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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, Landmarks
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Owner description: An 249.9 foot ancient tree believed to be between 2,300 and 2,700 years old.
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

This tree is perhaps one of the most magnificent trees I have ever seen!!!! It is absolutely enormous!!!! I fully recommend taking a trip to see the amazing trees!

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Montreal, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

It was free, other than the 10 dollar park fee, and the trail is very do-able. No complaints. The tree is gigantic and really a natural wonder worth seeing.

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Philadelphia
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93 reviews 93 reviews
50 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

The children viewing this tree looked amazed to see one this large. It is the largest living tree in the world by volume and it is still growing.

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Ventura, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 NEW

Looking at something that old was great, took a lot of pictures, was not a lot of people around, very easy to park and small walk to the tree, we could take our time, the other people seeing it were friendly and had great stories of their own. Lots of people from different states or countries.

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Little Silver, New Jersey, USA
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55 reviews 55 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Go early in the morning; stay in the park if you have to and get there well before noon when the hordes start to arrive. The tree is amazing, and the whole forest around it is wonderful. We saw tons of animals and birds, huge trees, beautiful early morning colors. Take your time going down so you can absorb the... More

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Groveland, California
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73 reviews 73 reviews
30 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Great view of many Giant Sequoias on this paved walk to the largest of the large trees. Take water, take your time, this is a steep walk! The extra time will allow you to enjoy all the informational displays along the way, use them on the walk back up to take little breaks. From the bottom parking area, restricted to... More

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USA
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135 reviews 135 reviews
29 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

These trees are part of the significant inspiration for the park. Don't miss them. General Sherman is a wonderful tree and a memory you will keep with you long after your visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Too many tourists were throwing their trash all over the place. I spent more time picking it up than admiring the scenery because I couldn't stand seeing my favorite park become a public dumping ground.

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Huntersville, North Carolina, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

General Sherman is nice to see. Amazingly big, but watch out for the walk. It is a half mile walk down to see the tree, which is very nice, but the walk up. It is a half a mile hike up a hill, when you at +5,000 feet above sea level. Most people had to stop several times to catch... More

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San Jose, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

A must see! If you are visiting on a busy weekend, you might not find parking. Recommend parking in the upper parking lot, Wolverton parking lot. It is probably a 15-20 min walk down hill to see the trees. The great thing is you can catch a bus back to Wolverton parking lot, if you do not want to walk... More

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