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Giant Forest Museum

Hwy 198, Giant Forest, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
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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

The kids loved the display that compares sequoias in height with whales, elephants and others objects, helped them put their height into perspective. Friendly rangers to provide info.

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Old Town, Maine
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Scattered throughout the park are stations with blips of information about the various trees. The Giant Forest Museum offers some great overall information about the forest and its history. It has a cool looking to-scale presentation of known objects to the sequoia trees - it was pretty impressive. They also had lots of information about the ideal growing climate for... More

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Bethany Beach, Delaware
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We were glad we stopped in the museum. It was very interesting and they had wonderful displays about the history of the trees and the park.

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The museeum tells you the sotory of the area and about the biology of the trees. You can also see a cut-through slice of a tree.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Loved this museum! It was very informative with some cute souvenirs! It wasn't too crowded and they staff was very willing to help.

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Columbus, Kansas
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85 reviews 85 reviews
28 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This museum offers a lot of useful information regarding the Sequoia trees. It is well displayed and very spacious. There are restrooms at this location which is also a shuttle stop. Also a water fountain to fill up water bottles.

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San Antonio
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This museum was very interesting; it is aimed at younger visitors, but gives a lot of useful information. Once the summer visiting/shuttle service starts (about mid-May) this place is a major shuttle pick up/drop off transfer center, and really needs the restrooms expanded and updated. If water is so much of an issue as it seems to be, why not... More

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Szeged, Hungary
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Lots of information on Giant Sequoias, really interesting ones, worth to read. How they survive fire, how thick they are, etc... If you read and check everything it takes 10-15 minutes to finish. In front there is a Giant tree, and on the ground it is shown how big it is in feet.

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San Antonio, Texas
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257 reviews 257 reviews
47 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This is a small museum, but the impact is huge! This was once a general store type building where vehicles were permitted to park door side, which was directly next to the sequoias. Thankfully someone had the insight to transform the roadway/parking lot to a walking path to reduce the stress on the sequoia root system. Be sure not to... More

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Cartersville
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Small overview of area museum. Nice set up for children. We went thru it quickly since we had been in are a few days already.

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