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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

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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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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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
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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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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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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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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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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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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