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Natural Bridge Park

15 Appledore Ln, Natural Bridge, Virginia 24578 USA

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“20 stories of solid rock”

The immensity is startling...the majesty is striking. 20 stories of solid rock, carved by the fingers of nature---Virginia’s Natural Bridge. Treasured by kings, purchased by patriots, this great stone monument is the looking-glass of history. Gentle breezes stir and the mammoth archway whispers stories of America's origins at this sentinel of Shenandoah. Elevate your senses as you pass the sheer walls along the beautiful and serene Cedar Creek Trail. Feel the presence of legends who passed this portal. Washington, Jefferson, the Civil War men of the blues and grays. Explore the history of Virginia's Native Americans in the authentic Monacan village.

Experience The Natural Bridge - a unique collection of natural wonder framed by the beautiful backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Discover Virginia's immense Natural Bridge – a National Historic Landmark shaped by Mother Nature over hundreds of years from twenty stories of solid limestone rock; then descend 34 stories and explore the deepest caverns on the East Coast; and see colorful, exotic butterflies flutter in the new Butterflies at the Bridge - Virginia's largest indoor butterfly garden.

A serene nature trail takes you through the great stone archway and alongside the Cedar Creek. Travel back in time with the Monacan Village, just past the Natural Bridge, and then continue your journey down to Lace Falls. 
 Once owned by Thomas Jefferson, surveyed by a young George Washington, and traversed by Civil War soldiers - the Natural Bridge is a portal to history.

Natural Bridge - it's easy to get to and hard to forget. Just off I-81 in Virginia's beautiful Shenandoah Valley. 

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Reviewed by
slgiosi

  • 1 Review
  • 8 Helpful
September 23, 2013

Been here! A pretty cool sight although the entry fee is a little steep for just a viewing of the bridge. I recommend going to the National Bridge Zoo thats just down the way from the bridge. The zoo is low budget zoo that outshines any other zoo including the San Diego zoo! If your a hands on type a person you'll have a blast. Llamas followed us through out the park and baby flamingos on their daily walk, climbed right over my feet! I loved it!

8 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
colestewart

  • 2 Reviews
  • 7 Helpful
July 4, 2014

We stayed last night July 3, 2014. There are several families here. It is an excellent stop on a road trip. There's at least a day of things to experience including the nightly light show at the Natural bridge. Yes, it still happens and it is still the same as it was in 1927 when it first started. The Hotel is an experience. Don't book because you want a clean updated 3-4 star experience. You won't get that. This building is old and it shows, a lot. Overall though, I'd say this is a can't miss if you come through this area. We are going to see the bridge and the Foamhenge later today before moving on.

6 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
monica.nelson.14

  • 2 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
July 17, 2014

Beautiful spot for a walk, and you'll get some great nature photos along the way. The butterfly museum is small, but they have a wide variety. Be sure to enjoy a hotdog at the snack stand!

4 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
rebecca.greshcooper

  • 1 Review
  • 3 Helpful
September 24, 2013

saw this when I was young...at night they lit the bridge while the reading of the "creation" was sent over the speakers...it was beautiful....wonder if they still do it ?

3 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Abowljam

  • 1 Review
  • 2 Helpful
August 6, 2014

Amazing! We loved it... Our kids 11, 8, and 5 all really enjoyed the hike and caverns. This park has recently been acquired by the state of Va so the Drama of Creation show which has been running since 1927 will probably be axed which is unfortunate. We also had a nice stay at the Hotel... Not a brand new hotel so we weren't expecting new bathrooms. For the price and location we thought it was lovely.

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
SchulerFamilyRoadTrip

  • 1 Review
  • 2 Helpful
July 18, 2014

The beauty is amazing! My husband and I walked the path from the entrance to the waterfall with our children 8,6,4,2. The staff were all so friendly and kind. Glad we added this to our trip.

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
RhondaSamplesBelcher

  • 11 Reviews
  • 8 Helpful
September 7, 2014

Nice hike to a wonderful nature view! Try it, you'll love it!

