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Whoa, it's big and awesome

This huge tree is not just a tree. It is huge. If you are down on State St anyway go have a look... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2013
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San Antonio, Texas
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The Fig tree is fairly large for one in the Southwest. I have always admired it when at the train... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2012
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Reviewed 23 January 2013

I'm sorry, but this attraction should not rate this high. (It was rated higher than the Botanic Garden, Stearns Wharf when I posted this.)

Date of experience: January 2013
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Reviewed 9 January 2013

This huge tree is not just a tree. It is huge. If you are down on State St anyway go have a look. It's not like the redwoods so don't figure you've seen one already.

Date of experience: January 2013
Thank scdaub
Reviewed 11 December 2012

Getting there was a little confusing but once we found it we liked taking pictures near the large exposed roots. There's a chain around the tree to prevent people from climbing but you can still get close enough for pictures to turn out well. We've...More

Date of experience: August 2012
1  Thank Shannon G
Reviewed 16 November 2012

The Fig tree is fairly large for one in the Southwest. I have always admired it when at the train station area, or from the 101 freeway it is also somewhat visible. The only other similar I have seen is on Padaro Lane, on a...More

Date of experience: November 2012
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Reviewed 6 November 2012

We parked right in front of the tree and I took a picture because I thought it looked cool. Had no idea it was famous, until I was looking on Trip Advisor one day and found the Moreton Bay Fig Tree....one more thing to cross...More

Date of experience: June 2012
1  Thank P J
Reviewed 7 October 2012

Stumbled across it by chance (without camera) but glad we did - met a delightful American girl/photographer who was so enthusiastic about it that it rubbed off and had to go back next day with camera to take photos!!

Date of experience: September 2012
1  Thank David G
Reviewed 26 September 2012

...........absolutely one of the world's most sacred trees........if this tree were next to a river, the Buddha would have spent his days Ommmmmmmming there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Date of experience: January 2012
2  Thank stevepriceCBSnews
Reviewed 11 September 2012

We decided to stop by and see the tree. The tree is very impressive, but that is really all it is. A tree in a park. But it was cool.

Date of experience: August 2012
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Reviewed 30 August 2012

My kids loved this location. We brought lunch and played in the area for over an hour. There is nothing too exciting about the tree, but we enjoyed the ambiance.

Date of experience: August 2012
Thank Gbrg7
Reviewed 13 August 2012

I never would have even known or seen about this if we hadn't passed it on the trolley tour. What a majestic thing to see in person! It's a quick stop but worth it. If you're not on a guided tour, be sure to do...More

Date of experience: August 2012
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