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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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Beautiful architecture in a lovely park

We arrived in Redding around 6 in the evening and made a dash to the SunDial Bridge to catch a few photos before the sun had set. This is a beautiful bridge in a beautiful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Mission, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

We arrived in Redding around 6 in the evening and made a dash to the SunDial Bridge to catch a few photos before the sun had set. This is a beautiful bridge in a beautiful setting. We wandered about for an hour with a lot of other people, locals and tourists. We wish we had planned to spend at least... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We visit this attraction every time we're in the area. The bridge is beautiful, the adjacent museum is interesting, and the surrounding park offers miles and miles of walking/cycling trails along the Sacramento River.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Awesome stop! If your on the area this is a must see. It is a very interesting bridge. The glass on the bridge is 6 layers thick. It gets quite hot so be careful with pets or children. Make sure you take the trail under the bridge and look at the bottom of it as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The whole scene is very pretty and fun. We enjoyed a coffee outside the shop with a great view of the bridge. Then walked across. Very beautiful. I recommend the museum too, especially with kids. There is a great playground outside toward the Parrot exhibit. This is a great stop if you happen to be on a road trip with... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We really liked the look of this bridge. Very futuristic. But what we liked mostly is that it is a real focal point for all people, locals and tourists to gather. People were playing, reading, dog walking baby walking, looking at the gardens and totally enjoying the space. Well done, Redding!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Loved it. The bridge is just cool to look at. It was August. We took a trail down to the River. It seemed at least 10 degrees cooler down there. It was a nice place to relax & we watched a couple fly fishermen. There were some local kids hanging out in some bizarre costumes which the kids love. Apparently... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is a great place to go when you are planning a trip around Redding and looking for things to do. You can enjoy the Sacramento River Trail, Arboredium and the new salt water aquarium in the exhibit building. There are benches along the way so you can relax and take in the view. You can even sign up for... More 

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Crowley, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

All should take the time to stop and see. The architecture is amazing, the scenery wonderful, and should one desire the River Trail walk is well worth it.

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Medford, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

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

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

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