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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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Worth the stop

Worth the stop if you are driving through. It is right off the highway. Beautiful at sunset. Nice gift shop with a friendly lady giving suggestions on other sights to see.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
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Tracy, California
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Tracy, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

Worth the stop if you are driving through. It is right off the highway. Beautiful at sunset. Nice gift shop with a friendly lady giving suggestions on other sights to see.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

We quickly stopped off on the way home from dinner and it was beautiful! It was just dusk time, sun almost set but the bridge is lit and looks amazing

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Apache Junction, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

We had so much fun taking pictures with Sundial. The spiders were interesting part of the walk, down by the water there is a plaque that will explain the spiders on the one side (I walked on the other side!).

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Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

It is a good place to stroll around at the sunset. do not expect the bridge to be very big, it is foot bridge, and have glass bottomed bridge span. It looks great when all the lights come up in the evening.

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Warrenville, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

In driving from Oakland to Crater Lake National Park, we stayed the night in Redding. I choose to stay here so we could spend some time at the Sundial Bridge. Okay - so I am an architect - so maybe that's why I liked it more than my husband. It was completed in 2004 and designed by Calatrava; it goes... More 

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Oakland, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Great walking paths, great cafe, museum (very kid friendly) and gift shop. And lots of parking. Good, cheap fun! And beautiful to walk through.

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Woodland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The hours of operation listed here are incorrect. The signs posted at the bridge indicate they're open from 6am-midnight. We would've loved to have seen the bridge at night, all lit up. During the day, it's quite a sight, and interesting to see how the sundial works, and there are some neat mosaic accents incorporated into the design, but there... More 

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Redding, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Not only is this an amazing and beautiful bridge, it's a sundial. It also connects you to the Sacramento River trails for walking and biking and the adjacent Arboretum and Turtle Bay Exploration Park. All worth seeing, especially if you have kids along! It can be hot in the summer midday, so plan your visit in the morning or evening... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We stopped to stretch our legs. Nice walk across the bridge, and enjoyed helping the kids tell time by sundial. They were able to run around a bit in the grass area. There were a lot of spiders though, if you have any issues with them.

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Tucson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful attraction. I just wish it wasn't so darn hot the day we were there. There are great looking trails all around there that would have been fun to go on if the weather would have been more accommodating.

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