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“Nice place to take out of towners or to exercise”

Ocmulgee National Monument
Ranked #1 of 49 things to do in Macon
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: A tribute to the Native American tribes that lived in the Macon area for 17,000 years.
Macon, Georgia
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Nice place to take out of towners or to exercise”
Reviewed August 18, 2013

The National monument is a nicely kept area with some historical significance. It's free to get in and never very crowded. You will see plenty of people walking around for exercise or taking pictures. There are tons of trails to walk. Some of the distance signs on the trails may not be completely accurate, but it's such a nice place that I never mind walking a bit further than expected.

Visited March 2013
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Macon, Georgia
Level 5 Contributor
90 reviews
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“Native American Fascination”
Reviewed August 15, 2013

No one should visit the Macon area without taking in this site. It gives valuable insights to the life and culture of some of the earliest residents of the region, the Mississippian Indians. These people were mound builders and fortunately, much of their work has been preserved including an underground earth lodge.

There is an excellent orientation center with an introductory movie and many artifacts recovered when the site was researched during the depression era.

From time to time, native Americans revisit the site and taking in their dancing, drumming and crafts is most rewarding.

One cannot help but regret the the forced removal of these people from Georgia having seen their origins

Visited September 2012
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Warner Robins, Georgia
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“when the indians come every september”
Reviewed August 15, 2013

i love to go every year to see the indians. they have such beautiful wardrobe. they are so coloful and bright. the different variaty of foods are out of this world and thats one reason i go. Make sure you eat thier roasted corn before they run out, its to die for oh my!!!!

Visited September 2012
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Panama City Beach, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
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24 attraction reviews
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“Amazing Earthlodge for History/Archeology Buffs”
Reviewed August 12, 2013

The visitor center presents a wonderful history of the Ocmulgee region and the prehistoric people that lived there through the centuries. The Mississippian Outpost contains various types of earth mounds, trenches, and an earthlodge you can enter. Great outdoors hiking opportunity for those interested in history or stay inside the visitor center/museum for those less interested in the hiking. At least take a few moments to walk outside to enter the earthlodge. It is amazing.

Visited July 2013
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Macon, Georgia
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
“Indian Mounds”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Was very interesting to learn about the culture of the Indians that lived,in this area. On the top of the largest mound, you get a nice view of downtown Macon. Pack a picnic. Once or twice a year there is an Indian festival that showcases the culture through dance, crafts, food, etc. well worth going tWhile the mounds are free. the indian festival has a fee for parking. o.

Visited August 2012
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