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Sundial Bridge

Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding, CA
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Ranked #2 of 18 attractions in Redding
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bridges
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,... more » 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. « less
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San Francisco, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

The bridge was nice and unique. The lights in the bridge made it even more fun. There were fireworks on July 4th by the bridge, which were the best fireworks I have ever seen.

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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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52 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Great WOW factor attraction. Easy enough to find off I-5. Ample parking on the day of our visit. Although we didn't have a problem, that big line of porta-pottys may suggest the toilet facilities may need some serious re-thought.

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Pleasant View, Tennessee
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

We stopped by here in the day time and went through the botanical gardens still a work in progress, but worth the $4.00 fee. The bridge itself is pretty cool. I meant to go back at night to see it lit-up but fell asleep. Also the area surrounding the bridge is really nice. Would go back when in the area.

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Anderson Island, Washington
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15 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

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Woodland Hills
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Seeing the bridge at night is a must. We had been there during the day before and it was a nice bridge. However, at night it takes on it's own personality and is a very popular spot for dog walkers, lovers and people like us.

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Paradise, California, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The creativeness, the walk across, the river below, the lights at night. Walking across the bridge in the summer can be very hot.

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Willow
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is an easy walk (my husband uses a cane) along the Sacramento River to the Sundial Bridge. We have traveled through Redding, CA many times and did not know about this attraction until I recently read an article about it. We saw many walkers and joggers along the trail as well as deer. I would definitely recommend taking time... More

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San Jose, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We went to the bridge on a Sunday and went to the Farmer's market as well. Nice short walk. Don't miss the arboretum on the other side.

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Sacramento
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51 reviews 51 reviews
8 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

A functioning work of art -- this pedestrian bridge spans the Sacramento River at the Turtle Bay Museum in Redding, California. It cannot be described. if you're heading north or south on I-5 through northern California, make this a must see on your bucket list. Especially beautiful at sunset! Enjoy all the other attractions including Turtle Bay Museum, the Arboretum,... More

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Marana, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Interesting bridge concept across the Sacramento. Nice scenery. Don't forget to tap the wires to hear the music.

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