World's Largest Sassafras Tree, Owensboro

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#12 of 16 in Things to do in Owensboro
Landmark · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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  • What can you say? It’s a big tree. As exciting as Owensboro gets. It’s right on Frederica so best to park at the library and walk over.  more »
  • I love that this quirky landmark is here! Lots of people stop by to check it out and grab a photo. If you have always wanted to do the trip where you see the World's largest rubber band ball and...  more »
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  • While the sheer circumference of the trunk is impressive, the tree has suffered in recent years. Utility lines that run through its branches have required extensive pruning as has its growth out over Frederica Street. Tourists literally have to pull over and park on busy KY-2831 southbound to get out to view the tree which is near the edge of the road but on private property. So it is not a spot where one feels comfortable to pause, rest or meditate.
  • Cool tree really neat. I am sure it was for safety reasons but I wish it would have been taller and more noticeable

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