Southwest Georgia

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

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  • 1. Callaway Gardens

    Garden/Arboretum

    South of Pine Mountain Village lies the area's main draw: a 2,500-acre golf and tennis resort with a combination of elaborate, cultivated gardens...Read More

  • 2. Jimmy Carter National Historic Site

    Historic District/Site

    Three different historic sites highlight the life and work of the 39th president of the United States, Jimmy Carter. You can visit the late...Read More

  • 3. 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 during...Read More

  • 4. 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 through...Read More

  • 5. Pebble Hill Plantation

    House/Mansion/Villa

    On the National Register of Historic Places, Pebble Hill is the only plantation in the area open to the public. The sprawling estate was last...Read More

  • 6. Andersonville National Historic Site

    Historic District/Site

    About 20 miles northeast of Plains, Andersonville National Historic Site is a solemn reminder of the Civil War's tragic toll. Andersonville...Read More

  • 7. Birdsong Nature Center

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    With 565 acres of lush fields, forests, swamps, and butterfly gardens, this nature center is a wondrous haven for birds and scores of other...Read More

  • 8. Coca-Cola Space Science Center

    Observatory/Planetarium

    Columbus State University's Coca-Cola Space Science Center, part of the Riverwalk, houses a multimedia planetarium with hourly shows, an observatory...Read More

  • 9. Columbus Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    The state's largest art and history museum focuses heavily on American art ranging from colonial portraiture to provocative contemporary works...Read More

  • 10. F.D. Roosevelt State Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    At 9,049 acres, F.D. Roosevelt is the largest state park in Georgia. Named for the president who considered this area his second home, it's...Read More

  • 11. Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village

    Museum Village

    Explore Southwest Georgia's agricultural heritage at the Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village. Located in Tifton, about an hour...Read More

  • 12. 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 gas lighting...Read More

  • 13. Maranatha Baptist Church

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    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 at the Maranatha...Read More

  • 14. National Civil War Naval Museum

    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...Read More

  • 15. Plains Peanut Festival

    Festival–Sight

    Each September the town comes alive with the Plains Peanut Festival, which includes a parade, live entertainment, arts and crafts, food vendors...Read More

  • 16. 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 walls...Read More

  • 17. Thomasville History Center

    Historic District/Site

    Located in the historic 1923 Flowers-Roberts House, this museum and history center contains exhibits about the history of Thomas County along...Read More

  • 18. 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 hundreds...Read More

  • 19. Westville Village

    Town/Village

    Warp back in time to the mid-19th century at Westville Village. In Lumpkin, 7 mi east of Plains, this replica of an 1850s town has more than...Read More

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