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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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Waco, Nebraska
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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Oslo, Norway
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The museum itself is a bit too thin. It is basically a big room with having something around, but I expected much more on the history of the forest with a lot of archive photos. It is following the current style of providing more modern museum experience with just a few interactive things, but I think they have fallen on... More 

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Cocoa, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

The 2 people working the desks were very interesting and informative. Could tell they really loved their jobs.

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Singapore, Singapore
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This small museum, is a perfect rest stop before you travel farther into the Sequoia National Park to see the Giant Forest. It will give you a great perspective on why the trees grow so well, how fire helps keep the forest healthy, and what we can do to help keep the forest. The gift shop is well stocked with... More 

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hollywood, california
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96 reviews 96 reviews
33 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

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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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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192 helpful votes 192 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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