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Waycross, GA
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Waycross which includes heritage architecture

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.

Quality Inn & Suites
Quality Inn & Suites
2.5 out of 5
1725 Memorial Dr, Waycross, GA
The price is $51 per night from Jun 22 to Jun 22
Located in the heart of Waycross, this hotel is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Memorial Satilla Health and 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from Okefenokee Technical College. Memorial ...
2.6/5 (215 reviews)
"A room was quiet had a coffee pot which was great no breakfast because of the covid but overall we got a good rest convenient for where we were price was okay"

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2021

Quality Inn & Suites
Hampton Inn Waycross
Hampton Inn Waycross
2.5 out of 5
1720 Brunswick Hwy, Waycross, GA
The price is $98 per night from Jun 27 to Jun 27
Situated in Waycross, this hotel is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Memorial Satilla Health and within 6 mi (10 km) of Okefenokee Technical College and Memorial Satilla ...
4.1/5Very Good! (228 reviews)
"Wish the POOL was opened. Nice place to stay, Very friendly staff"

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2021

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
The price is $110 per night from Jul 4 to Jul 4
Situated in Waycross, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Okefenokee Technical College, Memorial Satilla Health, and Memorial Satilla Health. Okefenokee Heritage ...
4.1/5Very Good! (356 reviews)
"Overall was good, room clean except for coffee area. One used pod laying outside coffee pot and another pod still in the coffee maker. No breakfast, I assume because of covid, should have been informed of that at check in."

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2021

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.
Comfortable 2 Bedroom Close to Waycross Downtown
Comfortable 2 Bedroom Close to Waycross Downtown
3.5 out of 5
307 Scruggs Street, Waycross, GA
Situated in Waycross, this vacation home is within 3 mi (5 km) of Memorial Satilla Health, Okefenokee Technical College, and Memorial Satilla Health. Okefenokee ...
Comfortable 2 Bedroom Close to Waycross Downtown
With in Walking and Seeing of Waycross Hospital
With in Walking and Seeing of Waycross Hospital
Waycross, GA
Situated in Waycross, this ski cottage is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Memorial Satilla Health and within 3 mi (5 km) of Okefenokee Heritage Center and Southern Forest ...
With in Walking and Seeing of Waycross Hospital
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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