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Angel Oak Tree

3688 Angel Oak Rd, Johns Island, SC 29455
(843) 559-3496
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Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Johns Island
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Mesa, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

It's amazing to see what mother nature can do if left alone by humans. This is a site that I'd love to go back to see again, I do wish that there was more signage or possibly a few more docents available to answer any questions that might have arisen.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

A friend and I drove from the center of Charleston. We had directions and a map....no one would confuse us with Magellan. It was difficult to find....perhaps others are better navigators. It was breath-taking....it was not crowded, which is always a bonus at a popular attraction. It was easy to take impressive photos without a surplus of strangers in the... More

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Pace, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Directions to this awe inspiring tree are sometimes difficult to find (for us anyway), but it was worth the effort. The tree is unbelievable! Words cannot describe it. Located on St.John's Island it is a "must " on your list when visiting Charleston, SC. The size of this tree just overwhelms you at first. You could spend an hour there... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

If you love nature or even just have a few hours to kill while in town. Definitely visit this place. It's not a trendy thing to do and when I lived there I ran into a lot of locals who had never been or heard of it. But I promise it's worth it. A lot of cool facts an amazing... More

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Franklin, Tennessee
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Wonderful to see this huge, beautiful live oak tree which is native throughout Lowcountry. It is thought to be at least 400 years old but possibly as old as 1400 years. Its area of shade is 17,000 square feet with a trunk exceeding 25 feet around. Beautifully preserved with a Gift Shop on the property, and is an easy 10... More

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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This was absolutely worth the short drive out of Charleston. It was also free ! The gift shop has some neat items in it and it's worth a few minutes to look over.

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Harrison, Tennessee
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Of all the places we visited while in South Carolina this was my favorite. It was a little difficult to find as it is located on a dirt road that runs behind the church. This oak is located on St. John's Island. It is free to visit the oak. There is a small gift shop located on the premises. I... More

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Carterville, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We drove out to John's Island just to see the magnificent Angel Oak on a Friday afternoon. Traffic wasn't too bad for a Friday. Weather was great since it was November and humidity and mosquitos were not an issue. Had seen hundreds of pictures but no picture or words can convey the immensity or beauty of this living icon. If... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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94 reviews 94 reviews
35 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Very large and old-over 1500 years.It is an impressive work of nature spreading out and up.Nature continues to impress me.

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Los Angeles. CA
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50 reviews 50 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

A beautiful tree, unbelievable for it's size. Be sure and visit. Tranquil area even though several visitors and a wedding taking place when I visited. A sweet little gift shop for memories of the giant tree.

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