Take time to explore top things to do in Macon near our hotel

A stay in our family-friendly hotel rooms at the Country Inn & Suites, Macon West, GA puts you just minutes from the area’s most popular things to do, like attending the springtime International Cherry Blossom Festival. Take your kids to see the Macon Mayhem play hockey at the Macon Coliseum, or head over to the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame to learn about the state’s outstanding athletes. For a look at regional history, you can stop by historic sites like Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park and the Tubman Museum. Planning a tour of nearby Middle Georgia State University or Mercer University? You can relax afterward with some sunshine on beautiful Lake Tobesofkee, less than 15 minutes away.

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Douglass Theatre

5.93 mi / 9.55 km from the hotel
Jazz and blues greats like Duke Ellington, Otis Redding, and Little Richard once performed at Douglass Theatre. Today, it hosts concerts, films, and other multicultural events.

Georgia Sports Hall of Fame

5.98 mi / 9.63 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 House

5.63 mi / 9.06 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 Tobesofkee

3.41 mi / 5.49 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 Cemetery

5.87 mi / 9.44 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 House

5.7 mi / 9.18 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 House

5.88 mi / 9.46 km from the hotel
Mercer University’s performing arts venue hosts touring Broadway productions along with locally produced operas and plays.

Tubman Museum

5.93 mi / 9.54 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.

Middle Georgia State University

0.53 mi / 0.86 km from the hotel
Take a stroll around the beautiful lake on MGSU’s Macon campus, which stretches across more than 400 acres.

Mercer University

4.17 mi / 6.7 km from the hotel
Put on your black and orange and cheer on the Bears at this private university founded in 1833. The campus is home to a stunning opera house and more than 8,000 students.

Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park

7.3 mi / 11.75 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.

Macon Centreplex

6.44 mi / 10.36 km from the hotel
Composed of the Macon City Auditorium and Macon Coliseum, this entertainment complex has something for everyone. Take in a concert by acts like ZZ Top, attend a trade show, or see the Macon Mayhem hockey team battle their opponents on the ice.