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“A kitchy, interesting, and peaceful way to spend an hour”

Dallas, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A kitchy, interesting, and peaceful way to spend an hour”
Reviewed 20 July 2014

If your expecting the Pyramids or Stone Henge, please re-set your expectations. Piviot Rock and Natural Bridge are two rock formaitons that were etched from the earth's crust millions of years ago when most of the America's continent was under the ocean. There are no manicured paths, no glitzy signs, and no carnival barkers hocking ice cream from stands along the way. It's simply a kitchy gift shop at the head of a well-trodden trail that takes you into the woods on the side of a mountain that takes you peacefully back in time. Because we were the first two there on that Wednesday morning in June, it was as if we were the only humans on the planet. Spend a few minutes in the gift shop chatting with the owner--his family history alone is worth the $4.50 admission. Then take youre time, stroll the path and enjoy the moment.

Visited June 2014
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Nice little walk”
Reviewed 9 July 2014

This was a nice walk through the woods on a gorgeous morning. We enjoyed that aspect. We were a little disappointed to see that the rock was heal together with cement (but the Leaning Tower of Pisa has support cables...why not Pivot Rock?)

Visited June 2014
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St. Paul, Minnesota
Level 6 Contributor
106 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“$4.50 to see two big rocks”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

It's a long and narrow drive to a nice trail to see a big rock with a hole in it and then on to see a big rock that sits big and upright. I don't think I would recommend this little hike unless you don't see big rocks for free somewhere else.

Visited June 2014
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Don't waste your money or time!”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

My husband and I recently got lured by the signs to visit pivot rock and the natural bridge because we love rock formations. WELL, this was a big joke. The cost was only $4.50/person so we went ahead and purchased knowing full well it is wrong to charge to see what nature has created. The walk is on an old concrete walkway with rusty hand rails. The 'natural brdige' was nice but small. It had posion oak hanging down from it onto the walkway so you had to be careful not to hit your head on it. The biggest 'joke' was the pivot rock. It had been patched with a ton of concrete at the bottom to keep it stable. Now, why would you add concrete to a supposed natural wonder? Go figure!. The rock formations down the rest of the walking path are much nicer then what you paid to see.

Visited July 2014
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“It costs money to see a natural rock formation.”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

We were drawn in by the signs and the fact that it was on Ripley's Believe it or not. But we we drove the LONG way to the end of the road only to find it costs $4.50/adult and .50 cents for our 1.5 year old to see a rock that probably looks a lot like the rocks in the parking area, we decided to pass.

Visited July 2014
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