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Darlingtonia State Natural Site

Address: US 101, Florence, OR
Phone Number: 800-551-6949
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Ranked #5 of 10 Attractions in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
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Maple Valley, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

These plants are very strange and worth popping off of 101 to see them. It is less than a block from the highway, and a very short walk to an open area chock full of these surprisingly large and unusual plants. I'll have to come back in the spring to see them at their peak.

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King Salmon, Alaska
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61 reviews 61 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

It's short flat walk to a boardwalk through a bog of Darlingtonia, a carnivorous pitcher plant! Come appreciate some really cool plants!

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Sherwood, Oregon
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Just off hwy 101 with easy access. Nice boardwalk that is handicap accessible. You won't believe the plants. Darlingtonia, Cobra Lily, are our native carnivorous plants. They eat bugs! The flowers don't look like they belong to the plants. A must see even if your aren't really into plants.

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Everywhere, Man
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

When I read about this site, being from Florida, I expected a few scattered 4" high plants. I walked into a clearing completely covered by 2' high, comical, bulbous plants! I giggled for a couple minutes. It was the highlight of my visit to Florence! There is a potty, water fountain and shady picnic tables at the site.

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Kent, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Quick stop, the Cobra Orchids were amazing even though it was September. Beautiful stop. And there is an outhouse.

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We enjoyed going to this 18 acre park to see the darlingtonia. One parks and then takes a short walk on a boardwalk trail. Darlingtonia are also known as cobra lily. They are a rare, unique shapd plant. One can see the area in less than 1/2 an hour so worth a stop to see.

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Reno, Nevada, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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
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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
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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TEXAS
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 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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