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Ocmulgee National Monument

Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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Living history on display

My spouse and I did the S,C.A.R.E. (Sudden Cardiac Arrest Research and Education) 5K on 20 October... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sherry L
Warner Robins, Georgia
Awesome History!!!

What a historical place!!! Indian history is fascinating!!! The mounds at this site were huge... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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17,000 Years of Continuous Human Habitation! Welcome to Ocmulgee National Monument. This park is a memorial to the relationship between people and natural resources. Native Americans first came here during the Paleo-Indian period to hunt Ice Age...more
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1207 Emery Highway, Macon, GA 31217-4320
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My spouse and I did the S,C.A.R.E. (Sudden Cardiac Arrest Research and Education) 5K on 20 October 2018. It's always a pleasure to go to the Ocmulgee Mounds-well maintained, living history. Great Park rangers-will answer any question you have. Wonderful place to visit and experience...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sherry L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a historical place!!! Indian history is fascinating!!! The mounds at this site were huge!!! The video was so educational at the Visitors Center....so informative!!! The rangers were so friendly!!! Be sure and drive around the park and experience the beauty of nature!!!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CathyP1953
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited the Ocumolgee national monument many times and have enjoyed it every single time. There are trails for exploring, interactive exhibitions (walk inside of the mound), a museum with friendly staff, and a picnic area. Everywhere you go you are surrounded by a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DraganaL25
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I went back-and-forth on if we wanted to stop here on our way to Atlanta, and I am so happy we did! The trees were changing colors, leaves were falling, air was crisp, and history was interesting. I wasn’t really sure if...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kristins624
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The National Parks are still about the best thing our Government does these days in times of national gridlock. And while the history here and restored mound are very intriguing, the visitor center and associated displays are very dated and even outdated. I really shouldn't...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Divemasterking
Reviewed 7 November 2018

This is more than a site, it has several walking trails to enjoy ( although not if it is too hot!!), and a pretty good visitor centre. We watched an introductory video which was helpful in esplaining how the original inhabitants, Creeks, built their civilisation,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank birminghamcorbiere
Reviewed 4 November 2018

Located on the eastern edge of Macon, the little-known National Monument Ocmulgee represents civilization which occupied the banks of the Ocmulgee River thousands of years ago. There is no admission fee to this small park, and the visitor's center built by the CCC in the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jnj2305
Reviewed 19 October 2018

I've got to admit, I like history. So when I travel, I always look for unusual, historical places and events to get a "history fix." In Macon, GA, there's a unique historical place right in the city! Within sight of downtown, Ocmulgee National Monument features...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

an interesting stop and lovely park. I think I was expecting more. Was able to enter only one mound. had our dog with us so we were unable to do the museum.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Larry S
Reviewed 22 September 2018

A nice way to learn that the Native Americans inhabited this land for a long, long time before the Europeans came! If you desire a walk in the nature just few minutes from the city center, Ocmulgee is a place to go. The trails are...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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23 March 2018|
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Response from Gabe10101 | Reviewed this property |
From their website: Pets are allowed on the park grounds on a leash. Pets are not permitted in the visitor center unless they are a service animal. Just google it and you'll usually find the answer.
17 March 2018|
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Response from Linda D | Reviewed this property |
Previous responses are all valid points. Mounds themselves might be a challenge with a wheelchair but doable. The excavated floor mound with viewing Windows probably not an option as entry is low and narrow. The Visitor... More
6 November 2017|
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Response from advoctae | Reviewed this property |
I do not know. Check their webiste.