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Giant Forest Museum

Hwy 198, Giant Forest, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
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Foothill Ranch, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Had nice displays and history of location and the park.Some beautiful Sequoia Trees around the grounds.

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West Sand Lake, New York, United States
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184 reviews 184 reviews
49 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Beetle Rock is a few hundred yards off the parking lot across the street from the museum. It's a granite dome with 270-degree spectacular views of the surrounding valley and distant mountains. Don't miss this 5 minute walk from the museum.

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Sacramento, CA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The rangers at the Giant Forest Museum were very helping in planning nearby hikes. They were always pleasant to talk to and eager to lend a hand. If they did not know an answer they would find someone who did. Online searching is a great way to prepare prior to arriving but I would definitely recommend stopping to chat with... More

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Los Angeles, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This small museum is great for information about the trees in the area. There are rangers inside which can help with planned hikes and general information. Also, has nearby restrooms and plenty of parking (during off season).

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Crestview, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Nice museum, very informative, great for kids, staff was excellent. Small souveneir shop geared more towards children.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

You asked me to leave because of my service animal so I did. Perhaps you might want to ask people if the animal with them is a service animal before asking them to leave. I'm so glad you asked me to leave before I spent any money with you.

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Spokane, Washington
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56 reviews 56 reviews
33 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We stopped here first, and we are glad we did. The exhibits were very informative so that we felt like we were more "in the know" when we toured other parts of the park. The staff was very friendly and helpful as well.

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Columbus, Ohio
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81 reviews 81 reviews
43 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I thought that the exhibits here were the most interesting and engaging of all the visitor centers in the N.P. Enjoyed it a lot.

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

In a place like Sequoia, with all its amazing beauty, it is easy to lose perspective on how "grand" it really is. The exhibits at the Giant Forest Museum were informative, interesting, and practical. Wish I'd allowed more time for exploring here!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The museum is small, but the information about the Sequoias is very interesting and well presented. It is worth a 15-30 minute visit if you are at or passing through Giant Forest. I would also recommend this before looking at the Sequoia trees because the information provides context on what you are looking at. The staff in the store were... More

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