Golden Gate Park (Walk Deep in Manure & Park History)

What to expect
  • Explore the past and present of Golden Gate Park on a walking tour
  • Discover how manure turned sand dunes into the lush grounds you see today
  • Visit the site of a velociraptor forest and unearth how the park was made
Today’s Golden Gate Park is a lush, sculpted garden, but for 6,000 years it was nothing but open dunes. In fact, the park was nothing but blowing sand until the manure arrived. On this tour, you will explore how the park came to become the beautiful grounds you see today. This is a walk through history, with visits to a dawn redwoods, a native oak forest, an old zoo, the site of the 1894 Wold Fair, and a velociraptor forest. You’ll even see the glamorous habitat for a pregnancy test frog and bits of a building that’s 8 centuries old. If you like the park you see before you today, you’ll absolutely love discovering its past.

Note: The cost of this event is paid as a donation to Thinkwalks' educational and research projects on natural and social history. Exact meeting location will be provided upon confirmation.
Key Highlights
Price $25.00 per guest
Duration / Session 3 hours
# Sessions 1
If you cancel more than 36 hours ahead, you can apply the full amount to a future ThinkWalk booking within 3 months, or get half refunded. Tours occur rain or shine.

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