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Address: Finley at Dearing Street, Athens, GA
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Who knew

Who knew a tree in Athens GA could own itself. Apparently it can. It's a Big, huge tree almost in the middle of a tiny road thru a neighborhood on top of a hill. When you come to... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Athens, Georgia
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NE England
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42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I saw an internet post about the tree before we visited Athens and then just had to see it out of curiosity. An interesting story, not sure I would have made a special trip had the tree not been in the street next to our hotel.

Thank TAF8
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4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A tree that owned itself in an era when people were considered - I won't even go there. This tree gets a lot of hype when in reality it's barely worth it. Not only do you have to travel on the WORST road on Clarke county (not debatable) but no one seems to be able to drive on this tiny... More 

Thank Latressa J
Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

A fascinating little piece of Athens' oddness. Beautiful old tree...that owns itself. Set in a lovely neighborhood of charming homes. Worth seeking out.

Thank Diane A A
Staatsburg, New York
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211 reviews
111 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

The Tree That Owns Itself is on a side road, Finley Street, off the mainstreet leading downtown (Broadstreet). If you miss Finley, just take the next right heading downtown and then another right. You'll find it sitting enclosed in a small fence in front of someone's house who must now be sick and tired of people stopping to view it.... More 

Thank Pryst
Athens, Georgia
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Who knew a tree in Athens GA could own itself. Apparently it can. It's a Big, huge tree almost in the middle of a tiny road thru a neighborhood on top of a hill. When you come to it, you will know it!

Thank JJd2009
Evans, Ga
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233 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

I drove passed this tree just to see it. it's a nice-looking tree as it really looks like it's a part of the yard of the house sitting next to it. it's a cute story and if you're in the area you can drive by and that's all the time this so called attraction should take of your time

Thank tleeEvans
Athens, Georgia
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This is a major attraction in Athens. Who knows why? It's in a little sward in the middle of a street. There's a small fence around it, or at least there used to be. Actually, it'sa only a scion of the original tree. More interesting might be the statue of Lot's wife in front of the Civic Center. It's really... More 

1 Thank Rwilbur2015
Gainesville, Georgia
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558 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,253 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

for sure a one of a kind oddity from a small southern town with a sense of humor. worth seeing on a non football weekend, even better when the university is out for a break or summer

Thank bbqman3341
Athens, Georgia
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This is such a unique thing to see. My kids love it! They think it is so cool! The road is not easy to navigate...it's cobblestone and then narrows down to one lane to go around the tree but it is not to be missed.

Thank JenniferM0511
Lexington, Georgia
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27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This is a must see when in Athens. It is very cool and the cobblestone street going up the hill to see the tree is really neat.

1 Thank Teresa C

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