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University of Southern Mississippi

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Address: Long Beach, MS
08:00 - 17:00
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One of Mississippi's largest educational institutions.

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Beautiful campus overlooking the Gulf of Mexico

This beautiful campus was nearly destroyed by Hurricane Katrina but it was eventually built back as a gorgeous campus overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. The Friendship Oak sits on... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gulfport, Mississippi
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Gulfport, Mississippi
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69 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beautiful campus was nearly destroyed by Hurricane Katrina but it was eventually built back as a gorgeous campus overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. The Friendship Oak sits on the south side of the campus. This oak is hundreds of years old. It's worth stopping to see.

Thank JRAP2013
Austin, Texas
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really nice admissions staff. They reminded me that southern hospitality isn't dead. Our family had been on the road since 5 in the morning we had a 2:30pm appointment for a campus tour. Anyhow we get there a little after 4 looking like a tailor had just sewn us together. These women were so sweet. We offered to come back... More 

Thank Mike W
Gulfport, Mississippi
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The Friendship Oak tree is located on the front lawn of the Southern Miss Gulf Park campus in Long Beach, Mississippi. In the last decade, the historic Friendship Oak survived Hurricane Katrina, another in a long string of hurricanes that have challenged yet never defeated the 500+ year old live oak tree. A plaque has this inscription: "I am called... More 

Thank Day_Tripper_39503
Long Beach, Mississippi
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

I live just over the tracks from the university, but it's always been a beautiful location. When I was a little girl, my mother worked on campus and I always thought that the buildings were great. A few of the original classrooms or dorms still stand giving it an added advantage over other campuses. It's also located across from the... More 

Thank Hazel M
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

I got my BS degree here. It caters to adults. It has a great criminal justice program...If you are a returning adult student, go here for your education needs. The classes are small, and the professors are professionals and do this on the side. They bring more than book knowledge to the class environment.

Thank John D
San Antonio, Texas
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945 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 366 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2015 via mobile

This tree has seen so much in history that I had to go see it out of respect. It vastly covers a area with long branches.

Thank pnkgirl27
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33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2015

School is located on the campus of the former Gulf Park College. It is now a four year school and offers a nice variety of degree programs. Overall skilled staff and instructors.

Thank MsGti
Louisville, Nebraska
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2014

Very easy to get around. Friendly and professional staff who are always willing to stop and help you or just to chat.

Thank Chris D
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2014

Definitely worth a short break from the beach to stand in the Awesomeness of this great tree. And to take a picture with your friends/loved ones. I remember it from years ago when we visited there as a kid. Just so amazing how this tree has survived through all the storms.

Thank DeanaN3Dogs
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176 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2013 via mobile

Totally worth your time!!! Just off the beach road. Trunk is more than 6ft wide. Branches are like trees themselves!

Thank redgeorgiadawg

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