Natural Bridge-Natural Wonder, Natural Beauty

Experience the wonder and beauty of 30 stories of solid rock, carved by the fingers of nature---The Natural Bridge, a National Historic Landmark. Thomas Jefferson bought "the most sublime of nature's works" in 1774 from a King. Artists painted and illustrated it; word got out. In Colonial and Early America, The Natural Bridge became one of the most notable natural wonders on the continent.

Pass beneath Nature's cathedral on the beautiful historic Cedar Creek Nature Trail. Keep your eyes and ears open and you'll take in the sound of the creek and discover wildflowers and wildlife at this Virginia Birding & Wildlife Trail site.

Stop by the Monacan Indian Village. Stroll to Saltpeter Cave and Lost River, Lace Waterfalls, where Cedar Creek tumbles down 50 feet. Admission includes The Natural Bridge, Cedar Creek Trail; Monacan Village; indoor butterfly garden; Wax & Toy Museums, and the Drama of Creation show at dusk; add on Caverns; discounts on-line.

For accommodations on-site, admission, and breakfast, book an Escape Package or Great Outdoors Package (canoe, kayak, tubing); and for a schedule of guided nature and birding walks, www.NaturalBridgeVA.com/Outdoors.

The Natural Bridge, in the Shenandoah Valley, is off I-81, exits 175 & 180, and the Blue Ridge Parkway.