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The Macon and Southern Towns Tourist Guide can help you plan your visit so that your experience is complete and enjoyable. In this city ancient history and culture have laid a visible foundation for a scintillating present that literally glows with excitement. Antebellum architecture reflected in homes, churches and museums are perfectly set off by well laid gardens and parks that together spell a gracious welcome. Landmarks such as the Cannonball House, the Woodruff House, and the Hay House are only a few among a host of about 5,500 impressive buildings that carry tales of a magnificent past. Take a tour that tells you all about how the name Cannonball came to be associated with this beautiful building.

There are a number of impressive and renowned Museums that no Macon tourist can afford to ignore. For music fans a trip to the Georgia Music Hall of Fame has to be on top of their to-do list. Listen to all sorts of music or just your favorites composed and sung by Georgian luminaries such as Little Richard, REM, Johnny Mercer, and Otis Redding. The Georgia Sports Hall of Fame where legends in the world of sport are honored would be the ultimate destination for sports lovers.

The Tubman African-American Museum is for anyone wanting to explore this fabulous cultural fiesta. The Museum is devoted to the memory of Harriet Tubman, a slave that returned time and again to the south to help other slaves gain their freedom. You will be surprised to know that Tubman was not even a resident of Macon, but her incredible achievements warranted recognition. The remarkable life story of Tubman will be given prominence in the new building being constructed. A Macon and southern historic heartland guide would help you learn the latest developments, if this wonderful cultural center is of interest to you.

The Museum of Arts and Sciences will have both old and young fully occupied, either in the scientist's workshop or the backyard animal habitat. Visit the Ocmulgee National Monument and Indian Mounds and be transformed. How would you feel about inspecting 12,000 year old fossils and remains? How about going inside a ceremonial Indian earth lodge, or climbing an ancient Indian mound? Visit this museum which is probably unlike any other that you may have seen, and come away impressed.

Beautiful Barnesville is another small wonder that merits attention. Historically known as the Buggy Capital of the South, it keeps up this tradition with a Buggy Day Celebration that includes a colorful parade and a whole lot of fun. A self contained town that has all the Georgian characteristics of history, culture, charm, and exciting entertainment, it also boasts of all modern conveniences that make for a relaxed, easy life style. It may surprise you to learn that the Old Jail Museum is not a prison exhibit, but an awesome collection of cultural artifacts that just happened to be housed in the old Lamar County Jail. This is your chance to see authentic Barnesville buggies and carriages and other memorabilia from hundreds of years ago. Since there is so much to do, be sure to use our “Flag This” feature in the Macon and Southern Towns Tourist Guide to add items of interest to your “My Travel Ideas” folder, so that you will not have to remember them and can quickly retrieve them.

Be sure to explore the “Cultural” option on the Macon and Southern Towns Tourist Guide to discover all of the great cultural sites, exhibits and activities. The annual Cherry Blossom Festival of Macon will make you wish you didn't have to leave. A Gala Ball and a Balloon Fest and Air Show are some of a marvelous range of events you can look forward to. The festival goes on for about ten days and there are any number of attractions that will keep you captivated. Take a Cherry Blossom Riding Tour to fully appreciate the breathtaking beauty of Macon's Yoshino cherry trees in full bloom. A tourist guide would have all details you will need to plan your trip to coincide with this spectacular event. The Barnesville BBQ and Blues Festival is another huge event that spreads over a whole weekend and it's something you should certainly try to attend. On any first Friday you can attend the fun and excitement of a night festival event where there's music and entertainment that will keep you going.
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