History, art, culture…Macon is home to a series of attractions that the entire family will adore. Here are five must-see places to visit and three hotel options perfect for a Georgia family vacation.

Hay House
Hay House

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Hay House Featured on A&E’s “America’s Castles,” the Hay House’s seven stories, 80-foot copula and breathtaking fine arts and rooms make this a must-see mansion.

Georgia Sports Hall of Fame The largest state sports hall in America, the museum holds 3,000 artifacts, 14,000 square feet of exhibits, interactive games and so much more.

Ocmulgee National Monument Explore the 17,000+ years old Native American earth lodge and mounds formed before the Europeans arrived. This site is also part of the Civil War and the Trail of Tears in the American history.

Mark Smith Planetarium
Mark Smith Planetarium

Museum of Arts and Sciences Take a trip into the outer limits in the Mark Smith Planetarium. Come face to face with 70 live animals and get acquainted with Ziggy, the museum’s 40 million year old whale.

Tubman African American Museum Travel through time, from Africa to America, as you explore the South’s largest facility devoted to African American art, history and culture.

Where to stay in Macon

You’ll find Hilton Garden Inn near downtown Macon, with free Wi-Fi, in-room microwaves and fridges, and an on-site restaurant. Holiday Inn Macon North is the city’s newest hotel. Kids will love the heated, indoor saltwater pool, and parents can enjoy a cocktail at the full-service restaurant, which offers dinner and a hot breakfast buffet for $6.99 where kids 12 and under eat for half price! Finally, Wingate by Wyndham has an outdoor pool, continental breakfast and more.

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