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Description - Ocmulgee National Monument, located in Central Georgia adjacent to the City of Macon, features 12,000 years of Southeastern culture from Ice Age Indians to the historic Creek Confederacy are preserved here. The park also includes the massive temple mounds of a Mississippian Indian ceremonial complex that thrived between AD 900 and 1100 and many artifacts.

Recreation - Recommended activities include sightseeing, hiking, and picnicking.

Climate - Summers are hot and humid while winters are generally mild. Spring and fall are the best seasons to tour the park on foot. Trails connect most features. If the weather is hot or rainy, you may want to take Temple Mound Drive around to the large mounds.

Location - Ocmulgee National Monument is located in Central Georgia adjacent to the City of Macon, which is approximately 90 miles South of Atlanta via Interstate-75. The Monument is on the east side of Macon on US 80 east (Emery Highway). Main access is from Interstate 75 to Interstate 16 east, at the north end of Macon. Take the second exit from Interstate 16 (Coliseum Exit) and follow the signs 1.6 miles.


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Filed By: Lilia Graham (Columbus, GA)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: The breath taking view from the temple mound. Now I know why the Indians chose the area. You can almost touch GOD and the heavens. You are surrounded by his beauty and peace.


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Contact Information:
Ocmulgee National Monument, 1207 Emery Highway , Macon, GA, 31217-4320, Phone: 912-752-8257

Additional Information:
Georgia's National Forests, Monuments and Seashores - There are two National Forests in Georgia, both headquartered in Gainesville Georgia. This section also includes the Fort Pulaski National Monument and the Cumberland Island National Seashore.
Plains Region - This area is located at the western edge of Georgia along the Alabama state line and south to the Florida line. Columbus is the major city in the area. These areas include lakes and rivers as well as historic home sites.

Links:
Ocmulgee National Monument - Official agency website

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