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Moreton Bay Fig Tree

Address: Montecito and Chapala Streets, Santa Barbara, CA
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Ranked #28 of 146 things to do in Santa Barbara
Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

I decided to visit this tree with my family and we were not disappoined. There's a parking lot at the location that is free for the first hour, and you definitely won't be there for an hour. My daughter is 18 months old so she didn't really "get it". She still had fun running around the tree and trying to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Visited yesterday - 2 familes with 2 n 3 yr olds - quick stop - parking. Street parking free for 2hrs, parking in amtrak station next to tree is free for 75min..try either one. - good picture stop - climbing on tree not allowed so there you go..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This tree is enormous. Describing how enormous this tree is will just not do it justice. It incredibly beautiful. The roots extend across the entire block and some of them came up to my waist in height. You could lay down in the roots and not be seen. Such a cool tree and definitely worth the stop. There is parking... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This tree is very close to the Santa Barbara train station which is very cute. The tree is gigantic and worth a visit if you're touring. It won't take more than 5 minutes, unless you happen to be a tree expert.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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