Southwest Georgia Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Southwest Georgia - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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You'll find a pleasant diversion at LaGrange, which lies 70 mi southwest of Atlanta via Interstate 85 and 27 mi northwest of Pine Mountain.

Lapham–Patterson House

  • House/Mansion/Villa

When it was built by Chicago shoe manufacturer Charles W. Lapham in 1884, this three-story Victorian house was state of the art, with...

Little White House Historic Site/FDR Memorial Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

Located on the southern end of town, this fascinating historic site contains the modest three-bedroom cottage in which Roosevelt stayed...

Maranatha Baptist Church

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The Carters still live in a ranch-style brick house on the edge of town—the only home they have ever owned, and they still worship...

National Civil War Naval Museum at Port Columbus

  • Museum/Gallery

Those interested in the nation's Civil War past should make it a point to visit this innovative military museum that focuses on the Confederate...

National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center

  • Military Site

Located outside the gates of Fort Benning, this museum examines the role of the U.S. infantry through every war in the nation's history.

Pebble Hill Plantation

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On the National Register of Historic Places, Pebble Hill is the only plantation in the area open to the public. The sprawling home and...

Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area

  • Geological Site

Known as "Georgia's Little Grand Canyon," Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area is actually made up of 16 canyons whose earthen...

Walker-Peters-Langdon House

  • Historic District/Site

Tours of this 1828 Federal-style home are offered by the Historic Columbus Foundation by appointment only. Also on-site is a one-room...

Wild Animal Safari

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

You'll hardly believe you're still in Georgia at this quirky animal preserve northwest of Pine Mountain. Camels, llamas, antelopes, and...