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
kellyjcpelletier

  • 2 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
August 15, 2014

$18.00!? Everyone should be able to enjoy this wonder. Oh well. Driving over it was like driving on a regular road.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
pandapants24

  • 2 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
August 6, 2014

The rock bridge was pretty amazing. The waterfall was less amazing but it was still a nice walk to get to it. Definitely worth the trip.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
pamfbennett

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  • 0 Helpful
August 14, 2016

No picture can describe this amazing and beautiful place. Well worth stopping for.

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Michele and Kevin

  • 21 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
May 16, 2016

The bridge itself is so beautiful but only a small part of spending the day at Natural Bridge. There is a small butterfly room where the butterflies will come and land on you. There are trails that lead you under the bridge along side a creek. At the end of the trail is a small water fall you can go and enjoy. There is also a small Native American village for you to walk through.

I also highly suggest getting the combo ticket to see the caverns as well! Open season for them is from March to November so I would suggest going during those months. On the caverns tour you'll go more than 34 stories underground where you explore the Natural Bridge Caverns and view their many features, including cavern structures such as the Colossal Dome room, the Well Room and the stalactites and stalagmites that grow from the Canyon Room. This tour takes about 45 minutes.

Very beautiful experience.

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Reviewed by
TammyHayes

  • 3 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
April 26, 2016

Loved it. Very beautiful. We went to the safari when we was there. I recommend it

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Reviewed by
EliseLuskin

  • 7 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
October 17, 2015

Nice place for a walk. I used my AAA card to get a discounted ticket, they also have discounts for students! The bridge is beautiful. Great place to relax. 😊

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Reviewed by
WayneSeltzer

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
September 15, 2015

Yeah... so $20 bucks, I'll pass. You can walk around the building and down the hill, but they have a building at the bottom looking for your ticket. I'll pass and continue on to BRP. Also of note, the map here is wrong. Look for the building that says, 'Bridge Entrance & Gift Shop.'

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Reviewed by
breazey

  • 3 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
August 6, 2015

Wanted to go, drove to it from Ohio but $20 an adult?!? Refused to go in. I'll wait until it becomes a state park.

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Reviewed by
BigBillAyy

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  • 0 Helpful
August 1, 2015

An absolutely beautiful place to stop along the 81. Do yourself the favor and stop and take a walk. It does cost to get on the trail but I think it's HIGHLY worth it. It's not only informative even though self-guided, but breathtakingly gorgeous. If you have an hour or 2 to kill, stop here! I'm sure it would be worth a stay at the hotel as well for a night. I don't know everything the area has to offer, but the trail you access through the large gift shop is just an awesome walk. They also have one of those penny souvenir machines if I have any fellow nerds for those out there. Love penny souvenir machines. The gift shop has some other decent stuff to offer as well. Walk the whole trail! It's not very long and worth doing for sure. Great place to stop and smell the proverbial roses when you're logging miles on the 81. Cheers!

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wendyssmith

  • 2 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
July 25, 2015

My son and I stopped here during a college campus visit in the area. It is a nice walk but definitely over priced. Had I known what it was like it would not have paid to see it. Historically interesting but the price is steep and so is the short hike. We went in April and the nightly show was not running at that time.

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Reviewed by
rneubert

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  • 0 Helpful
May 30, 2015

Really beautiful spot for a walk, and lots of photos!

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Reviewed by
moddo

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
April 6, 2015

Convinced This does not exist got lost trying to find it. Sketchy town with nothing to see

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Reviewed by
juliehart08

  • 6 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
March 11, 2015

It is privately owned and the price is a little steep. It happened to be raining when we drove by and the people were debating on tour times.

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Reviewed by
rara.velting

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
December 20, 2014

The land bridge was absolutely stunning. A bit over priced for something naturally occuring in nature. But still beautiful. We didnt walk down to the waterfalls. If you dont mind paying $14 p/adult to see, it is definitely worth stopping.

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Natural Bridge Park

15 Appledore Ln
Natural Bridge, Virginia
24578 USA

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