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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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  • We took our grandkids to the Natural Bridge. The short hike was perfect for small children. We had a picnic. It was a beautiful spot. The lady running the small gift shop and collecting a small fee... 
    We took our grandkids to the Natural Bridge. The short hike was perfect for small children. We had a picnic. It was a beautiful spot. The lady running the small gift shop and collecting a small fee...  more »
  • Wonderful and welcoming place! The nature is beautiful, the trails well kept, and the bathrooms were clean. The lady in the shop was informative about the area, and full of suggestions for a great.....  more
    Wonderful and welcoming place! The nature is beautiful, the trails well kept, and the bathrooms were clean. The lady in the shop was informative about the area, and full of suggestions for a great.....  more »
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  • Such a beautiful fun place to go! The fee is only $3.50 and the bridge is only about 100 yards away from the check in area. There is an additional optional 3/4 mile hike that goes past the bridge and explores a ton of other natural features further up the canyon with some caves, small waterfalls and a nice creek. Honestly a super beautiful place, and I will definitely come back another time. If you are in to geology, this place is a must see. So many amazing things to see.
  • Absolutely stunning place! We did the trail portion and it definitely added to our experience -- just gorgeous. It is super buggy, so bring spray! It was also good to go on a weekday as it wasn’t busy at all - we walked/hiked the whole trail alone and only saw a few people at the gift shop. The gift shop was really cute! Overall, it was a hidden gem in Alabama!

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