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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Saw this on the trolley route and came back later in the car and parked to take photos of. A great tree that is appreciated and saved thanks to the Motel and the City. Well worth you time to stop and see. Easy parking to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Perkadventures
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In a very unassuming place, between a Hojo and a liquor store in the back. Great to see something lasted over 600 years and still alive. Worth a trip to stop in a get a picture in front of it. A few parking spots around...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank edpeck
Reviewed 11 November 2018

I personally had so many other things I wanted to see that this tree would not have made the list however it is on the trolley route and you get to see it on your way. It was cool to see though.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank melfred_20
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

This is on the trolley route and what a magnificent tree. It’s in the middle of the Howard Johnson parking lot. If you don’t want to ride the trolley you may walk or drive your own car.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank melaniem467
Reviewed 22 August 2018

This is an old historic tree located basically in a hotel parking lot. We were in the area and did a drive by. We stopped, took a couple pictures, had a laugh about the location and the fact it was a tree, and then continued...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank T6895HPkevins
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Very cool and interesting history behind the tree. Just wish the hotel staff outside would’ve been more friendly to us.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Logan12345678
Reviewed 13 July 2018

If you like seeing 600 year old trees, this is a good example of one. They even have some cafe tables and chairs around it if you want to grab a take-out lunch and eat under it. It's amazing to think this tree was there...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank cheryl h
Reviewed 10 July 2018

The Senator tree is located behind a hotel, we were on the trolley and were told it was over 600 years old, this oak tree is massive and beautiful, I hope it last many more years to come. Go see it, or take the trolley.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank michelelO8217KE
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

I chose the motel based on it having the tree! Lovely to look at! There are tables underneath where we ate our free continental breakfast, and take out sandwiches. You can hear the peacocks from the Fountain of Youth attraction nearby, and it is very...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank J3192YQleslies
Reviewed 24 April 2018

We came across this tree purely by luck as our trolley stopped here and the guide explained the history of this tree. It reminded me of Sequoia trees and the large trees we came across at Yosemite only late last year and it was great...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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