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“the wonders of nature”

The Natural Bridge of Virginia
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed December 25, 2013

you. need. a. camera. this place is amazing! the bridge itself is spectacular, arching high over your head so you have to crane your neck . there was a lot of water dripping from above, and my husband and daughter had a fun tie trying to catch them in their hands. I would recommend sneakers, since the part under the bridge is rather slippery from all the water droplets, and also bring along some waterproof clothing as well. if you keep going , there's a small waterfall at the end that spills over a smooth rock that's been rounded into an almost perfect sphere by the water , which, I think, is another small wonder of nature. along the way, there's a small Indian area with a cool hut that must be a butchery; it has some long, beautiful eagle feathers hanging from the ceiling. there's also a dead animal of sorts dangling next to the feathers, too.

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Reviewed December 2, 2013

We had the occasion to visit this natural treasure over the Thanksgiving holiday! . Wear comfy shoes and prepare to be amazed at the splendor and delight that this attraction has to offer! Bring a camera to take home memories that will last a lifetime. This Virginia treasure is worth taking time away for!

1  Thank JOE1005
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Reviewed November 28, 2013

We visited on a bright sunny day to see the bridge and walk the one mile trail to the Lace Falls. Va Rt 11 goes over the bridge but you cannot see traffic from below or see below from the road. Walking up to the bridge one gets overwhelmed with the beauty of the stone and later on the walk there is a small Indian area for history of the area and later the falls. Well worth the view and walk.

2  Thank Arthur R
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Reviewed November 21, 2013

As you walk closer and closer to the bridge, you get a true appreciation of its stature -- it is a very unique experience.

One word of advice is to skip the combo ticket that also includes admission to: (1) their cavern up the road, (2) butterfly room located onsite, and (3) the wax museum next door (the cavern is average, the butterfly museum was ok and the wax museum was not worth the stop).

3  Thank honestrealreviews
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Reviewed November 20, 2013

Hopefully you are coming here to see the natural bridge, which is a glorious natural wonder. However, the other attractions fall far from their potential. The butterfly room was very small and had less than a dozen butterflies, which was not worth the admission. The wax museum/factory was interesting in terms of seeing molds and learning how they create the wax figures. However, the artist failed terribly at capturing the image of the subjects. I would say that only 5% of the figures look like who they are supposed to be. The worst figures were the most recent U.S. Presidents, which are subjects that should be highly recognizable, but had to have name tags or plates to identify who they were. So that portion of the attraction was certainly not worth the admission. The Indian village was nice and the actors there were knowledgeable and very friendly. I would encourage you to see that. The Lace waterfall was not worth the mile hike, of course that could be based on the low amount of water in the stream, which is probably seasonal or based on current rainfall.

4  Thank Mark Y
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