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TiftonUnited States of America

Shop at independent boutiques and galleries, enjoy Southern hospitality and visit museums celebrating agricultural traditions in this small Georgia city. 

Tifton is the Friendly City, a family-friendly destination that thrives on its South Georgia charm and the individuality of its artisans. Spend your days poking around quaint shops, visiting historic buildings and touring excellent museums. Named after lumberman Henry Tift, Tifts Town developed in the late 1800s and became Tifton in 1890. It’s one of several towns that form the Georgia Grown Trail 41, an agri-tourism highway that promotes and preserves Georgia’s agricultural customs.

Set around Main Street and its connecting streets, Downtown Tifton is the city’s heart. Cute bakeries and cafés sit next to antique stores, art galleries, fashion outlets and heritage buildings. Admire architectural landmarks such as Tifton-Tift County Public Library, Tifton County Courthouse and the former Myon Hotel. Relax in the shade at Veterans Memorial Park, which has an M60A3 tank.

See displays of train-themed art, trains and a model railway at the free Tifton Terminal Railway Museum. From June to October the museum grounds host a regional farmer’s market. Find rotating art exhibitions at the Tifton Museum of Arts and Heritage, located inside a beautiful early 20th-century Victorian-Gothic church. Attend concerts and theatrical shows at the Tift Theatre.

A short walk north of the downtown district is Fulwood Park. Join locals basking in the sunshine and picnicking on the tree-lined lawns. Events take place here throughout the year. Among them are March’s Rhythm & Ribs BBQ Festival, April’s Arts in Black Festival and September’s La Fiesta del Pueblo celebration of Latino/Hispanic culture.

About 2 miles (3 kilometers) northwest is Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village. Here experience the lifestyles of 19th-century farmers, ride a steam train and tour the National Peanut Museum. Drive 1 hour south of Tifton to Wild Adventures Theme Park, with fairground attractions, a waterpark, roller coasters and a wildlife reserve.

Reach Tifton by flying to Atlanta and renting a car or catching a Greyhound bus. Alternatively, fly to Albany’s regional airport, a 1-hour drive west.

Top Hotels in Tifton

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Tifton, GA
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Tifton, GA
2.5 out of 5
310 S Virginia Ave, Tifton, GA
The price is $92 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 28

Situated in Tifton, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Tift Theatre, Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village, and Tifton Museum of Arts and Heritage. ...

4.3/5Excellent! (971 reviews)

"Surprisingly nice. April at the front desk was pleasant, the room felt clean. And the area was quiet with lots of surrounding restaurants."…"

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2020

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Tifton, GA
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Tifton
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Tifton
1215 Hwy 82 West, Tifton, GA
The price is $80 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 2

Situated near the airport, this property is 25.4 mi (40.9 km) from Horse Creek Winery.

4.6/5Exceptional! (14 reviews)

"I stay here often for work and I always have a great experience!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2020

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Tifton
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Tifton
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Tifton
2 out of 5
196 Virginia Ave S, Tifton, GA
The price is $50 per night from Sep 29 to Sep 30

Located in the heart of Tifton, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village, Tift Theatre, and Tifton Museum of Arts ...

3.5/5Good! (859 reviews)

"Everyone was nice and accommodating to our needs as we had our dog with us to surprise my daughter."…"

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2020

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Tifton

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World's Largest Peanut
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World's Largest Peanut

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Fulwood Park
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Fulwood Park

4/5(20 reviews)

This pretty park in Tifton is a great place to enjoy picnics, attend lively festivals and let children have fun on a playground.

Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village
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Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village

4.5/5(18 reviews)

Mingle with costumed period characters and experience the 19th-century agricultural and rural traditions of Georgia at this entertaining living history museum.

Tifton Museum of Arts and Heritage
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Tifton Museum of Arts and Heritage

4/5(9 reviews)

Exhibitions by regional artists, art workshops and educational programs take place in the open spaces of a stunning century-old church. 

Tift Theatre
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Tift Theatre

4/5(8 reviews)

Attend performances of classic and contemporary theater shows, concerts and dance events at this community venue for the performing arts.

Albany State University
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Albany State University

4.5/5(40 reviews)

Walk around the campus of Albany State University, a well-known college in Albany. While in this family-friendly area, find time to visit its shops.

Reviews of Tifton

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5/5 - Excellent

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Jun 4, 2020

Went to 2 antique stores that we very nice

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

May 31, 2020

It’s too small for all of these people to be here... this is not downtown Atlanta.

4/5 - Good

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May 14, 2020

Very nice, small, quaint town. Hotel sucks.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Apr 27, 2020

Tifton has a real clean city and the people I met where real friendly

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 23, 2020

I didn’t know there was so much to see in Georgia. We are driving from Cape Coral, Florida and it’s a stop on our way home.

1/5 - Terrible

Verified traveler

Mar 9, 2020

No it was terrible. I can be totally honest when I say that I will never stay at the super eight again

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