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General Sherman Tree

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Description: An 249.9 foot ancient tree believed to be between 2,300 and 2,700 years old.
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Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

This tree should be worshipped. It is the largest living thing on earth and probably the oldest. It is gorgeous. There is a paved walkway and stairs to access the tree. If you are not in shape or are walking with a cane you can do it, but take you time. I saw a wide variety of folks with canes... More

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Crestview, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

Well maintained cement stairway trail. Access parking for wheel chair bound. Nothing to dislike, fantastic view of trees and wild life. Remarkable trees.

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Pasadena, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed the national park for itself, for having been set aside by those with foresight to have done so years ago in spite of the special logging interests to exploit the park for its own needs and not for the benefit of the people of the USA now and hereafter..

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Lisbon, Portugal
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84 reviews 84 reviews
38 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

An unique view of this giant tree. It is also amazing to see how the tree is surrounded and how it managed to grow and survive all these years. The trip is worth not only for the GS tree, but also for all other trees that grow in different ways.

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Mariposa, California
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87 reviews 87 reviews
29 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

The park has provided a very well designed walkway down to the largest living organism in the world. The walk back up is not so hard (at least for two 64 yr. olds) , with plenty of benches to rest along the way if needed. Very definitely worth the drive and hike.

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Oregon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

You just can't get Sherman into one photo and show how amazing it is. I cried. I was THAT girl. The trail down is a breeze, but the trail up is steep at 7,000 feet. Take your time and enjoy the views! So much fun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

A bit of a hike back to the car. But well worth it to see to oldest living tree on the planet awesome. Even saw a bear cub just off the trail!

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Ventura, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This is a site of mixed emotions. I would encourage tree lovers and the like to go and pay there respects. This tree is the last one standing of a grove of giant sequoias and it is cartoon like giant. Although this is a spectacular view it is humbling, somewhat aggravating to see this last one and realize there was... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This is one big mother of a tree. 270 feet tall and so wide its ridiculous and around 2000 years old. Its definitely worth the drive around Sequoia and the short walk. The size of these trees becomes so apparent when a human being stands beside them and looks like an ant! Amazing

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Lumberton, Texas, United States
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58 reviews 58 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Great places along trail to take a full shot of this magnificent tree! It's a steep walk back but well worth the trip!

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