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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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Quick interesting stop.

Few miles north of town, just off 101, then take a short walk to a boardwalk surrounding an area of these "cobra" insect eating plants but you dont see any insects being eaten... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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Dawsonville, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Stopped to shoot the cobra lilies (pitcher plants), which are fascinating, but the scene just wasn't very photogenic. Could have been the weather. Certainly worth stopping at if you have never seen pitcher plants, especially large ones.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Few miles north of town, just off 101, then take a short walk to a boardwalk surrounding an area of these "cobra" insect eating plants but you dont see any insects being eaten. There were two rangers there to answer questions. Worth a quick stop.

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Newberg, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Seeing the Darlingtonia plants was really interesting and worthy stopping for. It is right off Hwy 101 so really convenient. I could be a nice place for a picnic, too, and there is a toilet there. However, it was just an average wayside. Interesting, but nothing spectacular. Glad I stopped.

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Vancouver, Washington
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

If you have never seen the carnivorous 'Pitcher plant', here is a fine opportunity to see them. This site has been set aside by the state for many years, I first saw it while in a college botany class in the 1970's. Some maintenance work has been done to keep the site accessible to the public, such as the raised... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

What an unusual place!! A short trail and a boardwalk take you out to a "field" of these unusual bug eating plants! I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't seen it myself!! So if you are on 101 in Oregon - check it out. Its definitely weird!!

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Colorado
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This is a large site with a ton of "pitcher" plants. These are plants that eat insects by luring them into it's deep throat filled with fluid. I don't think I've seen so many in one place before! Worth a stop and photo opportunity. Unique site to visit.

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Vail, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I'd stayed with family near Eugene the night before, so stopping after an hour to see this wasn't really necessary. It was an OK stop, but left me wanting to get back on the road and keep heading north up the coast.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This site is a must see. The Darlingtonia is an amazing plant and also very rare, don't miss it. It's a little hard to find so be sure to be on the lookout about 5 miles north of Florence

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Boise
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Nice little walk around the site. It was lightly raining and everything just brightened up. The greenery was lovely. Nice to have bathrooms and plenty of parking.

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Salem, Oregon, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

WE stopped and had a picnic at this little site just off 101. After lunch we did the short hike..more of a stroll. To see these weird almost alien like plants. A nice place for a picnic and some science!

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