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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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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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It is a lovely walk to the bridge. You are wandering along admiring the old trees, the woods and then you come around the bend and your jaw drops. What a stunning sight. You have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Richmond, Virginia
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Northern VA
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35 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is NOT a place that you will earmark and say I want to visit!. If it so happens that you are somewhere near by and want to check it out -you can. Unfortunately, for me the experience was very underwhelming. If you have been to Grand Canyon, Yosemite or any other destination -this place is like visiting a pre-school... More 

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Decatur, Georgia, United States
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

worth the stop if you're in the area or passing by. easy to get to, and just simply beautiful. I went when it wasn't too busy, but I can imagine the crowds in peak seasons...

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My friends and I received a fantastic tour of the caverns with a tremendous amount of facts and history. The staff was super awesome and nice. I could not have asked for better service throughout our time in the park. I highly recommend visiting and I plan on spending more time exploring the area.

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Tampa, Florida
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is just a beautiful and fabulous place. Perfect for hiking and relaxing. There are also wonderful historical sites to see along the trail, including an Indian village and incredible waterfall.

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Hurt, Virginia
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46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family enjoyed Natural Bridge! This place is a must see and great way to spend time exploring nature. The gift shop is filled with many handcrafted treasures made in Virginia.

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Ladysmith, Virginia
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37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So sad, Thomas Jefferson bought this to keep it from being developed and yet it's now a tourist trap. A large gift shop filled with all the crap you could imagine, made in China, and gross. The staff at the info desk are quite sweet, and helpful, but I'm sure they aren't allowed to tell you anyway around the $25... More 

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Cape Cod, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The walk along this path is beautiful. You have to enjoy nature to enjoy this place - it's a place to walk and be outdoors. If you have a VMI cadet and are looking for something to do to get out your hotel or sitting in a restaurant on your weekend visit, this is a place to go. It gives... More 

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York, South Carolina
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very easy walk from parking to the attraction. This is certainly a sight to behold, beautiful in every way. This pictures in no way capture the expanse of this and it is a must see. It is a highly recommended stop if you are in the area.

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Richmond, Virginia
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21 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a lovely walk to the bridge. You are wandering along admiring the old trees, the woods and then you come around the bend and your jaw drops. What a stunning sight. You have to see it to believe its immensity. There are a lot of transitions with the park and the hotel at the moment so check to... More 

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Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania
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49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent just under an hour checking out the site. Loved it! We were there on a cold day and falling icicles caused access through the arch to be restricted. The price was also cut to just over $8 an adult after the 10% AAA discount. Well worth it! A shuttle is available if you want to skip the short hike.

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