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Moreton Bay Fig Tree

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Address: Montecito and Chapala Streets, Santa Barbara, CA
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Another recommendation and wow it couldn't be missed. There were even people sleeping at the bottom of the tree hidden in the little nooks and crannies. This tree is truly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
JeannieCass
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Another recommendation and wow it couldn't be missed. There were even people sleeping at the bottom of the tree hidden in the little nooks and crannies. This tree is truly beautiful and should be kept that way

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is such a beautiful tree! Sure worth finding it and seeing it! The roots are above ground and a great location for photos.

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Vallejo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quite impressive, especially if you love inanimate objects!!! I have never seen such an impressive tree.

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Tigard, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This grand old tree is pretty neat. Take a moment to review it's history/data, either while there or beforehand to add to its splendor. It's a quick visit and probably not far out of your way so stop by for a few minutes for some pictures!

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Thank glovestory
Orange County, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There's not hype to this beautifully old and well preserved tree next to the train station. So I wouldn't make an extra effort to come see this tree. But if you happen to be waiting for your train or bus.... it is worth the 10 minute stop over. Great picture location. As you stand there and look at the base... More 

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San Marcos, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took our 8 year old Granddaughter to see this tree. The roots stand almost as tall as her. She was amazed at the tree and stirred her interest in nature more. The old tree is amazing. There are three large Moreton Bay Figs in Santa Barbara, but this one is the best one to visit. The biggest is near the... More 

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San Rafael, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a "Drawing from the Right Side of your Brain" student, you learn to concentrate on the finite details of your subject. My excellent teacher's favorite was to have us all drawing an old tennis shoe (semester after semester). Years ago when practicing the idea of drawing "negative space" (that which exists in between the focal points), I drew this... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It's a really quick stop but worth it. Not much to say but it's a cool big old tree. It only takes a few minutes to see this impressive tree. There's parking right behind the tree which is free for the first 90 minutes.

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Petah Tiqwa, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

OK so it's a huge tree. Not much to say beyond that. We tried to take pictures of one another with the entire tree in the frame (standard 28 mm lens) and the human face in the picture was barely visible, just to give you a sense of this tree's size. In other words, pretty cool.

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Thank Ynhockey
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14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Interesting tree. It was an accidental stop. We took the wrong turn and ended up here. We didn't know it was a tourist stop til we read a pamphlet about SB.

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