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Avenue of the Giants

Avenue of the Giants, CA 95571
(707) 946-2263
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Ranked #21 of 5,050 Attractions in California
Type: Scenic Drives
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Tacoma, Washington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

I would have enjoyed this trip much more if their welcome brochure/map wasn't SO CONFUSING! I mean the scenery is to die for, it's amazing. I've never seen trees or any type of forest shrubbery like that before. The map we received at the first stop is basically a squiggly line that's supposed to be the road, and it has... More

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Rochester, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

If you ever have the opportunity to do this, you should definitely do it. While we did other activities in California, this was the main attraction that we wanted to see. We drove up from San Francisco and stayed in Garberville. The next morning we drove up the 101 freeway and came in the North Entrance to the Avenue of... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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144 reviews 144 reviews
35 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

The age and the beauty of this ride through the big trees is something to behold,there is avery interesting visitors Center thats well worth the visit.Near the end is a drive thro a tree cost 6 bucks and is not really worth it wait for the tree at Leggit

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CHESTERFIELD
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

We drove the 32 miles stopping at regular stops. The coastal redwoods are absolutely amazing trees. They are very straight and tall. We walked amongst them when we could. We liked it when there was nobody else in the area so we could enjoy the tranquility of these beautiful trees. Even the fallen trees were incredible as they still had... More

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Hollywood, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This is a great 32-mile ride! Drive slowly because it will pass much too quickly otherwise. Take advantage of some of the places to stop for photos. If you have a choice, try not to do this on a rainy day; you'll want to get out and walk around.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We camped in hidden Springs Camp Ground in the southern part of the park. Driving through the Avenue of the Giants is a experience like no other. Going in and out of old growth groves, winding along the river, truly amazing Drive. There are also some neat little artist that are set up along the way. The best ones that... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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95 reviews 95 reviews
31 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Drove the entire 32 miles from South to North and was able to pick up the free brochure for the Auto Tour. This pamphlet shows the main 8 stops with descriptions and is quite helpful to determine which ones you want to stop at, and assists so that you do not miss anything. The Visitor Center is also a wonderful... More

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
23 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We drove 32 miles of sheer joy in September this year. We were traveling from San Francisco to Eureka having stopped at Fort Bragg along Highway1 . This allowed us more times to explore this area. Behind every tree was another one worth looking at. It took us a good couple of hours with plenty of stops for photos. Simply... More

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Corvallis, Oregon
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55 reviews 55 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Get off the Highway and slow down and just soak it all in. We took the Avenue of the Giants from the North to the South and were immediately immersed into another word, stopping way too many times just because we saw a grove or short trail that just had to be explored. Took a small side trip to the... More

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Portland Oregon
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92 reviews 92 reviews
21 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Take your time, pull over often, keep your camera at the ready. This is such a beautiful drive that words don't do it justice. You need to get out and see it. So glad we jumped off 101 for the experience.

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