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Sundial Bridge

Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding, CA
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Ranked #2 of 18 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

If you are in the area you must stop by and walk across this bridge. The bridge is beautiful and the scenery is even better. Don't forget to visit Turtle Bay Museum next door. The museum is much bigger then it looks from the outside. The parking is easy and free.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Calatrava has done it again! The famous Spanish architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava has designed a functional masterpiece. Is it architecture or sculpture? If you have the time, you should experience this wonder both after dark and during the early morning. At night, this actual pedestrian bridge is dramatically spotlit, rising like the body and wing of a white bird... More

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Beaverton, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We visited the bridge on our way to San Francisco during the day and then stopped by again to see it at night on our return. Great place to stretch your legs. I wouldn't make a special trip but a nice stop if you are in the area. Stay away from the side rails (especially at night) if you have... More

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Redding, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

As you approach, the area is well kept, and there is a restaurant right next to the bridge (a bit overpriced IMO). While the bridge is impressive at first, walking over it you notice that the glass panels the walkway is made out of are mostly in bad shape, with very noticeable aging in the form of bubbled coatings and... More

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Krum, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We happended to be close by in the area and decided to see the Bridge. It was interesting, pretty park area, I'm glad we went to see this one of a kind bridge. If you are in the area I would go see, I wouldn't make a special out of the way trip to go see this attraction.

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Whittier, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

free to walk on, and just take in. A must see when you visit. We even saw some deer wondering around.

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

After hearing lot about the bridge, we opted to see it. Plenty of parking was available. It was nice walk on the bridge. People were playing in river below the bridge. If you are in vicinity, do visit it. Otherwise skip it.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The bridge was nice and unique. The lights in the bridge made it even more fun. There were fireworks on July 4th by the bridge, which were the best fireworks I have ever seen.

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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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54 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Great WOW factor attraction. Easy enough to find off I-5. Ample parking on the day of our visit. Although we didn't have a problem, that big line of porta-pottys may suggest the toilet facilities may need some serious re-thought.

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Pleasant View, Tennessee
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We stopped by here in the day time and went through the botanical gardens still a work in progress, but worth the $4.00 fee. The bridge itself is pretty cool. I meant to go back at night to see it lit-up but fell asleep. Also the area surrounding the bridge is really nice. Would go back when in the area.

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