Historic Heartland

Historic Heartland


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Georgia Residents Smackdown Finalists Announcement

Georgia Tourism is throwing down an all new "Smackdown" challenge for 2012. This year, Georgia tourism professionals are encouraged to assemble teams to work together on a creative proposal that will focus on Georgia residents. 

And the finalists are:

The Caboose Crew - Greater Rome Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Classic Twisters - Classic South Travel Association
The Twisted Lovers - Atlanta Metro Travel Association


Filled with breathtaking natural vistas, awe-inspiring art and antiques, and a vibrant music scene, Historic Heartland is brimming with things to do.

Discover the many possibilities:

  • Enjoy – Delightful eateries and refreshing retreats
  • Discover – Georgia’s Civil War Capital and one of the nation’s most beloved college towns
  • Explore – Eclectic trails, botanical gardens, and lake activities


With so many offerings, Historic Heartland is ripe for discovery. Visit Georgia’s central region today.

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More Attractions

  • Uncle Remus Museum

    Visit the Uncle Remus Museum at Turner Park and gather around the fireside for the adventurous tales of Brer Rabbit, and learn about the life and writing of Joel Chandler Harris. Turner Park, site of the...

  • Andalusia - Home of Flannery O'Connor

    Andalusia is the home of Flannery O'Connor (1925-64), the renowned American author. It is at this farm on Highway 441 North that her creativity thrived. The Flannery O'Connor-Andalusia Foundation recently...

  • Museum of Aviation

    One of the largest aviation museums in the Southeast with more than 90 aircraft and missiles, flight simulators and open cockpits. More than 200,000 square feet of exhibits include historical displays...

  • Blue Willow Inn Restaurant and Gift Shop

    The internationally acclaimed Blue Willow Inn Restaurant is located in the historic district of Social Circle in a  turn-of-the-century Greek Revival mansion. Formerly known as the Bertha Upshaw House...

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More Events

  • Men in Uniform: Hay House and the Civil War

    See a display of artifacts and portraits of Hay House residents affected by the war. The exhibit will give special attention to the incredible story of Philemon Tracy, a Confederate family member who was...

  • Historic Wagon Rides

    Join this guided wagon ride and learn about the Civilian Conservation Corps, and the role they played in making Hard Labor Creek State Park. Space is limited, pre-registration required.   Saturday, May...

  • Chili Cook Off & Fall Festival

    Sample great chili, relax in the beer garden, learn to carve a pumpkin from a pro, shop for locally grown produce and handcrafted art, listen to some great live music, check out a cool tractor or two,...

  • International City Farmer's Market

    Every Thursday afternoon in Warner Robins, the International City Farmer's Market operates at the corner of Maple Street and Watson Boulevard. Local growers and locally owned businesses sell food and other...

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Places to Stay

More Places to Stay

  • New Perry Hotel

    Take a step back in time when you stay in the historical New Perry Hotel. New Perry Hotel is a charming, unique family-owned and -operated hotel that embraces Southern hospitality. This beautiful Southern...

  • 1842 Inn

    With an atmosphere straight from "Gone With the Wind," the 1842 Inn blends the amenities of a grand hotel with the ambience of a country inn. A four-diamond inn located in historic Intown Macon, the lovely...

  • Hotel Indigo - Athens

    This luxury, eco-chic boutique hotel features an arts and music theme that celebrates Athens' vibrant college-town scene. By breaking out of the conventional hotel mold, Hotel Indigo is actually keeping...

  • Antebellum Inn

    This beautiful c. 1890 home is located in Milledgeville's historic district. The inn has two parlors and five unique bedrooms. The rooms are all equipped with cable television, a VCR, private telephone...

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