Magnolia Midlands / Lyons

Lyons Main Street Welcome Center

134 NW Broad Street
Lyons, GA 30436


Just a block off of US Highway 1, Lyons Welcome Center and Main Street Office is ideally located for travelers who want to stop for information on the many activities that are offered throughout the year in Lyons, as well as brochures and maps concerning other Georgia destinations. Lyons is home to the Southeast Georgia Soap Box Derby, culminating with two winners participating in the All-American Soap Box Derby in Akron Ohio; Tales from the Altamaha, an award winning folk-life play; Elements Bistro, fine-dining restaurant; The Real Squeal BBQ & Music Festival, a two-day event sanctioned by KCBS; Altamaha Heritage Center, history museum dedicated to the cultural heritage of the Altamaha River Basin; Winter Wonder Lyons, a day of family fun ending with a lighted nighttime Christmas parade; agritourism; and Partin Park.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Tuesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Wednesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thursday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Friday: 8:00AM - 4:00PM

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking, Maps & Brochures Available, Parking on Site, Public Restrooms

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Free Admission , Handicapped Accessible, Open Year 'Round

    Information/Services Provided

    Associations & Organizations, Maps/Brochures/Guides, Welcome Center

    Near Interstate Highway


    Payment Options

    Discover, Mastercard, Visa

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Tales from the Altamaha

    Tales from the Altamaha

    04/20/2017 - 04/29/2017

    Tales from the Altamaha is an award-winning Georgia folk-life play performed at the historic Blue Marquee Theater in downtown Lyons. The play is based on the writings of Colonel T. Ross Sharpe, a local attorney born and raised on the Altamaha River. Sharpe wrote a series of essays in the local newpaper, The Lyons Progress, during the 1950s and 60s about settlers of the area surrounding the Altamaha river. Tales from the Altamaha continues in its 11th year with 'Round the Bend, a new select... read more

  • Real Squeal BBQ & Music Festival

    Real Squeal BBQ & Music Festival

    10/13/2017 - 10/14/2017

    The Real Squeal BBQ & Music Festival is a 2-day KCBS sanctioned event. The event is held at downtown Lyons on Friday, October 13, and is free to the public. We host a Backyard BBQ Contest for our amateurs, street dance, Classic Car Cruise-in & Cruise-out, BBQ Sauce Contest, vendors and fireworks. 

    On Saturday, October 14, the event is held at Partin Park (168 Miot St, Lyons).The gates open at 9 a.m. for a day of fun! The Professional BBQ Contestants compete for $20,000 in prize money ... read more