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Tree That Owns Itself

Finley at Dearing Street, Athens, GA
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interesting history

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

Reviewed 15 February 2017
keekin
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st petersburg, fl
Ho Hum

Going to see this tree that owns itself is hardly worth doing. You may want to do it because it's... read more

Reviewed 1 February 2017
RetiredDawg
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Athens, Georgia
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  • Excellent35%
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  • Average28%
  • Poor6%
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Finley at Dearing Street, Athens, GA
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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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Reviewed 25 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!

Thank ClemsonEngineer
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Reviewed 10 August 2016

This tree is the offspring of the original tree. It is in a small lot that was deeded to the tree. This is a local curiosity.

Thank Gunnermac2211
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Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Yeah. Just a tree. With a plaque. Are you an arboreal fetishist who is really into plaques? You need to come here immediately! If that's not you, though, you can totally skip it.

1  Thank Norm d
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Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

How many towns gave a tree that owns itself. Sitting right in the middle of the street. A unique attraction for Athens.

Thank James W
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Reviewed 29 June 2016

We stopped here to see this unusual tree and to pick up a geocache here. We ended up replacing one instead. Nice quiet little street.

Thank Rickydee48
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Angela C
24 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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