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Charles Lindbergh Monument

Address: Airport Rd., Souther Field on Ga. 49, Americus, GA 31709-3546
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Ranked #3 of 5 Attractions in Americus
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks

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Sunnyvale, California
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145 reviews 145 reviews
44 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Although there is not much to do in Americus, visiting the Charles Lindbergh Monument is interesting. Make sure you go during operating hours or everything is closed.

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Waterford, Michigan
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22 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We actually found the monument by mistake. There was a sign that there was an historical marker, but we had trouble finding it. Finally went toward the local airport and found the monument and inscription regarding Charles Lindbergh. My husband being a pilot himself found it very interesting. It's too bad they don't promote it more.

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Stockbridge, Georgia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
14 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Unless we missed something elsewhere on the grounds, all there is to see here is a statue of Lindbergh in a tiny "park" (not much bigger than the base of the statue) near the entrance of the airport. You don't even need to get out of your car.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
25 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

As aviation buffs, our family members were thrilled to see a monument marking the site of Lindbergh's first solo flight, there at Souther Field. The statue shows him wingwalking, which he did in his eary days, to earn money for his Curtis Jenny airplane. As been stated at other places, it's a little challenging to find, but WORTH the effort.... More 

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Americus, Georgia
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

History was made there! Charles Lindbergh bought his first plane, and soloed at Souther Field; the oldest continuously operated air port in the Western Hemisphere.

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Columbus, Georgia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

He showed up here to continue a dream he had of becoming an aviator. Looking for a bargain, he knew he would find surplus WW1 aircraft trainers here. I don't know if Lindbeghs dreams that day included flying solo across the Atlantic one day, but, from here at Souther Field, Americus, Georgia he flew off into history as one of... More 

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Milton, Georgia
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381 reviews 381 reviews
250 attraction reviews
762 helpful votes 762 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Slightly off the beaten path but a short, easy drive to get there. A pleasant find within the Jimmy Carter Regional Airport.

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135 reviews 135 reviews
47 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

It's not a big place nor an ostentatious monument but one that can remind travelers that sometimes inconspicuous beginnings eventually create a lasting impact. This holds true both for Lindberg's First Solo flight commemorated at the air port as well as former president Carter whose modest beginnings in nearby Plains, GA led to far greater impact not only as president... More 

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Register, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Not in a good location. No sign showing where to turn off the main highway. Not enough history on the site.

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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

not terribly exciitng, but since you'll pass it anyway on the road between Americus and Andersonville you should stop so you can say you've been! Site of Lindbergh's first solo flight. It'll take you 5 minutes.

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