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Thomas H. Kuchel Visitor Center

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Address: Highway 101, Orick, CA
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+1 707-464-9150
09:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:00

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Forget the visitor's center -- it's nice, whatever. Walk along the beach. We spent all day driving in and out of redwood forests, but that beach -- it's the single most... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Forget the visitor's center -- it's nice, whatever. Walk along the beach. We spent all day driving in and out of redwood forests, but that beach -- it's the single most spectacular thing I experienced all day, if not in my entire life.

Thank doctorkansasbeef
Oregon Coast
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1,036 reviews
425 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2,643 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good visitors center. I found the staff to be knowledgeable and helpful, and there is lots of general information about Redwood NP. It contains (of course) mugs, keychains and other 'stuff' to buy, which somewhat surprisingly includes products made in the region as well as the usual China items. The location is great, with picnic areas outside. It is an... More 

Thank half-Brit
Sparks, Nevada
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55 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Be sure to stop by for any info you need about the redwood forests in Northern Humbolt county. We weren't real sure where to go see the best trees. Ranger Dale told us about Lady Bird Grove just minutes from this visitor center. Nice beach access too!

Thank Dianne B
Philadelphia, United States
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31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped here on our way to San Francisco from Seattle after staying in the Jedediah campground. It was amazing to see how far we had traveled on 101 and to see the Pacific Ocean from here is amazing!!! My husband bought me a beautiful scarf with the coastal map and to remind me of our honeymoon roadtrip!!! Great rangers... More 

Thank beatricea146
United States
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745 reviews
542 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 660 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

This visitor center is very easy to get to from the main road. Staff is helpful and there is a beach right next to the center. Good place to orient yourself to the park and determine where you want to go to first to see the redwoods.

1 Thank AAHolt
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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332 reviews
112 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped for restrooms and park stamps for collectors book. We walked down to the beach and learned what a sneaker was in the tsunami vocabulary world. Very clean restrooms!!! Helpful staff with directions to local attractions.

Thank CathyP1953
Eureka, California
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95 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Located just south of Orick, the visitor center is easy to get to off of Highway 101. It sits on the beach near the mouth of Redwood Creek and has great resources for visitors to Redwood National Park. If nothing else, it is a convenient place for a bathroom break as there are few other places to stop nearby.

Thank lentz316
Long Beach, California
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We LOVE a good NPS Visitor Center, the gift shop, the Junior Ranger guides, the orientation videos and the opportunity for a posed photo with the welcome sign. Unfortunately, this Center was missing most of this. We left scratching our heads wondering "why doesn't NPS do a better job, this is the freaking red woods!?" The film was poor quality... More 

Thank pollywog3
Austin, Texas
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764 reviews
397 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 412 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Stop here if you are driving north on Hwy 101 to/through the park. The park rangers are helpful and friendly. There is an on-demand 9ask at the desk) orientation/history film about the park which is very informative and runs about 20 minutes. There are displays, maps, activity schedules, Junior Ranger programs, clean rest rooms and water, and an ample parking... More 

Thank capitollover
Sugar Land, Texas
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177 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Located on the coast with views of beach/ocean and mountains covered in Sitka Spruce fronting Coastal Redwoods. Very picturesque. Staff is knowable and helpful. Clean restrooms and water fountains. Ample parking. Limited souvenir items. No food items. Recommend an orientation stop.

Thank PheSugarLand_Texas

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