California Tree House

Older than America

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Nothing is more American than building a tree house in the backyard, but this one predates the Declaration of Independence by a few millennia.

It’s known as the “World Famous Tree House”. Driving along California’s famous U.S. Route 101 on our way to Crescent City, we spotted this straight from the road. That’s because it’s pretty much on the road. Really, you can’t miss it, so of course we had to investigate. We weren’t sure what to expect.

And then we entered the World Famous Tree House. It’s wasn’t your backyard weekend project.

4,000 years ago, a little seedling fell on the ground and kept growing. Nothing could stop it, not even a lightning strike 300 years ago. Today it stands 250 feet high and has a hollowed out cavity that you can walk into straight from the visitor center and store, which is built around it.

The property also has really cool chainsaw carvings for sale. Another reminder that you’re on the West Coast, where different is normal.

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