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Amazing rock formation. We walked down from the visitor center, but there is a shuttle if needed... read more

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Amazing natural wonder

Pretty walk down trail with lots of steps to reach path under bridge. Trail go us under bridge and... read more

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Reviewed November 12, 2013

The history surrounding this place is intriguing. At one point some 150 years ago, the Natural Bridge was the most visited tourist area in North America. Can you imagine that these days, when the Grand Canyon or Yellow Stone NP take precedent??! It is a nice hike down the paved and semi-paved trail. Yes, it is pricey but why else would you drive all the way here? The butterfly garden is disappointing - I've seen better. The wax museum was very well done - rich with history and voice narratives. We did not visit the Caverns since we already saw the Luray Caverns elsewhere in VA.

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Reviewed November 12, 2013

We wanted to see just the bridge, but we had to pay for extras like the butterfly garden with hardly any butterflies and a lame wax museum. Walked what seemed like a mile to see an unimpressive waterfall. We will not go back in the future.

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Reviewed November 9, 2013

We visited the Natural Bridge as a family this year, the scenery was breathtaking, we enjoyed the package deal that they have. You visit the Bridge, the butterfly gardens, the wax museum and the Caverns. I thought this was an EXCELLENT value for this days entertainment. We had an amazing time at the Natural Bridge. This is one of my all time favorite trips, and I would recommend this to any family for a fun weekend trip.

Thank Tammy H
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Reviewed November 7, 2013

According to the brochure, the Natural Bridge of Virginia was deeded by King George III in 1774 to "an awestruck" Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson is not the only awestruck person to see this natural wonder! Even though you can't see the bridge from the top, the exercise of walking down 137 steps from the Visitor Center to the entrance of the site was well worth it. For those unable or unwilling to take that trek there is a handicapped accessible shuttle bus service. After having your ticket stamped near the bus stop and food service center, you venture around a bend and down a path to a beautiful site! Stop, catch your breath, and photograph the view. The Bridge itself is worth the trip, but make sure you allow time to take the hike to the Indian Village, Lost River, and Lace Waterfalls. Extra time should be allowed if there are shoppers in your group. The gift shop at the Visitor Center is larger than some department stores! There is something for everyone! Although we did not visit the nearby hotel, it looked well maintained and inviting. There is a counter service type restaurant at the lower bus stop where you can enjoy a burger, hot dog, or grilled chicken sandwich with fries and a pickle while sitting outside near the water and also a more formal restaurant at the hotel. I agree with other reviewers that it is a shame that you have to pay to view nature's wonders, but the Natural Bridge is well maintained, clean, and accommodating so the price is worth it. There are several other attractions for all ages, such as the arcade, wax museum, butterfly exhibit, and the Caverns. Located just off I-81 and close to the Blue Ridge Parkway, the attractions at the Natural Bridge of Virginia, are a worthwhile stop to spend a few hours closer to nature! Check out www.NaturalBridgeVA.com for more details. If you get a chance and are a AAA member, stop at a Mid Atlantic AAA office and purchase discount combo tickets until Dec. 2013. You will save about $10 per combo ticket, so it's like seeing the caverns for free.

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Reviewed November 4, 2013

Not overly priced at $37.78 for 2, it is a shame that there is a charge for something natural but so be it. The view is amazing and the walk onwards to the waterfall, past the Lost River and the reconstruction of an Indian Settlement was good. Saw wild turkeys by the riverside which is apparently not uncommon.

Nice to have a shuttle back up top. Usual touristy stuff in the gift shop and the hot chocolate in the "Deli" was weak and not particularly nice, still it was warm and wet!

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