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Moreton Bay Fig Tree

Montecito and Chapala Streets, Santa Barbara, CA
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Ranked #20 of 71 Attractions in Santa Barbara
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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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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Westlake Village, California
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22 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I came to SB on a Sunday. The Arts and Crafts Show was amazing! We stopped at the fig tree on our way to lunch. It's a bit hard to find. Just head to the train station. It is enormous ..easy to believe that it is the biggest in the U.S.! The roots are incredible! Worth the quick stop definitely... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

It's a little off the beaten path, but not much. If you like to marvel at ridiculously huge trees, and especially if you have kids, do check this out. Unlike a redwood that goes straight up, the Moreton Fig stretches its braches and roots out far and wide. If your travel plans involve the train station, there really NO reason... More

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South Pasadena, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This tree has to be seen to appreciate its grandeur, awesome scale, and beauty. It's in an out of the way place, but worth the effort to reach. The Mediterranean climate of Santa Barbara seems to produce outstanding varieties of trees and plants. Standing next to the giant roots of this tree and taking a photo made us feel tiny.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I like this place as it just close by the state street and next to the AMK station. It's a huge tree and it is just very interesting to look at it and appreciate the God creation and nature! Although we can't climb on the tree, kids just love to run around under the tree and you do need to... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

It is a must see gathering spot for all locals and visitors, much like the historic Banyon tree in Lahina, Maui!

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washington dc
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

It is always neat to see a very large old tree. If you have the time stop by and check it out. 5min is enough time---its kind of in a far away place so don't feel bad if you choose not to visit it!

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New Mexico
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is one of the coolest trees I've ever scene, if you are on the beach it's a hop and skip driving to see it, and you can park right next to it in large parking lot.

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Our children did wonder why we were wasting our time going to see a tree, but even they were impressed with the enormity of this magnificent wonder of nature. It was definitely ten minutes well-spent. A word of caution - this tree does tend to attract the homeless, so go during daylight only.

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Manchester
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22 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Very different to your normal tourist attractions, but is definitely worth a detour to see it. Ignore the map on Tripadvisor which is woefully inaccurate. Head from the main street of the Old Quarter towards the beach. Once you've passed underneath the highway using the underpass, turn right and it's about a quarter of a mile down there near the... More

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