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Sundial Bridge

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Address: Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding, CA
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Description: Scheduled for completion in Summer 2004, this unusually designed bridge...
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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The Sundial Bridge is a work of art. The architecture is amazing, structurally and from a beauty perspective. I would recommend the Sundial Bridge, and it's free!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Westwood Lassen County, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The Sundial Bridge is a work of art. The architecture is amazing, structurally and from a beauty perspective. I would recommend the Sundial Bridge, and it's free!

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Redding, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is the place to go for visitors of ages to explore. The botanical gardens are great for those who are interested in horticulture. The Sundial bridge over the deep blue Sacramento river is a wonderful place to watch wildlife and the fly fishermen. Miles of bike trail along the river go all the way to Shasta Dam or to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The sundial bridge is "paved" in glass. That is important to remember if you want to take your 4 legged friends over it when it is either hot or extremely cold. That being said, it is a unique experience only to Redding, CA. I call it the singing bridge because I like to put my ears to the cables, tap... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

The bridge is located at Turtle Bay in Redding, California. It is an impressive piece of engineering and architectural genius designed by the Spanish Architect Santiago Calatrava. Don't miss it if you are in the area. It is a definite "must see" piece of art and engineering masterpiece. There is a museum, a garden, walking trails, and bathrooms. Bring a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

Just off the highway, if you have a few minutes this is a neat bridge to see. Morning and evening are my favorite times to see the bridge. If traveling with family there is a great museum to go through. It's worth the stop to see this unique bridge.

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Sonora, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Visited the Sundial bridge and was amazed at the beauty of the bridge and the grounds surrounding it. I want to bring some friends that have not visited it yet, but I did hear that there is concerts on a small scale often during the summer.

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Tracy, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Granted I was born and raised in Redding although the bridge wasn't built until sometime after I moved out of the area but I just don't see get the big deal about this bridge. The first time I went to see it I was expecting something to "WOW" me but the first thing that entered my mind was "Okay it's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

We come here every year when we are at Shasta Lake. The bridge is simply beautiful and connects with the paved Sacramento RIiver Trail which is a great place to bike ride. Afterwards there is usually an Italuan Ice vendor near the arboretum. The Turtle Bay park and museum are there too - great mango smoothies at the cafe.

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Redding, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Great place to walk and see the gardens in bloom. Great bike trails and walking path. Sacramento river runs below bridge.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Very different architecture, unique in shape and looks, interesting engineering and nice place for social gathering.

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Additional Information about Sundial Bridge

Address: Address: Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Redding
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

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