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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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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Fun and educational

This was more than I expected (for a free monument). There are trails, a museum, and of course the mounds. It was fun walking around and would definitely come back if we were in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Savannah, Georgia
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Savannah, Georgia
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This was more than I expected (for a free monument). There are trails, a museum, and of course the mounds. It was fun walking around and would definitely come back if we were in the area again. My 9 and 4 year old loved going into the earth mound and running around.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A must do for the whole family. Great interactive audio tour using your cell phone. Highlights can be visited by car but for the best experience it is best to walk around the park, Even in the hot weather it was very pleasant. Kids loved the Earth lodge with its refreshing AC!

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Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Great place to wander around for a few hours. The tracks are well maintained and well marked. There is a small, but interesting museum with very helpful and friendly staff. The outside walking tracks are dog friendly too.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

Every year around Christmas time, the National Monument at Ocmulgee has lantern light walking tours of the Indian Mounds. This is a great memory making opportunity for your family, especially young kids. May be best to visit the incredible Mounds and museum by day first to learn the last of the land, but come back for this memorable experience!

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Lake Alfred, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Visiting this national monument is quite interesting as you learn so much about the history that took place there. We visited during the daytime and thoroughly enjoyed the visit. Then on a return visit we were very fortunate to be in Macon, GA at a time of year when the park rangers were giving lantern light narrated tours of this... More 

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Macon, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This is an all around easy stop for just about anyone though it does involve a lot of walking. We take the kids here, our fitness group, or go just for alone meditation/reflection time.

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Forsyth, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Recently visited this historic site. Wonderful eye opener regarding paleo-Indian cultures that used to live in the area. Gives you greater appreciation of area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

A great place to visit for light hiking and when it gets hot move indoors to the museum and learn about native Americans of middle GA. Years ago when I was broke it was a great place to take the kids to burn energy for free, I still go but now I'm able to donate so maybe others can enjoy... More 

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Pittsgrove, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Lot of history here about the prehistoric Indians, their civilization, and the mounds they built. Lots of area to walk, cool things to see, and a great visitors center with nice park rangers. Check out the short movie before you begin exploring.

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Fayetteville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

There is a lot of great history here. The site is beautiful and gives you a lot of info from history. If you are looking for historical places to visit, I would definitely recommend looking at this place.

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