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Das a big tree

Stopped for a bit in Santa Barbara on my way up the coast. I’ve been to town a few times, did the... read more

Reviewed October 10, 2018
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Worth the short photo opt and history lesson for 2 historical locations

It's worth the short photo opt and history lesson for 2 historical locations in one. See the Fig... read more

Reviewed September 25, 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A grand tree with a freeway running right beside it almost encroaching onto it. It is beside the old Railway station, but hidden by side roads. It doesn't get the space it really needs but it is still impressive. Why sites such as buildings get...More

Thank Teresa H
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

Stopped for a bit in Santa Barbara on my way up the coast. I’ve been to town a few times, did the boardwalk, walked around downtown, and I was looking for something a little off the beaten path. This big, beautiful tree has a cute...More

1  Thank joannelle01
Reviewed September 25, 2018

It's worth the short photo opt and history lesson for 2 historical locations in one. See the Fig Tree and right next to it is the retired Southern Pacific Santa Barbara SP142 Train. The tree is magnificent and there is a plaque to read the...More

Thank akdeepdiver
Reviewed August 18, 2018

Always love to see a special tree and this one was a beauty - spectacular. It is huge - the reach of it incredible, and its width. It's not even that old - planted in 1876. Love it.

Thank Harrison_F_Carter
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Huge magnificent tree. Truly unbelievable how big it is. Worth a trip since it will be on your way to main attractions anyway.

Thank EP_SFran14
Reviewed August 5, 2018

Going through Santa Barbara with family that had never been here, we had to stop and show them this incredible tree. They had never seen anything like it. The root system is something you have to see to believe and the canopy is massive. Don't...More

Thank csarchibald
Reviewed July 30, 2018

The fig tree is an awesome specimen with huge roots radiating out from the base of the tree and long, heavy branches providing a shady canopy. It is rare that you see trees of this magnitude. And viewing it is FREE! Parking is on the...More

Thank CacheOn
Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

This tree is amazing! I was skeptical when it came up on a list of things to see, but so glad we stopped! It’s huge, I’ve never seen anything like it. It’s free and quick, so it’s worth stopping for.

1  Thank tinasJ1795QG
Reviewed July 9, 2018

The fig tree is just behind the train station and is quite a sight to see. Its branches spread very wide and the trunk is huge.

2  Thank Alexandra T
Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

Its an arborus trek to get there, but it would be treesonous not to go. Acorny puns aside - we really developed chemistree with the location. Though honestly I’m stumped as to why this is number 7 on this list. Having said that it was...More

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