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Address: Hwy 198, Giant Forest, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
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Small but cool museum

This is a pretty small museum, but it contains all the basic information about the sequoias, their habitat and the national park that you'll need. Worth a visit!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Stavanger, Norway
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Come guys this place is terrible, the staff are very friendly but that's it. It's a huge building with not much inside I learned more on youtube about the history of these trees and this forest than I did in here . I was a very disgruntled to pay the full $30 to enter especially as half the park is... More 

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Thank Merlin W
Stavanger, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a pretty small museum, but it contains all the basic information about the sequoias, their habitat and the national park that you'll need. Worth a visit!

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Thank Arnt78
AZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Museum is on the way to the redwood forest. It's really cute and a nice place to stop to warm up for a bit. There are some redwoods right in there as well so playing in the snow and taking pictures is great.

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Thank lmlizzio
Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

This small museum is full of information to help us understand the life of the Sequoias and the role people must play to protect these Giants of the forest for generations to come.

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Thank Stephen F F
Santa Cruz, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

The museum is more like an information center then an actual museum. It's only about the size of one room and has info on the sequoia trees and other plants in the national park but that is about it

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1 Thank Siddhi P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Wonderful museum with all the facts about KCNP and Sequoia NP. The 15 min. long video is well worth it. The staff was very helpful and knowledgeable!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Something for everyone at this stop. The little museum is an interesting display to learn about the sequoias. The giant sequoia "Sentinel" is right outside the building as well as the Big Tree Trail for a leisurely stroll through the forest. There's a tiny gift shop, an information desk, and the all-important bathrooms!

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2 Thank TravelingFan22
Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

I liked the museum but the only fact that I did not like is that the employees were rude. We asked one of the employees for directions to the moro rock and autolog and he was very rude and sarcastic. That was my experience with this employee, maybe not all of them are rude.

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Thank Amnerys R
Irvine, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Our family really enjoyed the facilities throughout Sequoia National Park. This museum is a nice stop with a small exhibit that describes many of the changes within the park. There are also hands on displays geared towards kids. Inside the museum, there is a small gift shop. This is a convenient stop as you come into the Giant Forest because... More 

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Thank Dave T
Bratislava, Slovakia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

It was amazing, the weather, atmosphere, venue... the information we got from the ranger Dan. Would love to spend more time there but were limited...

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