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Tree That Owns Itself

Finley at Dearing Street, Athens, GA
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Neat story and TRUE

Our group of 9 were in Athens, GA attending college graduation ceremonies at UGA and decided to... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2017
Don_Chattanooga
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Chattanooga, TN
Just a tree

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

Reviewed 23 March 2017
Katie M
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Columbus, Ohio
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good25%
  • Average27%
  • Poor5%
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Finley at Dearing Street, Athens, GA
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Reviewed 9 May 2017

Our group of 9 were in Athens, GA attending college graduation ceremonies at UGA and decided to stop by and see "the tree that owns itself." The tree is still there and its a really neat story to read. And best of all -- its...More

1  Thank Don_Chattanooga
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

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
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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...More

Thank Bulldog82
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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
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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....More

1  Thank rleveret
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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
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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...More

Thank RetiredDawg
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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...More

Thank Stan M
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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...More

Thank jpharkey
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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
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Angela C
23 June 2017|
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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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Sassenach48846
14 June 2017|
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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.
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