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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
+1 800-887-8532
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice place to take a quiet stroll and see the Sacramento River. We took walk between our conference sessions and found it to be so refreshing.

Thank Frank S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the trip, especially awesome at night. Took an evening walk across the bridge which was colorfully lit.

Thank Juliette61242
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It may seem touristy but it's worth it! The bride is amazing but the botanical gardens are the hidden gem! Beautiful landscapes and foliage!

Thank Desirae P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there on a sunny day so got to see the clock shadow at work. A lovely bridge with an opaque glass surface. Walk from one side of the river to the other thru park settings - LOVELY

Thank cgarson
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I grew up as a kid and went fishing in this area I was back in town for my 50-year class reunion. I enjoyed exploring. :).

Thank Passport666215
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the bridge is an interesting architecture and the river has beautiful sites if you like taking pictures. It has nice hikes whether walking or biking.

Thank Exploration746208
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed walking through the park today . Was very interesting . The gardens were so pretty . Will definitely visit again if given the chance

Thank christine6369
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of Redding's must see's. Make sure you see it during the day as well as at night. During the day you can explore the Sacramento River trail, the Arboretum to see native plants and examples of how to landscape using them, as...More

Thank Dianna L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really wanted to walk across this bridge - it's beautiful! But beware if you are with your dog. There are signs everywhere warning that the walking surface of the bridge can get very hot and be painful for dogs. I would say that the...More

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in Redding on 8/25/18 and having read about Sundial Bridge decided to see it. Since I had read that the bridge had a glass deck, I expected to see the river flowing beneath my feet as I crossed the bridge. I should have...More

Thank Peter K
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5 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
9 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.