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natural bridge attractions

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natural bridge attractions

I am planning to stop at Natural bridge, VA this June and am looking for feedback from anyone who has visited there. Is it a good place to visit with children or a tourist trap? I have heard both things but mostly older reviews.

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I found it to be a unique place to visit. However, I am 44 years old. My daddy took us there as a child and I have been back twice since then. I remember it as a fascinating trip from childhood.But that was tied probably more to the fact that my daddy took us than to the bridge itself. That said... as an adult, I don't know if your children would be fascinated by it now. It is a rock bridge over a small river with some history of Jefferson and Washington and indians behind it. That's about it. I do recall it was a little expensive just to see the rock bridge. When I was a child it was free. I think I paid $14.00 for one adult ticket last year to see it. That would be alot for an entire family even if you got a discount for your children.

There is a zoo on the other side of the exit as well. This is not the same as the Natural bridge zoo. You could easily see both in 4-5 hourstops.

Therefore, I suggest if you are passing through the area... by all means take time to stop and observe a natural wonder if you have the money. If that is all you are driving down to see, then I would keep looking for other things to do.

Indian Head, MD
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Me, my girlfriend, and my 1 year old daughter went last week and it was alright for something different. I bought the four attraction deal and that was $56. That included the bridge and trail walk, toy museum, wax museum, and caverns. The trail walk was kinda long and the paths were muddy so dont wear any good shoes and no strollers. You have to walk down like 100 plus stairs just to start. Toy museum is for adults to remember their childhood but i enjoyed it a lot and im 24. The wax museum is cool because the man who made them is very good and everything looks tooo real. The caverns were sad.....if you have ever been to luray caverns then you dont want to go here. The worst part was the walk but the best part was they turn off the lights to show you what it would have been like to work down there. Out of the whole trip the ZOO was the BEST part of the trip. You are so close to the animals...even tigers!!! We found a little hotel on the same street for $50 a night, with a lil' restaurant next to it....that was aight.

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