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New River Gorge Bridge

U. S. Route 19, Fayetteville, WV
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bridges
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Canton, Ohio
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My first time rafting and I'm 56. Wet and chilly weather but there are wet suits/ splash shirts/ booties for a reasonable rental fee. Well organized system and staff are very friendly and helpful. We took the early trip and the bus trip had us laughing and energized by the time we reached the launch site. They served lunch along... More

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Hazleton, Pennsylvania
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The bridge is an amazing sight that is a must see if you are in southern West Virginia. If you are going, stop at the visitor's center first. The staff is helpful and informative. My husband and I toured using the scenic route 82. We were treated to many views of the bridge and surrounding areas on a small winding... More

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Saint Clairsville, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The Bridge is visually stunning any day of the year and there are various hiking trails that allow you to experience many different viewing locations. When it is foggy, it has an ethereal quality that transports you to a magical place. If you plan on visiting the New River Gorge Bridge, there are many outdoor activities around Fayetteville that you... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This was our 1st destination during a long weekend in the gorge. I didn't think much of a "walk under the bridge" but this, by far, exceeded my expectations. Our tour guide (Hanna) has roots in the area and was able to introduce a lot of history and local perspective to what could have easily been a quick tour in... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Our last stop on the way back to NC. The bridge is amazing and the walk from the Visitor's Center isn't too bad. It was a lovely day. I would recommend this stop to anyone wanting to see the scenic side of WV.

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Franklin, North Carolina, United States
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74 reviews 74 reviews
23 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Nice stop on the way through West. Virgina. The walk to the overlook is easy and worthwhile. And don't forget to imagine the people who bungee jump off this bridge during bridge days in October

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Sellersburg, Indiana
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99 reviews 99 reviews
42 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Probably the most scenic area in West Virginia. The walk from the visitors center isn't too long, but the last part involves quite a few steps. But the walk and climb back is worth it. A beautiful panoramic scene with the bridge on the right and rapids in the gorge on the left. I'd say this would be a great... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We stopped by to view the bridge. I thought it was a cool view, however my daughter who is 11 really did not find it interesting. Granted it was a hot day and we did not venture down the gorge to the base of the bridge. That being said she had a more fun getting ice cream from the shop... More

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Michigan
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48 reviews 48 reviews
27 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This was my first visit to the New River gorge. The Park Service visitor's center is close to the bridge and good way to get info on the area, trails, drives, campgrounds, etc. The bridge is impressive by any measure, and photos don't do it justice. The gorge is 900 feet deep, and from the visitor's center you get a... More

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South Florida, Florida
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172 reviews 172 reviews
90 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Wow what a big bridge!We stopped at the viewing area from the visitors center!Lot's of steps to the best viewing spots!The visitors center is nice with lot's of info.They were very helpful & even gave us a free CD to borrow for the nice drive down to the bottom of the gorge.I would highly recommend the drive down to the... More

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