Free Things to Do

Macon's central location in Georgia makes all of our activities easily accessible. You can even enjoy many of the city's attractions for free.

Keep Your Eyes on the Skies

Museum of Aviation transports you into the world of the sky. Check out planes and learn about our nation's unique history at the same time. A short drive from downtown Macon, this free museum offers hours of family friendly action.

Explore a Farmers or Crafts Markets

Macon’s hidden gems are our Farmers and Crafts Markets and they provide plenty of opportunities to buy Georgia Grown products. Here are just a few of Macon's great markets! 

Go to a Festival

Macon has festivals for every season! From Macon's famous International Cherry Blossom Festival to the annual Macon Film Festival that's brought film greats like Andrew McCarthy and Burt Reynolds, there are festivals year round. 

Discover Ocmulgee National Monument

Ocmulgee is Macon’s #1 tourist destination, and the reason is clear. See the great temple mound, explore North America’s only reconstructed earth lodge, or walk across Civil War battlefields, where 17,000 years of history greet you. What makes visiting the Ocmulgee more special is that the monument’s earth lodge floor turns 1,000 this year! The Ocmulgee National Monument is definitely a must-visit, especially if you’re interested in Native American history and culture, the outdoors and hiking.

Visit One Our of Many Parks

Macon is often referred to as a “City Within a Park.” We have an extensive network of community parks and walking trails that allow visitors and residents to experience Macon’s natural beauty. Park are all free and host events for all ages at various times throughout the year. Enjoy Macon's nature trails like The Ocmulgee Heritage Trail.

Ocmulgee Heritage Trail Map