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Last Updated:

2/12/23

Macon, GA

Earth Lodge at Ocmulgee Mounds National Park in Macon Georgia

Below is a list of the best places I would visit on a trip to this location. My picks fit my personality and interest. Everyone has a different interest so you may not like everything I listed which is fine.  If you like a place, I recommend saving it to Google Maps for a future trip down the road. I made sure to include the address or GPS to make it easier to find.  You can find out more about me in the "About Me" section to see if we share common interests.

Breakfast

Chicken & Biscuit Sandwich at H&H Soul Food Located in Macon Georgia

H & H

807 Forsyth St, Macon, GA 31201

Sample Menu of What I Would Order

Red Dog: Open Face Biscuit Topped with Fried Chicken, Collard Greens, Poached Egg, with Sawmill and Red-eye Gravy $12.00


Jimmy Hall Biscuit: Fried Chicken, Macon's Hot Sauce, and House-made Dill Pickle Slices $6.50


Ramblin Man Biscuit: Smoked Brisket, Macon BBQ Sauce, Cooked to Order Egg, Fried Green Tomato, and American Cheese $8.00


Chicken 'N Waffles: Golden Brown Chicken and Waffle Topped with Powdered Sugar $10.00

Breakfast Hours

Tues to Fri 7 am - 10:30 am


Brunch Hours

Sat & Sun 9 am - 3 pm

Order Online: Yes

One of the Top Spots to Visit for Breakfast in Macon Georgia

Macon Bagels

470 3rd St, Macon, GA 31201

Sample Menu of What I Would Order

The Out of Towner Bagel Sandwich: Cream Cheese, Lox, Capers, Pickled Red Onion, and Cucumber


The Champ Bagel Sandwich: Bacon, Avocado, Tomato, Caramelized Onion Cream Cheese


The Kentucky Derby Sandwich: Garlic Herb Cream Cheese, Bacon, Dill, Pickled Red Onion


The Sweet Thing: Honey Pecan Cream Cheese, Apple Pie Filling, Caramel Drizzle

Hours

Weds to Fri 7 am - 1 pm

Sat & Sun 9 am - 1 pm

Order Online: No

Activities

Museum of Aviation

The Museum of Aviation is situated on 51 acres next to Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins, Georgia. The facility includes four climate-controlled exhibit buildings which house some of the 85 historic U.S. Air Force aircraft, missiles, cockpits, and award-winning exhibits The museum is dedicated to preserving the history of military aviation and educating the public about the role that aircraft and airpower have played in shaping world events. The museum features a large collection of aircraft, including historic military planes from World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War, as well as modern military jets. Visitors to the museum can explore interactive exhibits, watch films about military aviation, and tour aircraft on display, including many that are open to the public for viewing. The Museum of Aviation also offers educational programs, special events, and a gift shop. It provides a fascinating look at the history of military aviation and the impact that aircraft have had on society and world events.


Aircraft Not to Miss at Museum


P-40N Warhawk

B-17G Flying Fortress

SR-71A Blackbird

C-124C Globemaster II

UH-1P Iroquois

A-10A Thunderbolt II


Admission Rates:


FREE No Excuse Not To Visit When In The Area

Museum of Aviation at Robbins Air Force Base in Georgia

1942 Heritage Blvd, Robins AFB, GA 31098

Hours

Mon - Sat 9 am - 4 pm

Sunday Closed

Family Aviation Day - March 18th, 2023 - 10 am to 2 pm - During this free event, your family and friends will be able to walk through specific aircraft, climb into open cockpits, see helicopters, and meet the crews, learn about the Museum’s premier aircraft exhibits, and experience fun STEM activities.

Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park

The Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park is a historic site that preserves the remains of a complex Native American civilization that thrived in the area thousands of years ago. The park contains 17 earthen mounds, as well as other evidence of a sophisticated culture, such as a plaza, village sites, and a defensive ditch. The mounds, some of which are over 60 feet tall, were built by the Mississippian people between 900 and 1150 A.D. and served as the foundations for important structures and homes. Visitors to the Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park can explore the mounds, learn about the lives of the people who built them, and see a reconstructed earthlodge, which provides a glimpse into the lifestyle of the Native Americans who lived in the area. The park also offers hiking trails, bird-watching opportunities, and special events and programs throughout the year. The Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park provides a unique opportunity to learn about and experience the rich cultural heritage of the Native American people who lived in the region.


