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Address: Hwy 198, Giant Forest, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
Phone Number: (559) 565-3341
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Fun hands on spot for the kids!

This was a cute little museum with several displays and hands on things for the kids to learn. It was fairly small however and limited but it gave good information and was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Shannon P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a cute little museum with several displays and hands on things for the kids to learn. It was fairly small however and limited but it gave good information and was something fun to see.

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Thank Shannon P
Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Though this is a small place, it is packed with information about sequoias and kid-friendly. A few minutes there will dramatically enhance your understanding of these magnificent trees.

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Thank Davigeta
Garden Grove
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice museum but took maybe 15 minutes to see it all. Nice meeting spot to go a few hikes and sight seeing.

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Thank kayceea2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A cut museum, and cooling off spot in hot weather. Also a nice gift shop inside. Free guided walks to more popular nearby Sequoias start here.

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Thank Naysa R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

The giant forest museum offers a wealth of facts about the giant forest that is surrounding you. Park rangers are chuck full of info too, stop one a talk to him/her. You will pleasantly surprised...

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Thank G W
Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

Took my family here. The place has some interesting information about the red woods. The gift store was tiny and crowded.

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Thank SteveinLACa
Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

The museum is a great starting point to see the best trees and views in the park. Get here early to find a parking spot because it fills up quickly during the summer and other busy times. The Sentinel Tree towers over the museum where you may find information on that tree and other sequoias that will amaze you. Nice... More 

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Thank Tommy J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

The museum is crowded usually because it is such a hit. It has a small gift shop inside and lots of interpretive signage and activities about sequoias. It's definitely a must see for visitors to learn more about the sequoias and the forests surrounding them. Big parking lot and flush toilets close by. Many trails connect to the museum as... More 

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Thank Melissa D
San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

You would typically park near this museum for access to trails into the Sequoias so make it a point to spend a little time in the museum

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Thank John W
Rochester, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

I have been to the Sequoia National Park before, this was my fifth visit (July 10-11, 2016), the first was in 1972. Although the trees haven't changed much, the park policies have changed a lot, and for the better. Previously this building was a restaurant and a gift shop. You could park right in font of the building and all... More 

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