Visit Macon, GA
Georgia’s fourth largest city offers plenty of reasons for
visitors to stay and play.
The nearly 5,000 structures on the National Register of Historic Places bear testament to the town’s Southern charm. Stroll the historic districts to take in Greek revival, neoclassical, Italianate, and more grand architectural styles. The Cannonball House, the only home wounded in the Civil War, Sidney Lanier Cottage, birthplace of the acclaimed poet, and the monumental Hay House are several that you can tour.
Dating back much earlier, the Ocmulgee National Monument features Native American Indian mounds dating to 900 A.D. Here, you’ll learn all about the region’s earliest inhabitants. Stroll the Ocmulgee River Heritage Greenway or explore Bond Swamp National Wildlife Refuge downriver to take in Macon’s ecological treasure, inhabited by a rich variety of flora and fauna.
And no visit to Macon should miss taking in the city’s musical heritage. Greats including the Allman Brothers Band, Otis Redding, and Little Richard made a name for themselves here. Tour The Big House where the Allman Brothers Band lived in the ’70s, or drive past the former Capricorn Records recording studio, famous for bringing Southern rock music to the world.
Here are some spots to eat, stay, and play while you’re in town for Macon Octloberfest 2016!