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

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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38 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW 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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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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33 reviews 33 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Salt Springs, Florida
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212 reviews 212 reviews
39 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Worth a stop lots of history and a nice area to walk in. It is free and great staff you can drive also if you want to see everything great museum

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Leicester
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

During our holiday in the Southern States references to the original inhabitants and indigenous population were largely glossed over everywhere. This is because of the shameful history of persecution and removal of the native peoples. This well preserved park and monuments documents the history of the ancient people going back over 17,000 years. It does this very well indeed with... More

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
9 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Excellent park! We have to thank a super friendly gentleman ranger who gave a wonderful overview of the park and the history along with some perfect suggestions of how best to enjoy the area. The museum is smaller than I'd imagined it would be, but they are displaying some wonderful pieces.

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Roswell, Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
26 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I am a travel writer who covers National Parks and I was at Ocmulgee in September 2013. Located in Macon, Georgia, a sizeable city an hour and a half south of Atlanta, the Ocmulgee National Monument preserves earthen mounds built by Indians between 900 and 1000 AD. Unlike other Indian mound sites in the United States, the Ocmulgee Mounds are... More

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