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A Fig tree of awesome proportions!

This is not just any old tree. It's an enormous Australian Moreton Bay Fig Tree. The small, purple... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Duane H
Historical, Huge Tree Not So Far From Main Sights

You really should take a short detour to see this huge tree. Too bad it is hidden by the Amtrak... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not just any old tree. It's an enormous Australian Moreton Bay Fig Tree. The small, purple figs are fragrant and its history is part of Santa Barbara's many attractions. Don't overlook this site on your next visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Duane H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You really should take a short detour to see this huge tree. Too bad it is hidden by the Amtrak station and adjacent to the freeway (and noise) as on TA reviewer has pointed out. Nevertheless, it is worth a visit to read the informational...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing tree! You have to stand next to it to feel a peach less experience. If you are in the area or passing Santa Barbara it is worth the stop. Very powerful and breathtaking!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank solzi737
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A grand tree with a freeway running right beside it almost encroaching onto it. It is beside the old Railway station, but hidden by side roads. It doesn't get the space it really needs but it is still impressive. Why sites such as buildings get...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Teresa H
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

Stopped for a bit in Santa Barbara on my way up the coast. I’ve been to town a few times, did the boardwalk, walked around downtown, and I was looking for something a little off the beaten path. This big, beautiful tree has a cute...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed September 25, 2018

It's worth the short photo opt and history lesson for 2 historical locations in one. See the Fig Tree and right next to it is the retired Southern Pacific Santa Barbara SP142 Train. The tree is magnificent and there is a plaque to read the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank akdeepdiver
Reviewed August 18, 2018

Always love to see a special tree and this one was a beauty - spectacular. It is huge - the reach of it incredible, and its width. It's not even that old - planted in 1876. Love it.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Harrison-F-Carter
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Huge magnificent tree. Truly unbelievable how big it is. Worth a trip since it will be on your way to main attractions anyway.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank EP_SFran14
Reviewed August 5, 2018

Going through Santa Barbara with family that had never been here, we had to stop and show them this incredible tree. They had never seen anything like it. The root system is something you have to see to believe and the canopy is massive. Don't...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank csarchibald
Reviewed July 30, 2018

The fig tree is an awesome specimen with huge roots radiating out from the base of the tree and long, heavy branches providing a shady canopy. It is rare that you see trees of this magnitude. And viewing it is FREE! Parking is on the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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