Discover historical gems, retail finds, and other things to do in Macon, GA
Just north of Macon on I-75, accommodations at the Country Inn & Suites offer a great place to recharge for guests touring Mercer University or exploring local things to do between Atlanta and Savannah. Visit historical sites like Rose Hill Cemetery and The Cannonball House, and don’t miss a trip to the fascinating Tubman Museum to learn more about one of America’s most influential abolitionists. Guests who want to pick up a new outfit or hunt for a bargain can browse The Shoppes at River Crossing, and families can enjoy tubing or kayaking down the Ocmulgee River at Amerson River Park.
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Georgia Sports Hall of Fame6.13 mi / 9.86 km from the hotel
Spanning 43,000 square feet, this hall of fame is America’s largest state-specific sports museum. Browse more than 3,000 artifacts celebrating preparatory college, professional, and amateur athletics in Georgia.
Hay House5.5 mi / 8.85 km from the hotel
Known as the “Palace of the South” when it was completed in 1859, this Italian Renaissance Revival-style home is open for tours and events. Learn about the owners of this National Historic Landmark and see its beautiful architecture in person.
Lake Tobesofkee7.5 mi / 12.07 km from the hotel
Soak up some Georgia sunshine at Lake Tobesofkee, where you can spend a relaxing afternoon boating, fishing, picnicking, and swimming.
Rose Hill Cemetery5.08 mi / 8.17 km from the hotel
Pay your respects to several famous Georgia residents buried here, including Duane Allman and Berry Oakley, founding members of the Allman Brothers.
The Cannonball House5.57 mi / 8.96 km from the hotel
Built in 1853 and still bearing scars from Civil War battles, this Greek Revival house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Grand Opera House5.76 mi / 9.27 km from the hotel
Mercer University’s performing arts venue hosts touring Broadway productions along with locally produced operas and plays.
Tubman Museum6.15 mi / 9.9 km from the hotel
Visit this informative museum to learn about one of the central figures of the Civil War-era abolitionist movement—Harriet Tubman. Trace her steps as she courageously guided escaped slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad.
Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park6.5 mi / 10.47 km from the hotel
Featuring evidence of thousands of years of continuous human habitation, this park is a can’t-miss attraction for history lovers. See the massive earthworks, tour the museum, or check the calendar for events throughout the year.
Amerson River Park2.86 mi / 4.6 km from the hotel
Enjoy seven miles of trails, kayaking or tubing on the Ocmulgee River, or picnicking in one of the pavilions at this 180-acre park. You can let your kids burn off energy on the state-of-the-art playground built for children of all physical abilities.
Macon Tennis Association1.32 mi / 2.12 km from the hotel
Cheer on your favorite player at one of several national tennis competitions hosted here throughout the year. Programs for every skill level are available.
The Shoppes at River Crossing2.23 mi / 3.59 km from the hotel
For some retail therapy, head to popular shops like Belk, Dillard’s, and Barnes & Noble. Afterward, snack on the Bang Bang Shrimp at Bonefish Grill or grab a treat at Great American Cookies.