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Chandelier Drive-Through Tree

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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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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83 reviews 83 reviews
28 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

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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244 reviews 244 reviews
110 attraction reviews
178 helpful votes 178 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
24 helpful votes 24 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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