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Giant Forest Museum

Hwy 198, Giant Forest, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
+1 559-565-3341
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Small But Worthwhile

The Sentinel Tree right outside the museum is a beautiful sequoia and they have markings on the... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2017
ThomasTCat
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St. Louis, MO
Must Do

Stop at this museum, which is about 20 miles from the south park entrance on the General’s Highway... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2017
gypsyuno
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Hwy 198, Giant Forest, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

The Sentinel Tree right outside the museum is a beautiful sequoia and they have markings on the ground so you can get some idea how high it actually is as you walk along these pavement markings. Inside the museum is a short movie shown in...More

Thank ThomasTCat
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Stop at this museum, which is about 20 miles from the south park entrance on the General’s Highway. It’s a great place to get information on the surrounding area, things to do in the park, and where to see the Giant Sequoias – in fact...More

Thank gypsyuno
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

We were slightly disappointed with the museum. It appeared to be more of a hands-on children's activity center rather than a museum.

Thank Kim C
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

This museum is easy to see in a 15 minute visit. We arrived right as the ranger was doing a talk and that was enjoyable and informative. There are trails to explore here which were quite beautiful in the fall.

Thank Sylvia C
Reviewed 18 October 2017

This was worth the stop and to learn so much about the forest. Doesn't take long and is a easy area to park and walk.

Thank ManyRoadsTraveled
Reviewed 12 October 2017

this is a good place to learn about these giants. From a small seed to a giant. learn how they grow from fire and turn it into their advantage.

Thank Feng L
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Make sure you stop here to learn about the trees and area. The displays, pictures and maps help you with some basic knowledge. While there talk to a ranger about things in the park because who would know more about those things. It can be...More

Thank bobvacation2063
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Lots of good information on Sequoias in their natural habitat and our relationship to their prosperity.

Thank Kim P
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

This is a nice little museum with history of the Park and the trees. Several walks start from here. The walks are easy and manageable with many picture taking opportunities. Rest rooms with running water are located here-you don't find that throughout the Park as...More

Thank patcal4
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

I recommend taking a break here to see the exhibits that explain much about the Sequoia, how and under which conditions they grow. It takes about 15 minutes to visit, is ADA accessible and has an easy loop to see a meadow ringed by giant...More

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