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Tree That Owns Itself

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This is Funny

What is funny was we drug ourselves from Atlanta to Athens enroute to Greenville, South Carolina to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
The tree that owns my heart!!

This tree is well worth the drive as we drove down from Charlotte into Atlanta. The story is... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2018
Savannah, Georgia
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Finley at Dearing Street, Athens, GA
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What is funny was we drug ourselves from Atlanta to Athens enroute to Greenville, South Carolina to see this roadside attraction. This is a five minute or less stop when in Athens. We would not recommend going an hour out of your way to see...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank wetravelalot007
Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

This tree is well worth the drive as we drove down from Charlotte into Atlanta. The story is spellbinding and inspirational. I hope to one day love somebody as much as William lives this tree.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank chucklinton
Reviewed 20 November 2018

When I was a little girl I was facinated by this tree. Nothing spectacular about the tree its self. just a cool story.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank amberaK6016EJ
Reviewed 24 October 2018

How many places in the world can boast of a massive, gorgeous tree which owns the ground underneath its roots?

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cindy R
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

My daughter, a graduate of University of Georgia back in 2008 happened to drive through Athens with us and mentioned it. So we stopped to see it. It's a tree. No big deal. Just a tree.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank karenapardue1234
Reviewed 13 July 2018

It's basically a tree. Drive by to say you've seen it and that's all there is. But hey you're in Athens, there's not too much to see anyway.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank BethMorrison6
Reviewed 10 July 2018

This is unique to Athens and fun to visit, up a cobblestone street. I've always been fascinated by its story. ""The Tree that Owns Itself," which is located at the top of the steep hill where Dearing and Finley Streets intersect, is probably the most...More

Date of experience: July 2018
4  Thank breadladyuga
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Its a nice tree, but not much else to see. Worth a drive-by. No parking so you have to make it a quick visit otherwise youre blocking traffic

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JefeUno
Reviewed 14 June 2018

Not worth a day trip, lol. But if you're in the neighborhood its worth a drive by. Its in a neighborhood so be mindful of parking.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank marcy j
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

I love this tree- it’s a quick 2-minute stop to see it. This is actually the son of the original tree that was planted from an acorn or the original tree when it got knocked down in the 40s. Cool local history.

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank beduty
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Response from RetiredDawg | Reviewed this property |
The owner of the tree bequeathed it to the tree itself in name only
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Response from moc4 | Reviewed this property |
Traffic is nothing like Atlanta. The only busy times are 8am-9am and 4:30-6pm M-F. During summer the campus is quiet, so downtown traffic is light.