Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks


Giant Forest MuseumVisitor Centers

Giant Forest Museum (in Sequoia Park) - The museum is housed in a historic building in the Giant Forest sequoia grove at 6500 feet (1980m) elevation. It is 16 miles (26km) from Sequoia Park's entrance at Highway 198. Wonderful exhibits tell the story of the sequoias of Giant Forest, and what we have learned about how to protect them. Fully accessible restrooms and trails are available here. The museum is open all year. (559) 565-4480.

Grant Grove Visitor Center (in Kings Canyon) - Three miles (5km) east on Highway 180 from the Big Stump Entrance Station. In the conifer zone; elevation 6500 feet (1980m). The focus here is on the rich human and natural history of Grant Grove and its world-famous sequoia trees. A slide program on the sights and sounds of Kings Canyon Park is offered in the auditorium. The center is open all year. (559) 565-4307.

Lodgepole Visitor Center (in Sequoia) - On Lodgepole Road, just off the Generals Highway (main park road) 21 miles (34km) from the Sequoia Park entrance on Highway 198, 2 miles (3km) north of the General Sherman Tree. In the conifer zone; elevation 6700 feet (2040m). Here you can explore the natural and human history of the southern Sierra Nevada. Slide show about fabulous Sequoia National Park, the country's second-oldest national park. (559) 565-4436.