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The Natural Bridge of Virginia

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Address: US 11 & 130, 15 Appledore Lane, Natural Bridge, VA 24578
Phone Number: 800-533-1410
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Description: Striking? Majestic? Visit the monumental National Historic Landmark...
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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Natural Bridge and the Nature Walk

The Bridge is an impressive geological feature with an interesting history. The Native American Monacan people defeated the Powhatans here long before the arrival of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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South Padre Island, Texas, United States
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Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

This natural site is a must see if you are traveling on I81 and need a stopover for a few hours! We stopped at the Natural Bridge on our trip to Chattanooga, TN. The price of this attraction is $20 but they do give a 10% discount for AAA or AARP members. The trail to the bridge is well maintained... More 

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South Padre Island, Texas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

The Bridge is an impressive geological feature with an interesting history. The Native American Monacan people defeated the Powhatans here long before the arrival of the Europeans. Thomas Jefferson purchased this land from the King of England. Natural Bridge towers 175 feet above Cedar Creek, which has helped to form the bridge over enos of time. Along side of the... More 

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Winterville, North Carolina, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

It's expensive, but very impressive to see. The park itself is basically a nature trail, very nice & well maintained nature trail, but a nature trail none the less.

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Ridgefield Park, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Very beautiful, I am glad we went, has a small indian village. We were traveling down I-81 and stopped for a short break. $20 to get in, but worth the money. Kids free under 5 or 6.

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winchester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Breathtaking, incredible views. We really enjoy visiting the Natural Bridge. We hiked to the waterfall several times during our visit. We also ate and drank and enjoyed ourselves at the Summer Shack. The manager at the Summer Shack cafe was awesome! We will be back!

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Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I want to give this five stars, but I think for what it offers, it's pretty pricey. The bridge is gorgeous and historical. I didn't even notice the writings on the wall from the 19th century and Bradford pointed it out to my family. We also saw a huge snapping turtle in the water. Just a beautiful place with a... More 

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Glen Rock, Pennsylvania, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The Natural Bridge is quite a site to see! The path through the bridge is easy to walk for the casual hiker, and dogs are welcome! Plenty of water in the stream - and lots of friendly staff to answer your questions along the way! The café at the entrance of the bridge serves great food - and even made... More 

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Damascus, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The bridge is something to see at least once in your life. The light show at night is a must. Dress warm for it though. Even in August it was chilly watching it. The waterfall up the trail is not really worth the trek.

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Gatlinburg, TN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The Bridge is impressive. The history is interesting. The docent did a good job of explaining the history. We walked out to the waterfall which was disappointing. The package included with the Natural Bridge Hotel is a good deal.

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Ocean City, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Pictures don't do this place justice. Its a really cool thing to see, and the whole hiking trail makes for a nice couple of hours. Plenty of history to check out with the bridge, the lost river (which is an awesome story), the Indian village, and the waterfall. Interesting Thomas Jefferson facts that I was unaware of. I think this... More 

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