Legend of Bigfoot.
The Legend of Bigfoot may involve a startled gold prospector.

Legend of Bigfoot

Field review by the editors.

Garberville, California

In today's monster-hyped world of expectation, be warned that the tourist attraction named "The Legend of Bigfoot" is not about Bigfoot. It comes up suddenly on a curve along the Avenue of the Giants -- an open air chainsaw carvings gift shop selling plants and tourist items.

Legend of Bigfoot.

We were disappointed in the 1990s when we stopped, but 20 years later it's more fun and serviceable as a Redwood Highway attraction. If there is an actual legend involved, it's cryptic and complex. Among the wind chimes and burls stands a carved statue of a Bigfoot, next to a gold panning prospector holding a nugget. They're surrounded by cartoon bears and painted gnomes.

The attraction offers several photo ops. Up the slope to the restrooms, visitors pass a carved Indian head, and can pose in front of a fairy tale house labeled "Bear Hollow," or crawl into log beneath an elf.

Also see: Roadside Creatures Guide: Bigfoot

Legend of Bigfoot

The Legend of Bigfoot

2500 US Hwy 101, Garberville, CA
The Legend of Bigfoot. On US 101, roughly a half-mile north of Richardson Grove State Park.
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