Dry Falls heading back south on 64/28 there are toilets

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Buford, Georgia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This is not a hike to a waterfall, great for little kids and photo opps in front of the falls. It's an easy drive and worth seeing but no hiking here. Plenty of other opportunities in the area to visit though.

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Crystal River, Florida
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89 reviews 89 reviews
46 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We spent a morning hiking and visiting waterfalls with our children this one has easy access and a small section to pull behind the waterfall, it was fantastic, we took a few pics and continued on to dry falls, definitely worth stopping for.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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94 reviews 94 reviews
67 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Visited Dry Falls and this was only .8 miles away worth the drive to see a falls you can drive behind.

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Beaufort, North Carolina
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85 reviews 85 reviews
20 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This waterfall is highly dependent upon water flow. In times of little rain, these falls are not impressive. Just a trickle goes over the top. When it's wet outside (lots previous rain) then the falls look more like a waterfall, but still not all that impressive. Its claim to fame is the fact that you can drive your car behind... More 

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Stockbridge, Georgia, United States
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55 reviews 55 reviews
27 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

The highway goes right by these falls, and you can even drive under them! The parking lot next to the falls was FULL of giant holes, so be careful when you pull in. We had fun catching water, climbing down to the bottom of the falls, and taking pictures. No steps or climbing required to enjoy the falls.

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Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

OK, so you can drive to the backside of the falls, but it is not a tall or wide falls, so I was not impressed.

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Tifton
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

These falls are a must to see as you drive to highlands . You do not have to hike to see them just adore their magnificence as you drive by. I love photos so you can stop and take a picture there.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

If it is on your way then by all means go to see Bridal Veil Falls, but don't go out of your way. Your time will be better spent at Dry Falls which is only a short drive away. The main attraction here is that you can drive behind the falls but every time I have been there cars have... More 

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