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“Great old tree!”
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.
Katy,Texas
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
“Great old tree!”
Reviewed 7 March 2014

I love going by the campus to see this miraculous tree which has so much history. It has managed to survive through many devestating hurricane's .It is four and a half centuries old.It is said to have been growing when Christopher Columbus sailed for the Americas.If only the friendship oak could talk,imagine the lessons it could teach?In 1968 when I attended school there, it was said that if you stood under the tree with a friend your friendship would last forever.I can tell you they are still having reunions for gulf park college and many women meet there to join friends and celebrate. All visit The Friendship Oak ,some pocketing a few acorns for remembrances of friendships past and present.I'm sure many more students on the University of Southern Miss,at Gulf Park will continue to revisit their campus and frienship Oak.

Visited February 2014
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Neenah, Wisconsin
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Peaceful,”
Reviewed 14 February 2014

It's a nice tree. If you are driving along Hwy 90 and want to stop and get out to stretch your legs, this is a nice place to do so. It's a big, sprawling tree. If you want to see a big, sprawling tree allegedly 500 years old, this is the tree for you.

Visited February 2014
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Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“It's a tree. It's a very nice tree, but it's a tree.”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

I love coastal live oaks and this specimen is grand. But it is very hard to imagine this as a destination, attraction, or something to plan to do. If you are in Long Beach for some reason, and have nothing REAL to do, then see this tree.

Visited November 2013
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Shreveport, Louisiana
Level 6 Contributor
241 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Interesting History”
Reviewed 18 October 2013

Nice to see a 500 year old tree, especially since it survived Katrina and you still see plenty of empty lots and boarded up buildings along the cost. Surprised that they built student housing so close to the tree. Good spot for pics.

Visited October 2013
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Thank Jon C
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Jackson, Mississippi
2 reviews
“majestic”
Reviewed 15 October 2013

Take time to see this marvelous work of God. 500 years old and growing. Survived Katrina and other storms and still standing. Only if it could speak can you imagine the tales it could tell.

Visited October 2013
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