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Tree That Owns Itself

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Address: Finley at Dearing Street, Athens, GA

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This is a drive by event. How often do you see a tree that owns itself? There is a plaque at the tree that tells the story. The other bonus of going to the tree is you drive on... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2017
Marietta, Georgia
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Columbus, Ohio
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80 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a tree with a sign. It took longer to find parking than to actually read the sign in front of the tree.

Thank Katie M
Marietta, Georgia
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317 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

This is a drive by event. How often do you see a tree that owns itself? There is a plaque at the tree that tells the story. The other bonus of going to the tree is you drive on the lone remaining cobblestone street in Athens.

Thank Bulldog82
Athens, Georgia
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147 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

An interesting drive-by. It is down a residential street and is actually the "off-spring" of the original tree that owned itself. It is, I think, in the same spot.

Thank JohnB57Jonesboro
Atlanta GA
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

This is a tree. I mean that's it, don't get your hopes up. It's a neat little part of Athens history but again it's just a tree. If you go here there's not a visitors center or a kiosk with pamphlets. It's just a tree. It's a nice tree and all but just know that you're going to see a... More 

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st petersburg, fl
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91 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

interesting story. not something you see everywhere. it is just a tree with a plaque though. worth seeing once.

Thank keekin
Athens, Georgia
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33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Going to see this tree that owns itself is hardly worth doing. You may want to do it because it's promoted as a "thing to do." But, once you see it you will wonder why it is even listed. It's a quick drive-by look and that's it.

Thank RetiredDawg
Athens, Georgia
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76 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

I loop this into the same category as the Double Barreled Cannon, fun to see and take a pic, but only if you have time to spare... The Tree that owns Itself is a glorious concept and shows how even 100 years ago, Athenians were forward thinkers. Honest and caring, this Tree shows that love and devotion hold no bounds...... More 

Thank Stan M
Cornelius, North Carolina
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99 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

I feel kinda bad for rating the tree only a three, but I need to be forthright with my fellow travelers. I mean, it's a tree. Technically it's not even the original tree. The concept it cool though and it's a fun walk up a cobblestone hill to view it. If you're in downtown Athens and you have a 1/2... More 

Thank jpharkey
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26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

It's simply a tree. There's nothing fancy about it, but that's ok. It's a really unique piece of Athens history. The cobblestone road was really cool too. Yes, it's bumpy but that's normal for a very old cobblestone road. It's worth the drive by.

Thank Ashley B
Cayce, South Carolina
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29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Saw online before visiting Athens, read the history and wanted to see it myself. A quick stop as their isn't much to see. I will warn that the turn off W Broad onto S Finley is cobblestone and bumpy as h***. Scared us too!

Thank ClemsonEngineer

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