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Sundial Bridge

Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding, CA
+1 800-887-8532
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Scheduled for completion in Summer 2004, this unusually designed bridge, functioning as a sundial at one end and conveying a sense of weightlessness, connects the north and south campuses of Turtle Bay Exploration Park.
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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding, CA
+1 800-887-8532
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were staying in Redding for a few days and of course they like to promote their Sundial Bridge as an attraction. I really didn't have a great desire to see it but we happened to be close by eating one evening so we decided...More

Thank Andy3838
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the few places in Redding where you will see people out walking around at almost any time of the day and evening. You can see the Salmon runs in the river and many types of birds. If you come to Redding,...More

2  Thank ccivalier
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful setting, Incredible Architecture, Well Worth the Stop. We've been blessed to travel many places around the world, and have been able to see many local treasures. This Bridge/SunDial is one of the most Stunning engineering feats we've ever seen. Set over the beautiful winding...More

3  Thank UncleHenryen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy to get to and a very short walk, the Sundial Bridge is a beautiful attraction. You can look down into the crystal clear waters of the Sacramento River and often observe nearby wildlife. Well worth a few hours any time of the year.

2  Thank Bill_C_Hobbs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can't leave Redding without a walk across the sundial bridge. Truly an iconic amazing structure which projects across the Sacramento River. Amazing colours and contours are on display here.

1  Thank DFK2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a really interesting piece of architecture that we were glad we visited. We were only stopping over in Redding for one night but I'm glad we did. The girls got a kick out of the pedestrian bridge and world's largest sundial. It was...More

1  Thank Emmanuel B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worth a stroll across the bridge. Try visiting at evening for the cool breeze and nice walk about. Otherwise if you visit during cooler months you can visit nearby botanical gardens and go on some of the trails

1  Thank HaithamHamed
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're in a road trip, Redding is a good place to stay the night. It's a bit more than halfway from LA to Portland. And when in Redding there's not a whole heck of a lot to do... But one thing they have which...More

1  Thank Michael T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a bridge to nowhere. It is an ornamental bridge, quite fanciful, constructed across the Sacramento river, in a park. The bridge is at the end of the road leading into the park, and allows pedestrians to cross to the opposite site. If you...More

1  Thank alex b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have drove through Fwy 5 between Los Angeles and Seattle many times and stayed at or near Redding several times in the past. Never knew about this bridge. After reading about it before our eclipse road trip up to Oregon and Washington, we made...More

1  Thank ROCruiser
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4 August 2017|
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Response from maxona | Reviewed this property |
Assuming you have a picture of your dog on the bridge, go to the section on Trip Advisor where you can review the Sundial Bridge and you can download a picture from your computer/phone. You will see towards the bottom of the... More
4 August 2017|
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Response from jaymer37 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I saw people walking their dogs. However, be aware that Redding gets very hot! The glass-top bridge temperatures are too hot for dogs feet. (Think of what it would be like to walk barefoot on a hot stove!!!) Please do... More
8 May 2017|
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Response from Jon L | Reviewed this property |
Travel Lodge, you get a voucher for a free breakfast at Lumberjacks, can not be beat, for a working persons budget. Clean and well kept place.