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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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Salt Springs, Florida
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202 reviews 202 reviews
38 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
25 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Great staff, lovely scenery with loads of wildlife (which you can learn about as you walk) and a fascinating monument and exhibition. Highly recommended. The best way to see everything is to walk around for a couple of hours; be sure to go through the swampy area as this is where the best wildlife is.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

One of the best places to visit in Georgia. This park is a hidden gem in middle Ga. We need more like this one. I totally reccomend this park!

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Macon, Georgia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Great place to learn about Native American History and they are getting ready to become an National park. Very beautiful place.

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Navarre, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The Visitor Centre and Museum are well worth a visit. Well set out and with interesting displays that appeal to all ages. The ancient 'conference centre' was most interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The history here is amazing. The rangers are very helpful. I love going for walks on the trails. The kids like the views and taking the dog for a walk. Even saw a gator in the pond on my last trip.

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Hollywood, MD
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I am a member of the X files generation and places like this really make me feel lied to. How did my public school education fail me so badly? There is so much possibility here it takes a while to absorb the scope ( hence the time machine reference). There's no shade so bring a big umbrella if u want... More

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