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Things to do in Macon, GA

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Macon personal injury attorneyMacon is one of the largest and fastest developing metropolises in the State of Georgia. With dozens of fascinating tourist spots and romantic getaway destinations, it one of the places you should consider visiting during your next trip to Georgia. The city’s central location makes it a gateway to all the fun and attractions in State.

Below is an overview of some of the places and things you should consider doing during your stay in the beautiful city of Macon, GA:

Visit the Ocmulgee National Monument

Located on the eastern side of Macon city, the monument carries over 15,000 years of history and Native American culture. The monument is the location of several giant earthworks or mounds that were constructed by the Mississippians over 1000 years ago. One of the mounds is 17 meters high and features an underground cave which is believed to have been used as a temple of sorts by the Mississippians. Apart from the mounds, the monument is also home to a vast network of trails and an archeology museum.

Spend a day at the Amerson River Park

Billed as one of the premier tourist destinations in Macon, the Amerson River Park features over 200 acres of thick forests, wetlands, and meadows along the Ocmulgee River. There is also a 7-mile trail system that leads to hilly areas and bluffs that offer a panoramic birds-eye view of this picturesque park and its surroundings. The river, on the other hand, is ideal for kayaking, canoeing and float tubing. Other notable features of the park include a wheelchair-accessible playground and shaded picnic areas. The Amerson River Park is the ultimate family getaway destinations within the city of Macon.

Take a tour of the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame

Also located in Macon, this fine piece of architecture is home to the largest collection of sporting history in the State of Georgia. The facility features a Hall of Fame and an exhibits section for all kinds of sports including a section dedicated to preserving the State’s greatest sporting moments. Being a family-friendly museum, there are plenty of interactive exhibitions and hands-on activities for the kids to enjoy.

Catch an event at the Macon Centreplex

Popularly known for hosting multiple regional events in central Georgia, the Macon Centreplex is a sight to behold. Constructed in 1968, the structure is the site of the Macon Coliseum, a 9,000-seat sporting complex that formerly served as the home ground for professional teams and currently used by the Macon Mayhem hockey team. It is also the location of the Macon City Auditorium, a state-of-the-art facility that seats up to 2,700 people. You can schedule your visit during a match day and watch a hockey match, or attend one of the many annual events and festivals that take place at the Centreplex.

Other notable places you cannot afford to miss include Smileys Flea Market, Lake Tobesofkee Recreation Area, Macon Little Theatre, The Hay House, the Museum of Arts and Sciences, and last but not least, the Tubman African American Museum.

Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C.
487 Cherry St #200, Macon, GA 31201
(478) 746-4048

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