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Hidden Surprise Near the Train Station

Impressive old tree - worth the short walk behind the train station to see. Unfortunately it is... read more

Reviewed yesterday
The bestest and the oldest tree in Santa Barbara and provides beautiful shade cover

Tree is outside Santa Barbara Railway Station. Need to walk quite a distance on the green lawn for... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed yesterday

Impressive old tree - worth the short walk behind the train station to see. Unfortunately it is surrounded by a parking lot.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mernie00
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tree is outside Santa Barbara Railway Station. Need to walk quite a distance on the green lawn for photo

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank VivekS3123
Reviewed 28 November 2018

This is not just any old tree. It's an enormous Australian Moreton Bay Fig Tree. The small, purple figs are fragrant and its history is part of Santa Barbara's many attractions. Don't overlook this site on your next visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Duane H
Reviewed 25 November 2018

You really should take a short detour to see this huge tree. Too bad it is hidden by the Amtrak station and adjacent to the freeway (and noise) as on TA reviewer has pointed out. Nevertheless, it is worth a visit to read the informational...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank TSinParis
Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

Amazing tree! You have to stand next to it to feel a peach less experience. If you are in the area or passing Santa Barbara it is worth the stop. Very powerful and breathtaking!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank solzi737
Reviewed 9 November 2018

A grand tree with a freeway running right beside it almost encroaching onto it. It is beside the old Railway station, but hidden by side roads. It doesn't get the space it really needs but it is still impressive. Why sites such as buildings get...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Teresa H
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Stopped for a bit in Santa Barbara on my way up the coast. I’ve been to town a few times, did the boardwalk, walked around downtown, and I was looking for something a little off the beaten path. This big, beautiful tree has a cute...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank joannelle01
Reviewed 25 September 2018

It's worth the short photo opt and history lesson for 2 historical locations in one. See the Fig Tree and right next to it is the retired Southern Pacific Santa Barbara SP142 Train. The tree is magnificent and there is a plaque to read the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank akdeepdiver
Reviewed 18 August 2018

Always love to see a special tree and this one was a beauty - spectacular. It is huge - the reach of it incredible, and its width. It's not even that old - planted in 1876. Love it.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Harrison-F-Carter
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Huge magnificent tree. Truly unbelievable how big it is. Worth a trip since it will be on your way to main attractions anyway.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank EP_SFran14
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