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Ocmulgee National Monument

1207 Emery Highway, Macon, GA 31217
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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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Melbourne, Australia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Had only planned to stop for a quick look around which is all we had time for. The museum section was very good and the Mound was good would have liked more time to walk around and have a picnic lunch. Sadly didn't have the time

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Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
45 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

A great day trip, and DO take the day. The museum takes some time, the wandering takes some time, and just sitting under glorious old trees and wondering about the marvelous history takes some time. Macon, GA has been a cross roads since ancient times and we can revel in its history if we get to know more about it.... More

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Perth, Western Australia
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104 reviews 104 reviews
51 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Visited on a wet afternoon but still a very good experience. Staff very nice and informative. Excellent museum and exhibits. The mounds are something else, a must see. Also has a nice gift shop.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Although we had recently enjoyed the National Monuments as a stand alone, this weekend Sept. 20 - 21 was Indian Encampment weekend. It was a wonderful learning experience. We saw native dances while someone explained the meaning behind the dances and the regalia the dancers were wearing. There were opportunities to talk with Native Americans and learn more about how... More

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This was a wonderful surprise. It was a very well done event. It's *NOT* a PowWow but an educational experience celebrating the Native Peoples. There was traditional dancing including the blessing of the ground ( sadly a group of people including medical workers were talking loudly ) during this and that was very disrespectful. The Indian Tacos was YUMMMERS added... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Super staff, super well-maintained, clean bathrooms, quality museum, great video and great gift store.

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Kennesaw, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We stopped at the National Monument and park on a whim and were glad we did. While it was very humid and muggy that day, we did enjoy a little walk along one of the trails and over the railroad. The National Monument was cool. I will say that the entrance is reminiscent of a hobbit hole and wasn't great... More

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

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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135 reviews 135 reviews
38 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 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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