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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 is worth seeing!

The bridge is natural but everything else about the site is man made. You enter through a huge visitors center with lots of things to buy. The only way you can get a glimpse of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2015
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Greenville, North Carolina
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Springfield, VA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

We went on Sunday, March 29 about 3:00pm and found that due to icicles hanging and melting from the bridge we could not go under it. We were able take pictures and watch the icicles fall (would have seriously injured people under them), but I was disappointed not to walk the trail to the falls. They did discount the tickets... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Did a tour of the Bridge fairly early on a beautiful spring morning and had the place pretty much to ourselves. Was starting to get busy by the time we left

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

This was really amazing. Im glad we went. I have to say the creek was so nice. Of course the bridge was the best part. I took so many great pictures it didnt matter to me that it was drizzling out, still cool. Store is huge and not badly priced considering its a tourist location. The waterfall seemed like a... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We went on the off season (March), but it was still enjoyable and a beautiful hike out to the end of the trail. There are more things to do during summer season, though. The natural bridge itself is so beautiful and awesome to behold. You can't take a bad photo there ... from waterfalls to rock walls to foliage ...... More 

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Greenville, North Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The bridge is natural but everything else about the site is man made. You enter through a huge visitors center with lots of things to buy. The only way you can get a glimpse of the landmark is to pay a fee and walk down man made steps to the viewing set. Because of ice we could not walk beyond... More 

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Balboa, Panama
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We took our 5 year old to see the Natural Bridge the weekend after the area received 8 inches of snow. Positives- It was dog friendly (doggie poop bag stations along the trail) and staff members allowed us to leave our dachshund off leash. The stairs were cleared of all snow/ice and our daughter was leaping easily from steps without... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We visited the Natural Bridge on an unplanned stop on our way home through Virginia. I'm glad we did it, but there's a LOT you need to overlook to get to the neat stuff here. It's a good chance to get out of the car, stretch your legs and see something cool. I happen to enjoy the thing of a... More 

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

How many natural bridges are there? Buy the ticket, and go. Beautiful trees, water, flowers, etc., too. There is a trail along the river, ... just keep walking past the Native American village, to the end, for some more of Mother Nature's lovely handiwork. George Washington liked Natural Bridge, and he was one smart fellow!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

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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