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Area Attractions


In the heart of Georgia’s Presidential Pathway, Lake Blackshear Resort & Golf Club is the perfect jumping off point to explore the history, attractions and culture of this region.

Nearby attractions include:

  • Andersonville National Historic Site, Andersonville – Once called Camp Sumter, Andersonville was one of the Civil War’s largest Confederate military prisons.
  • Jimmy Carter National Historic Site, Plains – Visit the hometown of President Jimmy Carter and see the home he lived in.
  • Historic Windsor Hotel, Americus – See a beautifully restored Victorian hotel featuring a grand dining room.
  • Westville – Georgia’s Working 1850 Town, a living history museum, which depicts an 1850 west Georgia village. At Westville, visitors can experience a middle-of-the-nineteenth century community in the twenty-first century.
  • SAM Shortline Southwest Georgia Excursion Train to historical sites around South Georgia
  • Americus – Discover this small town with heart and history. Its attractions include the SAM Shortline Excursion Train, 1892 Windsor Hotel, Habitat for Humanity’s Global Village and Discovery Center, and 1921 Rylander Theatre.
  • Mennonite Community, Montezuma
  • National POW Museum, Andersonville – A Museum that commemorates all American soldiers taken prisoner since the American Revolution.
  • Cotton Museum, Vienna – The history of cotton is told with the aid of farm tools, cotton bolls, periodicals, a cotton bale, and other agricultural artifacts.
  • Georgia Agrirama Agricultural Museum, Tifton
  • Georgia Telephone Museum, Leslie – Displays one of the most complete telephone collections in the world, with more than 1,500 phones. Included is the 1875 telephone the Alexander Graham Bell took to the World’s Fair in Philadelphia.
  • Air Force Museum, Warner Robins
  • Jefferson Davis Memorial State Historic Site

  • The Plains School, Plains- Jimmy Carter’s old high school is now a museum dedicated to the 39th President.
  • Macon Museum of Arts and Sciences, Macon- A multi-faceted institution featuring diverse exhibitions in fine art, astronomy and natural history.
  • Tubman African American Museum, Macon- Georgia’s largest African-American museum, the Tubman museum, is dedicated to the preservation of African-American culture, history and art.
  • Thronateeska Heritage Center, Albany- Hosting three attractions: the Museum of History, the Wetherbee Planetarium and the Discovery Center.
  • Chehaw Wild Animal Park, Albany- An 800-acre recreation facility that includes a campground and zoo with both native and exotic animals roaming in natural habitats.
  • Providence Canyon State Conservation Park, Lumpkin- A strange land formation called The Little Grand Canyon.
  • Little Ocmulgee State Park, McRae- A lake and beach, lodge and restaurant are located inside Little Ocmulgee State Park. An 18-hole golf course, fishing, canoeing and hiking are available activities.
  • Kolomoki Mounds Historic Park, Blakely- The seven earthen mounds within Kolomoki Mounds Historic Park date back to between 350AD and 750AD, representing some of the oldest mounds in Georgia. A museum is located on-site, displaying a partially excavated burial mound. Other park activities include fishing, boating, canoeing and swimming.
  • George T. Bagby State Park, Fort Gaines- A restaurant and an 18-hole golf course. The park also offers a marina with boat ramp. Activities in the park include boating, fishing, swimming, water skiing, volleyball and hiking.
  • Wild Adventures, Valdosta- Nine rollercoasters, a waterpark, an animal park, concerts and special events throughout the year are what greets guests of Wild Adventures.
  • 100 Plates Locals Love article. Stripling’s General Store and Pat’s Fish Camp were both voted in this category and they are right across the street from us!

Previous Testimonial

quote Set in the beautiful Georgia Veterans State Park, the resort is pretty easy to find and has the "wow factor" when you drive across the bridge and into the park. quote

quote The park has nature trails, Frisbee golf, a playground, boat rentals, a train that goes through the local sites! quote

quote Love the veterans museum some very cool historic planes, tank, helicopters and jets. Can't wait to go back! quote

quote What a winning combination. A state park with resort like accommodations! quote

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