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Address: Highway 101, Piercy, CA
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If you happen to be traveling on the Highway of the Giants, it is certainly worth a quick stop. The interior of the house is full of complex mechanical toys and interesting junk... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 June 2016
Bigarym
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Cincinnatus, New York
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

If you are on a road trip, like we were and happen to be driving on this highway of redwoods-- check out this World's famous tree house (that we actually passed and then decided to go back and check it out, because when else if not now? :) ) You pay a $5 donation to go inside a tree that... More 

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Montana
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped and it's a little gift shop that smells of mold run by a little oriental lady who speaks some broken english. She told the family ahead of us the story of how lighting struck the tree and hollowed it out teacher came along and made home stead of it and then Ripley came along and put it his... More 

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Cincinnatus, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

If you happen to be traveling on the Highway of the Giants, it is certainly worth a quick stop. The interior of the house is full of complex mechanical toys and interesting junk. I would rather see it furnished and looking more like a house. However, where else are you going to step inside of a Redwood Tree House? Typical... More 

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Odessa, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

It was closed when we went but it doesn't look like we missed much - it is a tree with a door - Living Chimney Tree is just a few miles North & FREE Les7h

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Deming, New Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2015

it was closed when we arrived so Im not sure if you can go inside the tree or if it just looks like you can.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2015

The beauty of the California coastline is unsurpassed in the world. I loved seeing San Simeon--Hearst Castle up high on a hill and then getting to go visit it. But, my favorite things were the otters and seals in the ocean--some .just had pups. Also the giant redwoods were incredibly beautiful with ferns growing on the ground all over the... More 

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Titusville
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2013

We stopped by having seen this in 2004 and were disappointed to see the whole operation is closed. It looks like the tree is still solid and can still be seen close up, but no inside tour. What a shame as this could be a great attraction if managed properly. You can still stop and take pictures and see some... More 

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Graton, CA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2012

Like the nearby "One Log House," somebody having scraped out a "home" inside a single tree (this one, at least, is still vertical and still living) might have wowed folks back in the 1950s a lot more than today, but it's still worth stopping to gawk at even if it's rather thin at the elbows. We happened upon it when... More 

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Bay City, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2010

This place can be passed by, but it was only $2 apiece to get in and I suppose it is worth it. Why not?! The one room is a hollowed out section of a redwood tree, that is still growing. That is what fascinated us. There is a lone 50 watt bulb hanging by a wire near the top of... More 

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