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Ocmulgee National Monument

1207 Emery Highway, Macon, GA 31217-4320
+1 478-752-8257
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Overall, very impressed with this National Park Service site. Neat art nouveau visitor’s center... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Demaresta
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Southampton, Pennsylvania
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Nicely set up

This is worth taking the family to, especially if they're around the early teens age. It's a very... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Barry441
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17,000 Years of Continuous Human Habitation! Welcome to Ocmulgee National Monument. This park is a memorial to the relationship between people and natural resources. Native Americans first came here during the Paleo-Indian period to hunt Ice Age mammals. Several cultures occupied this land for thousands of years, each creating their own history here. The Mississippian culture arrived here around 900CE and constructed mounds for the elite members of their society. Today the mounds remain for all to see and explore.
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1207 Emery Highway, Macon, GA 31217-4320
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Overall, very impressed with this National Park Service site. Neat art nouveau visitor’s center that was built in 1934 with Native American designs. Very knowledgeable and friendly ranger. Good 17-minute movie on the history and some interesting artifacts. Most interesting thing is walking up to...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is worth taking the family to, especially if they're around the early teens age. It's a very good recreation of how the Indians lived in that area. I don't see an older teenager liking it, unless they are into this type history. But if...More

Thank Barry441
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The scenery and beautiful grounds are enough, along with a nice picnic basket. The spirits that rest there certainly make it peaceful!

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I live in Macon and me and my family have spent many days exploring the Indian mounds. The views are spectacular as are the hiking trails that can take you under Interstate 16 and to the Ocmulgee River. Would suggest coming during the Cherry Blossom...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a great place to teach your young kids or grand kids about the American Indians. Having an ancestor that is native American made it even more interesting for my grandkids. We played cowboys and Indians and the other guest on the trails were...More

Thank Kathy F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even though a Georgia native, the Monument had excellent information about early native people that I did not know. Impressive grounds and adequate, well maintained walking trails. Well worth your time and this kind of information should be taught in schools.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped early before the welcome center was open to walk the park. It was quiet and peaceful. From atop the grand mound you could see town. The height is a marvel of the Creek Nation. The Mississippi an Era site is a must see.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

With the help of the great staff, my four kids completed their junior ranger booklets after watching the video, exploring the museum, and walking to the sites. There are several picnic areas for a lunch, trails off into the woods, and a nice little gift...More

Thank Bobbie B
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Ocmulgee N, Guest Relations Manager at Ocmulgee National Monument, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit! We love working with Junior Rangers! We see you rated us four out of five stars-what could we have done to make it a 5 star visit? Hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mounds are fascinating. Nice trails to walk. Love NPS sites and these one was educational. Jim was very helpful.

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Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

While killing time in Macon, we came upon this monument/park about an hour before closing. It was much bigger than I expected when I read "monument." We wished we had a few hours more; it was a very cool place. Grounds are well maintained, hike...More

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Ocmulgee N, Guest Relations Manager at Ocmulgee National Monument, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2018

We are so glad you happened upon us! We hope you can visit again soon to spend more time at the park.

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mmahn2018
March 23, 2018|
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Response from Gabe10101 | Reviewed this property |
From their website: Pets are allowed on the park grounds on a leash. Pets are not permitted in the visitor center unless they are a service animal. Just google it and you'll usually find the answer.
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BethanyM22
March 16, 2018|
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Response from Linda D | Reviewed this property |
Previous responses are all valid points. Mounds themselves might be a challenge with a wheelchair but doable. The excavated floor mound with viewing Windows probably not an option as entry is low and narrow. The Visitor... More
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rhmorrow
November 5, 2017|
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Response from advoctae | Reviewed this property |
I do not know. Check their webiste.
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