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Sundial Bridge

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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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The trails along the Bridge over the raging water as well as the amphitheater were quite impressive. We enjoyed evening strolls while in town. Very relaxing.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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Sacramento, California
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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The trails along the Bridge over the raging water as well as the amphitheater were quite impressive. We enjoyed evening strolls while in town. Very relaxing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

It's funny to think how close to I-5 this is, yet it feels like you're so removed from the hustle and bustle. We really enjoyed our walk in this area and the bridge is unique!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I recently moved to Northern California and had the occasion to go to Redding for the first time (on a shopping expedition!). My dog was with me so I was looking for a place for us to take a walk, and followed signs for the bridge. To my delight it was a perfect spot! The bridge is lovely and makes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

After driving several hours, it was great to have this beautiful bridge, river banks and adjacent gardens to explore and enjoy. Kids had a blast playing along river bank- bring water shoes and loved seeing all the butterflies in the adjacent gardens. And, the Italian ice stand was a welcome find on a hot day.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I wouldn't go out of my way to cone here, but the bridge is pretty nice looking, and is in a beautiful natural park.

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Menlo Park, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Lots of people were there to visit this lovely bridge. We stopped on the way from SF to Portland, and it was a wonderful excursion. Great to get out of the car and go for a walk, and stretch our legs. The surrounding park and trails are lovely.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This is a special bridge that looks like a giant sundial and actually is a very interesting engineering marvel. They promote the bridge as one of the few that have a deck of glass. It sounds unnerving and, at first glance, it does bring one to alarm. Actually, the glass panels are so thick that one can barely see through... More 

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

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

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

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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