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Moreton Bay Fig Tree

Montecito and Chapala Streets, Santa Barbara, CA
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Blooming, bodacious, humongous, and gorgeous

Blooming, bodacious, humongous, and gorgeous. First thing one sees getting off the train in Santa... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cavydad
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Camarillo, California
Really Big Fig!

You suddenly feel very small standing next to this old, humongous fig tree. It's worth a look if... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
seetheworld2014
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Calgary, Canada
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“amtrak station” (13 reviews)
“above ground” (5 reviews)
“photo stop” (3 reviews)
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Montecito and Chapala Streets, Santa Barbara, CA
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Blooming, bodacious, humongous, and gorgeous. First thing one sees getting off the train in Santa Barbara. When you walk the pier, have chowder at Brophys, do detour several blocks to view the tree. The roots are huge. It deserves to be a Santa Barbara landmark.

Thank Cavydad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You suddenly feel very small standing next to this old, humongous fig tree. It's worth a look if you are in the area just to take some pictures and see how sprawled out it is. The roots are pretty interesting too! Tree huggers will love...More

Thank seetheworld2014
Reviewed 5 December 2017

it is a nice tree but in a poor setting. Other than some historical significace you can probably skip this.

Thank m44
Reviewed 23 November 2017

What a grand old tree! It's almost like a tree an art student would sketch, with big, sprawling limbs shading the lawn below.

Thank kentennen
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

Santa Barbara's Moreton Bay Fig Tree located in Santa Barbara, California is believed to be the largest Ficus macrophylla in the United States. A seaman visiting Santa Barbara in 1876 presented a seedling of an Australian Moreton Bay Fig tree to a local girl who planted it at 201 State...More

1  Thank Victoria F
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

There is a huge moreton bay fig tree at the mission. The tree us massive with impressive roots. Definitely worth checking out.

Thank Lynn C
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

This is one humongous fig tree! Never seen anything like it. If you like taking pictures of landmarks like me, this is worth a stop. It's located next to an Amtrak station and plenty of parking. You can't miss it!

Thank Rhea R
Reviewed 20 October 2017

It is hard to find but worth it. It is close to train station. The roots are massive but you can't touch it

Thank whitebecky66
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Made it a point to check this tree out and I am glad we did. Wow, huge and just a wonder. Shame on the jerks that carved their names into the enormous bark and trunk.

Thank coachee1313
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Adjacent to the central Amtrak station is one of the most amazing historic trees in the US. Take time to wander over esp if you have children who loved Harry Potter & Hobbits.

Thank Joan H
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