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“big tree, though not as impressive”

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.
abower83
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“big tree, though not as impressive”
Reviewed March 1, 2013

sounded amazing, most massive tree in the world! but, it's not what i thought. it was rather short actually. turns out that even though it's got the most wood in volume, tha'ts because it's so dang old. got some nice pictures with it though. not a bad thing to visit if you're in the area, though there are lovelier trails with more astonishingly huge trees

Visited October 2012
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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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133 reviews
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“The grand old tree among old trees”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

This is indeed the great grandfather of all the giant trees in Sequoia National Forest. There's a neat outline on the ground that gives you an idea of the diameter and circumference of this giant. Its really hard to fathom its size, but the surrounding exhibit helps a bit. Come see it!

Visited July 2012
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Visalia, California
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“Awsome”
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
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Worth the Hike”
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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“General Sherman”
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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