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Natural Bridge Park, Natural Bridge

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Natural Bridge Park near Natural Bridge, Alabama, is park in Winston County, Alabama, that has been open since 1954. The current owners are Jim and Barbara Denton.

The park includes picnic accommodations, an artesian well which supplies drinking fountains, a gift shop featuring hand-crafted items, 27 varieties of fern, a variety of hemlock which dates back to the Ice Age and a 30-minute nature trail.

The Natural Bridge formation is 60 ft (18.3 m) high, 148 feet (45 m) long, and composed of sandstone and iron ore.

This bridge is the longest natural bridge east of the Rocky Mountains in North America.

Downhill from the natural bridge is an outcropping of rock, presenting the image of a large American Indian head, in the right profile view, similar to that of an old American Indian Head nickel (see photo). The stone image is just over 15 feet (4.6 m) high.

As of 2015, admission cost $3.50 for adults. Because of insurance concerns, visitors are not allowed to walk over the bridge, but instead, they view it while walking underneath.
The park is open from 8:00 A.M. until sunset seven days a week.

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  • This park is $3.50/pp admission. We enjoyed the natural beauty and the impressive iron ore, sandstone rock formations. The hike was nice, but you do need to be somewhat agile and in decent shape for....  more »
  • Fabulous little place/land bridge. Peaceful and restful. The lady at the gift shop is a charmer! Nice short trails. Not the Arches National Park in Utah but certainly beautiful!  more »
  • Wow. This place is beautiful. The bridge itself is only 100 yards from the parking lot and is easy to access on the trails provided. Very little climbing. They have a Wonderful gift shop with quite the collection of souvenirs. There is also adequate availability of water for all. I would have liked to stay a little longer to get my $3.50 worth of pictures, but I was solo and saw as much as I could in 20 minutes. Which was the whole place. Great place to stop and eat a picnic lunch with the Family when passing through. They have picnic tables available and public restrooms. Really a cool place to stop and appreciate Our Lord's doing and get some Family photos for the scrapbook. I'm glad I stopped. Very friendly service as always in Alabama.
  • I truly appreciate the owners of the private property sharing the glorious wonder of the Natural Bridge. It's stunning. No pictures or brochures can truly capture it's beauty. It's an easy walk down the path. A mile long walk in the woods is also offered. Lovely and shady on a very hot day.

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