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Moreton Bay Fig Tree

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Address: Montecito and Chapala Streets, Santa Barbara, CA
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The largest Fig Tree in the World

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Martin S
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Santa Barbara, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank Martin S
Palm Desert,CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Thank Karstobb
Rancho Cucamonga
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Thank Kim D
Ventura, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Thank CWS55
Ogden, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's really close to State street and the pier so it's worth a stop. Very unique, stop for sure if you like random things of nature. Others mentioned people sleeping around the tree etc,. there wasn't a soul in sight when we stopped, middle of a Wednesday. I'm glad we stopped and took a few pics.

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Thank Russ P
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 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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Thank JeannieCass
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

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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Thank Kylie K
Vallejo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

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

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