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Turtle Bay Exploration Park

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Address: 844 Sundial Bridge Dr, Redding, CA 96001-0978
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+1 800-887-8532
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09:00 - 16:00
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Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Wed - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
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300 Acres of Fun! A hands-on natural science museum, arboretum &...

300 Acres of Fun! A hands-on natural science museum, arboretum & botanical gardens, live animals, summer wildlife show, year-round Parrot Playhouse (lorikeet aviary), walking trails, forestry center and ecology exhibits are all part of our expansive environmental and cultural museum complex.

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Butterflies

This is a beautifully designed and maintained park which we accessed through the Sundial Bridge. It is an easy walk on gravel paths. Plants are identified and artwork and benches... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Muskogee, Oklahoma
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Muskogee, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a beautifully designed and maintained park which we accessed through the Sundial Bridge. It is an easy walk on gravel paths. Plants are identified and artwork and benches are spread throughout. Facilities are available. It's a great place for a stroll.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great fun for all. Lots to see. Kids love it. Make sure and walk the arboretum in the spring. Monkey puzzle trees, as referred to in the movie, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir", beautiful flowers and grasses. Very peaceful. Bring your bike and ride the trails with friends.

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Thank Sue G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visit Redding at least one every two or three months for work. I always love to visit this park and the Sundial Bridge. Its a ideal location for a casual stroll, pretty vista and its great for everyone, couples, families, kids etc. I usually walk through the gardens as well. Its a great spot in the spring especially when... More 

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Susanville, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Really nice, great for families . Some animals outside, exhibits inside. Next to Sundial Bridge. A butterfly exhibit was there when we visited. My granddaughter was with us, she loved the butterflies landing on her.

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Thank jenbar5678
Redding, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

The grandkids always want to visit Turtle Bay when they are in town. We love the live animal shows, the rotating displays and the aquarium. Nice place to visit any time of year.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

This has a great many things for all visitors. By the sundial bridge. Several exhibits and a window into the wildlife in the area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

The park goes way further back than I thought. They had foxes, skunks, Bob cats and some big birds. They are also adding a lot of new stuff over the next year. We will be going back im sure. It's not a zoo by any means but it's still kind of cool.

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Thank Jimmy A
Redding, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Great place to take the family. Ongoing events inside. We went when it was a music activity and the kids and adults loved it! Had a blast!

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Even on a late afternoon in January the park was full of visitors, walking, jogging, sight seeing. Museum, gift shop, gardens, all surrounding the beautiful Sacramento River. Fun for young and old alike.

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eureka, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped by looking for something to do, place is amazing. Fun for all ages. Wonderful attractions and a great place to have lunch.

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