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Darlingtonia State Natural Site

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Address: US 101, Florence, OR
Phone Number: 800-551-6949
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A short walk in a thick coastal rainforest with rare indigenous plants.

Just a few miles north of Florence on Highway 101, this is a very interesting and easy walk amongst tall trees and hosting a cluster of exotic, insect-eating, cobra-shaped plants... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Frank67018
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Florence, Oregon
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Florence, Oregon
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just a few miles north of Florence on Highway 101, this is a very interesting and easy walk amongst tall trees and hosting a cluster of exotic, insect-eating, cobra-shaped plants. Parking is close by and ample. Tourists driving the coastal route will find it an excellent place to stretch their legs.

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Thank Frank67018
San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

This is a cool place & not what I was expecting. Great viewing spot if walking long distances is a problem. There is a boardwalk to view the carnivorous flora (awesome!) short distance from anywhere in the Florence area. Eerily spectacular!

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Thank urban_girlie
Hillsboro, Oregon
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130 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Like other sites I have visited with these plants, this area is very small. However, the plants are densely packed and just so pretty to look at. It was cold and icy when I was there so the plants were dying off but still fun to view.

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Thank KimJ_in_Oregon
Vancouver, Canada
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194 reviews
120 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

This is a nice wayside walk off the highway especially if the flowers are blooming. Even so it is a good place to stretch the kegs on the boardwalk.

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Thank BCsaralou
Vancouver, Washington
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

A neat natural site, even when it's raining. Stopped with the dog to stretch his legs and ours. The plants were easy to find with signs explaining the unusual phenomenon.

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Thank Alice H
Millerstown, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

This lovely little spot is one we always stop to visit when we pass by. The darlingtonia here are the largest species I've ever seen. There is a little boardwalk that allows you to walk amongst them without causing any damage to the fragile environment. Highly recommend to herbalists, gardeners, and anyone interested in unusual or carnivorous plants. There is... More 

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Thank totalunacy
Belmont,CA
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44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

This is just an interesting little stop that only takes about 10 minutes to marvel at this curiosity .

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Ok - its just a 10 to 15 minute attraction. We parked the car and went to see the darlingtonias. ' They are superb plants and unique. Its a worthwhile stop and for us it was a repeat stop.

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Madison, WI
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41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Quick and interesting wayside with huge quantity of Darlingtonia -- pitcher plants. Easy path to the viewing area.

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Sedalia, Colorado
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

A small outlier population of rare carnivorous pitcher plants is the feature of this small natural site. They're growing in proliferation in a boggy erae just off the main highway, and accessed via a short boardwalk path that takes you right into the middle of the occurence, with the Darlingtonia plants and other wet-tolerant flora growing all around. There are... More 

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