Do you know that Macon has two Visitors Centers where tourists, and even residents, can stop by and pick up information about Macon?
The main center is in downtown Macon on Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, but we have a second location off the interstate, on I-75 Southbound at mile marker 179. At both centers, we have plenty of information about Macon's history, attractions, people, culture and soul.
If you are traveling south toward Macon and want to take a break from traveling, you can certainly stretch your legs at our I-75 Visitors Center. Here, you can check out our displays about Macon and the region. You can also pick up Georgia information. Our Information Specialists are knowledgeable and will gladly assist you with any information you'll need for your trip to Macon.
After you visit I-75, come to our Downtown Visitor Information Center, located at 450 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, where you can find out about all that's happening in the heart of Macon. Even our building has historic soul. The Downtown Visitors Center used to be the Trailways Bus Station, where Little Richard washed dishes while singing, and was invited to perform at Miss Anne's Tic Toc a few doors down. It was there that Little Richard laid the ground work for rock-n-roll. Anne's Tic Toc still stands today as the Tic Toc Room and serves fine dining dishes.
While the Downtown Visitors Center is surrounded by history and legends, you can come inside to learn more about what the city has to offer. Enjoy our short film of how Macon came to be and what's special about it now. Explore our mini-museum and timeline that marks historically significant events in Macon, from the artifacts of the original settlers of Ocmulgee, to the Civil War, to the Civil Rights Movement.
And if you're looking for a gift for family in town, or you'd like to have a piece of Macon to take back with you as you travel home, we have an amazing gift shop with trinkets, jewelry, shirts and books.
Should you decide on making a trip to visit us, or happen to stop by on the way to your final traveling destination, you will leave Macon with a little bit more soul.
Co-writer: Tiara Hodges, Macon-Bibb County CVB Marketing Coordinator