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Giant Forest Museum

Hwy 198, Giant Forest, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

The Giant Forest Museum is on the General's Highway in the middle of Sequoia National Park. It has a small series of information displays as well as a gift shop and Ranger desk. It's also right next to the road/trail to Moro Rock. It is well worth a short visit - it won't take you long to go through the... More

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Burleson, Texas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
35 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

After driving to the top of the mountain from Three Rivers, this place is the first natural stop. Here you can get info on what's available in the park, trails, overlooks, drives, etc. There's also a small museum/informational area that shows life cycles of the Sequoia and forest. There's a small gift shop where you can buy magnets, postcards, books,... More

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Savannah, Georgia
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141 reviews 141 reviews
32 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

I drove all the way from LA and back one day to visit Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. This museum is small, but a good starting point for information on the surrounding trails. The Sentinel tree is right outside.

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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54 reviews 54 reviews
38 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

After you visit the museum be sure to walk around if you have time. One of the rangers helped us find the trailhead for the hike we wanted. We did the Round Meadow loop trail ...very beautiful. We used the shuttle service to and from the Giant Forest Museum stop. Convenient and hassle free.

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Denver, Colorado
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

This was yet another NP place that met up with its reputation. Lots of information available on animals and plants and also a park ranger providing any other information you would want. Huge tree right out in front with a sign indicating it was "just an average" tree...unbelievable.

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Glendale
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Okay place to get some park information. Nothing really amazing to look at. You actually need to take some time with the rangers and hike to get the most out of your visit.

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San Antonio, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Don't be mislead by this being the "Giant Forest Museum." While there are a few displays inside of the main building, them gems are found in taking time to walk with a ranger on a short hike. You'll learn a lot about the life cycle of the Sequoia tree and about the history of the area. So while there is... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I found this museum to be a huge disappointment. The displays were far too simplistic and repetitive on the point of comparing the size of the trees to other man-made items. A far better stop is the Lodgepole Visitors Center.

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Western Ireland, Ireland
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20 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

This museum is dedicated to the sequoia and does a great job of educating you about these trees. Everything our tour guide told us about the trees, we had learned in the museum. Stop here before you see the main trees. It's guaranteed to add value to your trip and there is no extra charge.

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Los Angeles
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140 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

The actual museum is pretty uninspired. Very small, even if you read everything you'd be done in ten minutes. It's really only good to get info from the staff which is available from any other visitors center.

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