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Ocmulgee National Monument

1207 Emery Highway, Macon, GA 31217
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Ranked #3 of 21 Attractions in Macon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Natural History Museums, Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: A tribute to the Native American tribes that lived in the Macon area for 10,000 years.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

We were driving along US-16 traveling across Georgia and started looking for a stop to stretch our legs. Found this in a guide. We were surprised at how much was there. History, as you might imagine - the mounds and its interpretation center were top notch. The grounds are large and beautiful. Walking trails led to the major sites as... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

It was a nice placs to stop by. very quiet and beautiful. It was pretty big, so nice to walk around. it was nice to learn about the history at that place. And to my surprise, i found a little museum inside the visitors center when i was looking for restrooms. Very interesting to walk around and lwaen about the... More

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Athens, Georgia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I love bringing visitors here to learn more about the earliest Americans. Start with the 15 min "movie." Then look at the small but good museum, 15 more minutes. Time it so you are now at the best part of the day, weather-wise (warm in winter, cool in summer). You will want about an hour to walk around and visit... More

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Macon, Georgia
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

You will enjoy touring this site. It's very historical and breath taking. There are many historical sites in the Macon Bibb County area; however, this is at the top of list for sites to visit.

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Lake Elmo, Minnesota
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271 reviews 271 reviews
120 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Most of us do not know much about the native cultures that preceded European settlement. Here is a chance to find out. The museum does a good job - and see the short film. These people were mound builders and a number of examples dot the site. Many trails lead out from the Visitor Center. Would that we had the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
34 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Had only planned to stop for a quick look around which is all we had time for. The museum section was very good and the Mound was good would have liked more time to walk around and have a picnic lunch. Sadly didn't have the time

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131 reviews 131 reviews
45 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

A great day trip, and DO take the day. The museum takes some time, the wandering takes some time, and just sitting under glorious old trees and wondering about the marvelous history takes some time. Macon, GA has been a cross roads since ancient times and we can revel in its history if we get to know more about it.... More

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Perth, Western Australia
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52 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Visited on a wet afternoon but still a very good experience. Staff very nice and informative. Excellent museum and exhibits. The mounds are something else, a must see. Also has a nice gift shop.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Although we had recently enjoyed the National Monuments as a stand alone, this weekend Sept. 20 - 21 was Indian Encampment weekend. It was a wonderful learning experience. We saw native dances while someone explained the meaning behind the dances and the regalia the dancers were wearing. There were opportunities to talk with Native Americans and learn more about how... More

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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This was a wonderful surprise. It was a very well done event. It's *NOT* a PowWow but an educational experience celebrating the Native Peoples. There was traditional dancing including the blessing of the ground ( sadly a group of people including medical workers were talking loudly ) during this and that was very disrespectful. The Indian Tacos was YUMMMERS added... More

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