Golden Isles Welcome Center

Golden Isles Welcome Center

Golden Isles Welcome Center
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Whether it's your first time to Georgia's Golden Isles or your fifteenth time, our many information agents are here to assist you at the Golden Isles Welcome Center on St. Simons Island.
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kythoro
Lexington, SC812 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Beautifully maintained visitors center with very friendly, knowledgeable staff. They provided maps and explanations of "must see" sites. The maps were very helpful in finding the 20 Spirit Trees and all the island had to offer. There is a small gift shop with reasonable prices.
Written August 22, 2020
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Hello kythoro, Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed our hidden gem on St. Simons Island :) The tree spirits are truly a great activity for anyone! We hope to see you soon on your next visit to the Golden Isles!
Written August 31, 2020
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Steven P
Auburn, AL241 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Some great souvenirs. Good photos--I even met the man who did some of the photos and had a great conversation with him. A nice place so don't miss it when you're in the area. It's really more than a welcome center. It's a nice little shop!
Written June 28, 2022
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Thank you for visiting the Golden Isles Welcome Center on St. Simons Island! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed The Live Oak Shop for souvenirs. It sounds like you had the pleasure of meeting Tom Sweeney during your visit as well. We are looking forward to seeing you on your next trip! -Maggie
Written July 12, 2022
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djbls
Maitland, FL554 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Great location, informative staff and cool local merchandise. The woman we talked to was very knowledgeable and gave us some good tips. It's definitely worth a stop in here to see what's going on!
Written March 2, 2020
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Hello, Thank you for stopping in the Welcome Center on St. Simons! I am so happy to hear you had a great experience and enjoyed our merchandise. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Best, Maggie
Written March 10, 2020
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blessed7_10
Loganville, GA66 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
the lady was so patient and helpful. we missed the trolley tour and she went out of her way to try to get us on the next tour.
Written May 18, 2019
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Thank you for your review! Please visit us again during your next trip to the Golden Isles!
Written May 29, 2019
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MaryannF650
Clarksville, TN1,454 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
My husband and I stopped here specifically for the advertised map to find the tree spirits. I already had the Visitor's Guide and we were here before so we didn't need many pamphlets. Nevertheless, the staff was great and extremely helpful. Cora, one of the tree spirits was #1 on our list. She is located in the Welcome Center's parking lot and a sculpturing wonder. It is a must to photograph and to learn the story.

You must stop at the Welcome Center before venturing out. Lots of items for purchase too.
Written March 22, 2019
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Hello! We're so glad our staff was able to ensure you enjoyed your visit here in the Golden Isles! We love assisting visitors with planning their trip, and we're happy to know our service was helpful to you. Please come back and visit us again!
Written March 26, 2019
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Jacalyn1017
Akron, OH106 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Friends
Nice welcome center. Informative and one of the tree carvings are in the parking lot. Coupons and information available. Near the shopping area. Adequate parking. What one needs in a welcome center.
Written January 29, 2019
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We're so glad we were able to ensure you enjoyed your visit here in the Golden Isles! We love assisting visitors with planning their trip, and we're happy to know our service was helpful to you. Please come back and visit us again!
Written February 1, 2019
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foodiegal78
Louisville, KY75 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Family
We walked in to gather some information for our week in St. Simon's Island and were not greeted by the uninterested staffer at the desk. We began browsing some of the beautiful paintings and artwork and still no greeting of any sort. When we looked at the brochures stand she finally said 'let me know if you need anything'. It was odd to have a person so seemingly unpersonable working the Welcome Center of the islands!
Written July 26, 2016
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Thank you for your review! At the Golden Isles Welcome Centers we strive to provide the best visitor experience possible and I am so sorry that you had anything less than that during your visit with us! After receiving your review our team held an all-staff meeting to discuss this issue and to insure something like this does not happen again. We truly appreciate your feedback and I hope that you will make the Visitors Center one of your first stops during your next trip back to the Golden Isles!
Written October 31, 2016
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2sisters07
Sarasota,FL189 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Friends
Stop here first to get brochures and eating advice and some souvenirs, very friendly workers. Make sure to get the tree spirit scavenger hunt pamphlet that shows where they are located. We had a lot of fun trying to find them and by the end got pretty good at spotting where they would be. It was something fun and different to do while exploring the island-start with the largest one which is right there on the backside of a tree in the parking lot of the welcome center!
Written June 8, 2022
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Thank you for your continued visits to the Golden Isles Welcome Center! We are happy to hear you enjoyed hunting the Tree Spirits. We added 4 additional spirits this year - we hope you were able to located all the spirits during your trip! -Maggie
Written July 12, 2022
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Dwayne C
Jacksonville, FL236 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Solo
Very Nice Welcome Center..
Situated across from the park and the Lighthouse.
We stopped by on Thursday 2/24 and were met by a very nice young woman who answered all of our questions and made several suggestions on we’re to have lunch and what sites to visit..
We had a very nice day trip in St Simons Island…
Written February 25, 2022
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Thank you for visiting the Welcome Center on St. Simons Island! We are happy to hear you had a nice day trip on St. Simons Island. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to the Golden Isles! -Maggie
Written July 12, 2022
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BlueFalconRidge
Lewisburg, WV434 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
Gave us information on the wood spirit scavenger hunt which was a lot of fun. Found a lot of nice Georgia folk on the way
Written September 23, 2021
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I'm happy to hear you enjoyed the Tree Spirit Scavenger Hunt on St. Simons Island. The tree carver, Keith Jennings and his son Devon, were on the island recently and added a couple more spirits. We hope you will enjoy the new carvings on your next visit!
Written February 8, 2022
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