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Shrine Drive-Thru Tree

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13708 Ave of the Giants, Myers Flat, California 95554 USA (707) 943-1658

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The Shrine Drive Thru Tree has been attracting visitors for years. Located in Myers Flat, four miles south of the Humboldt Redwoods State Park Visitor Center, it's an easy stop right on the Avenue of the Giants -- just look for the signs and the Gift Shop. There is a minimal fee to drive through the tree.

Kids also like the two 2-story tree houses and the children's walk-through stump.

"During the early 1920s, promoters of California’s tourism industry devised a clever way to entice visitors to see the captivating beauty of the redwood forests—cut a tunnel through a redwood and charge people a fee to drive their cars through to the other side. It was a great photo opportunity that quickly caught on. In time, there were drive-thru trees, drive-on trees, walk-through trees and even step-thru stumps. Three trees with open trunks remain, one near Humboldt Redwoods State Park on Hwy 101. All are privately owned, charge a nominal entrance fee and are open daily year-round."

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June 28, 2014

Decent tree but it looks like the entire top part was hollowed out. You are better off visiting one of the earlier trees before going to Humboldt Park. The good one is apparently chandelier drive thru tree.

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Rated 2.0 November 29, 2015

We had high hopes for our first drive thru tree experience, but it was a huge let down. It was so much smaller than expected. The best part was the adorable tree playhouses that were intricately carved! I could see how it might be a cute detour for a younger family to stop and stretch their legs but as a couple of 24 year olds it was a bit of a waste.

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Rated 4.0 May 27, 2015

Wasn't the greatest Drive Thru Tree, but it was still a nice place to stop and visit with kids. Still fun for them to go thru a tree. Tight fit. We have an SUV and pulled in the side mirrors, and just made it through. We went when it was closed, just put money in slot and went through. No one else was there. Had the place to ourselves. Had a couple cute carvings, and tiny houses to explore. Easy stop to make if your traveling along the Avenue of the Giants.

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April 21, 2015

Yes, the top blew off in a storm... but I like how the tunnel looks natural. Plus, the redwood stump playhouses are neat!

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Rated 1.0 March 16, 2015

Thats not a single tree..its
through two trees..Looking for ChandelierDrive-Thru Tree

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September 29, 2014

This was a dead tree that had been on fire, cool but not what I expected, kept driving and found a chandelier drive they tree! It's WAY better! Huge and still living! Worth it

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