Waycross, GA

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History lives on in this Southeast Georgia city, where museums showcase heritage treasures, diners serve classic dishes and pristine wilderness awaits exploration.

Experience centuries of Georgia’s history within one landmark city in Waycross. Filled to the brim with fascinating stories and bordered by prehistoric wilderness, Waycross is a great city for discovering the wonders of the past. Stroll down the main street and you’ll be greeted with traditional Southern hospitality, whether you’re visiting a top-class restaurant or an old-fashioned diner.

Get acquainted with Waycross by exploring one of its historic areas. Go on a walking tour around the Downtown Waycross Historic District to see a magnificent collection of heritage buildings, including the old U.S. Post Office, Ware County Courthouse and Phoenix Hotel. The Waycross Historic District contains over 200 heritage-listed buildings, including the First African Baptist Church, Lott Cemetery and stately old homesteads. Outside of the city, stroll around the historic estate of the Obediah Barber Homestead, which dates back to the late 19th century.

Visit one of the city’s major museums. The Okefenokee Heritage Museum is a regional art and history museum, while Southern Forest World is a museum that showcases the local forest ecology. Be sure to sample the city’s collection of restaurants. You’ll find laid-back diners serving down-home specialties, as well as restaurants presenting state-of-the-art cuisine.

If you’re ready for an adventure, check out the swamplands at the Okefenokee Swamp Wildlife Refuge. This region of nearly 354,000 acres (143,000 hectares) is a vital sanctuary for its ancient cultural heritage and ecological value. Translating to “Land of the Trembling Earth,” Okefenokee Swamp contains a rich and shifting network of freshwater ecosystems. Go hiking, canoeing or fishing in the nature reserve. In Okefenokee Swamp Park, see informative reptile shows featuring local alligators.

Waycross is located in Southeast Georgia. It is easily accessible via the international airport in Jacksonville, Florida, which is 90 minutes away by car. The nearest train station is a 50-minute drive away in Jessup. Choose from cozy downtown accommodations or laid-back vacations on the edge of the pristine swamplands. Experience the captivating history of Waycross.

Days Inn by Wyndham Waycross
Days Inn by Wyndham Waycross
2 out of 5
2016 Memorial Drive, US-1 South, Waycross, GA, 31501
The price is $62 per night from Jul 14 to Jul 15
Stay at this hotel in Waycross. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the pool and the overall value in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
3.4/5 (371 reviews)
"Owner and staff are always very helpful and pleasant. Clean and affordable"

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2022

Days Inn by Wyndham Waycross
Hampton Inn Waycross
Hampton Inn Waycross
2.5 out of 5
1720 Brunswick Hwy, Waycross, GA, 31501
The price is $105 per night from Aug 6 to Aug 7
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Waycross. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (276 reviews)
"White Stains on the dust covers on the beds. The shower or upstairs bathroom leaked so my clothes and suitcase got soaked from water seepage."

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2022

Hampton Inn Waycross
Best Western Plus Bradbury Inn & Suites
Best Western Plus Bradbury Inn & Suites
2.5 out of 5
2570 Memorial Drive, Waycross, GA, 31503
The price is $115 per night from Jul 8 to Jul 9
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Waycross. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (407 reviews)
"Good location."

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2022

Best Western Plus Bradbury Inn & Suites
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Lovely 2nd floor guest suite RV Resort Clubhouse
Lovely 2nd floor guest suite RV Resort Clubhouse
Waycross, GA
The price is $125 per night from Jul 9 to Jul 10
Stay at this apartment in Waycross. Enjoy an outdoor pool, a garden, and barbecue grills. Popular attractions Southern Forest World and Okefenokee Heritage Center ...
Lovely 2nd floor guest suite RV Resort Clubhouse
NEW! Charming Waycross Getaway w/ Recreation Room
NEW! Charming Waycross Getaway w/ Recreation Room
Waycross, GA
Stay at this vacation home in Waycross. Enjoy a fitness center, onsite parking, and a garden. Popular attractions Okefenokee Heritage Center and Southern Forest ...
5/5 Exceptional! (2 reviews)
A great gathering space for families to reunit & catchup.
"Great location. Plenty of room. A great porch for mingling in the evening."

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2022

NEW! Charming Waycross Getaway w/ Recreation Room
Comfortable 2 Bedroom Close to Waycross Downtown
Comfortable 2 Bedroom Close to Waycross Downtown
3.5 out of 5
307 Scruggs Street, Waycross, GA, 31501
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly vacation home in Waycross. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a garden. Popular attractions Okefenokee Heritage Center ...
Comfortable 2 Bedroom Close to Waycross Downtown
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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