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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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Alapaha
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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CA
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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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Georgia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Super staff, super well-maintained, clean bathrooms, quality museum, great video and great gift store.

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Kennesaw, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We stopped at the National Monument and park on a whim and were glad we did. While it was very humid and muggy that day, we did enjoy a little walk along one of the trails and over the railroad. The National Monument was cool. I will say that the entrance is reminiscent of a hobbit hole and wasn't great... More

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Staten Island, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

If you love history, you must go and see Ocmulgee National Monument. You don't need a time machine to take you in to the past. Ocmulgee will transport you to a per-historic time in our country's history. There are various mounds to see with information boards to enlighten you. The area is beautifully maintained. There is a lot of walking... More

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Evans, Ga
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133 reviews 133 reviews
38 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

Visited again after more than 10 years. They have greatly improved the visitors center with displayed and boards. Gifts shop was full of great items to buy. Grounds were fun to walk through with a great way to listen to information at each stop by using your cell phone. Which we had had more time that day to walk each... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I love to visit this place. I've gone several times over the years. Lots of history. Each year they have an event where Native Americans come and perform and sell handmade items. Their walking trails are well maintained.

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Watkinsville, Georgia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The park ranger was wonderful. He genuinely greeted us when we came through the doors of the museum and gave us a great overview of the pre-history of the region, along with a very useful introduction to the site. It's our tax-dollars at work, so there's no fee to visit. Some stunning sites, including an ancient ceremonial floor and great... More

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Porto, Portugal
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52 reviews 52 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Ocmulgee National Monument preserves traces of over ten millennia of Southeastern Native American culture, including major earthworks built more than 1,000 years ago by the South Appalachian Mississippian culture. These include the Great Temple and other ceremonial mounds, a burial mound, and defensive trenches. The place is peaceful, suggestive and relaxing. Walking through the paths, leading to peace. Climb to... More

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tripree
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62 reviews 62 reviews
10 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Very nice museum, art deco style with good interpretive exhibit and amazing multiple prehistoric Native American mounds. Wonderful interpretation of Mississippian council house. Lots of hiking and biking trails.

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