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Avenue of the Giants

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Address: Avenue of the Giants, CA 95571
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Amazing drive

If you are in Napa, it is a very long day but well worth the drive if you want to see redwoods. Stop at the one picnic area which is just before the visitor center (driving... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 June 2016
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San Bernardino, California

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San Bernardino, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

If you are in Napa, it is a very long day but well worth the drive if you want to see redwoods. Stop at the one picnic area which is just before the visitor center (driving north). You have to pay to get in but it is well worth the small price. You can eat surrounded by these giants and... More 

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Woodland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Avenue of trees spectacular but on their map they show a short cut to the ocean. Road at times is gravel only, very narrow, no gas, stores, stops during what turns out to be 4 hours to go 60 miles cuz of road conditions. No cell service entire way. And to top it off once you finally arrive at beach... More 

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

How do you review something as spectacular and amazing as giant redwood trees? I don't know but I will try. Fist off, pictures do not do justice to the experience these trees will give you. To appreciate they majesty and splendor you have to just go and see them. As soon as we entered the Ave of the Giants the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

We drove the length of the Avenue of Giants on a sunny day. One would drive from areas of sunshine into areas of very deep shade. It was almost like driving in and out of tunnels. The number and size of the trees was impressive. I thought this drive was better in some ways than the drives though the redwoods... More 

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Absolutely amazing and the best views of the redwoods you will ever see!!!! Plenty of places to pull off and hug one of these amazing Giants!! Get off the freeway for 30 minutes and see these trees!!!!

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Gouda, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

We drove the whole route and loved every second of it. You can stop at any of the multiple stops and just walk into the forest. The trees are huge and it feels like you go back in time!

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Parker, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

Magnificent stretch of road. Gloriously gigantic trees and lush, beautiful forests. I think I saw that people had given this wonderful piece of earth a low rating. They must have had a seizure and it was an accident. This whole area of California is wonderful and having seen most of the state, is the definitely highlight. Definitely recommend the detour... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

Worth the detour! Beautiful trees and a nice stream that you can swim in or have a picnic next to. More places to stop by than you have time for.

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

What an awesome sight, driving along the old 101 road through these magnificent Giants. Until you see these trees and stand next to them , you cannot begin to imagine their size. Fantastic photo opportunities along the 30 mile long road. Don't miss this opportunity to take in these breathtaking Redwoods.

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Hudson, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

I was trying to get to Redwood National Park from San Francisco over Memorial Day weekend. The drive is just too far in that short amount of time. Luckily I had heard about Avenue of the Giants and saw the signs. We detoured and boy am I glad we did! I cannot believe the trees we saw during this drive.... More 

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