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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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Great museum super staff, free talks!

Great staff, especially Elicia (sp?) who is a volunteer- free talks at 11 and 12 and at 2pm a 2... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Floridakate1
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Very interesting

The Giant Forest Museum is FREE to enter and explains a lot about the forest and the different... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Hwy 198, Giant Forest, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great staff, especially Elicia (sp?) who is a volunteer- free talks at 11 and 12 and at 2pm a 2 hour ranger led hike. All that on Sunday. Great information; learned and saw a lot i wouldn't have on my own. So glad we were...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Giant Forest Museum is FREE to enter and explains a lot about the forest and the different trees. We found the displays to be informative and interesting. Don’t miss out

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Reviewed 18 January 2018

Staff was helpful and knowledgeable. Plenty to read about to find out more about the park. Nice information center.

Thank lrltshw
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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

This museum is free to enter. Everything you need to know is displayed in a beautiful layout. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable. There is also a small souvenir shop inside.

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Reviewed 28 December 2017

Great little museum with features/exhibits inside as well as out. Close to the roads to Moro Rock, Tunnel Log, and Crescent Meadow, and close to some hiking trails. Small gift shop inside. Interesting exhibits, very helpful.

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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

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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

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Reviewed 27 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
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Reviewed 24 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
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Reviewed 19 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
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