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Macon

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National Parks · Specialty Museums · Architectural Buildings
Macon is a city located in the state of Georgia, United States. Macon lies near the geographic center of the state, approximately south of Atlanta, hence the city's nickname "the Heart of Georgia."Settled near the fall line of the Ocmulgee River, Macon is the county seat of Bibb County and had a 2014 estimated population of 153,691. Macon is the principal city of the Macon metropolitan area, which had an estimated population of 231,259 in 2014. Macon is also the largest city in the Macon–Warner Robins Combined Statistical Area, a larger trading area with an estimated 417,473 residents in 2014; the CSA abuts the Atlanta metropolitan area just to the north.In a 2012 referendum, voters approved the consolidation of Macon and Bibb County, and Macon became Georgia's fourth-largest city . The two governments officially merged on January 1, 2014.Macon is served by three interstate highways: I-16, I-75, and I-475 .
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Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park ©
National Park
Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
St. Joseph's Catholic Church ©
Religious Site
St. Joseph's Catholic Church
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
The Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House ©
Specialty Museum
The Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Hay House ©
Architectural Building
Hay House
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Macon

Hidden gems in Macon

Amerson River Park ©
Park
Amerson River Park
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
Grand Opera House ©
Landmark
Grand Opera House
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Cannonball House ©
Historic Site
Cannonball House
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Museum of Arts and Sciences ©
Natural History Museum
Museum of Arts and Sciences
4.2
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Macon

Rose Hill Cemetery ©
Cemetery
Rose Hill Cemetery
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Sidney Lanier Cottage ©
Historic Site
Sidney Lanier Cottage
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Riverside Cemetery ©
Cemetery
Riverside Cemetery
4.3
Duration: 2 hours

Parks in Macon

Coleman Hill park ©
Park
Coleman Hill park
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Tyler's Place Dog Park ©
Park
Tyler's Place Dog Park
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Tattnall Square Park ©
Park
Tattnall Square Park
4.2
Duration: 2h 30 min

Museums in Macon

Tubman Museum ©
History Museum
Tubman Museum
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame ©
Specialty Museum
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

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