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Sundial Bridge

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Address: Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding, CA
Phone Number: 18008878532
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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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Architectural marvel

I was visiting from Tennessee with relatives in the area. It was a marvel to see this exciting structure with a great view.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I was visiting from Tennessee with relatives in the area. It was a marvel to see this exciting structure with a great view.

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Redding, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Redding honestly doesn't have many monuments, though it is surrounded by mountains, lakes, and nice hikes. That said, there is one man-made landmark that you should definitely see if you are visiting the town, and that is the Sundial Bridge. It is also lit at night, and lit pink during the Breast Cancer Awareness days.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

the bridge was nice, but the area around it was dirty and uncared for-dead flowers and old bushes, too much trash

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Folsom, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great place! A must see in Redding ! Although I recommend staying on paved trail it's a Nice river walk. Watch for spiders flanking the trail. (On River trail)

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

This is a lovely little stop on I5. The bridge is beautiful and well kept. They also have a great little gift shop, clean restrooms and a museum if you have the time. Worth a stop for sure.

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Medford, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

The Sundial bridge is at the entry to Turtle Bay. It's worth seeing if you go to Turtle Bay but probably not worth a trip just to see it unless you are interested in that sort of thing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

A worker at the bar in the hotel we stayed at recommended we go to this at night while the bridge was all lit up! So glad we did, it was beautiful and gave us a chance to do something that wasn't too hot! We did also go back and see it during the day as well! Highly recommended!!

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Hayward, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

A must see if you are in the Redding area. Architectural design amazing along with glass walkway. Truly something to experience. If you visit at night, walkway is lit with colored lights.

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Exeter, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I have been coming to Redding for a few years but have never made the journey down to the bridge until recently. The bridge is unique and it is a wonderful setting on the Sacramento River. Wonderful bike and walking paths and a local museum to stop in if you have the time (can be alittle pricey). If you are... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

What a beautiful architectural masterpiece! Gleaming vibrantly white against the Sacramento River, the Sundial Bridge is a must-see while in Redding. Only pedestrians and bikes are allowed in the glass bottom bridge. (You really can't see much of the water because of the opaqueness of the glass.) But once you cross the bridge, there are several gardens to see. There's... More 

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Additional Information about Sundial Bridge

Address: Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding, CA
Phone Number: 18008878532
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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