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MaconUnited States of America

Visit ancient Indian burial grounds, admire a wealth of fine historical architecture and dance in lively music venues when you come to Macon. 

Known as the “Heart of Georgia,” Macon has wide boulevards lined with cherry trees, rich with delicate pink blossoms in the spring. The city is packed with historical buildings, superb restaurants and great live music venues.

You won’t have to stay long in Macon to realize this is a town that’s proud of its history. Over 5,000 buildings are listed as historical structures, including the resplendent Hay House and one of the city’s architectural centerpieces, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Outdating all of these, however, are the Indian mounds at Ocmulgee National Monument. Visit this 14,000-year-old site to learn about the local Native American history. Climb the Great Temple Mound for a view of the city.

Learn about the nation’s proud African-American heritage at the Tubman Museum. Study the spectacular 55-foot (17-meter) mural noting African-American accomplishments over centuries. Take the family to the Museum of Arts and Sciences. Enjoy the galleries and planetarium inside and nature trail and simulated limestone cave outside.

Some of America’s finest musicians came from Macon. Visit one of the numerous bars hosting bands and singers from the area. Pay homage to one of the town’s greats when you walk the Heritage Trail along the banks of the river. Here you will find a statue of the singer, Otis Redding. To find out more about the city’s musical heritage, head to the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.

Visit in March and April to experience one of the country’s most spectacular cherry blossom festivals. Macon has over 275,000 cherry trees full of pink flowers each spring. Several events take place in and around town to celebrate the blooming of the blossoms.

Macon is easily walkable, so you can see most of the major sights on foot. Buses do run regular services through the city, though driving is the best way to get around.

Top Hotels in Macon

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Macon North, GA
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Macon North, GA
2.5 out of 5
3915 Arkwright Road, Macon, GA
The price is $63 per night

Located in the heart of Macon, this hotel is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from The Shoppes at River Crossing and within 6 mi (10 km) of Museum of Arts and Sciences and Macon ...

3.9/5Good! (2,052 reviews)

"Easy access from interstate, located near gas stations and plenty of restaurants. Rooms and bathrooms are spacious and well maintained."…"

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2020

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Macon North, GA
Best Western Riverside Inn
Best Western Riverside Inn
2.5 out of 5
2400 Riverside Dr, Macon, GA
The price is $67 per night

Situated in Macon, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of The Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House, Carmichael House, and Hay House. Cannonball House and ...

3.9/5Very Good! (1,574 reviews)

"The front Desk clerk was nice the room was clean overall I enjoyed my stay"…"

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

Best Western Riverside Inn
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Forsyth
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Forsyth
2.5 out of 5
400 Russell Parkway, Forsyth, GA
The price is $84 per night

Located in the heart of Forsyth, this hotel is 12 mi (19.3 km) from Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Georgia Public Safety Training ...

4.1/5Very Good! (356 reviews)

"Nice place to stay. Staff very friendly. Very clean rooms."…"

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2020

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Forsyth

Popular places to visit in Macon

Warner Robins Museum of Aviation
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Warner Robins Museum of Aviation

4.5/5(77 reviews)

Honor United States Air Force veterans with a visit to this large display of aircraft, with important stories of history and heroism.

Hay House
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Hay House

4.5/5(38 reviews)

Find out why this stately Italian Renaissance Revival-style mansion has earned the nickname Palace of the South.

Georgia Sports Hall of Fame
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Georgia Sports Hall of Fame

4/5(13 reviews)

You can browse the exhibits at Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, a museum with a storied past, during your travels to Macon. Experience the area's live music and entertainment venues.

Top things to do in Macon

City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of Georgia
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City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of Georgia

$10
Per adult
Survival Scavenger Hunt walking tours of Georgia
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Survival Scavenger Hunt walking tours of Georgia

$20
Per adult
Macon Scavenger Hunt: The Mysteries of Macon
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Macon Scavenger Hunt: The Mysteries of Macon

$20
Per adult

Reviews of Macon

3.8

Guest rating

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5 - Excellent 20.675453047775946%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 46.12850082372323%
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3 - Okay 27.59472817133443%
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2 - Disappointing 3.7067545304777596%
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1 - Terrible 1.8945634266886326%

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Jun 3, 2020

Didn't see. Just passing through on a 3-day drive home.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jun 1, 2020

I live in Macon.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

May 29, 2020

‘Macon is on the move’ to become the bedroom community of the metropolitan Atlanta area thanks to the widening of the I-16 and I-75 interchange.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

May 26, 2020

It’s ok besides hotel

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

May 19, 2020

It’s a pretty nice place .

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

May 2, 2020

Only spent the night while moving to another state - with a cat! Because if the c-virus, nothing was open & brekfast wasn’t available

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