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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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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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Grandmother

We enjoyed our time there. It was the Indian heritage weekend. There was lots of food, fun and souvenirs.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Darlene70
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Macon, Georgia
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Macon, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed our time there. It was the Indian heritage weekend. There was lots of food, fun and souvenirs.

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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59 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a very interesting stop. The museum had good displays to explain the site, although they look a bit dated now. Be sure to walk to at least the first of the mounds. Be aware, however, that going inside the mound is very musty and is not recommended for people who are sensitive to mold.

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Thank D P
Macon, Georgia
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I found the festival very educational. Excellent for children and adults. The exhibits as well as the vendors are worth the visit.

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Ithaca, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This site preserves an area that has been habituated for over 10000 years. The mayor mounds are about 1000 years old and are build by the South Appalachian Mississippian culture. I found it quite intriguing that the mounds look like South and Central American structures (e.g. Maya or Inca...) however I could not find any connection in the museum or... More 

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Friendswood, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

If your passing through Macon and have a couple of hours, stop here and walk the grounds. There are good trails and paths. The mounds have a neat history and the archeological information is awesome.

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Stockbridge, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

This is an excellent outing for students of any age. the knowledge of our past can help to charter a better course for us. The site has tons of information about the earlier settlers of the area, their daily routines and traditions. A must see!

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Enterprise, Alabama
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27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Started the tour with a well made ~ 15 minute video on the site which I would recommend to visitors. The interpretation center is quite nice with decent exhibits; you will also find friendly rangers there to talk to and ask questions on the site and the area. Nice walk between the mounds and nice views of the area from... More 

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Cumming, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

This is the only thing in Macon Georgia worth seeing. Apparently that's not sufficient I have to say 100 other letters just do this review so blah blah blah blah blah blah blah can just post a stupid a review now.

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Pinellas Park, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

very interesting, lot of walking and climbing to see it all. the museum is very interesting lots of item used by the Ocmulgee people there forts housing trading post , build the hills by hand had to carry baskets full of red clay to the top to kept making the hill taller. when tall enough they build the chief etc... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This place is worth a visit. The museum has some interesting displays. The boardwalk and hike are scenic and fairly easy unless you hike to the top of the mound.

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