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Moreton Bay Fig Tree

Address: Montecito and Chapala Streets, Santa Barbara, CA
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Ranked #17 of 68 Attractions in Santa Barbara
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Orange County, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

When I first told my family we were going to visit a tree..they all laughed. That was until we drove up to this majestic tree. The tree is HUGE and BEAUTIFUL. The kids spent at least an hour walking around the tree and admiring its beauty. There is also a historic train car next to the tree and a plaque... More 

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California
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This is a 5-minute activity, but worth a visit. This is an absolutely enormous tree--so big it looks like something from Jurassic Park. Not much more to say about a big tree, but it's neat.

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Santa Barbara, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

This is kinda of a corny thing, but I love this tree. The first time I saw it I mistook it for a huge magnolia, and thought wow that is big. Now that I know its a fig tree, it blows my mind. If only the figs were edible, it could feed 1/2 the town! Definitely drive by it at... More 

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Ridgecrest, California
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51 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

There's just something about a big tree that makes you want to hug it. The Moreton Bay Fig Tree in Santa Barbara was no exception. If you're going to visit the tree, do quick google search to find out the history of the tree. It makes it more interesting. The tree itself wasn't hard to find, but parking was a... More 

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San Ramon, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We managed to wander our way past the rail road depot to find this HUGE tree. Do take a few minutes to see this wonder when you are in Santa Barbara

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New York
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Montecito Street is hard to find on the map as it is ELEVATED over State Street. Therefore, from State Street, the major street of the Historic District and shopping district, take the LEFT on WEST YANONALI and then continue and take the right on Chapala and left on Montecito. The tree inps as enormous as reported. The map from the... More 

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California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

It's a tree. It's old. It's big. So are lots of other trees. There's one just like it in Santa Paula. If you have to get excited about a tree, go see the world's largest, El Tule in Oaxaca.

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Santa Barbara, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Check out the SB train station, see a bum on the tracks and stand in the shade of the majestic Fig tree just steps away. Used to hang a lantern it its tree top to alert passing ships of the whereabouts of the harbor. Cool Pullman car parked next to it too. Go. See. Enjoy!

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No. California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

go during the day as you do not want to go after dark. This is a must see. so big it is difficult to get into one photo without being quite a distance away!

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

If you have time to walk and explore this tree is bigger in real life than any picture can describe. The roots at the base of the tree have risen out of the ground and cover the same area as the trees canopy

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