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Darlingtonia State Natural Site

US 101, Florence, OR
800-551-6949
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Ranked #8 of 17 attractions in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
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Veneta, Oregon
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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
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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
19 helpful votes 19 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 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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Florence, Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a "must" see. These are the most unique plants we have ever seen. Take your camera and look carefully because this short walk is filled with great things to see.

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San Leandro
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Darlingtonia is a small little park but very interesting since it is full of cobra lilies... If you are driving and need a place to walk and stretch - this is a nice place to do so. The site is such a different type of "garden" and well worth the visit!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

It was nice that it was free. The plants do look like cobras and there was a nice walk-way around them. A good stroll and just right around the corner after you turned into the site.

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Eugene, OR
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

This road stop five miles north of Florence proper is beautiful and peaceful. Definitely worth pulling over if you've never been, heck even if you have. It's a small park. You get out of your vehicle and walk a short path through the old forest to reach the walkways and decks standing over a bog. And there you see it:... More

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Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Carnivorous plants on the Oregon Coast! We had no idea but one of the locals told us about it so we went a took a look. Just a short hike from the parking area you come to a wooden deck that stretches out over a marsh like area where the flowers grow. It was a relaxed little side activity. We... More

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