When you’re traveling down California’s world famous Avenue of the Giants, lined with stunning towering coastal redwood trees, you’ll also find a whole slew of roadside attractions. Most are some type of giant redwood tree attraction with an attached gift shop, like the Immortal Tree, the Eternal Tree, the Living Chimney Tree, the Grandfather Tree, the World-Famous Tree House, and One Log House, as well as the Klamath Tour-Thru Tree, the Shrine Drive-Thru Tree, and the Chandelier Drive-Thru Tree, and even the Trees of Mystery.
Needless to say, The Legends of Bigfoot Gift Shop is a nice change of pace.
Located on a curve along Highway 101 and Avenue of the Giants, The Legend of Bigfoot Gift Shop, is a souvenir shop selling redwood chainsaw carvings, burl carvings, souvenirs, and gifts.
While the name of this kitschy giftshop and the giant Bigfoot statue out front lead you to believe this is a Bigfoot themed tourist attraction, it’s not. It’s just a smart name and gimmick to get you to stop at the shop — and we were totally okay with that.
After grabbing a photo with the Bigfoot statue, we wandered through the gift shop, checking out bear statues, painted gnomes, redwood carvings, wind chimes, and burl gifts, outside, and t-shirts, mugs, jewelry, Bigfoot gift items, bird feeders, jellies, jams, and honey, stickers, keychains, magnets, and postcards inside. The kids also had fun stretching their legs by exploring a redwood tree playhouse.
Know Before You Go
- The Legends of Bigfoot Store is located at 2500 US Highway 101, Garberville, California 95542 in Humboldt County about 0.5 mile north of Richardson Grove State Park.
- This is not a Bigfoot museum, Bigfoot attraction, or Bigfoot-related tourist destination. It is a Bigfoot themed Gift Shop with more redwood items and carvings than Bigfoot items.
- Need to stretch your legs? Stop in, grab a photo with a giant redwood Bigfoot statue, check out other redwood chainsaw carvings, a redwood tree playhouse, and all sorts of jewelry, decor, gifts, and souvenir items.
- The restrooms leave much to be desired. We’ll just leave it at that.