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The Natural Bridge of Virginia

US 11 & 130, 15 Appledore Lane, Natural Bridge, VA 24578
800-533-1410
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Type: Geologic Formations, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: Striking? Majestic? Visit the monumental National Historic Landmark & discover why photos don't do it justice, nor words describe it, and why the... more » Owner description: Striking? Majestic? Visit the monumental National Historic Landmark & discover why photos don't do it justice, nor words describe it, and why the awe-struck Thomas Jefferson bought it. Follow the creekside trail to Lace Falls. Gather around Interpreters in the Monacan Indian Village. Make it a brief visit, or a day, or overnight on-site; packages available. Just 15 minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway; off I-81, exits 175 & 180. « less
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Northern Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

As a Native Virginian, I've heard of Natural Bridge all my life but had not been there. Like many natural wonders, pictures do not do this formation justice. I thought I knew what I was coming to see. I was wrong. In May of 2014, Natural Bridge was deeded to the Commonwealth of Virginia and will become a State Park.... More

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Gainesville, Georgia
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We did not pay to go see the bridge. We saw the brochures (that did NOT state the cost of admission) and signs on the road so we stopped. When we went to get tickets and found out the price, I was sure they were talking about per family so I asked what else we get to see for the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

The Natural Bridge is truly spectacular to behold. It was so much bigger in person. The trails are easy to maneuver.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
17 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

The Natural Bridge is cool but we didn't find that it was worth the cost of admission. It's $18 pp (10% off with AAA) and basically you have a 2 mile hike. The hike to the bridge is fairly quick, then you can continue hiking through the woods along the river to an Indian village and finally a waterfall area.... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Great experience, awesome for groups, families, couples. Went with my 20 and 7 yr old children and they both loved it! If you're kids tend to be fearful they might be a little scared as animals WILL jump in your car...BUT is Very fun!!!!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

It was great to see the spot where they claim George Washington Surveyed in the 1700's, and the land that Thomas Jefferson use to own. You can walk down to the Bridge, or take one of their shuttles down to the walk way. It is pretty pricey for what you get. But it is one of those places that if... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

My family and I stayed at the hotel in September. I called and got a cottage. My family prefers the cottages. When we got there at noon we got our tickets and were told we could check in at 4 pm. We came back around 4 exhausted. ( been hiking all day). They said your rooms not ready come back... More

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We take an annual trip with our large family (5kids, plus a friend) every year. We camp nearby and take one full day to spend at the Natural Bridge. The trail and bridge never disappoint. It's breathtaking and the kids find so many treasures along the walk. Once we do the trail, we tour the wax museum for laughs, then... More

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Philly suburbs
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The bridge looks great in pictures, but it's way too expensive for a family to go! It would also take longer than we anticipated. Huge disappointment! Foamhenge is nearby and free!

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Carnegie
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Took a hike there that was both easy and pretty. Guides were knowledgeable and helpful and friendly. Happy for cafe near the bridge after our hike.

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