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Giant Forest Museum

Hwy 198, Giant Forest, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

You asked me to leave because of my service animal so I did. Perhaps you might want to ask people if the animal with them is a service animal before asking them to leave. I'm so glad you asked me to leave before I spent any money with you.

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Spokane, Washington
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56 reviews 56 reviews
33 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We stopped here first, and we are glad we did. The exhibits were very informative so that we felt like we were more "in the know" when we toured other parts of the park. The staff was very friendly and helpful as well.

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Columbus, Ohio
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77 reviews 77 reviews
43 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I thought that the exhibits here were the most interesting and engaging of all the visitor centers in the N.P. Enjoyed it a lot.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

In a place like Sequoia, with all its amazing beauty, it is easy to lose perspective on how "grand" it really is. The exhibits at the Giant Forest Museum were informative, interesting, and practical. Wish I'd allowed more time for exploring here!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The museum is small, but the information about the Sequoias is very interesting and well presented. It is worth a 15-30 minute visit if you are at or passing through Giant Forest. I would also recommend this before looking at the Sequoia trees because the information provides context on what you are looking at. The staff in the store were... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

It's nice that this attraction is free. It is not very big but very informative. Kids will probably be bored. But I enjoyed reading all about these trees. Very small gift shop inside.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Some very nice models have been built to explain some of the mystery behind giant sequoias - like why they thrive in these conditions.

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Adelaide, Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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