Ocmulgee National Monument, Macon
Ocmulgee National Monument, Macon - Address, Phone Number
Address: Macon, GA 31217, USA
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
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About Ocmulgee National Monument, Macon
The Ocmulgee National Monument is an astounding, ancient site with settlements that date back to thousands of years. The park which is spread over 700 acres houses a number of prehistoric structures like a Great Temple, mounds for burials and ceremonies, defensive buildings and smaller signs of planned architecture. All of these structures exhibit exceptional engineering skills, detailed information of materials and working by a mobilized force. A visit to Macon certainly requires you to pay a visit to this stunning site.
Ocmulgee National Monument Information
- Bicycle allowed only on park road and Heritage trail.
- Picnicking allowed only in designated areas.
- Kite flying not allowed in park.
- Climbing on mound is prohibited.
- Entry is free.
Ocmulgee National Monument Ticket Prices
During Ocmulgee Indian Celebration:
- Adults(13+): 6 USD
- Children(6-12): 3 USD
- Children(under 5): Free
- Spring Lantern light tours(March): 5 USD
Ocmulgee National Monument Opening and Closing Hours
- Park and Visitor center open everyday from 9:00am - 5:00pm.
How To reach Ocmulgee National Monument by Public Transport
- Rent or hire a car/taxi.
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Ocmulgee National Monument, Macon Reviews - Write a Review
Great place for an afternoon outing! Fun and informative visitors center, beautiful grounds and so much to learn about the Mississippian culture by actually seeing what they built! The Indian mounds are breathtaking with views over the forest and downtown Macon. See inside of one of the mounds as it was thousands of years ago. There are miles and miles of biking and walking trails through the wetlands. Lots of wildlife and flora to explore. Proud of Macon's rich native heritage preserved here at the Ocmulgee National Monument.
This is a very cool monument. It wasn't busy when we visited. The walking path was nice. It can get a bit hot, and there's not much shade on the path, so be prepared for that. The museum is pretty interesting. The gift shop is small, but has some unique stuff in it. Overall, a good family outing.
Great place to take kids to show them some American history. If your every near Macon Georgia stop by the site.The hike around the park is not for the out of shape. The hike is worth it. There is a road that you can drive around to the main monument. Go in the main building first to look at some amazing artifacts and learn about the people that built the sites there. Be sure to hike to the top of the big monument. You will be amazed thinking about how they made it that high!
Excellent tour destination! Bring the kids or just visit by yourself. Everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime! All ages will take away great memories from a trip here! There are festivals here during the year that are a lot of fun to visit as well. You can't visit a destination like this just anywhere..hotels and downtown just minutes away. Only minutes from Interstate 75 and Interstate 16.
Awesome site to explore. Extra friendly and knowledgeable staff. A lot of interesting history and a nice short film at the visitors center. The facility is a little run down by comparison to others but this is why we all need to contribute. Quite a bit of walking and steps of you want to get on top of the Great Mound.