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“A surprise” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Charles Lindbergh Monument

Charles Lindbergh Monument
Airport Rd., Souther Field on Ga. 49, Americus, GA 31709-3546
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Ranked #3 of 5 Attractions in Americus
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
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“A surprise”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

We did not know that Lindbergh's first flight was from this area. It's only a monument, so a quick picture and that's all.

Visited July 2012
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“Charles Lindbergh Monument”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2011

Quick visit. Monument is located at a small regional airport. Lindbergh bought his first airplane here for $500, a Curtis Jenny.

Visited August 2011
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“Monument Commemorates Lindbergh's First Flight”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2011

The Charles Lindbergh Monument at Souther Field commemorates Charles Lindbergh's first solo flight there in 1923. A statue of Lindbergh on an airplane wing stands atop a pedestal at the front side of a small airfield just 4 or 5 miles from downtown Americus, north on Hwy 49. A historial marker also documents the event. It's a nice place to stop on a pretty day.

The usual brown historical attraction road signs are posted on Hwy. 49 just north and south of the turn, but it's not clear that you should turn on the road to the Souther air field. Another brown road sign at that point would help tourists find the monument without passing it and then backtracking.

This is not a huge attraction, but if you enjoy historic places, it's worth stopping for a few minutes. Small planes parked nearby are also of interest.

Visited June 2011
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