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“Amazing history”
Review of Friendship Oak

Friendship Oak
Ranked #1 of 16 things to do in Long Beach
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Owner description: Over 500 years old, this oak tree is allegedly Mississippi's oldest and most beautiful tree.
Reviewed June 22, 2012

Giant oak tree that saw many explorers. Great place for taking pics. Pick up an acorn to plant back at home.

1  Thank Sweetie51
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Reviewed June 17, 2012 via mobile

The Oak tree was really pretty, it was bigger than I expected it to be. The lower branches drag the ground since it is so old and big. This is a wonderful opportunity to take photos. It also has a nice saying to it that all who enters the tree together will be friends for life. We enjoyed our time visiting the tree. You cannot see the tree from the road. You have to drive onto campus and you will see it. It is behind the front lawn.

3  Thank Lisamg01
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Reviewed June 13, 2012

Beautiful tree was easy to find parking was near by we stopped there after are trip to Ship Island was only like 2 miles down the road. Amazing it survived Katrina.

1  Thank RayG2U
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Reviewed June 11, 2012

I was surprised to see a tree to be a top attraction so went to check it out ...

First off, it's located in Long Beach, it's close but not quite Biloxi.

Second, it's called the Friendship Oak, not Friendly.

Leaving those corrections aside, the tree is amazing. When I saw the tree, I was thinking that it survived all the elements and forces of nature for centuries, all these rains, winds, hurricanes. And now it stands so helpless and fragile and any human can easily kill that creature.

The tree is probably not the oldest and not the biggest, but the fact it has seen so many people and events makes it special.

So I think it's ok to stop by and think about eternity for a moment or two

4  Thank heckfy
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Reviewed May 10, 2012

This magnificent tree is a must see; it was a sapling 500 years ago when Christopher Columbus discovered America. The tree is not tall, but spread-out, has many limbs that extend for hundreds of feet’s covering a vast area of the university’s grounds. We would not have been able to get the whole tree in the picture if it had not been for our professional camera. The legend has it that those who enter its shadow will remain friends through all their lifetimes. It’s well worth the drive … located on the University of South Mississippi campus in Long Beach – just west of Gulfport on US 90.

3  Thank Chris52249
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