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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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Great starting point to explore the sequoias

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Tommy J
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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

So this is a nice museum. It gives you a lot of information in a very pleasant way. (It's also free) There's a big parking and overflow parking across the street. I would not recommend comming to the park just for this museum because it's really small.

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Thank Gilles V
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This used to be a Market back in the days, by the years they came out with a Museum and loved it. Parking lot gets full very fast the early you go the better. Nice spot for pictures the museum a lot things to see and demonstrations about the trees and habitat. Eventually you will see deers and bears around... More 

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Buena Park, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

This museum is easily accessed via the free shuttle from most camp grounds. It is small and somewhat informative.

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Thank 137rick
Chalfont, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Stopped here after seeing General Sherman trees and the president trail. The parking lot was packed and tight. We found a spot but the museum was so small and really didn't tell you anything new that you didn't read on the trail and by the Sherman tree. Has a very very small gift shop and has bathrooms. I felt it... More 

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