We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sundial Bridge

Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding, CA
Improve this listing
Ranked #3 of 19 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
Write a Review

409 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    244
    128
    32
    4
    1
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Northern California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Unfortunately the museum was closed the day we visited. I would have liked to have seen the butterfly exhibit, which we found out is only May - July. It was 95 the day we visited, so really too hot to walk around much. But the river was beautiful.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sparks, Nevada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Its breathtaking! Just walk thru the park & onto the bridge. The flooring of the bridge is a sort of turquoise plexiglass (?) material. We went during the day & its pretty warm so take a bottle of water. We enjoyed a picnic under the trees as well. Very friendly atmosphere.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Menifee, California
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Second time to visit. It's beautiful. It overlooks the river and the flower garden is wonderful to stroll through.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Seattle
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Interesting architecture and great place for a stroll along the river. Our kids enjoyed it and it made a great streaching stop on our road trip.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I advise u go at night. It's beautiful day or night,but it's breath taking at night.will see again when in town

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mississauga, Canada
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
20 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A lovely place to walk as the day cools in early evening. There are tons of trails and interesting plants once you have enjoyed the bridge experience.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Eureka, California
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Beautiful bridge, wish we had more time to explore! Would be fun to spend time there on the summer solstice when the sundial shadows match up with the markers!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Irvine, California
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had a few hours in Redding and somebody recommended to come to the Sundial Bridge. We were sure glad that we did, it was a beautiful stroll around the garden area and across the Sacramento River on the bridge and taking photos. The Sundial Bridge was designed to tell the time as the sun moves across the sky and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It's a great place to go and take a little walk after going out to dinner. Always lots of people around. Wish they had more special events like live music. Really a beautiful bridge... Don't miss it!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Redding, California
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great place to see old and new friends, take a walk and see the river. Stick your feet in the cool water.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Sundial Bridge also viewed

 

Been to Sundial Bridge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Sundial Bridge, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing