Caves and Mines
Natural Bridge Caverns Natural Bridge
Where are we going today?
If you want an adventurous family day out with a difference, why not explore something UNDER ground!
Natural Bridge Caverns in Virginia is an incredible experience for kids, as they can be introduced to the secrets that lie right beneath their feet! Millions of years in the making, Natural Bridge Caverns can be explored via 45 minute guided tours, that will take you 34 stories INTO the earth. Pretty incredible!
These particular caverns were discovered just after the turn of the 20th century, and have been giving families fun, seasonal adventures since the 1970s.
As you enjoy your tour, make sure you look all around you, as there are some pretty incredible formations that have developed by Mother Nature.
Each area has something special and unique, including the Colossal Dome room. This enormous dome shaped natural feature was actually created over thousands and thousands of years, and the Canyon Room is filled with spectacular stalactites and stalagmites!
The Natural Bridge Caverns are found in a spectacular area of Virginia, so take some time afterwards and enjoy the Cedar Creek Trail within Natural Bridge Park. There are trails for all ages and fitness levels, and it would be a shame to miss the incredible views of the region!
So get ready for some underground fun on your next family day out - there's a whole other world right below your feet, and it's calling you!
How much does it cost?
- Children$12 (Ages 7 to 17)
- Free Under: 6 years
When can we go?
9am open. 4pm close March to May. 5pm rest of year.
Nov 30 to Mar 18: Fri - Sun only. 7 days rest of year
The park and caverns are a great field trip for students! They offer combination interpretive programs at a discount, focusing on the Virginia Standards of Learning..
Why not take a picnic and enjoy it in the surrounding park after your adventure!.
It's a good idea to take bottled water and healthy snacks.
Any Top Tips?
The tours are around 45 minutes, and leave every 60 minutes. Make sure you wear proper walking shoes, and prepare for the cool 54 degrees. Book ahead or arrive early. .
Need a little extra help?
Give them a call to discuss the accessibility of the caverns.
They are the deepest commercial caverns on the entire East Coast!.
What people are saying?
by Frank Wood
We did the Discovery Tour. It had some steep slopes where I slid a little. I had dressed warm because other caves require it. It was 72 degrees with 99% humidity and I was carrying a 2 year-old every step of the way, so I was dressed a little too warm. My wife and I had been before and last year we took the kids to Mammoth Cave so while we loved it, only the 2 year old was really amazed.
by Jacob Dupre
Great experience. only personal downfall was having a 5 year old who needed to use the bathroom almost the whole time so we had to rush. I think it was a bit pricey. would have liked some kind of markers telling you how far we had to go. There was a HUGE hold up at the picture station we had to stand crowded for awhile till pictures were done. Will probably do it again.
by Manuel Jaramillo
Visit date: 09/20/2014
I bough the "Discovery Tour", and it was beautiful. I think it is a little expensive at $20 specially because the tour is just about 35 minutes, and that is why I don't give it 5 stars. I would definitely recommend Natural Bridge Caverns.
by Ricardo Garcia
Absolutely awesome me n my girl had a blast. (8♡) they r very curdious n understanding. #greatstaff
by Thomas Gresham
Great facilities, friendly and helpful staff. The caverns themselves are a marvel. We took our six-year-old and all of us were equally blown away.