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These Remnants Of Middle Earth Are All That Remain Of Northern California’s Hobbiton

The Avenue of Giants near Phillipsville is a mystical, magical place, and at one time it transported visitors into the world of Tolkien and The Hobbit. Sometime in the 1970s, a replica of Hobbiton was constructed here. Sadly, the place closed down during the 2000s, but you can still explore some of the remnants and be transported into the most epic fantasy story ever told.

Have you ever explored these remnants of Northern California? How about visited the park when it was in its heyday?

Jill S.
Jill is a freelance writer from a small Northern California town and lives in the Sierra Nevada mountains. If you have an idea for an Only In Northern California story, email her at