We bought the combo ticket to the attractions for Natural Bridge, VA from AAA for approximately a $10 per ticket savings, without even knowing which attractions we would enjoy most. The effort to get to a Virginia AAA office paid off! We toured the Caverns, a very short drive from the massive main gift store and parking lot located near the Natural Bridge. The guide was well versed in the details of the caverns and was clever to keep the attention of the group of various ages. The advertisement of the caverns being 34 floors down made some apprehensive of a major walk or tons of steps to climb. Fortunately the climb was very doable since the drop of 34 floors is measured from the top of the mountain to the bottom on the accessible area of the cavern. There were only a few spots along the tour that we had to duck of heads and watch our footing at the same time. People under 5' 3' tall should have an easier time avoiding the rocky ceiling. There were several bats to see hanging above our heads and also several stops along the tour for beautiful photographs. We enjoyed the tour which lasted about one hour and then returned to the main building down the road to see the butterflies, the awesome bridge, the hike to Lacy Falls, and the max museum. All total we were able to see this entire attraction area in about 4.5 hours, including a stop for lunch of burgers and grilled chicken sandwiches at the restaurant located at the base of the steps down to the Natural Bridge. I suggest you add an extra hour if you (or your group) likes to shop! The gift store is HUGE! Since this review is supposed to be about the caverns, please note that if you are short on time to make sure you see the Bridge first. It will take your breath away. The caverns were an added bonus!
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