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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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Urbana, Illinois
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This is a lovely 3/4 mile walk on paved walks. Wheelchair & stroller accessible. There is a park guide at the bridge to give a short talk about the history. Saw many birds along the walk. Had a small picnic area before walking the trail. If the walk is too much, there is a shuttle that will take you too... More

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Augusta GA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We stopped as a quick stop to stretch our legs on the way o DC. Easy on, easy off. Interesting stop, short 3/4 mile hike, lots of places too take pics of and with kids. Don,t know if I would spend extended time there, but was worth a stop.

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New Jersey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Enjoyable visit at the Natural Bridge, Virginia. Pleasant walk around the park - very easy, no need for hiking boots or gear. They even have a quick shuttle bus if you need help getting to and from the Visitor Center to the bridge. Definitely worth checking out. When we turned the corner and saw the bridge, we were in awe.... More

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West Long Branch
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Followed some signs on a whim and found one of the 7 wonders of the world--who knew? Amazing for the history and geology. George Washington carved his initials here. A nice walk, typical gift shop. The staff suggested we stay around for the light show, so we stayed in the hotel (the "moto-sickle" rooms across the street--very nice"), ate at... More

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Warren, New Jersey, USA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We spent a few hours at natural bridge during our road trip, the trail goes through the bridge is nice, quiet. It is a very relaxing, refreshing walk along it.

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We had not planned to visit The Natural Bridge on our vacation. We saw the billboards on the road and decided to take a side trip to explore. The gift shop and inside were cheesy -- the restrooms were o.k. but not as clean as we would hope for. We did see a place for ice cream inside the building... More

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Chesapeake, VA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Great place to see if you have never been before...It's amazing and very historical. Went with a group of 7, all ages and everyone enjoyed.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We're a nerd herd so we loved the chance to walk outside, see the bridge and spend most of our time in the creek on the rocks. The water isn't deep, maybe a foot at the deepest while we were there, so the kids could easily rock hop, catch minnows and tadpoles, and just enjoy being outside somewhere new. The... More

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NYC
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I recently had a hankering to revisit Natural Bridge , a place I have been to several times as a child. I had wonderful memories and was hoping that it was still cool. Not only is it as I remembered, it exceeded all expectations ! What a terribly wonderful place. Thomas Jefferson use to own it and George Washington scribbled... More

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Webster, New York
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7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We didn't know what to expect, but ended up spending almost 2 hours here on our way to Harrisburg. Didn't like the admission charge but that may change as the state is in the midst of purchasing and making it a state park. The bridge itself is awesome with great history attached.

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