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Address: Finley at Dearing Street, Athens, GA
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Neat to see, quick stop

Saw online before visiting Athens, read the history and wanted to see it myself. A quick stop as their isn't much to see. I will warn that the turn off W Broad onto S Finley is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
ClemsonEngineer
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Cayce, South Carolina
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Cayce, South Carolina
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Saw online before visiting Athens, read the history and wanted to see it myself. A quick stop as their isn't much to see. I will warn that the turn off W Broad onto S Finley is cobblestone and bumpy as h***. Scared us too!

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Thank ClemsonEngineer
Athens, Georgia
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23 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This tree is the offspring of the original tree. It is in a small lot that was deeded to the tree. This is a local curiosity.

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Thank Gunnermac2211
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Yeah. Just a tree. With a plaque. Are you an arboreal fetishist who is really into plaques? You need to come here immediately! If that's not you, though, you can totally skip it.

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Thank Norm d
Athens
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

How many towns gave a tree that owns itself. Sitting right in the middle of the street. A unique attraction for Athens.

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Thank James W
Randleman, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

We stopped here to see this unusual tree and to pick up a geocache here. We ended up replacing one instead. Nice quiet little street.

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Thank Rickydee48
Milledgeville
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Great place to take visitors when their in town. Simple trip and if your car can take it, go up the cobblestone for the full experience.

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Thank kenglish7
Boone, North Carolina
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

It's up a cobblestone street (the last one remaining in town), and yes....the tree really does own itself. Its wall juts into the street and has been the bane of passing vehicles (witness the scrapes and paint along one side) for decades.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
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37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

If you love quirky, unusual sites to visit when raveling, you will love this site. The tree is in a residential neighborhood full of beautiful homes.

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Thank Carla M
Gadsden, Alabama
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

Glad we did see it. We were in in Athens, it was not out of the way. I can say it is a first. The tree that stands helps to remind us all that we need to be more thoughtful of nature and the mark we are leaving.

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Thank Kpogue
Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

The story is neat and is told on the plague. It is worth seeing when you are in Athens. You can drive there and park within meters of the tree to take in this sight.

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