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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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Freeport, Pennsylvania
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236 reviews 236 reviews
107 attraction reviews
172 helpful votes 172 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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I'd always heard about drive-thru trees and couldn't quite imagine it. This was a quick stop right off the main road and worth the short detour. There was a minor admission ($5, I think). The tree is staggeringly big with a hole cut right in the trunk. Our sedan barely fit side-to-side so I'm not sure how people get SUVs... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

It was our first time seeing the redwoods and of course we needed to drive through a tree. Our minivan just barely made it through the tree, but hey, it was a rental. We had the chance to drive through it and stand inside of it and take a family picture as well. We must have hit it at a... More

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Tampa, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This was the second tree we drove through on our trip through the Redwoods. This one is so much better than the first one we did. Our vehicle was really tight. I believe a standard pick-up truck is too large and saw 2 give up on their attempts while there. Great tourist location...photo ops, gift shop, snacks and clean restrooms.... More

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Washington state
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Ready for a break in our long drive, we decided to check out the Chandelier tree in Leggett. While you pay a small fee for driving thru, we asked if our van would make it. The gal told us yes, just pull your mirrors in. So off we went. I jumped out so I could take a photo and there... More

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El Dorado, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We paid the five bucks to drive through the tree. It was about an hour wait and our escalade wouldn't fit through. It was fun to get out of the car and take pictures. I wouldn't miss it because my boys thought it was such a hoot

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Los Angeles
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We went during the week in the morning so we did not have to wait long to drive through the tree. We paid $5, a fair price! The kids had a great time driving through the tree and taking pictures.We drove through twice. There is a nice gift shop too. Well worth the time and close to the main highway.

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Perth, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This was our first experience of old timber in the USA and it was an amazing experience. The tree is over 2000 years old and you can drive through it. Lots of fun photo opportunities, we were there late in the afternoon on a quiet day so it was quite quick to drive through and get some photos, I would... More

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Spring Valley, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We arrived at the Chandelier tree and I was in AWE....I love it, we have a 2011 Ford Flex and was able to drive right through the tree. Stopped in the middle and took pictures of ourselves and vehicle in the middle of the tree. It was definately a wonderful experience and I highly recommend going.

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