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Sundial Bridge

Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding, CA
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Ranked #1 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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

Just as the sun was setting we came upon this unique construction. It was, however, initially eclipsed by the sun fading into the trees and reflecting off the river. There was both a wonderful tranquility to the setting as well as a sense of celebration with all kinds of people of all ages appearing to revel in both the natural... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

If you are driving through Redding California take an hour to see the unique Sundial Bridge and Botanical Gardens....so worth it ...take a break on a long drive and stretch your legs. The bridge has a glass deck and it's suspended over the Sacramento River by cables. See the sun's shadow accurately tell time and then stroll through the gardens... More

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Redding, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

Beautiful walk and view. Good coffee -- Peet's-- nearby at the Turtle Bay gift store, although I had a chai latte and walked over the bridge and the through the arboretum, looking at sculptures and California native plants. I highly recommend this walk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

This is a very pretty bridge at night. The colors are spectacular and we took some great pictures. We were there at about 9 pm and there were plenty of people (most appear to be tourist). Always felt safe. There was neither a fee to park nor to come onto the bridge. There are bathrooms but I am not sure... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Next trip, we need to plan time to walk the trails. Beautiful area. Worth a quick visit in the cool of the day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

If you're traveling on the interstate this is a good place to stop and have a stretch. The setting of the bridge and the Sacramento River is really nice and taking a short walk across the bridge is a great way to relax a bit. There is a cafe near the entrance to the bridge.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Beautiful - well worth a visit and the gardens on the north bank of the Sacramento too. The scenery is splendid yet its right in the middle of town

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Gladstone, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Enjoyed take a walk around the sundial with a friend who lives there and goes to Bethel. Was surprised that there was a coffee shop there. You dont always see that.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This is about the only thing to see in Redding and it's quite an interesting design. But it's just a bridge.....

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I was able to walk across this bridge on the day it opened and I often take a walk on the river trail that leads to the Sundial Bridge. It is an amazing piece of architecture and beautiful to behold. The only negative is the lack of decent food at the little store. Mostly a gift store with an unimpressive... More

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