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Ocmulgee National Monument

1207 Emery Highway, Macon, GA 31217
478-752-8257
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Ranked #3 of 21 attractions in Macon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums, Monuments/ Statues, Historic Sites
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: A tribute to the Native American tribes that lived in the Macon area for 10,000 years.
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Navarre, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The Visitor Centre and Museum are well worth a visit. Well set out and with interesting displays that appeal to all ages. The ancient 'conference centre' was most interesting.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The history here is amazing. The rangers are very helpful. I love going for walks on the trails. The kids like the views and taking the dog for a walk. Even saw a gator in the pond on my last trip.

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Hollywood, MD
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I am a member of the X files generation and places like this really make me feel lied to. How did my public school education fail me so badly? There is so much possibility here it takes a while to absorb the scope ( hence the time machine reference). There's no shade so bring a big umbrella if u want... More

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
23 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This is a fascinating site and well worth a stop between Atlanta and Savannah. Friendly staff and interesting exhibit and grounds. This area has evidence of human habitation that goes back 17,000 years. The large mounds represent Mississippian Native American culture and show a highly developed and organized society. Artifacts are reminiscent of Meso-American culture. Museum store has some nice... More

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Orlando, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Interesting history, informative park ranger, beautiful visitor center with great displays, and easy access to the sites. Great for families, couples, groups or solo.

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Macon, Georgia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The ceremonial earthlodge, built into one of the mounds, is the highlight here. From the year 900, it gives you a unique view into the distant past. The park itself is also impressive, with the added bonus of good walking trails that are lush with flora and fauna, esp. great bird watching. The staff is always pleasant and helpful.

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Macon, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Visited Ocmulgee national monument for couple of activities like Butterfly watch , lantern walk . Relaxing place , with a good old history .

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Macon, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Macon's attraction is her historical ambiance. Combine a walk downtown, a drive down College Street, a stop by Fort Hawkins, and a visit to the Hay House with a trip to the Indian Mounds. You will begin to get a sense of Macon's history. But, do not miss the Ocmulgee National Monument; that is where it began.

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Macon, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My daughter and I love the Indian Mounds. They have the main building which has a small but interesting museum and gift shop. The staff are friendly and helpful. We prefer to walk the trails, they are of varying lengths, and accommodating to most. Great place for learning local history and getting back to nature.

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Michigan City, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

This is the most beautiful place I have ever seen,can't wait to go back next spring! Learning all the history with my family was awesome.

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