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Thomas H. Kuchel Visitor Center

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Open today: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Very Informative!

The staff are VERY helpful at recommending sites to see in the area that you couldn’t find on the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jennifer W
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Key Stop for Visiting the Redwoods

We stopped at this visitor center before beginning our excursion into the redwoods. This is a key... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Benicia, California
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The staff are VERY helpful at recommending sites to see in the area that you couldn’t find on the map! They’ll tell you where to find certain animals and the best sites to see!

Thank Jennifer W
Reviewed 5 days ago

We stopped at this visitor center before beginning our excursion into the redwoods. This is a key stop as the rangers here are extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Based on our interests they suggested a number of different hikes and visits all of which turned out...More

Thank irawine
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are approaching the park from the south, be certain to make this your first stop. You’ll find rangers and volunteers that can provide helpful information on all park activities and options for hiking and key points of interest. For example, the Yurok Loop...More

Thank Glenn M
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Nice facility but doesn't open until 9 am, which is frustrating, especially for us being on east coast time. They are the gate-keepers for the main Redwoods N.P. trail where you need the padlock code. There are restrooms at he Center and also outside the...More

Thank JimM-NJ
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

I can't say much about the visitor center itself because our tour bus stopped here for a comfort break only. But I am really happy the tour director advised us to go behind the building to the beach itself for some great shots of driftwood,...More

Thank Ken_Blanchard
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Stopped here while out driving the area. The restrooms are clean with soap and running water. You can access the beach from here but they do have signs up warning you of snakes. There are people in the building that can answer any questions you...More

Thank james6764
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

Nice staff, clean center, good video. Great place to stop to get your bearings, maps, general info on park. Highly recommend stopping.

1  Thank Jasmine A
Reviewed 23 May 2018

They showed a 12-minute video about the Redwoods. It was at the beginning of our trip and it was so worth seeing. It gave background and explanation of these incredible trees!!! The only drawback is that we wanted to buy a copy of the video...More

1  Thank Shirley S
Reviewed 21 May 2018

We stopped here first and we so grateful for the help we received. She asked how long we would be here and what was the max distance we could hike. She took at least 10 minutes explaining all of the drives, overlooks, hikes. We were...More

1  Thank Gina A
Reviewed 20 March 2018

We stopped here as we came in from the north and the visitor center we first passed was not open yet. So we were right in the middle of the park I guess. The staff was helpful, and the center was super clean, bathrooms etc....More

Thank John M
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