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Address: Hwy 198, Giant Forest, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
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A must for info

Good info and the life of the tree is interesting. They have a brief movie and of course a gift shop.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Well, at least it was free. I was expecting a lot more. It's very small with only a very few simple displays. After hiking, I was hoping the gift shop would have food or water available, but had neither. We were told we could buy a water bottle and fill it up at the tap.

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Pahrump, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Good info and the life of the tree is interesting. They have a brief movie and of course a gift shop.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Museum was staffed by friendly and helpful rangers and had some interesting displays to help understand the ecology and history of the Park and the massive trees. We saw a bear right next to the museum!

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Pacific Grove, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Lots of interesting information about history, ecology, the giant trees. Interactive exhibits. Good gift shop.

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Fresno, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Small museum and limited information about the park and its history. You can spend sometimes there while waiting for the bus to Moro Rock.

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Miami, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

If you want to understand more about the surroundings and the dynamics of the Sequoia Forest is a must stop place

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Cerritos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

First of all, I loved walking up the "tree measuring thing" on the ground. Inside, I learned a lot about how, where, and why Sequoia trees grow. It really fascinated me that Sequoias are so sparse. There was also a math problem there that was really easy.

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Jonkoping, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

A small museum with great information about the forest and the trees in it. Also a small shop for momentos and books.

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Oklahoma
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I was disappointed in this museum, there really isn't much in it. There are a couple of displays showing the different sizes of cones the trees produce. Also, there is a display about the bark of the sequoias, how thick it is and fire tolerant. Outside is the Sentinel Tree with a walkway showing the length of the tree. It's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

A great place to talk to a ranger or view the exhibits to learn about the trees. The giant Sequoia trees start out as very small seeds--I wouldn't have known without visiting the museum.

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