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“Awsome”

General Sherman Tree
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Owner description: An 249.9 foot ancient tree believed to be between 2,300 and 2,700 years old.
Visalia, California
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413 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Awsome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2013

You just cant beat mother nature and you cant put into words how awesone this is till you see for yourself. Not only this tree but many more in the Sequoia Park and much more. If you like nature this is hard to beat. Must See

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Morris, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Worth the Hike”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2013

The anticipation builds as you walk down from the parking lot high above the tree itself. Glimpses come from up above and several sign posts build the suspense (as well as warn you about the long uphill hike back). For those with companions who aren't able to make the steep climb back...there is a handicap accessible parking lot near the tree where you can arrange to meet if you need to...we did.

Visited June 2012
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Hamilton, Ohio
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114 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“General Sherman”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2013

If you love nature, you can not miss seeing these majestic trees and the flora and fauna surrounding them. The smell of the trees just made the experience more heavenly. So peaceful and life-giving, you can not help but feel peaceful and happy if you take the time to enjoy the beauty.

Visited September 2012
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ploiesti
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45 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“incredible nature”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2013

If you go from San Francisco to LA, you can enter into the park on one entrance, passing through Visalia, visit the park and go further to LA through Bakersfield. Sequoias are amazing, incredible and make you to feel so small and insignificant. For entrance into the park it is required to pay 20$ for each private car for 7 days, withouts limits for passings. General Sherman is the bigest tree in the world taking into consideration its volume. It is not allowed to touch it but is fabulous to see.

Visited October 2012
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Ridgecrest, California
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135 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“General Sherman Tree, Sequoia National Park”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

The largest tree in the world, by volume. It's 39 ft. in diameter and over 200+ feet tall. You can't touch it anymore, but a nice trail leads to the tree and you can walk around the giant to get an idea of its size.

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