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Moreton Bay Fig Tree

Montecito and Chapala Streets, Santa Barbara, CA
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Ranked #21 of 71 Attractions in Santa Barbara
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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washington dc
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
22 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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Dallas, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Finding this tree was amazing adventure. It doesn't compare to any other fig tree I have seen in my travels. It was amazing.

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This tree is definitely worth a stop. It is incredibly beautiful! It was one of our historical stops on our Savor Santa Barbara Food Tour and well worth it. Plus, a Pullman train car is right behind it - one more tucked away historical site.

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We went searching for the tree. The map here shows the pin in the wrong place. It is on the other side of Route 101 toward the water. Highly recommend and worth the walk.

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New York City, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

All this is a tree in the middle of the road, but it will take your breath away. I didn't have this planned on our itinerary for Santa Barbara, but we had some time to kill before dinner, and I found this attraction on Trip Advisor (thank you) and decided to pay a visit! I'm so glad we went because... More

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Pacifica, California
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

you have to see it to believe it. this tree is HUGE! i only saw it at night and it still blew my mind. branches so big and swooping that they create an umbrella effect and touch the ground. go check this out!

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Santa Clarita, California, United States
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27 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

This fig tree is one of the largest that I have seen. View from a distance to enjoy the volume of this tree. The tree however does some times have people sleeping in the root system, It is not in the best part of town and Homeless do frequent this area, Worth a view but be careful.

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