Between 900 and 1,00 years ago, a redwood began to grow outside Klamath. It has withstood the test of time and the elements and today stands as a healthy living redwood. However, this tree is even more unique. A tunnel was made through the tree in 1976, so today you can actually drive through the trunk of this enormous giant known as the Tour Thru Tree. As you take your car through the trunk of the tree, make sure to look up to get an idea of its astounding size. The sheer size of this redwood is startling—not to mention the fact that you are actually driving through a tree.
You are welcome to hop out of the car and take a picture. Picnicking is available at tables near the tree. Close to the toll station, there is a one-of-a-kind modern restroom made in a section of an eight-foot diameter redwood. Across the street from the toll station, view emus, which are large, Australian ﬂightless birds.
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