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Darlingtonia State Natural Site

US 101, Florence, OR
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Ranked #8 of 17 Attractions in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
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Reno, Nevada, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

You'll see "Cobra" Pitcher plants which are carnivorous. It is just a block off Hiway 101 and a short walk into woods and around the marshy site of the plants. One of the few sites easily available for viewing. Plants bloom in the Spring.

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Bend, Oregon
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

What a treat to be able to walk out amongst the giant pitcher plants,some of them are huge! Darlingtonia has some very nice picnic areas tucked away in the trees. A great place to spend an hour or so.

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Charleston, South Carolina
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We stayed just down the road from this park. I wouldn't make a special trip for it, 10 minutes and you're done. The plants are very interesting though!

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Free, just a short drive north of Florence, free, and only takes minutes. You park and walk down a well maintained trail for about 200 yards, and can see the plants in the wild. Very nice side trip. a rest room [parkstyle] in avaliable by the parking/picnic area.

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Portland, Oregon
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47 reviews 47 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

a short distance from 101 its small but like nothing you would see anywhere else. its amazing, just a small piece of jungle flora in the middle of oregon.

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Veneta, Oregon
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

A short and easily traversed path through a wetland location that has wonderful array of plants. There is a bathroom as well... to start the walk or finish.

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San Diego, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
38 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

ONLY KIDDING! But if you want a quick and free botany lesson, then, Darlingtonia State Natural Site should not be missed. Located just a stone's throw from 101, this small gem offers the viewer a rare opportunity to experience up-and-close one of nature's wonders-the Cobra Lily. On an elevated wood walkway, you can observe this carnivorous plant attracting mostly flying... More

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Philomath, Oregon
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We've taken this little mini-hike with our kids or as a couple on several occasions. Best feature: It's free. You can't complain much about free things. Second: It's easy. Wheelchair or athlete, you'll all find it very easy to enjoy this. Third: It's interesting! You'll see unique plants and sometimes critters. Take your time, take pictures, and just enjoy the... More

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Wilsonville, Oregon
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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

An entire natural site devoted to a single plant - the cobra lily. We missed the blooming of the plant but it was still worth the stop as the plant is very unique and striking. Informative signs along the short trail explain the plant and it's characteristics. A quick stop but well worth it!

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Dallas, Texas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Weird and wonderful! The Cobra Lilies are serious plants, and the stop only takes 15 minutes to walk.

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