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About Macon

Located at the geographic center of Georgia where two Interstate highways (I-75 and I-16) intersect, Macon is easily accessible from other parts of the state and the southeast. The Middle Georgia Regional Airport, south of Macon, and Hartsfield International Airport in Atlanta provide a unique opportunity for transportation to the world. Atlanta, with its night life, entertainment, and major league sports, is a one-hour drive north of Macon (75 miles).  

Savannah and Georgia's Golden Coast are three hours to the east, and the north Georgia mountain ranges, with winter skiing, are within a 3 hours drive. A little further are Florida's beaches and attractions to the south, Charleston to the east, and the mountains of Tennessee and North Carolina to the North.

Leisure

Culturally and recreationally, Macon covers all the bases...literally, when the Macon Peaches are playing at home. Our City Auditorium, Grand Opera House, Coliseum, Wesleyan College and Mercer University offer continuous opportunities to enjoy concerts, plays, shows and exhibits.

The Macon Symphony Orchestra is a vibrant regional orchestra, offering traditional concerts as well as outdoor " Pops" programs. Ballet, theater, and other concerts entertain Maconites and tourists alike.

The area boasts many interactive and educational museums like the with the Mark Smith Planetarium, the Hay House National Landmark and Museum, Cannonball House, Sydney Lanier Cottage, and more. The Museum of Arts and Sciences, with its new Children's Museum, hosts traveling collections as well as its own permanent exhibits. The Ocmulgee National Monument and Museum, located in the Ocmulgee Old Fields, is one of the four most interesting archeological sites east of the Rocky Mountains.

For those seeking recreation, there are many options. The many lakes, rivers, and wooded areas make it easy to enjoy all types of outdoor activities. A wide range of recreational activities are available including tennis, minor league sports, hunting, fishing, and golf. For the boat enthusiast, there are four lakes (Lakes Tobesofkee, Juliette, Sinclair and Oconee) to provide endless hours of water sports. For those who prefer a good workout, the Macon Health Club and the Wellness Center offer indoor pools and tracks.

Each spring when the city's over 300,000 Yoshino cherry trees burst into bloom, Macon hosts its International Cherry Blossom Festival -- a top 100 event in the United States.  The festival was founded in 1982, and  it celebrates Macon as the Cherry Blossom Capital of the World.  As the cherry blossom is considered a symbol of spirit,  the Cherry Blossom Festival promotes the principles of "love, beauty and international friendship."  In addition to the Cherry Blossom Festival, The Cherry Jubilee fall festival is held to celebrate Macon's music heritage.

LOCAL LINKS OF INTEREST


Bibb County Government
601 Mulberry St. 
Macon, Ga. 31201  
Phone: (478) 749-6400

Carlyle Place
5300 Zebulon Road
Macon, Georgia 31210
Phone: 478-471-7747

Central Georgia Technical College
3300 Macon Tech Drive
Macon, GA 31206
Phone: (478) 757-3403 or (478) 445-2303

Cherry Blossom Festival
794 Cherry Street
Macon, Georgia 31201
Phone: (478) 751-7429

City of Macon, Georgia
700 Poplar Street
Macon, Georgia 31201
Phone: (478) 751-7170

Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce
305 Coliseum Drive   
P.O. Box 169 
Macon, Georgia 31202-0169
Phone: (478) 621-2000

Macon Arts Alliance
451 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., 
Macon, Georgia, 31201      
Phone: (478) 743-6940 

Macon Centreplex
200 Coliseum Drive 
Macon, GA 31217-8098
Phone: 478-751-9152

Macon Georgia Convention/Visitors' Bureau
Phone: 1-800-768-3401 
Email:  maconcvb@maconga.org

Middle Georgia State College
100 College Station Drive
Macon, GA 31206
Phone: (478) 471-2700

Macon Symphony Orchestra
400 Poplar Street 
Macon, GA 31201-3336
Phone  478) 301-5300

The Macon Telegraph
P.O. Box 4167, 
Macon, GA 31208-4167
Phone: (478) 744-4200


Medcen Foundation
858 High St.
Macon, GA 31201
Phone: 478-633-1555

Mercer University
1400 Coleman Ave  
Macon, GA  31207-0001 
Phone: 1-800-MERCER-U

Middle Georgia Regional Library
1180 Washington Avenue
Macon, Georgia  31201
Phone: (478) 744-0800

Museum of Arts & Sciences
4182 Forsyth Road
Macon, Georgia 31210
Phone: (478) 477-3232

Museum of Aviation
1942 Heritage Blvd. 
Warner Robins, GA 31098
478-926-6870

The Ronald McDonald House of Central Georgia
1160 Forsyth St.
Macon, Ga. 31201
Phone: 478-746-4090

Wesleyan College
4760 Forsyth Road, 
Macon, Georgia  31210-4462
Phone: (800) 447-6610