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Friendship Oak

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Address: 730 East Beach Boulevard, Southern Miss Gulf Park campus, Long Beach, MS 39560
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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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Peaceful spot to sit with a friend. We took many pictures and love the story of all the people that have sat under it in 500 years.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Northfield, Minnesota
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Northfield, Minnesota
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Peaceful spot to sit with a friend. We took many pictures and love the story of all the people that have sat under it in 500 years.

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Granbury, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 369 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This tree is on the University grounds and easy to spot right off the main entrance. As mentioned before, parking isn't convenient but we could easily park about half a block down and walk up to the tree. It's very majestic!

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Thank Lacey C
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This a quick stop, but cool to see if you're in the area. Interesting backstory. There's not really anywhere to park, but the campus seemed used to it.

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Thank MMS1980
Gulfport, Mississippi
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Do yourself a favor and pay a visit to Long Beach, MS at USM on Highway 90. Read the history of the magnificent Friendship Oak. It's free and you may free some of the worries of the world while you sit beneath its majestic outstretched branches.

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Thank Day_Tripper_39503
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

What a breathtaking site to see this 500+ year old tree that has withstood many storms. It is sort of mystical

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Thank easton H
Long Beach, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

This is a wonderful piece of history, located on the campus of Southern Miss. gulf coast campus. The brass plaque is heart warming when visited with a friend or love one. Sadly nature caused one of the major limbs to break away from the tree's trunk. Still by far a good place to visit and photo opportunity.

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Thank TripMember091320161
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

The tree is amazing! My brother got married under this tree years ago. Only warning is to watch out for fire ants.

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Thank docpunslinger
Springfield
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

This is an easy spot right off of the Beach Hwy 90 as you come in from Gulfport. This 300+ year old tree is amazing and is located where you can take time to look and enjoy it on the campus of Southern Mississippi University. Visit the University Library while you are there.

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Thank Allan B
Red Wing, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

Very glad to see this tree survived. It has such history behind it...plus its over 500 years old! Quick little stop...but definitely a must see!

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Thank Lisa B
Long Beach, Mississippi
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2016

I love this tree, I have taken many pictures here of my children and me, I like the way the university has grown since Hurricane Katrina . Wonderful place to walk and relax and of course it is right across from the Beach!!!!

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