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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
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Athens, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Although out of the way, this is a sight you must see! The largest tree I will probably ever see and just imagining what this tree has seen in its possibly 1500 years is hard to wrap your mind around!

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Charleston, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Great place to have a picnic and get some great photos!!! It's a sight to see!!! I'm sure I will be going back there again

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UAE
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Hard to imagine a tree can grow so big in only 300-400 years. That's how old they said this thing was. It's a huge tree, so majestic and impressive. Worth a stop just to say, Yeah, I've seen the Angel Oak, doesn't cost a dime to get in. Stop by and see it if you driving that way.

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Woodbine, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We were visiting Johns Island and that always includes a trip to see the Angel Oak Tree. The first evening we arrived, we went out to see the tree. We missed the closing by @ an hour and the gates were closed. But we actually had a perfect view of the 'back' of the tree and we got some good... More

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Youngstown
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I'd seen Angel Oak about a decade ago and was immediately taken by its size and girth. I'd never been close to any living thing of this size, (I'd imagine swimming with whales or viewing redwoods and/or sequoias might be a little more impressive,) and the immensity and history of the tree overwhelmed me. It fills your entire field of... More

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New Jersey
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190 reviews 190 reviews
36 attraction reviews
220 helpful votes 220 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

As other reviewers have indicated, the Angel Oak Tree is a little bit out of the way, but well worth the trip. The massive tree, estimated to be somewhere between 300 years old and 1500 years old (quite a range!) really has to be seen to be appreciated. I was amazed that there was no admission fee, and equally amazed... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

Angel Oak Tree is located at Angel Oak Park on John's Island. It's a three acre, fenced park that protects the 500+ year old tree. The park is protecting the tree by using wires on heavy limbs and posts under some of the bigger, wide spread limbs. It is free to park and visit the tree. There is a gift... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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71 reviews 71 reviews
28 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This was a little off the beaten path, but an incredible find. The tree is magnificent, and seems to go on and on. It is free to enter, and there is a little gift shop that has items you can purchase. The photos of the tree are amazing, but seeing the tree in person is completely different. It is spectacular.... More

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

It is a pretty, free, off the beaten path(by just a little) tourist stop. They do have signs up all over though so the pictures online you won't be able to get, but still worth the few minutes. I am from the west coast and it was very different from what we have that way, but it was also extremely... More

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Barrington, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

It is well worth a quick stop to come and see this awesome tree. Be sure to look at it from all sides, every time you look at it, it looks different. We have never seen a tree that has branches that droop to the ground and go back up.

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