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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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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 1 week ago
Jamez N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Thank Drew L
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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Thank FormerChicagoGal
Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

Great museum with helpful guides to direct you to great hikes. The General Sherman tree is right outside the door. Its is beautfiul and The big tree trail is so beautiful with wonderful trees.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

Sequoias are big, REAL big. That's what most of us know about these things BEFORE going here. Do you want to know how OLD these are? How tall they really are? How small the seeds are? What threatens them? Who climbs them? Well then you can either Google those questions like a dork or you can go here and actually... More 

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