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Friendship Oak

Address: 730 East Beach Boulevard, Southern Miss Gulf Park campus, Long Beach, MS 39560
Phone Number: 228 865 4500
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Long Beach
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Over 500 years old, this oak tree is allegedly Mississippi's oldest and most beautiful tree.
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Over 500 years old, this oak tree is allegedly Mississippi's oldest and most beautiful tree.

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Hawthorne, Florida, United States
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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Good to know that this tree wasn't destroyed by Katrina. It's a beautiful tree in a pretty part of town. Worth stopping to see.

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United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Legend says that if you take a picture under the tree with your friends, you will be friends for life. My group of friends have been friends for a while so I assume it will stay that way. There are a lot of branches and acorns which means it can be somewhat treacherous to get to your picture--however you should... More 

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Pass Christian, Mississippi
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is a must see for anyone who goes to the Mississippi gulf coast. This old tree is great for anyone who wants to see beauty at it's finest the view of the Gulf of Mexico is nice too and the history of the friendship oak is for everyone and it's free and you can do any time you want... More 

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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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86 reviews 86 reviews
14 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The Friendship Oak on the Long Beach campus of the University of Southern Mississippi is reported to be over 500 years old. Its majestic branches reach both skyward and down to the ground. The legend is that if you sit on the branches with a friend, you will be friends forever. Try it when you are in Long Beach, Mississippi.... More 

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Long Beach, Mississippi
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152 reviews 152 reviews
18 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Located on the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi's Gulf Coast branch, the tree is about 500 years old and is huge. Lots of folks like to have their photo taken underneath its branches.

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Okemos, Michigan, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The friendship oak is the biggest and most awe inspiring tree i have ever seen! You can't imagine it, you just have to go see it.

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Mobile, Alabama
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224 reviews 224 reviews
149 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

No other word can be used to describe this tree. It is truly amazing and demands so much respect. I was in awe of it and pondered a moment to fathom all this tree has probably see/gone through.

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Just a stone's throw from our hotel, we stopped for just a few minutes to revel in the awesomeness of this beautiful Oak tree and take a few pictures. I remember it from 30 years ago having a platform around it that we could sit around but suspect this was blown away during one of the hurricanes. Only thing disappointing... More 

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Saginaw, mi, usa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I have never seen a tree like this before. I am so glad it survived Hurricane Katrina and many other storms.

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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105 reviews 105 reviews
61 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Free and really big. It is on the campus and easy to find. The tree has lived through storms and has stood the test of time. Worth visiting!!

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