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Explore historic downtown Tifton, Georgia

4 Things to Stop and See in Tifton

Only 45 minutes from Valdosta and two hours from Ft. Benning and Columbus, Tifton is a south Georgia city worth exploring!

Here are just four reasons to jump off I-75 to explore this surprising town.

Experience Georgia's rich agricultural history

Train at the Georgia Museum of Agriculture in Tifton
Train at the Georgia Museum of Agriculture in Tifton

Add a stop at the Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village to your itinerary, and you’ll enjoy the sights and sounds of a steam locomotive, a barnyard alongside farmhouses, fields, a sawmill, a turpentine still, schoolhouse, blacksmith’s shop, grist mill, Feed and Seed store, a print shop and drug store. Be sure to stop in to the Country Store for unique Southern gifts.

Explore the Georgia Grown Trail: 41 and taste your way through town

Mi-Lady Bakery in Tifton
Mi-Lady Bakery in Tifton

Starting at The Rock Ranch and running through Valdosta, the Georgia Grown Trail: 41 winds through Tifton and showcases many of the crops and products that make Georgia sweet and savory, from peanuts to beef to honey and fruit. Be sure to stop into the Tifton Welcome Center for a free sample of Georgia peanuts, and have lunch downtown at Mi-Lady Bakery, whose grilled chicken Hawaiian sandwich was named one of the 100 plates locals love in 2015.

Get your fill at the annual Rhythm & Ribs BBQ Festival

Rhythm & Ribs BBQ Festival
Rhythm & Ribs BBQ Festival

Each spring, the Rhythm & Ribs BBQ Festival in Fulwood Park features professional and amateur barbecue cooking teams. While you’re there, shop in downtown Tifton and enjoy a whole day of live music.

Take a self-guided tour of Tifton’s Historic District

Downtown Tifton
Downtown Tifton

Stroll through Tifton's historic downtown, and use this guide as you explore the generations of history in the Southern town.

Published: August 2018