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“tree hugging fun” 5 of 5 stars
Review of General Sherman Tree

General Sherman Tree
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
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Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Owner description: An 249.9 foot ancient tree believed to be between 2,300 and 2,700 years old.
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“tree hugging fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

this was an incredible place. It was covered in snow when we went and we had to hire chains before entering the national park. Luckily we had a 4x4 so we didn't have to use them but you still need to carry them. You can rent them in three rivers for $40. A must!! we stayed up at wukasachi lodge for the night and waking up to snow outside was incredible...coming from an Australian that has only seen snow a few times. Nice easy walk on the general Sherman trail. Would have helped if we had snow shoes/boots.

Visited January 2013
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Cockfield, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 attraction reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
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“Very impressive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

What a monster. If you are in Sequoia then you must see general sherman. It is a massive tree. Nothing else to say really!

Visited December 2012
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Catawissa, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Easy Walk”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

Easy walk. Unbelievable! It is just awesome to see this huge tree and can't believe it is over 3000 years old.

Visited December 2012
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Roseville, Minnesota, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“I will never forget this tree”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Not only was it awesome to see the world's largest tree in all it's glory. But my fiance proposed to me in front of it!

Visited December 2012
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South Haven, Michigan, United States
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21 attraction reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“Awe is too simple a word”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Breath taking, stunning, a reminder of how small we are and how great creation is. What a beautiful tree and area. Take time to sit and gaze at this marvel. Take time to give thanks that it has been saved for future generations.

Heard a wonderful young female tour guide talk about this tree. She was so proud of the tree and its history, you would have thought her family planted it. If there will be a talk on the tree, stay for it.

Visited September 2012
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