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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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Bulldog82
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Marietta, Georgia
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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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

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Marietta, Georgia
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317 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Thank Bulldog82
Athens, Georgia
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141 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Thank JohnB57Jonesboro
Atlanta GA
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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90 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

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

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Thank keekin
Athens, Georgia
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33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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.

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Thank RetiredDawg
Athens, Georgia
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76 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank Stan M
Cornelius, North Carolina
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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank jpharkey
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26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Ashley B
Cayce, South Carolina
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29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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!

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