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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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Alexandria, Virginia
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95 reviews 95 reviews
48 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

There is nothing like seeing the largest tree on earth! Well worth the traffic and parking and waiting for the shuttle bus because there is no place to park. The only complaint is the people who try to get in front of you in line for the shuttle but we called them out and they went to the back of... More

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Glen Rock, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I have trouble walking for long distances. So we parked in the Handicapped parking lot. The trails to the Gen. Sherman tree were easy and accessible. And it was SO worth the walk!

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Streetsboro
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Never knew how wonderful our National Park were. On a three week cross-country trip we visited six parks. Must have said WOW a hundred times. Each NP is so different and beautiful. Even if it only once you you visit you will never be the same.

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Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Its the largest tree on earth?! What else needs to be said? Pictures don't do the Sherman justice. GO SEE IT

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Cabool, Missouri
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171 reviews 171 reviews
59 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We parked in the remote parking, and started our descent to the Tree, when we saw a Mama Bear with 2 cubs, making her way to our trail. We stopped and took pictures as they over turned tree branches along the way, and finally they crossed our trail and made their way up the hillside. The General Sherman Tree is... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Must pay your respect to the General! Truly impressive and nicely designed trail. Accessible to wheelchairs as well.

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Mansfield, Texas
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321 reviews 321 reviews
75 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

While the General Sherman tree is the Worlds largest tree by wood volume, it's not the tallest nor the widest but... anyway its worth the time to go and see it and we even saw a bear on the way! The hike down to the tree isn't too bad, but the hike back up can be challenging if your not... More

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DEFUNIAK SPRINGS
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132 reviews 132 reviews
67 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Such an amazing thing to see in person, another thing that no picture will ever do justice. Its amazing to see such an living thing in this beautiful forest.

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Kentucky
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This was a great hike. The trail was cemented and had places to stop to rest. The hike was about 1/2 mile and had a lady at the tree explaining the history.

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Columbus, Ohio
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Lots of road construction on the way through the park, and most pull-off parking areas close to the beautiful Sequoia Trees that can be seen on the General's Highway were closed/blocked. Parking lot spaces were very difficult to find. The road to one of the most popular attractions, the tunnel tree - where you can drive your car through a... More

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