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Address: Hwy 198, Giant Forest, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
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Nice, small museum that's good to check out before General Sherman.

I expected the museum to be of somewhat average size, maybe take 20-30 minutes to peruse through, but it only took me about 5-10 minutes to read everything in its entirety. It is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Cypress, California
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McKinney, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The museum is just OK but it is a good place to stop and get your bearings with a rest room. But don't waste too much time there.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The Giant Forest Museum gives such excellent background information before actually walking the trail. What I found most amazing was the display that shows size comparisons with well-known objects such as the Statue of Liberty, etc. Definitely include a stop here if you plan to visit King's Canyon / Sequoia.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

I found this museum pretty great. Lots of interesting displays and things to look at and the staff was friendly. Definitely worth a stop.

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Dandenong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This and the other information centres are a great example of what the fees we pay at the entrance go for.... I've been in places where you pay the $$$ and get 0. This is a warm and friendly place, where no question is silly.

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washington state
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

What a fabulous NPS service! The Ranger from Pennsylvania provided sound counsel and rendered advice on where we might see bears in the wild. The reader boards filled in the rest. They were spot on! There are informative exhibits that lend context to your tours of the Grand Groves. This is a MUST SEE!

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Richmond, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

Great information from Mr. Pearse. Very friendly and knowledgable. He was able to give us great information about the best things to see during the amount of time we had in the park. We wouldn't have seen as much in such a short time without his expertise! Lots of interesting displays in the museum too. It made seeing the area... More 

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Waco, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Moving from a commercial business to an educational facility makes the visit to the Giant Forest one that can be done with better understanding. The "ranger" was very informative directing us to beautiful views and wildlife. Worth the stop.

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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Explanatory and informative. Good gift shop. Good exhibit. You should stop the learn the facts about sequoias

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Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Really nice. They have very good looking infographic which allows you to have all basic knowledge about giant trees around the world

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Cypress, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I expected the museum to be of somewhat average size, maybe take 20-30 minutes to peruse through, but it only took me about 5-10 minutes to read everything in its entirety. It is basically one large-ish room with a few, but interesting, exhibits. It is nice, roomy, and clean. There is a small gift shop, which mostly has books about... More 

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