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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
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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South Pasadena, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

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
3 helpful votes 3 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
22 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
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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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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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