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Charles Lindbergh Monument

Airport Rd., Souther Field on Ga. 49, Americus, GA 31709-3546
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Ranked #3 of 4 Attractions in Americus
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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Stockbridge, Georgia
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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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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
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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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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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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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Americus
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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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Pennsylvania
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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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Chicago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

We did not know that Lindbergh's first flight was from this area. It's only a monument, so a quick picture and that's all.

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Houston, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2011

Quick visit. Monument is located at a small regional airport. Lindbergh bought his first airplane here for $500, a Curtis Jenny.

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