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Address: 150 Courthouse Sq, Greensburg, IN
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Courthouse Tree occupies a unique place among cities of the world by reason...

Courthouse Tree occupies a unique place among cities of the world by reason of trees that are growing from the roof of its courthouse tower.The presence of these trees on the courthouse tower is just as much a mystery to the citizens of Greensburg as to those who look upon it for the first time.

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The tree growing out of the roof of the Greensburg Courthouse is the big thing in a small town. Rumor has it that it was placed there years ago by workman when the building was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Kansas City, Missouri
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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The tree growing out of the roof of the Greensburg Courthouse is the big thing in a small town. Rumor has it that it was placed there years ago by workman when the building was nearly completed. You can't miss it - it's right in the town square.

Thank williame975
Zionsville, Indiana, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not that much to see, but I like the concept that the community has embraced the odd fact that a tree started growing out of the clock tower.

Thank HoosierWisdom
Muncie, Indiana
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742 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

Even without the "Hoosier HOLLY" adorning the apex of the Courthouse bell tower, the architecture of this, & other downtown buildings, is a must see. Having a fascination with public squares, with & W/O courthouses, has been a spectacle that we enjoy, around the U.S.A. This area of "In Diana" has unusually grandiose Court Houses, which "stand up with" some... More 

Thank JpDrumr
Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

If you travel to Greensburg area of Indiana we recommend to swing by old down town to see the court house, a few antique stores and some of restaurants is easy to get parking.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

I was in town and couldn't believe there was a tree growing out of the courthouse tower. I've lived in central Indiana for a few decades and never knew this. This is worth a stop, it is just minutes from I74. There are a few restaurants around the square and a couple of antique stores. Make a stop, you won't... More 

Thank Zebra_45678
West Chester, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

A very unique attraction. There is really a tree growing out of the top of this building... Crazy!!!

Thank ifionlyhada
Glenview, Illinois
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28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

From all the hype you kind if expect more. I wouldn't go out of the way to see it, but if you are passing though town worth a peak.

Thank Dennis S
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We lucked out with great weather, and an unexpected town square festival and food tents. Clean and orderly antique store was fun.

Thank Dawn C
Jackson, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Downtown Greensburg, Indiana is a very clean town with lots of old, interesting buildings. Don't miss the court house that has a mulberry tree growing from the courthouse tower. Many historical buildings including the courthouse.

Thank PamS32
Louisville, Kentucky
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343 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

Came to Greensburg to help a family member with moving and came into town to eat at Stories. Ok...so a bird pooped a seed in the gutter of the clock tower and it took root. You can clearly see the gutters are growing weeds, etc. it's about time someone cleaned all that stuff out and repaired the roof before more... More 

Thank TrishA4

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