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Chandelier Drive-Through Tree

67402 Drive Thru Tree Road, Leggett, CA
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Leggett
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Scenic Drives
Activities: Driving
Description: The bottom of this tremendous redwood tree has been hollowed out so that cars can drive through it.
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Tacoma, Washington
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Pretty much my fiance and I stopped here because we saw that they had restrooms (it's in the middle of nowhere, but a gorgeous nowhere). It was the best $5 bathroom break ever. You start off driving through a bit of the forest and it curves and winds. At the end of the trail is the Chandelier tree. It's huge!... More

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Los Angeles, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Nice attraction and gift shop. This drive thru tree is a must see and do if in the area. We love it!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This was so much fun. My giant SUV barely made it through, but we had to give it a try! The gift shop hasn't changed much and is full of nostalgic goodies.

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punta gorda
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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This was a fun mini side trip on our drive up the California coast. It was not crowded the day we visited and provided a nice break to stretch our legs and use the facilities. We sat for a while and watched others squeeze through the opening. Our Toyota Corolla made it with ease; however, a few others had to... More

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Astoria, Oregon
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174 reviews 174 reviews
66 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

we were on a roadtrip, and saw a sign along the highway. Decided to check this out, as we were having fun being tourists. When we got to an entry booth, we saw a sign that said: $ 5.00 fee. We decided that wasn't worth it, so motioned to her that we would turn around. There wasn't an obvious turnaround... 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
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

It's $5 for the carload and I think this is the best of the drive through trees. Although driving a Hyundai, had to fold in my side mirrors to comfortably fit the car through without worry. Nice approach to the tree and you are also able to park your car relatively close so that you can take a picture of... More

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Mission Viejo, California
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77 reviews 77 reviews
23 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We stop by here every 10 years or so just for the heck of it, but how interesting can it be to drive through a tree? The thing I like about this place is that it is still in business and was actually quite busy on the day we were there. I lived in this area 50 years ago when... More

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Riverside, CA
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

An opening is cut in a gigantic Redwood tree - thru which we drove our new Subaru Forester. Rather fitting, eh? It squeaked by with an inch on each side mirror. Only three drive-thru trees remain in California, all on the Redwood Coast.

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Freeport, Pennsylvania
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248 reviews 248 reviews
111 attraction reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Very easy to get to - it's right where CA 1 and US 101 meet. There are plenty of signs directing you to the entrance. This is the kind of attraction that's very touristy, but where else are you going to drive through a live tree? It only cost $5 for a carload. The lady taking our money said our... More

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Pringle Bay, Western Cape, South Africa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

What an experience. Riding a Honda Goldwing motorcycle through the hole in a 2400 year old Live tree. The place is clean and the road there was fairly easily negotiated with the loan motorcycle. The person at the entrance was quite friendly and patient when I fumbled for my money to pay the entrance fee. The reason why I`m only... More

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