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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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Very educational

This is very educational place to visit. The walking trails are also wonderful. I would call ahead though to make sure that there are no school field-trips that day.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Covington
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Covington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is very educational place to visit. The walking trails are also wonderful. I would call ahead though to make sure that there are no school field-trips that day.

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Macon, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Ocmulgee National Monument is a wonderful experience for everyone, especially children. You will learn a lot about the culture and history of the Native Americans in Georgia. There are actual monuments in which the Native Americans lived in that you can go into and take a tour. There is dance, food, music, and art, jewelry, etc., displayed that you... More 

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Macon, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The first place I take any visitor to Macon. You cannot know Macon until you go and experience the mounds and the surrounding hiking trails. It's history is so compelling it's beauty undeniable. The view of Macon from atop the great temple mound is a must. The site of the annual Indian Festival in September, the nighttime lantern tours during... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Have been to the monument on numerous occasions over the years. The last visits have been with grandchildren who have been quite intrigued by the exhibits and also the mounds at the monument. It's free and well-worth the time and effort. You need to allow several hours to see everything, but you can hit the highlights in a couple of... More 

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Villa Rica, Georgia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I visited this as a child, but my memories were sketchy. I wanted my husband to see this landmark (there are 2 other mound sites in GA by the way...). It was beautiful weather (crazy even, 70 degrees). It was so beautifully maintained (state effort) and the ranger inside was knowledgeable, friendly, and very helpful. We also did the longer... More 

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Indiana
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

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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11 helpful votes 11 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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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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18 helpful votes 18 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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