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The Natural Bridge of Virginia

Address: US 11 & 130, 15 Appledore Lane, Natural Bridge, VA 24578
Phone Number: 800-533-1410
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Type: Historic Sites, Geologic Formations, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Striking? Majestic? Visit the monumental National Historic Landmark & discover why photos don't do...
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Type: Historic Sites, Geologic Formations, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
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.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

By way of chance, we were traveling home from a trip to South Carolina and saw a sign that read "Natural Bridge" next exit. Being adventurous, and in need of a stretch your legs time, we followed the sign and discovered a wonderful adventure we weren't aware of. You can take a shuttle down and back up again. We decided... More 

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Summit, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I admit to being skeptical about stopping here, particularly after seeing the huge gift shop at the entrance. I was pleasantly surprised that the commercialization ended there. As noted, there's a shuttle service down into the canyon, but we found the walk down very pleasant and not very strenuous at all. The bridge and the setting are really quite remarkable,... More 

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I've visited Natural Bridge several times, first as a kid and now as an adult. This was the first time I've ever walked the full distance to the falls. It was fantastic! There is a shuttle service available at no extra charge to arrive at the start of the trail, or you can walk down stairs. We walked down but... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

A breathtaking view combined with a great history. It is a highlight of a visit to the Shenandoah Valley. Can also be done as a rest stop along I-81!

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Nice easy walk and beautiful scenery. They REALLY should offer discounted off-season entry when half of the attraction is unavailable.

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Manassas, Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I grew up going to the Natural Bridge in eastern KY, and know the one in Virginia is more famous, so my husband and I visited while vacationing in Southern Virginia last fall. In hindsight we should've walked out when they told us the cost. We paid $26 each to do the Natural Bridge and Cave tour. I think the... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I enjoyed Natural Bridge more than I expected. When you round the last corner and see it you are quite impressed because this is an attraction that definitely looks more impressive in person than in photographs. I also enjoyed the walking path to the waterfall and found the Indian Village interesting and the guides informative.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

I stopped in here when driving through on a business trip. I enjoyed the walk. It's a short walk to the bridge. If you can't walm downstairs well, you can take a shuttle bus. It was a nice fall day and not a lot of visitors. The Native American reenactment had closed for the season . The price was a... More 

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Raleigh, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

...I can say I've seen it. We went to the light show...that was cheesy at best. They said it was the same one from the 1920s. I believe it! I enjoyed the music...but was not expecting it to be the Bible story about the creation of the universe. We returned during the day the next day and everything past the... More 

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Colonial Heights, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I wish I'd done this a long time ago. I've heard about this place all my life and finally got there to see it. The bridge is staggeringly majestic. I'm not sure words can do it justice. I was awestruck at the beauty and the wonder of it all. There is a long path to walk, not too difficult even... More 

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