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According to legend, the 200 feet high Virginia Natural Bridge was once considered as a natural wonder, along with the Niagara Falls. It was also referred to as ?The Bridge of God? and was held with high respect among Native Americans, particularly the Monacan tribe that dwell in the area. Upon discovering the bridge, Thomas Jefferson was awestruck and labeled*it as ?The Most Sublime Work of Nature?. Out of his awestruck wonder, Jefferson paid 20 shillings to the British Monarch to buy the bridge, along with 157 acres of land for him.
Today, the natural bridge is recognized as a National Historic Landmark. People who come to see the attraction can also enjoy various exhibits on the life and works of early settlers in the area, the Monacans. Guests are also allowed to see the Natural Bridge Caverns, a toy and wax museum just around the area.
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