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Address: Hwy 198, Giant Forest, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
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Great stop at the top of the hill

Park your car, get out and stretch your legs before you go on. All the info in the world, friendly Rangers too. Nice gifts if that's what you're into.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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hollywood, california
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92 reviews 92 reviews
31 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

Park your car, get out and stretch your legs before you go on. All the info in the world, friendly Rangers too. Nice gifts if that's what you're into.

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Sedona
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26 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Helpful, knowledgeable rangers, good displays. We liked the display of the relative heights of the great trees and other things we think of as tall. And 91,000 sequoia seeds=1 lb.

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Dallas
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287 reviews 287 reviews
103 attraction reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I guess I was expecting more from this museum. Spent about 20 minutes here but probably would not stop on a return visit. Restroom extremely crowded too.

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Shelton, Washington
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116 reviews 116 reviews
26 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We learned a lot about the giant sequoias and the forest they make up in the museum. The Sentinel tree stands out front, towering over the building. There are some interesting facts along the sidewalk, and a measuring gauge that helps a person put the height into perspective. Worth the visit.

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Death Valley National Park, California
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122 reviews 122 reviews
33 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This museum is dedicated to the forest, and everyone should stop. It is amazing that the size of the seed that this giant tree grows from is about the size of a sunflower seed! They have other pinecone seeds, and this is probably the smallest of them all and produces the largest tree!

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Montreal, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Great, fun little museum, has a cool exhibit on the preservation of the park, another showing how large the Sequoias really are compared to other large objects. No complaints - worth seeing!

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Little Silver, New Jersey, USA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Small, easy to visit museum. Learned lots of little facts and info some of which is also available on hikes around the park. I loved the diorama showing the size of different things - can't believe the trees are taller than the Statue of Liberty! Great visual. Worth stopping and enjoying. Also the place you sign up for Crystal Cave... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

For someone that has not been to the park and has no idea what the difference is between a redwood, a pine, a spruce, or a sequioa is, this is the museum that explains it all and gives an introduction of why giant forest is no longer the hub of activity it was a mere twenty years ago.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The museum is free and displays a lot of information about the park and the trees a relatively compact space. One must spend at least 10-15 minutes here.

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Foothill Ranch, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

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

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