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Sundial Bridge

Address: Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding, CA
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Ranked #3 of 13 Attractions in Redding
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bridges, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Scheduled for completion in Summer 2004, this unusually designed bridge, functioning as a sundial...
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Type: Bridges, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Owner description: Scheduled for completion in Summer 2004, this unusually designed bridge, functioning as a sundial at one end and conveying a sense of weightlessness, connects the north and south campuses of Turtle Bay Exploration Park.

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Oakland, CA
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This makes a very pleasant stroll. We visited in January, I'm sure that it is quite hot in summer. A few hundred yards away is a "human sundial" as well. Fun design

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Anchorage, Alaska
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28 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The bridge is different. Completely pedestrian and leads to some nice walking trails as well as the Sacramento River. Could tell it was old and could use a little updating. You only need about 15 to 30 minutes to check this small site out. :)

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San Francisco, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Wow, pictures don't do justice! I don't see how anyone could leave a bad review for this gorgeous bridge! It suspends over the Sacramento River, and there is a botanical garden on the other side. There are more trails all over, but unfortunately, we didn't have time to explore them. Dogs are allowed, too, which is a plus plus!!!

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Redmond, Washington, United States
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5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The bridge is an night-time wonder, a magic plank across the river. The grandkids look forward to helter-skelter frolic on the deck, the cables and along the river after dark. Other visitors light up with joy as they cross the shining structure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Totally Cool bridge. Check it out. The sundial actually works.Beautiful at sunset. Great place to reflect.

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Seattle, WA
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128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Redding is my hometown, and I love it--but it's never been known for a civic sense of adventure. That's why all my old friends have said the same thing about the Sundial Bridge--how did Redding ever decide to spend the money and build something this cool?? Night or day, the Sundial Bridge gorgeous--and you should see it both ways if... More 

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San Luis Obispo, CA
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Really beautiful and amazing. If they are still showing the video of how it was constructed in the visitor center it is worth watching. I love walking across the bridge and seeing the river rushing below.

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Incline Village, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Being from Redding, I usually take friends here when I go back home. The Sundial Bridge is practically the only attraction in Redding, and complements the beautiful Sacramento River. It's a functional sundial during the day, and lights up at night. The gardens and hiking trails give visitors plenty to do.

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Monterey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

What a waste of taxpayers and donated monies. Better things could have been down to drive tourists there.

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Sacramento, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I saw the tip of the sundial bridge from the highway and thought it'd be a unique place to visit. So we went. It is a fairly short walking bridge made up of frosted glass panels. It has a tall spire on one side that is attached to cables that run from the top down through the bridge. Pretty cool... More 

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