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Address: 19990 Main Street, Buchanan, VA
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Fun Stop

This was a fun stop as we were driving through the area. Our kids got some good exercise walking back and forth across the swinging bridge. The bridge's capacity is three adults... read more

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Malinda U
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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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192 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was a fun stop as we were driving through the area. Our kids got some good exercise walking back and forth across the swinging bridge. The bridge's capacity is three adults, so your whole group may not be able to cross at once.

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Thank Malinda U
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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143 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This bridge has a great history and the foundations are pre-Civil War. It was burned during the war, and the troops fired at each other from both sides. It feels safe, but swayed more than I expected. What most people don't seem to see is the sign before one enters on...only three people at a time. We walked across...three adults... More 

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Thank mbabe58
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20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Swinging Bridge is a cozy spot to dine for lunch or dinner. It only has seating for about 20 people. The fare includes delicious burgers, sandwiches, & a full meal if desired. Spaghetti, meat loaf, hamburger steak, are just some of the full meals which also include two sides, & drink. Oh, I forgot to mention their pizzas. You... More 

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Thank Liz P
Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you're down in the area, it's worth a stop. Doesn't sway as much as I thought it would, but it was a fun experience. There are kayak/boat rentals, restaurants, and bars in the area, too.

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Thank RobotsAteMyArms
Potomac Falls, Virginia
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4 reviews
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Please delete this draft and come up with a better way to delete draft reviews. I followed this advice on the user forum, and tried to accomplish this myself by deleting cookies, but to no avail. I'm happy to submit a review such as this every time, but that is a waste of time for you. Think of the money... More 

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Thank JacobVonGerman
Decatur, Georgia
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56 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

I wouldn't go out of my way to visit this but it's kind of cool if you are in the area anyway or need a break from a trip on I-81

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Indian Head, Maryland
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 16 November 2016

My husband and I walked across the swinging bridge while in Buchanan and it was ok, very bouncy which is a little unnerving but fun to.

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Thank dianna710
Preston, Maryland
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34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

If you have never been on a swinging bridge - then try this one. It doesn't 'swing'...it just rolls a bit when you walk on it. Beautiful view of the river.........nice and relaxing. And when you are there..........go down the street...and visit the town. If you're hungry....go to the Swinging Bridge Cafe. Ain't fancy.....but good food and good people.

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Thank meanymer
Christiansburg, Virginia
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56 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 October 2016

The bridge really does move (sway) when you are on it. I had a lab with me and she didn't even seem to notice we were not on solid ground. The entrance is a little hard to find as there doesn't seem to be a sign. You walk up the left side of the car bridge and there is the... More 

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Thank Seagator48
Danville, Virginia
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152 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Interesting attraction. I'd say it rocks more thn swings. Great river view - enjoyed seeing people in the river tubing and kayaking.

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