Local Area Attractions
The Lexington Carriage Company offers an intriguing way to tour this unique 19th century college town. Tours are narrated by professional carriage driver/tour guides throughout the entire route. 540-463-5647
Old Virginia Tours offers guided tours of Lexington and the surrounding area. 800-685-7265 (Pin#7315)
Haunting Tales - Lexington Ghost Tours - Take a guided candlelight walk through the back streets and alleyways to the venues of Lexington's long since departed residents who supposedly still occupy them. 540-464-2250
The Natural Bridge
Less than 5 miles away is one of Virginia's most cherished natural wonders, The Natural Bridge. Rockbridge County derives its name from the formation. George Washington surveyed the area for Lord Fairfax and Thomas Jefferson purchased the "rock bridge" from King George III for twenty shillings on July 4, 1774 to ensure it was available to the public. The Natural Bridge has enormous proportions. It is described as being 90 feet long, 150 feet wide at one end and 50 feet wide at another. Your admission includes a visit to the Monacan Indian Living History Village and a laser light show in the evening, the wax museum, the butterfly room, and more.
The Monacan Indian Living History Village
Visitors can learn about and assist Monacan Indians with canoe building, hide tanning, mat and rope weaving, tool making, preparing meals and much more. Call the Natural Bridge for more information.
The Natural Bridge Wax Museum
Take a three dimensional trip through Shenandoah Valley history. Featuring life-size replicas in scenes that will delight, amaze and inspire. Be entertained through the use of sound, light and animation. Join George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, confederate soldiers, General Lee, Daniel Boone and 170 other life-like figures in narrated historical scenes. The tour also includes a trip through the wax museum factory to see how these figures are made.
Jefferson's Playground And Family Fun Center
Jefferson's PlaygroundLet your kids climb through Jefferson's Playground and enjoy winding slides in this custom-made play set. This new, hand-made addition to Natural Bridge was inspired by the first visitor lodge established at the Natural Bridge by its most famous owner, Thomas Jefferson. Kids can access the two-story slides through a rope ladder or rock climbing wall. A crawl-through tube connects two of the lower-level rooms.
Jefferson's Playground is a great place to stop off from a trip down I-81 to let your kids stretch their legs. Entry is included with admission. Cedar Creek Mining Company - Gem MiningProspecting along the Cedar Creek comes indoors with the new Cedar Creek Mining Company at The Natural Bridge. Discover gems, fossils, arrowheads and more as kids sift through this indoor river. This is a fun way for kids to learn about geology. Entry is included with admission, gem mining bags an additional fee.Archway ArcadeKids can test their skill to win prizes in the state-of-the-art game center. Over 30 games include skee ball, sports games, kiddie rides, driving games, air hockey, a motion ride and much more. Entry is included with admission, game cards are extra. Birthday PartiesStarting June 8, our birthday party room is available for celebrations. Affordable packages include pizza, game cards, and more. Call 540-458-3763 for rates. Minimum of 8 guests.
Local Area Activities
The Natural Bridge/Lexington area has an abundance of activities and attractions to keep you busy while you stay at our campground.
Movie Theatres and a Drive-In nearby
There is a traditional movie theater in downtown Lexington, or try something different and visit Hull's Drive-In Theater.
Antiques and Shopping nearby
Visit the Antique Mall right in downtown Lexington. 40,000 square feet, 200+ dealers.
Canoeing, Kayaking, Tubing, Horseback Riding nearby
Outfitters are in the area to provide you with all of your needs - or bring your own!
Fishing and Hiking and Biking Trails nearby
The well-stocked James and Maury Rivers are only 10 minutes away! The Blue Ridge Parkway and 40,000 acres of National Forest offer great hiking trails into the mountains, waterfalls, and the best ATV and horse trails.
The Natural Bridge
Discover Virginia's immense Natural Bridge – a National Historic Landmark shaped by Mother Nature over hundreds of years from twenty stories of solid limestone rock; then descend 34 stories and explore the deepest caverns on the East Coast; and see colorful, exotic butterflies flutter in the new Butterflies at the Bridge - Virginia's largest indoor butterfly garden. Wax museum, nature trails, Monacan Indian Village, and more.
Just 5 minutes down the road from our campground!