Entrance Fee: FREE

Earth Lodge at Ocmulgee Mounds National Park in Macon Georgia

1207 Emery Hwy, Macon, GA 31217

Hours

Daily 8 am - 5 pm

Lantern Tours - March 17, 18, 24, and 25th - Gates open at 7pm, and tours run every 10 minutes - Book Online - $6

Georgia Sports Hall of Fame

The Georgia Sports Hall of Fame celebrates the state's rich sports heritage and honors the greatest athletes and sports figures from Georgia. The museum features a wide range of interactive exhibits, including displays on legendary athletes such as Hank Aaron, Evander Holyfield, and Dominique Wilkins, as well as memorabilia and artifacts from the state's most iconic sports moments. Visitors to the museum can learn about the history of Georgia sports, see rare and unique artifacts, and get up close and personal with some of the state's greatest athletes. The Georgia Sports Hall of Fame also offers educational programs and events, as well as a gift shop, making it a must-visit for sports fans and history enthusiasts alike. Whether you are a lifelong Georgia sports fan or just looking to learn more about the state's rich sports heritage, the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame is a fascinating and informative experience.


Individual Admission Cost


Adult (17+) $8.00

Seniors (55+) $6.00

College Student $6.00

Military $6.00

Children (16-) $3.50

Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, Nation's Largest State Sports Hall of Fame Located in Macon Georgia

301 Cherry St, Macon, GA 31201

Hours

Mon & Sun Closed

Tues to Fri 10 am - 5 pm

Saturday 10 am - 3 pm

Tubman Museum

The Tubman Museum celebrates the life and legacy of Harriet Tubman, one of America's most important historical figures. The museum showcases the story of Tubman's life, from her birth as a slave in Maryland to her escape to freedom, her work as a conductor on the Underground Railroad, and her later years as a suffragist, nurse, and humanitarian. The museum features interactive exhibits, multimedia displays, and a variety of artifacts and memorabilia, including artifacts from Tubman's life, documents from her time as a conductor on the Underground Railroad, and other objects that help to tell the story of her life and legacy. The Tubman Museum provides a fascinating and educational look at the life of one of America's most inspiring figures and offers a unique perspective on the history of slavery, the Underground Railroad, and the struggle for civil rights in America. Whether you are a history buff, a student of American culture, or just interested in learning more about this remarkable woman, the Tubman Museum is a must-visit.


Admission Cost


Adult $10.00

Children (3-17) $6.00

Seniors (55+) $8.00

The Tubman Museum of African American Art, History & Culture Located in Macon Georgia

310 Cherry St, Macon, GA 31201

Hours

Mon & Sun Closed

Tues to Sat 9 am - 5 pm

Food

One of the Top Spots to Eat, The Rookery Located in Macon Georgia

Rookery

543 Cherry St, Macon, GA 31201

Sample Menu of What I Would Order

Solid Gold Soul Rolls (side): Three Eggrolls Filled with Fried Chicken, Pimento Cheese, and Collard Greens Served with Peach Chili Sauce $10.00


Pub-Style Fish and Chips: Beer Battered Atlantic Cod, House Made Fries, Cole Slaw, and Lemon-Dill Tartar $15.00


Orange Crush Chicken: Citrus-Zested Chicken, Applewood Bacon, Swiss Cheese, and Bakery Fresh Roll $13.00 


Jimmy Carter Burger: Peanut Butter, Applewood Smoked Bacon $15.00


Dr. John Burger: Fried Egg, American Cheese, and Applewood Smoked Bacon $16.00


Billy Carter Adult Shake: Banana Ice Cream, Peanut Butter, Bacon, and Jack Daniels $11.00

Hours

Sun to Thurs 11 am - 10 pm

Fri & Sat 11 am - 10:30 pm

Order Online: No

Old School Hot Dog Joint, Nu-Way Weiners in Macon Georgia

Nu-Way Weiners

148 Emery Hwy, Macon, GA 31217

Sample Menu of What I Would Order

Nu-Way Special (only Mon, Tues, or Weds): Three Hot Dogs or Three Burgers with Small Fries and Medium Drink $9.99


