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Ocmulgee National Monument

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Address: 1207 Emery Highway, Macon, GA 31217
Phone Number: 478-752-8257
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: A tribute to the Native American tribes that lived in the Macon area for...
A tribute to the Native American tribes that lived in the Macon area for 10,000 years.
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Interesting part of Indian history

The mounds were interesting and there was one that we went thru a small tunnel to get to a large room where the chiefs met, The history person was very informative about the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2015
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Indiana
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12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

The mounds were interesting and there was one that we went thru a small tunnel to get to a large room where the chiefs met, The history person was very informative about the different mounds and what happened in them. The various instruments and tools that the Indians used was very interesting. I would recommend it to anyone interested in... More 

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Decatur, Georgia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I used to live in Macon and went to the Ocmulgee Mounds from time to time. It had been years since I'd visited and I decided to stop in when I was in Macon on business. I'm glad I did because I saw improvements in displays, walkways, and at the mounds. Staff were friendly and helpful and I left with... More 

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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This monument was a nice place to stop by. It was very big, quiet, and beautiful. We spent over 2 hours here, and enjoyed walking from site to site. Every place was accessible. The park rangers are so kind and informative!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Stopped here on my way out of Macon. Such a neat place! The mounds were interesting and it's great to see a part of History in person. I wish I would have more time to enjoy the scenery.

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Whispering Pines, North Carolina
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57 reviews 57 reviews
34 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Make certain to go to the visitor's center first and view the short film. Some of the site was destroyed before it was protected, which is too bad. You can enter one mound through a narrow, low passage (but not as low as the Egyptian pyramids, thank goodness) and view the interior floor and surrounding sitting area which is hundreds... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Pretty decent visitor center in terms of film and artifacts for such a small monument (1 ranger on duty). A variety of mounds are available to hike to. The earthen lodge being the coolest. You actually get to walk about 20 feet into the entry way of it and look inside. The other mounds are larger, but unexcavated so there... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

From the outside the visitor center appears dated, but the exhibits and film were excellent. We spent over 2 hour here walking the paths and trails and seeing all of the different mounds. It was a very unique site and very worthwhile.

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Macon, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Great visitor's center with friendly and informative rangers, and an amazing display of artifacts. Free admission. Grounds have great hiking trails.

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Tumwater, Washington, United States
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6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We really loved this short hike around the grounds. They had recently had a windstorm, so there were some trees down, but it made for a more exciting experience! I loved the museum, and going into the "mounds" . The staff was incredible , Highly recommend!

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Sacramento, California
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

It was a nice afternoon visit. Everything was pretty accessible. We enjoyed walking from site to site but you can drive between many of the sites. It was a very good afternoon.

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