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Big Sur Station

Big Sur Station #1, Big Sur, CA 93920
831-667-2315
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Ranked #6 of 15 Attractions in Big Sur
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Description: The visitor information center at Big Sur.
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Fremont, California
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1,149 reviews 1,149 reviews
715 attraction reviews
795 helpful votes 795 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Big Sur station is a ranger station operated by Caltrans, the Los Padres National Forest, and California State Parks. They do an amazing job of keeping the entire Big Sur area a great place to visit. The station is 26 miles south of Carmel near the actual town of Big Sur, California. There is a Nature Station Store here with... More

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Cape Canaveral, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This was a nice little stop for us on the long Pacific Coast Highway drive. We stopped here to use the bathroom and stretch our legs a bit. The shops had an eclectic selection, there was a restaurant and a general store as well. You could walk down by the creek where there were some great photo opportunities. Good place... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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177 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Stopped here to stretch our legs on our trip along the pacific coast from la to san fran. Some really beautiful views, nice picturesque spots. Good place to stop, stretch your legs, get a post card maybe, have a bite to eat. Check it out !

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This place was just amazing, breathtaking views on both side's of the street, you get the mountains scenery on one side and the pacific ocean on the other side awesome experience can't wait to visit this coastal area again.

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New York City, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

With good food and restroom, I did stop and liked. The gas was expensive, but considering the region I do not expect anything different

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lanex
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213 reviews 213 reviews
118 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Mountains on one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other. The place where the mountains come down to the ocean and redwoods add to the attraction of the mountains. WOW!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

traveled on a coach, south to north, along hiway 1. beautiful majestic scenery of a wonderful coast line.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

It was really an amazing experience to while visiting Bigsur. You can see the pacific ocean on one side of CA1 and mountains on other side.. feels fantastic. You travel at such an altitude that you feel that you are travelling in clouds.

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Houston, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This was one of the best drives I had in US. Amazing views. difficult to describe the feelings & experience of driving on PCH in words.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

This is a wonderful area to explore - wish we had taken longer to do it but maybe next time. Our only major disappointment was Alamo Car Hire- we had ordered a car to drive down the coastline from San Franscisco but it took over 2 hours after queueing to get our car, then after 15 minutes of driving we... More

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