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The Natural Bridge of Virginia, Natural Bridge

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#7 of 72 in Nature in Virginia
Geologic Formation Historic Site
Admire The Natural Bridge of Virginia, a tree-lined natural rock arch spanning a gorge in the mountainous terrain of western Virginia. Over the 19th and 20th centuries, this carved-out rock formation measuring 66 m (215 ft) high, and 27 m (90 ft) wide was known as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Thomas Jefferson so greatly admired the natural landmark that he purchased the bridge in 1774 from the King of England for 20 shillings. After admiring the bridge, take a stroll down the Cedar Creek Trail, which runs for about one 1.6 km (1 mi), and passes near the Cedar Creek Cafe. By using our Natural Bridge holiday planner, you can arrange your visit to The Natural Bridge of Virginia and other attractions in Natural Bridge.
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  • My 12 year old son and I headed here during our drive down the blue ridge parkway. It's definitely an absolutely beautiful sight! We got there late in the afternoon, so a lot of the "extras" were clos...  more »
  • A must see if you come to the area..definitely worth $8.00 for admission..breaktaking views..make sure you wear good shoes...lots of walking but so worth it...  more »
  • The hike was easy, but the stairs were a killer. The night show of the bridge is so NOT worth it but to see the bridge is magical. The history preserved is alwYs worth seeing.  more »

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