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Giant Forest Museum

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Address: Hwy 198, Giant Forest, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
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(559) 565-3341
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Quaint, and small but with good information.

This is a good spot to get some history on the majestic sequoia before going to see the general Sherman. It was about crowded, but a good opportunity to learn nonetheless.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 26, 2016
Jamez N
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San Luis Obispo, CA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

OK visitor center. Not much to see. Remember, leave no trace! Do NOT write or carve on rocks, do not litter and do not feed wildlife! Pick up pet feces & throw way in trash, bury human feces & completely put out campfires. Preserve nature!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

Nice little museum with of course the standard little tourist shop. The museum shows some history of the forrest , fauna and flora.

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Thank gaétan d
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

This is a good spot to get some history on the majestic sequoia before going to see the general Sherman. It was about crowded, but a good opportunity to learn nonetheless.

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Thank Jamez N
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016 via mobile

On our visit in sequoia park one day was raining. So we visited Giant Forest Museum. We spend there 1 hour. It was cool to know about all trees how they grow how tall are some. And after 1 hour the rain stopp , so it was really not a waste of time.

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Thank Kotryna M
Ljubljana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

There you will learn everything about those big trees. It is the point you should stop. It is not big place, but full of interesting things.

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Thank DanielLjubljana
Mechanicsville, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Spend a few minutes catching the exhibits and get some directions on what to see and how to get there. The park needs better signs and so the rangers here are a great resource!

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Arlington, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

For all the hype, it was not that impressive. A few nice exhibits, but with all the people going here, not sure why.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

To get a true feeling for the history of the park and the trees, one should stop here first. It has that same feeling as roadside attractions of yesteryear (for those of us old enough to remember those), which is fun for families and even us old coots learn a thing or two. It also puts things in context for... More 

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Pomona, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

Bldg is nice, restrooms are about 4 stalls so get peeing quick. Most people have tons of questions to ask but they are so ill prepared. Get all the brochures out, put up signs for ticket prices and times. Even at beginning of Winter slow season, I missed all & last cave tour times arriving at 11:15AM for the 3:00PM... More 

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Washington DC
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

This museum had every chance to be a high point of a visit to the park. Sadly it is minimal and the information provided sadly dated.

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