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What a tree

Always love to see a special tree and this one was a beauty - spectacular. It is huge - the reach... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Worth a visit

Huge magnificent tree. Truly unbelievable how big it is. Worth a trip since it will be on your way... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Harrison_F_Carter
Reviewed 7 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.

Thank EP_VA
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Going through Santa Barbara with family that had never been here, we had to stop and show them this incredible tree. They had never seen anything like it. The root system is something you have to see to believe and the canopy is massive. Don't...More

Thank csarchibald
Reviewed 31 July 2018

The fig tree is an awesome specimen with huge roots radiating out from the base of the tree and long, heavy branches providing a shady canopy. It is rare that you see trees of this magnitude. And viewing it is FREE! Parking is on the...More

Thank CacheOn
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

This tree is amazing! I was skeptical when it came up on a list of things to see, but so glad we stopped! It’s huge, I’ve never seen anything like it. It’s free and quick, so it’s worth stopping for.

1  Thank Tina S
Reviewed 10 July 2018

The fig tree is just behind the train station and is quite a sight to see. Its branches spread very wide and the trunk is huge.

2  Thank Alexandra T
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Its an arborus trek to get there, but it would be treesonous not to go. Acorny puns aside - we really developed chemistree with the location. Though honestly I’m stumped as to why this is number 7 on this list. Having said that it was...More

5  Thank thebatdad
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

You would be barking mad to leaf Santa Barbara without seeing this Tree! We were so lucky to bump into relatives (cousins Paddy Lee and Dannie Soo). This tree literally helped us find our roots! Thus, fig-uratively speaking, theres more historee here than you can...More

3  Thank Alex H
Reviewed 25 June 2018

My ten year old nephew really liked the story behind the Moreton Bay Fig Tree. A little girl planted a seed and it grew to be the biggest Fig Tree in the U.S.A. many years ago. It really is just a drive by, but worth...More

Thank Diane961
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Some history of Santa Barbara. Largest Bay Fig Tree in the US. Go and also see the old train wagon nearby.

Thank heavy1968_de
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