Cheese Dog "All the Way" $2.89


Scrambled Dog: Open-Faced Hot Dog Platter Loaded with Chili with Beans $5.99 


Megaburger: Double Patty with Bacon and Cheese $10.59


Ham Club Double Decker $8.29


Hot Apple Turnover $2.39

Hours

Mon to Fri 8 am - 4:30 pm

Order Online: No

Red Velvet Cake at Decadent Dessert Bar Located in Macon Georgia

Decadent Dessert Bar

530 Poplar St, Macon, GA 31201

Sample Menu of What I Would Order

Cake By the Slice $7.50


Pie Slices $4.50 +


Chocolate Covered Cannoli $4.75 


Banana Pudding $4.75


Brownie Skillet $8.95


Gelato Cookie Sandwich $4.95

Hours

Sunday 11 am - 6 pm

Mon to Thurs 7 am - 8 pm

Fri & Sat 8 am - 9 pm

Order Online: No

Places to Stay

FYI: The hotel prices are estimated and will most likely fluctuate since I looked them up on their website.  I will keep them updated the best I can every three months.  I look for the cheapest available room, usually a queen bed. I typically look at book rates two months in advance and in the middle of the month to get average rates. Reminder: It is an ESTIMATE

Hotel Forty Five, Macon

  • Located within Walking Distance of the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, St Joseph Catholic Church, and Tubman Museum


  • From their Website: "Our 94-room historic boutique hotel in downtown Macon, GA is located on a unique 45-degree angle that is the result of Cotton Street's diagonal trajectory through Macon, an urban design ahead of its time that made transportation of cotton barges to and from the river possible"


  • Food/Drinks Options: Loom (inspired by Macon's history) and The Rookery (offsite Burger Bar)


  • Who is this for: Macon History Buffs, Georgia Sport Euthsiast, Brewery Hoppers, & People Who Like to Hang Around the Downtown Area

Room View at Hotel Forty Five in Macon Georgia

401 Cotton Ave, Macon, GA 31201

Estimated Cost for Weekend Night (without tax/fee)


One King Room in April 23' - $239


Hampton Inn & Suites Macon I-475

  • Located within Short Driving Distance of the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, Ocmulgee Mounds, and Three Universities 


  • Food/Drinks Options: Free Hot Breakfast or Grab Donuts from Tommy's Bakery (offsite)


  • Who is this for: People on a Budget That Like to Drive Around, Parents of College Students, Lake Tobesofkee Goers, & Black Friday Shoppers

Room View at Hampton Inn & Suites Macon
Credit: GIATA | Google Maps

5010 Eisenhower Pkwy, Macon, GA 31206

Estimated Cost for Weekend Night (without tax/fee)


One King Room in April 23' - $139

21 and up fun

A Hot Chocolate Lager at Fall Line Brewing Company in Macon Georgia

Fall Line Brewing Co.

567 Plum St, Macon, GA 31201

SAMPLE OF BEER MENU

Cloudbreaker: IPA | 6.5% ABV


Yoshi: Cherry Blossom Pilsner | 5.2% ABV


Sea Island Punch: Tropical Lager | 5.2% ABV | IBU 16


Gummy Beer: Single Malt and Single Hop with Pineapple  | 5.64% ABV | IBU 36


Muscle Beach Lemonade: Raspberry & Lemon Wheat Beer | 5.12% ABV | IBU 16.5


Mile Zero: Double IPA | 8.3% ABV | IBU 86

Hours

Monday Closed

Tues to Thurs 4 pm - 10 pm

Fri & Sat Noon - 11 pm

Sunday Noon - 9 pm

Food Menu: Yes

The Glam Slam Brew from Piedmont Brewery Located in Macon Georgia

Piedmont Brewery and Kitchen

450-B 3rd St, Macon, GA 31201

SAMPLE OF BEER MENU

Old Man: Lager - Pale | 4.5% ABV | IBU 18


Glam Slam: Sour - Smoothie Black Currants | 4.5% ABV | IBU 13


Message in a Bottle: Sour-Fruited Gose (Raspberry/Lemons) | 4.8% ABV | IBU 15


Lose Control: IPA - New England  | 6.7% ABV | IBU 42


White Rabbit: Witbier | 5.0% ABV | IBU 19


Epilogue: Stout - Imperial | 10.0% ABV | IBU 47

Hours

Mon to Thurs 11 am - 9 pm

Fri & Sat 11 am - 10 pm

Sunday 11 am - 9 pm

Food Menu: Yes

 Again these are just few of my picks that fit my personality and interest. If you feel that I left one-off that may interest me or other people, message me on Facebook about the location.  I value a person's opinion and never just discard the information.  Always looking forward to learning about new places to add to my Google Map. ~ Shawn

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