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Thomasville, GA
Travel Guide

This easygoing city in Southern Georgia is home to elegant Victorian-era architecture, a lively downtown shopping district and historic plantations. 

Thomasville is a city of wide avenues and brick-paved streets framed by graceful buildings, galleries, museums and shops. It’s called the City of Roses, for the colorful flowers blossoming throughout its parks each spring. The city grew in popularity during the Victorian period, when affluent residents from northern states visited for the pleasant climate. See the architectural grandeur the Victorians created on display today.

Downtown Thomasville presents a great snapshot of the city’s treasures. Stroll along Jackson Street and Broad Street to find dozens of boutiques, handicraft stores, cafés and restaurants. Pick up brochures and maps at the Thomasville Visitor Center. A major landmark is Thomasville’s Historic Big Oak, a tree dating back to about 1680.

Travel to the late 19th century at Lapham-Patterson House, a house-museum built by a survivor of the Great Chicago Fire and filled with eccentric features. Nearby, the Thomas County Museum of History promotes the history of Thomas County via photography exhibitions and guided tours of relocated heritage homes. Learn about the battles and accomplishments of regional African-Americans at Jack Hadley Black History Museum. The Thomasville Center for the Arts provides a platform for local artists to showcase their work.

Enjoy boating, fishing, picnics and other recreational activities at Cherokee Lake Park. Next to the park is the Thomasville Rose Garden, acclaimed for its displays of abundant rose species. In April, the city celebrates the annual Thomasville Rose Show and Festival.

Southern Georgia’s fertile countryside is scattered with plantations. One of the most famous is Pebble Hill Plantation. Take guided and self-guided tours of the gardens, grounds and mansion. Built in the 1800s and reconstructed in the early 1900s, it operated as a working farm, a plantation employing slave labor and a hunting estate before becoming a museum.

Drive to Thomasville from Athens or Atlanta in about 3 hours. Alternatively, fly to Albany International Airport and rent a car. Valdosta, home of the Wild Adventures Theme Park, is a good destination for a daytrip from Thomasville.

Drury Inn & Suites Valdosta, GA
Drury Inn & Suites Valdosta, GA
3 out of 5
1327 N Saint Augustine Rd, Valdosta, GA
The price is $85 per night from Mar 21 to Mar 22

Located in the heart of Valdosta, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.4 km) from Martin Stadium and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Valdosta State University. Valdosta Mall and Rainwater ...

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"Convenient location with pleasant staff and great amenities. Great area for the dogs to walk outside and the inside pool area was nice and clean. The breakfast was convenient also and had a nice variety."…"

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2021

Drury Inn & Suites Valdosta, GA
Hampton Inn & Suites Valdosta/Conference Center
Hampton Inn & Suites Valdosta/Conference Center
2.5 out of 5
2 Meeting Place Drive, Valdosta, GA
The price is $84 per night from Mar 21 to Mar 22

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Rainwater Conference Center and Martin Stadium. Valdosta Mall and Lowndes County Historical Society ...

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Hampton Inn & Suites Valdosta/Conference Center
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Valdosta, GA
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Valdosta, GA
2.5 out of 5
1308 N Saint Augustine Rd, Valdosta, GA
The price is $74 per night from Mar 16 to Mar 17

Situated in Valdosta, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Martin Stadium and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Valdosta State University. Valdosta Mall and Rainwater Conference ...

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Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Valdosta, GA
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Lake Cabin - Wifi-netflix-screen Porch-deck & Dock
Lake Cabin - Wifi-netflix-screen Porch-deck & Dock
Donalsonville, GA

This family-friendly Donalsonville cabin is located on the waterfront, within a 15-minute walk of Seminole State Park and Lake Seminole. Fairchild State Park ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (71 reviews)
Nice, quiet getaway!

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Reviewed on Feb 17, 2021

Lake Cabin - Wifi-netflix-screen Porch-deck & Dock
Vacationers, Fisherman, Hunters, and Work Groups are all Welcome!
Vacationers, Fisherman, Hunters, and Work Groups are all Welcome!
Donalsonville, GA
The price is $110 per night from Mar 9 to Mar 10

Situated in Donalsonville, this campground is 4.5 mi (7.3 km) from Seminole State Park and 9.4 mi (15.1 km) from Fairchild State Park. Earle May Boat Basin Park ...

5/5Exceptional! (8 reviews)
We already have booked our next trip.

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Reviewed on Feb 17, 2021

Vacationers, Fisherman, Hunters, and Work Groups are all Welcome!
Classic/modern Downtown Home In Valdosta
Classic/modern Downtown Home In Valdosta
Valdosta, GA
The price is $120 per night from Mar 9 to Mar 10

Located in the center of Valdosta, this family-friendly vacation home is within a 15-minute walk of Lowndes County Historical Society Museum, Theatre Guild Valdosta, ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (37 reviews)
Well appointed historic home

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Reviewed on Feb 8, 2021

Classic/modern Downtown Home In Valdosta
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Feb 23, 2020

Very nice downtown good food and friendly people. The Chop House downtown was fabulous but be sure to make a reservation

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Dec 5, 2019

Again, went for family Thanksgiving

5/5 - Excellent

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Aug 4, 2019

Family

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Jul 21, 2019

a beautiful little southern charm town. Very safe and clean. Not sure where the homeless stay or what people do here for a living. But very historical and the shops are high end

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Jul 19, 2019

Didn’t visit/ tour any sites we just visit family member

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