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Sundial Bridge

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Address: Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding, CA
Phone Number: +1 800-887-8532
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Scheduled for completion in Summer 2004, this unusually designed bridge,...

Scheduled for completion in Summer 2004, this unusually designed bridge, functioning as a sundial at one end and conveying a sense of weightlessness, connects the north and south campuses of Turtle Bay Exploration Park.

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Guided Fishing Trip on the Sacramento River from Redding
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Perfect place to walk

When the weather is nice I take my 87 year old mother in law and 82 year old mother to the Sundial bridge for a wonderful walk. It is not only beautiful but it is a very safe place

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I went there on a cold night. It was beautiful. The Sacramento river under the glass bridge was flowing silently and everything was so serene. this is a nice place to take a walk. Since it was dark, i do not know what was around if one can do other activities.

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Redding, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

When the weather is nice I take my 87 year old mother in law and 82 year old mother to the Sundial bridge for a wonderful walk. It is not only beautiful but it is a very safe place

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Redding, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The bridge is spectacular. Great views of the river. The gardens are also awesome. Don't forget about Turtle Bay.

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Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting design with good signage for pedestrians over the Sacramento River. Leads to the arboretum and Sacramento River Trail for a nice walk. Nicely kept. Sure took a long time to build - 11 years.

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Redding, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's always refreshing to be near a river and the Sundial Bridge is a great starting and ending point for a beautiful walk along the Sacramento River. You can do a circuit going up one side of the river, across a small bridge and down the other side, back to the Sundial Bridge. There's also a good size dam up... More 

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Redding, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great spot to visit, has fantastic walking tracks nearby! A must if you are visiting Redding! Enjoy!

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Red Bluff, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This cantilever spar cable bridge was completed in 2004 at a cost of $23.5m. Used by cyclist and pedestrians to cross the Sacramento River. Designed by Spanish structural engineer, architect and sculptor/painter Santiago Calatrava Valls. Much controversy over this bridge ... cost, appearance. Many residents wanted a more conventional looking bridge. Happy the opposition lost out, as this is world... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are visiting Redding, Sundial bridge needs to be on your bucket list. The bridge is graceful, the Sacramento River is beautiful at sunset, and it's a great place to get some exercise. It's a special place that always seems to draw a friendly crowd.

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Ogden, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful bridge over the Sacramento River with access to nice walking and biking trails. Whether you just stand on the bridge and enjoy the scenery or take an enjoyable hike it's well worth the time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely spot to visit in this area. The bridge is beautiful, almost taking away the natural beauty of the flowing river itself and the birds and plants that line its edges!

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