Visit Macon, Where Soul Lives
Visit Macon, Georgia for a classic Southern adventure that is sure to be good for your soul! Rich history, incredible architecture, stunning Southern charm, and a soulful musical heritage have branded Macon, "Where Soul Lives". Hike through historic Native American mounds and enter North America's only reconstructed earth lodge at the Ocmulgee Indian Mounds or take in the Southeast's largest collection of African-American art, history and culture at the Tubman Museum. Stroll along the Ocmulgee River or downtown’s wide boulevards, lined with art galleries, boutiques, restaurants, entertainment venues, and architecture as diverse as the people who built it. Macon is home to many legendary musical artists such as Otis Redding, Little Richard, the Allman Brothers Band and new voices, like country singer Jason Aldean. Experience this musical heartbeat while sitting next to the legendary Otis Redding bronze statue at Gateway Park or visit the Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House, located at the band’s former home. Macon’s nightlife choices give you many options to choose from, so decide which Macon venue amplifies your evening. Order the beverage of your choice at one of our microbreweries, and sit in on open mic night, catching the next rising star to come out of this musical city. Sample some of our favorite soul food or try signature dishes from our vibrant local restaurants. Macon is a town where a “night out” is fine dining, drinks, and dancing, but also a moonlit walk among the architectural masterpieces of our historic neighborhoods, and a Broadway level performance at one of our landmark theatres. Don’t forget to take home one-of-a-kind treasures from Macon’s unique downtown boutiques or various antique markets. After a fun-filled day of shopping and touring, relax and rejuvenate in one of Macon’s welcoming hotels. Guests will find many convenient options. Our accommodations suit every type of traveler, ranging from comfortable rooms in reputable chains to luxurious suites in historic inns.
Distance from Airport
- Macon Downtown Airport
8.05 km from City Center
- Middle Georgia Municipal Airport
16.09 km from City Center
- Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
130.36 km from City Center
Soul Sights: Macon Guided Tours
Tattnall Square Park
The Macon Centreplex Coliseum and Edgar H. Wilson Convention Center
Located in the heart of Georgia, just 80 miles south of Atlanta and two miles off of I-75, over two-thirds of Georgia's population live within one hour of the facility. The 9,252-capacity Macon Coliseum is the entertainment center for Middle Georgia.
- Exhibit Space4,000 sq. mTotal Meeting Space6,770 sq. m