Attractions in Macon
Georgia Music Hall of Fame
200 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Macon has been called the Song & Soul of the South for many reasons - magnificent antebellum mansions reflect the South's "Gone With the Wind" era. Historical tours are recognized as entertaining and enlightening, and the arts are alive in a variety of museums, theater companies, galleries and studios. With the addition of Georgia's Music Hall of Fame, it is gaining recognition for its great musical contributions.
Many Georgia Music Hall of Fame inductees have been tied to Macon, the city having played a role in each of their lives. Some were born here, some made their breaks here and some just spent time here.
Macon's Goodwill Ambassador for Tourism, Little Richard Penniman - The Architect of Rock &Roll, was born and reared in Macon's Pleasant Hill neighborhood.
Otis Redding, Jr. - Lived in Macon, was discovered and sang at the Douglass Theatre, was living here with his wife and three children when a plane crash took his life in 1967. His widow and children still reside in Macon, where Zelma (widow) and Karla (daughter) run an upscale shoe boutique and sons Dexter and Otis III continue their father's musical legacy.
Duane Allman - One of the greatest guitar players in history, lived in Macon, recorded at Phil Walden's Capricorn Studios with the Allman Brothers Band
James Brown - Left Augusta for Macon."Please, Please, Please" was recorded here. A bridge in the Pleasant Hill historic district is named in his honor.
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame
301 Cherry Street
Georgia's storied athletic heritage is featured in this 43,000 square foot facility. Educational and interactive exhibits honor heroes from the state's top high school, collegiate, professional and amateur athletic fields such as record home run hitter Henry "Hank" Aaron and football legend turned sports announcer Fran Tarkenton.
Ocumulgee National Monument
1207 Emery Highway
Climb ancient Indian mounds, visit inside a ceremonial earth-lodge, hike along nature trails and study archaeological remains dating back 10,000 years.
Operated by the National Park Service, Ocmulgee includes 683 acres of preserved archaeological remains, a major archaeological museum and a Museum shop.