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Chandelier Drive-Through Tree

Address: 67402 Drive Thru Tree Road, Leggett, CA
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Leggett
Type: Scenic Drives, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors
Activities: Driving
Owner description: The bottom of this tremendous redwood tree has been hollowed out so that cars can drive through it.
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Type: Scenic Drives, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors
Activities: Driving
Owner description: The bottom of this tremendous redwood tree has been hollowed out so that cars can drive through it.
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Meredith, New Hampshire
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56 reviews 56 reviews
29 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Okay, a big tree? Familiar story, especially in Redwood country. A big tree that's really old? Same thing. A tree you can drive through? Now there's a nice twist. And people have been driving through this tree for many many years. It was way cooler than either of us expected. A nice old piece of Americana, attached to memories of... More 

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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I bought a new Harley in Seattle just so I could ride it back to Florida. I couldn't pass this up. This was so cool . The redwoods are amazing! Words can't explain them. If your in the area you must see these trees. Someone from Germany ran up to me and asked if I wanted them to take my... More 

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Bowling Green, Ohio
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136 reviews 136 reviews
46 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

Yeah, we drove through the tree, and yeah, we took photos for another family of tourists and they returned the favor. While that was all very predictable, what we really enjoyed was the gift shop. It has some of the usual fare but mostly unusually interesting stuff! I bought a high quality redwood barrel fountain pen for $39 and use... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Surely a great experience to drive thru a tree.. there is a small nice gift shop.. but nothing else.. so dont expect anything else, just go there to experience a drive through a tree :) And yes, the lady at the entrance was wonderful..

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Fresno, CA
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79 reviews 79 reviews
35 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I decided to turn off highway 101 to drive thru the drive thru tree, the Chandelier Tree, near Leggett in Redwood country in Northern California. It was a beautiful area surrounding the tree. The lady at the place to pay the fee only suggested to collapse the rear view mirrors before driving thru. It worked just fine. After going thru... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

As a little child from foreign land, I saw a picture of a car driving through a tree and I thought....maybe one day I will see it and drive through it. I did just that. One of my bucket list is checked. Becareful not to drive with your big cars, no truck, Large Suv or wide cars. It would not... More 

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Spanaway, Washington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Turns out, our rental car had room to spare. To be honest, we were not looking for this attraction. We saw the sign, noticed it was reasonably close to the road and took a chance. We're glad we did. The cost was reasonable at $5.00 a car, and the drive once inside was very quiet, very nice among the tall... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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117 reviews 117 reviews
43 attraction reviews
303 helpful votes 303 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We were the first ones in that morning and had plenty of time to examine the trees, take our time driving through and enjoy a visit with the gift shop personnel. It was definitely worth the time and money. More exciting than I expected it to be.

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Stillwater, Minnesota, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

One of three drive-through trees on Avenue of the Giants. Total kitsch and an icon of the Redwood Highway. We loved it.

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Tacoma, Washington
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

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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