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Giant Forest Museum

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Hwy 198, Giant Forest, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
+1 559-565-3341
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Take a quick look around whilst waiting for the transport

This is not a huge place but you can spend maybe 20 mins whilst waiting for the transport back... read more

Reviewed yesterday
travellerm68
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Brisbane, Australia
Good informational stop

This is a good place to stop and use the rest room and also get a brief history and some... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jvalliant
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Brooklyn, New York
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Hwy 198, Giant Forest, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
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"a small gift shop"
in 14 reviews
"statue of liberty"
in 6 reviews
"basic information"
in 4 reviews
"interactive displays"
in 3 reviews
"space shuttle"
in 3 reviews
"great information"
in 7 reviews
"great place to start"
in 3 reviews
"definitely worth the stop"
in 3 reviews
"nice stop"
in 5 reviews
"giant forest"
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"national park"
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"crescent meadow"
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"visitor center"
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"tunnel log"
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"general sherman"
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"parking lot"
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Reviewed yesterday

This is not a huge place but you can spend maybe 20 mins whilst waiting for the transport back. The most interesting thing for us was understanding the impact of logging. There is also a gift shop there.

Thank travellerm68
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a good place to stop and use the rest room and also get a brief history and some information about Sequoias in the park. Did not know Sequoias are a type of Red Wood tree! Did not know that the wild fires that...More

Thank Jvalliant
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take the shuttle down generals highway and it drops you at front door of museum that is free. Small but lots of info on the trees and Sentinel tree is right outside. Has a small gift shop. Worth the stop. From museum you can take...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome information regarding the forest, the trees, the development and history of the national park. Interactive displays were great along with an informative video available.

Thank chris w
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to stop by and learn more about the trees and parks before heading out the GIant Forest trail. Kids can get their Junior Park Ranger badges here at the museum as well.

Thank mpsudame
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a very small museum with a small gift shop and informational desk towards the front. It was informative though and gave you information about the Sequoias and why we need to protect them.

Thank RoaringCrab
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This gives in depth information ABOUT the trees in the forest. There is a very small gift shop available. The Sentinel is also out the front door of the museum. I suggest taking the big tree trail down to the meadow.

Thank Kaitie A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hands on, information about the giant sequoias. How amazing that the seeds are the size of an oatmeal flake! I learned a few things about the trees. It only takes about 15 minutes to go around the room and see/read the displays. They have parking...More

Thank Trish W
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Small yet interesting museum, explaining bio system of giant trees. It takes around 15 minutes to go through exhibition. Entrance is free of charge. There is small souvenir shop on the premises.

Thank Mr_Nobody_1979
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Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

The museum is small in size but very informative. It is located in the heart of the best sequoia tree grove. It is worth checking out to get some perspective on the park as well as the history of the trees themselves.

Thank TravelingJohnB80
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