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Moreton Bay Fig Tree

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Address: Montecito and Chapala Streets, Santa Barbara, CA
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biggest tree i have seen

This is out near the train station. There is public parking that gives you a ticket but all public lots the first 75 minutes are free. The tree is native to Australia and was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Olrando
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This is out near the train station. There is public parking that gives you a ticket but all public lots the first 75 minutes are free. The tree is native to Australia and was planted in 1877. It was almost cut down but was saved and is now protected. Standing near this tree made me realize how small I am.... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Fun to see and not to hard to find. Gives viewer an unusual look at an historic landmark. Easy to find.

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New England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

It's big and the roots are huge and unusually flattish and I like trees. But I wouldn't make a detour to take anyone by to visit unless we were walking up Stateto the waterfront. There's a short fence around it to keep people from getting too close, so you can't, well, get too close.

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Make the detour on your way to the beach or from it. It is amazing how beautiful this tree is. Grab a snack and sit out under the this "tree of life"

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Simi Valley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Located really close to the Amtrak Station in Santa Barbara. Not really a "destination", but if you're in the area, its worth seeing. Just amazing how big it actually is.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

You will be in awe of these enormous trees. I am so glad that Santa Barbara maintains these trees which were planted in the late 1800's. The one on Chapala Street is the largest and is located in the train station area. The one in Montecito is located at the Four Seasons Biltmore. While there have a drink on the... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This Massive Tree is not that far from the Santa Barbra pier just off State tree so if you are in Santa Barbara it is a must

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San Luis Obispo, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Amazing tree and a short walk from the Funk Zone where you can view local artists work in their studios, wine taste, or grab a beer and GREAT eats on Anacapa.

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San Mateo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This tree had its origins from Australia-it is amazing, beautiful and very rare!!! I'm in awww every time I see it! It's located behind the beautiful Santa Barbara train station. A great place to take a chair and sit and relax for a bit in the shade!

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We didn't realize it, but ended up walking right by the Moreton Bay fig tree accidentally (so decided to stop and take photos)! It's a beautiful big tree (and old). You can't get right up close to the base because of fencing, but if you're nearby, definitely worth a look!

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