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Moreton Bay Fig Tree

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Address: Montecito and Chapala Streets, Santa Barbara, CA
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Always great to see these big trees

The way the fig grows is so interesting. We saw them in Australia and it was nice to see another. I had not heard of it before going to Santa Barbara.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Saint Helens, Oregon
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Saint Helens, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The way the fig grows is so interesting. We saw them in Australia and it was nice to see another. I had not heard of it before going to Santa Barbara.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I personally love figs and cool, unique attractions such as this so thought it was really cool. The true is huge and twisted and you are allowed to climb on it. It's the largest fig tree there is!

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Lakewood, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to go have a lovely meal with lover, a friend, and husband. I had the most sensual juicy duck liver & thine and leg over succotash cornbread. And for dessert was mouth watering blueberry pineapple upside down cake with a scoop of blueberry ice cream. Sorry ate up the dessert didn't get a photo.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I found this place here and I am so happy that I saved it to be one of the places to go with my family. We planned a trip to Solvang. However, we stopped by Santa Barbara first to see this tree. It is gorgeous! It is a must see if you ever go to Santa Barbara. Mom was amazed... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When Santa Barbara had the only 101 stop light between the Mexican border crossing and Oregon, the Moreton Bay was club central to vagrants and hitch-hikers going north and south. It's by the train tracks and station and had a seamy reputation. Not so today. The area's been spiffed up, the tree is thriving and it's worth doing a half-block... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

Yes, this has been touted with being the largest fig tree on planet earth. And while I can't prove the veracity of this claim, I can say, it's pretty darn big. Standing anywhere near the Freeway and State Street you will see this behemoth of a tree casting it's shadow. It's a favorite place for the wanderers and vagabonds who... More 

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Palm Desert,CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

The tree and roots are sensational...it's huge and interesting to see. It's on the ocean side of the freeway hidden away and near the funk zone.

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Montreux, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

Despite its vast size there did not seem to be any directions to this. Just behind the Amtrak station in Santa Barbara. This has to be seen to appreciate its size and age. Worth a detour off state street to view!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

My husband and I come Santa Barbara once a year and I'm not how we missed this living history. This tree is huge and almost sixty years old. The size makes you think it's a 100. Make it a stop on your visit.

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Ventura, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Well worth the stop. The tree is ancient and the size is beyond your imagination. Take a few minutes to get off of State Street and go see this. A;so close to the bandshell.

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