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Address: 730 East Beach Boulevard, Southern Miss Gulf Park campus, Long Beach, MS 39560
Phone Number: 228 865 4500
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Over 500 years old, this oak tree is allegedly Mississippi's oldest and...

Over 500 years old, this oak tree is allegedly Mississippi's oldest and most beautiful tree.

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Born in 1487

The Friendship Oak. Beautiful and majestic. Limbs stretch to the ground to support (?) It. It survived many hurricanes including Katrina. A little hard to find, but look by... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
arohila
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Olympia, Washington
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Olympia, Washington
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Friendship Oak. Beautiful and majestic. Limbs stretch to the ground to support (?) It. It survived many hurricanes including Katrina. A little hard to find, but look by Hardy Hall and the roundabout.

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33 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Ok, if you do not appreciate nature and trees, please do not go and then say it's just another tree. The fact that this tree was here before Columbus, survived countless hurricanes, and the massive size is amazing. It's in a great setting on the beach and a cool place to visit with young kids. Definitely recommend checking it out... More 

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Thank SouthMS_Traveller
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

The friendship oak is an absolute must see if your in the area, hundreds, and hundreds of years old, steady and strong The Friendship Oak still stands, sway some it may, yet climb the stairs to take a look from the tops of his beautiful branches, imagine if you can, all the lives these limbs have seen pass in front... More 

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Thank Jude W
Edwardsville, Illinois
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99 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

This is a massive oak tree situation on a college campus. You can see it from the road if you know what your looking for however it is easy to get to and about 200' off the road on the campus.

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Thank NormS579
Woodside
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1,645 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

What an absolutely fantastic site. This tree is just so beautiful and old. it's arms just welcoming you into it. Its so cool to know that they call these trees live oaks because they don't lose their leaves in the winter.

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Thank Bernardo F
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

This is a awesome sight!!!!! The calm beauty is a great place to think and reflect!!! This is a must see when you visit the awesome city of Long Beach!!!

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1 Thank alison m
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

This tree is a member of our family. We call it The Tree. I grew up climbing this tree and lots of significant events required a family photo under the tree.

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1 Thank Robin R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

Grab a friend and a selfie stick and it is a great 10 min photo op right along Hwy 90 in Long Beach! Gorgeous beach on one side of the highway and historic oaks on the other!

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Thank grisbdl
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

If you have the time and the friend, make a point to visit this classic beauty. The shade offers a lovely reprieve from the hot South Mississippi sun.

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Thank Rachael W
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

We've been here a couple of times on visits to the coast. This is a fun place to stop while traveling along Beach Blvd.

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