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Easy walk, educational.

The trees, of course, were something to see. Nice interpretive trail. Lots of people in and out... read more

Reviewed March 4, 2018
Madison, Wisconsin
The largest tree on earth!

Certainly it’s not just a simple tree but one amazing thing to see before you die! Always New... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2018
Longwood, Florida
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Oct 8, 2018
“The Senator is gone.”
Jun 12, 2018
“Small park, two covered areas, Big Tree gone”
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Reviewed October 8, 2018

This used to be a great visit when the Senator 1500 BC-2012 AD until it burned down. There still is a very old sister tree left standing and dates back to biblical times.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank davesnothere
Reviewed June 12, 2018

County folks planted new tree sired from old tree that was burned by careless women. Park is nothing much without tree. There is a short boardwalk and bathroom facilities but no drinking water. It is on the Seminole multi-use trail so it a convenient resting...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank OrlandoCyclist
Reviewed March 9, 2018 via mobile

This is a nice park, the boardwalk is well maintained and you get to see a tree that's almost 2,000 years old which is pretty exciting. It is disappointing at the senator the 3500 year old tree was burned down. This is still a nice...More

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank Chandler237
Reviewed March 4, 2018

The trees, of course, were something to see. Nice interpretive trail. Lots of people in and out of the parking lot, but not many on the trail. Worth the stop if you are in the area, visiting Wekiwa Springs.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank chippie1977
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Certainly it’s not just a simple tree but one amazing thing to see before you die! Always New Zealand!!!

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank IsoExpeditions
Reviewed February 7, 2018

So sad that this unique park no longer has "The Senator"-Florida's oldest and largest cypress tree. I nice place to bring the family for an afternoon walk or picnic.

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Tink B
Reviewed January 24, 2018 via mobile

As a change of pace from the crowds at the various theme parks, we elected to explore this park. Turns out, there is an 1100 ft boardwalk leading to the remains of "the Senator" , a 3500 year cypress destroyed by an arsonist in the...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank fayesno1son
Reviewed November 8, 2017

I used to visit the park often until a druggie burned down The Senator. The park is nice for picnics, walks and viewing a little history.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Dee T
Reviewed August 6, 2017 via mobile

Being a huge fan and nature lover of trees seeing this duo has been on my bucket list. Even with the charred remains of the Senator, it was worth the drive to see these magnificent giants. Can you think of any other living thing that...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank wickedbostonpissah
Reviewed June 2, 2017

Short boardwalk to see a burned relic of a cypress tree and another large cypress; interesting for a nature lover, but uber-boring for most people; kids will be more interested in the playground equipment than the boardwalk! The most redeeming factor is the parking and...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Anna M
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Elizabeth B
July 23, 2018|
Response from fayesno1son | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are allowed. We saw a couple of them on the trail as we walked. There is no fee for either people or pets. Leashes are required, as I recall.