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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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We absolutely loved visiting the Sundial Bridge on our recent trip to Redding. We really enjoyed walking on the bridge and nearby trails. There were lots of people walking and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Medford, Oregon
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Medford, Oregon
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We absolutely loved visiting the Sundial Bridge on our recent trip to Redding. We really enjoyed walking on the bridge and nearby trails. There were lots of people walking and biking on the bridge, but everyone was very polite and friendly. If you want to view the bridge from a different perspective, be sure to walk down towards the river... More 

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Springfield, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Try it in the morning with the rising sun. Glass, over Sacramento River, lots of wildlife about, joggers, scenic

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Calif
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This is a interesting bridge, has a clear floor and is lite up at night making it rather interesting to see. But again a lot of homeless people in the area that were yelling and making folks nervous to even be there. Redding needs to fix this issue if they want their tourist industry to survive.

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Sacramento, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This site is beautiful and relaxing, offering visitors a laid back, take-as-you-go experience. My favorite thing to do here is to simply take my lunch outdoors here and relax at a bench overlooking the water and just watch the people, the ducks and the water go by. The architecture of the Sundial Bridge itself is always pleasing to the eye... More 

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Sparks, Nevada
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

My son and I walked the Sundial bridge and many of the offered walking trails. The place seems to be a very popular destination for locals who like to bike, jog or walk the dogs. The bridge is pretty cool and you walk over the Sacramento River on frosted glass. Their are tons and tons of walking trails around the... More 

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Klamath Falls, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This is an amazing and beautiful bridge to walk across the Sacramento river...it's an actual working sundial! Quite an engineering marvel.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Even though I have lived in Shasta County for 3 years I still walk across the Sundial Bridge many times a year. It is always an enjoyable thing to do. I like to walk across the bridge and then walk through the Botanical Gardens as well. Do not miss this Bridge.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Smiling faces- who doesn't Smile when they're walking over the Sacramento river in Redding California? Beautiful sunrises& sunsets. Lights up different colors for Reddings many charitable causes like 'Think Pink' month in October- Started right here in Redding California.

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Redding, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great place for a walk,bike ride, jog, or coffee. Great for family's, as well as anyone wanting a beautiful area to relax and enjoy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a great engineering marvel. It is a must see in Redding. I love going there and enjoying the peacefulness of this area.

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