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Sundial Bridge

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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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Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding, CA
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Reviewed yesterday

As a Redding native I love the Sundial Bridge. There was so much criticism about its construction but I hope that everyone can see its beauty and how it just draws crowds of visitors. I have since move out of state but I visit Redding...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kathy M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed our walk on the Sundial Bridge! It was raining so it is very slippery, but if you walk on the stone and not the glass you will be fine. A very unique thing to see in Redding, CA!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

“This is where everyone goes!” I heard as I arrived. It’s true. For a good walk, to be with friends or to get some solo time, this a lovely place to experience the Sacramento River and local community.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 55jetsetter108
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This bridge had a fantastic view and a really nice nature walk in the Turtlebay exploration park it was close by to a nice hotel .Parking was fairly easy I might suggest dropping off people closer to the entrance way and then parking if you...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank thalldo
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I've enjoyed this River trail for years. Many miles of walking/ biking trails in the area with breathtaking views along the Sacramento river from Shasta Dam to Whiskeytown Lake and beyond.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mark H
Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited on December, but it was little disappointing. I think it would be a lot nicer during the warmer seasons. The garden areas was nothing special and nothing interesting. The Aquarium sign should not be there.It is not an aquarium. Not worth the entrance...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank pauliney2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

While visiting family in Redding, CA, we took a late afternoon walk over the Sundial Bridge, along the Sacramento River to Turtle Bay. It was a lovely, sunny afternoon and we enjoyed the scenery (including brave fly fishermen out in the winter river practicing their...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lovethewest_cowgirl
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the Sundial Bridge. The structure itself is beautiful and there are really pretty views all around. There are several trails for exploring, too, and plenty of places to sit and simply enjoy the day.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank farscapeprincess
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I live locally and walk in the area of this beautiful Sundial bridge often. It’s beautiful when lit up at night. And beautiful during the day. Wonderfully engineered artwork with the glass bottom and the monster size sundial that does reflect light on the clock...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank c6h12o6mama
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

popular spot for families, good hike available, felt safe in area. Good birds available to view. Gardens are worth visiting.

Date of experience: December 2018
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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
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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