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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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A must see in Redding

We were in Redding after visiting Lassen Natl Park. I picked up a tourism guide at our hotel and was reading about the Sundial Bridge and realized it was the same bridge my... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We were in Redding after visiting Lassen Natl Park. I picked up a tourism guide at our hotel and was reading about the Sundial Bridge and realized it was the same bridge my husband had read about in an engineering journal. We decided to go have a look the next morning before leaving town. So glad we did! It was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This bridge was designed so that there are no supports in the river. The entire bridge is held up by a large beam with cables running to a support on the other side. Thus the name Sundial Bridge. By watching the shadow you can tell what time it is....sorta. It also has a glass floor so that you can look... More 

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Wellington, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Great gardens and Aquarium. Walking and biking trails. Also it's a good location to launch your kayak.

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Mountain View, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

A great place to let the kids run around. The bridge itself if beautiful to look at, but there are also many attractions nearby. If you want to have a mellow, laid back day, just take one of the many surrounding trails, or just walk down to the edge of the water and enjoy the scenery or let your kids... More 

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Arcata, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We were there both in the afternoon and came back at night. Lots of people, young old, kids, were just walking around enjoying the evening. The bridge itself is supercool. At night, the bridge floor is lit with lights.

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Aloha
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

A fun place for the family & visitors. This is a lovely park along the Sacramento River with much to do for the day (or 2 days). The bridge design is very unusual, made of glass (though you cannot see through it) and made me dizzy to look up at the point when standing right next to it. Much more... More 

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Cottonwood, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

unique suspension bridge-uniquely designed by famous architect in Spain----easy paroling and walking along river trail---also visit Turtle Bay Museum while you are there---people from a lll over thew world visit

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

The Sundial bridge is a pedestrian bridge, over the Sacramento River, nice views, and in the fall, you can see Salmon swimming. There's a park nearby and a history museum, the museum charges a small fee

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Extreme Northern California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

If you're traveling to or through Redding, the Sundial bridge is a must see. Go. You. Must. See. It.

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Redding, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

A beautiful design, that link turtle bay and a nature trail to the Sacramento River trail, pack a picnic and stay the day

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