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Moreton Bay Fig Tree

Montecito and Chapala Streets, Santa Barbara, CA
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an historic location...

I was just at the train station and went over to see this historic tree. When the traffic lights... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Santa Barbara, California
An Australian tree in Santa Barbara

As part of the Trolley tou they take to to see the 200 year old Australian Moreton Bay Fig tree... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ian H
Lowood Australia
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  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
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“minute stop” (5 reviews)
Montecito and Chapala Streets, Santa Barbara, CA
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I was just at the train station and went over to see this historic tree. When the traffic lights were on this section of 101, this was a hangout and a meeting place for all sorts of travelers through the south coast... now it seems...More

Thank Anabel-2013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As part of the Trolley tou they take to to see the 200 year old Australian Moreton Bay Fig tree said to have been bought to the USA by a sailor. Interesting story.

Thank Ian H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not particularly special but it's right next to the highway so I figured, why not. I wouldn't make any special trips to see this though.

Thank Micheal B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You have to see this tree to believe it! Even in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the Amtrak/Greyhound station, this tree provides a moment of tranquility.

Thank CrazyTraveler042
Reviewed 6 April 2017

The Moreton Bay Fig Tree is actually located in the Santa Barbara Mission courtyard. It is a beautiful tree in a very tranquil setting. Enjoy :)

Thank April333
Reviewed 1 April 2017

If you are in downtown Santa Barbara, you are close to this tree. It has these wonderful huge roots that stick up out of the earth like a massive octopus!

Thank worldalmanac
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Huge tree with big roots. Great to take pictures. It's right inside the station, driving in and she out doesn't cost you anything.

Thank guest-reviewer2016
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Beautiful, massive tree! You have to see it to believe it and yes there were figs on it! It's right next to the train station, so if you go by train - stop to see this tree!

1  Thank Dena B
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

We're from Brisbane Australia and it was very pleasing to see the history of this tree and its importance to the area. I wouldn't have know if its existence without trip advisor. We live near 'Moreton Bay' in Brisbane so it was very pleasing to...More

1  Thank AussieTravelBird
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Huge old tree. "In 1876, a visiting sailor presented the seedling of this Moreton Bay Fig Tree (Ficus macrophyllia) to a local girl who planted it at 201 State Street. When the girl moved away a year later, her friend Adeline Crabb relocated the sapling...More

1  Thank Jan R
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