Albany is the perfect launching pad with these short drives to nearby attractions for visitors exploring the exciting Southwest Georgia region.
See historic Southern Field, site of Charles Lindbergh’s first solo flight. The driving tour visits 38 sites dating from 1830 to 1925.
- Rylander Theater
- Windsor Hotel
The magnificent Victorian hotel is the centerpiece of downtown.
Andersonville National Historic Site
Site of Andersonville Civil War Prison and National Cemetery and national memorial to all Americans POWs. The site features a museum and a driving tour through the Civil War’s largest POW camp.
- Still Pond Vineyard & Distillery
Wine tasting and tours of the facility and vineyard.
229-243-8555 or 229-246-4774
More than 50 stately Victorian and neoclassical homes are on the historic driving tour.
- Lake Seminole
Lake Seminole is ranked 5th best bass fishing lake in the country.
- Coheelee Creek Covered Bridge
Built in 1891, this site is considered the most southerly “kissin’ bridge” still standing in the country.
- Kolomoki Mounds State Park
Home of seven authentic Indian mounds and a museum filled with Native American artifacts, exhibits and an actual burial mound.
- White Oak Pastures
Largest organic beef farm in Georgia. Tour the farm, eat at the restaurant, shop at the gift shop and even stay at the cabins.
Tour 11 murals and the Museum of Southern Culture
- Swamp Gravy
Georgia’s Official Folklife Play. Family stories, folklore, tall tales and toe-tapping songs keep theater-goers coming back for more.
- SAM Shortline Train
770-389-7275 or 800-864-7275
Climb aboard the Southwest Georgia Excursion Train to Plains, Americus, Leslie and Cordele.
- George T. Bagby State Park & Lodge
- Georgia Rural Telephone Museum
The museum, housed in a renovated cotton warehouse, displays rural telecommunication from 1876 to the present.
- Providence Canyon State Park
Home of the “Little Grand Canyon,” this 1,108-acre park features spectacular views, pioneer camping and hiking trails.
- Westville Village of 1850
229-838-6310 or 888-733-1850
This living history village depicts life and culture in 1850.
- Jimmy Carter National Historic Site
The home of Georgia’s most famous native son, Plains offers a look into rural community that gave us our 39th U.S. President.
- Richland Rum Distillery
Tour the facility and enjoy tastings of Single Estate Old Georgia Rum.
- Mark’s Melon Patch
Famous road side farmer’s stand featuring the freshest Georgia Grown products.
- Sasser Flea Market & Antique Mall
229-698-4578 or 229-894-4612
30,000 square feet of shopping.
Stroll the downtown brick streets for shopping and dining, then visit over 66 historical sites.
- Pebble Hill Plantation
A 3,000-acre former hunting plantation is representative of 20th century “shooting plantations.” Pebble Hill is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Take a walking tour to the refurbished Tift Theatre and the restored Myon Complex.
- Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village
229-386-3344 or 800-767-1875
A living history museum featuring a farm community, with over 35 restored structures. Costumed interpreters demonstrate the rural lifestyle of the late 1800’s.
- Wild Adventures Theme Park
Features wild animals, wild rides, wild shows and a wild water park for the whole family.
- Grand Bay Wildlife Management Area
Explore the Blackgum Swamp by boat or on a boardwalk.