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Moreton Bay Fig Tree

Address: Montecito and Chapala Streets, Santa Barbara, CA
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Ranked #18 of 58 Attractions in Santa Barbara
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors
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Riverside, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
12 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

We didnt know about this tree. We were just leaving town, took a wrong turn, was driving by it and had my husband stop. Huge, Huge fig tree and nice little story to go with it. Behind Amtrack terminal

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Maryland USA
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169 reviews 169 reviews
10 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

Just off State street, close to the train station, this impressive tree is worthy of your time and a photo. Looks like the trees in the movie Avatar. I cannot believe I am reviewing a tree!

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Zurich, Switzerland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

nice history to go along with this tree. worth seeing!

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

it is worth a quick stroll over to the tree and maybe take a picture. Am skeptical of the plaque and story, but then again I'm generally skeptical.

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Indio, California, United States
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110 reviews 110 reviews
56 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

If you're into unusual things, this one's for you! a little hard to find but well worth your effort! WOW! Just a few blocks to the north-west from a great "LOCALS BAR" with an awesome craft brew selection!

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San Diego
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247 reviews 247 reviews
64 attraction reviews
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

Over 130 years old, largest of its kind in nation, with a trunk measuring 38 feet in circumference. Really incredible; such a massive tree. And right by the train station. A great quick thing to see

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REDDITCH WORCERSHIRE ENGLAND
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

You have to go and see this, it's amazing. We had been to Yosemite and seen the Giant Red Woods and is as amazing.

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Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
36 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

Breathtaking canopy is truly majestic. Hop on board the red SB trolley to learn more amongst many other fascinating SB facts.

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Santa Barbara, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
27 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

It's off the beaten track, but if you're into trees, this is one you have to see. There's something so majestic about the huge span of its branches, the shade it provides. You get a sense of history under those branches, the sheer beauty of a tree who has survived for so long and seen so much time. You don't... More 

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cascadia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
3 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

Check out the Moreton Bay Fig, just catty-corner to the train station. A beautiful tree, and true monument to women botanists in early twentieth-century California.

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