10 Things to do Good for a Rainy Day in Macon That You Shouldn't Miss

December 7, 2021 Carley Gatson

Macon /ˈmeɪkən/ (officially Macon–Bibb County) is a city located in the state of Georgia, United States. Macon lies near the geographic center of the state, approximately 85 miles (137 km) south of Atlanta, hence the city's nickname "The Heart of Georgia."
Restaurants in Macon

1. St. Joseph's Catholic Church

830 Poplar St, Macon, GA 31201-2093 +1 478-745-1631 http://stjosephmacon.wordpress.com/
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5.0 based on 187 reviews

St. Joseph's Catholic Church

Ornate, neo-Gothic structure built between 1889 and 1892.

Reviewed By wldarling2018 - Macon, United States

This is a very beautiful church, welcoming congregation to family, friends, and couples. Variety of things to do.

2. Hay House

934 Georgia Ave, Macon, GA 31201-6708 +1 478-742-8155 http://www.hayhousemacon.org/
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4.5 based on 332 reviews

Hay House

Hay House is a historic house museum and National Historic Landmark that is owned and operated by the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation. Guided tours of this antebellum mansion are offered daily.

Reviewed By eagledress85 - Georgia, United States

If you love historic homes, the Hay House is a must! First, we had an excellent guide who was very personable and very informative. The architecture of this home is just amazing. This is the first home that we have ever seen curved pocket doors, unbelievable! If you have the opportunity to get the extended tour then definitely do it. Unfortunately, they weren't offering it when we went due to COVID restrictions, but we would definitely go back just to add that to the tour. It's nice to visit a historic home that actually has almost all of the original details. If you're in Macon, definitely make this one of your stops!

3. Museum of Arts and Sciences

4182 Forsyth Rd, Macon, GA 31210-4869 +1 478-477-3232 [email protected] http://www.masmacon.org/
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4.5 based on 104 reviews

Museum of Arts and Sciences

Features a fossilized whale said to be more than 40 million years old.

Reviewed By 608catherineal

Absolutely enjoyed every aspect of our visit! Educational and very beautiful setting of art, Christmas trees and a planetarium show that was a true delight! Be sure to put this on your “ must see” list.

4. Grand Opera House

651 Mulberry St, Macon, GA 31201-2605 +1 478-301-5470 http://www.thegrandmacon.com/
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4.5 based on 89 reviews

Grand Opera House

Reviewed By OlRokr - Mobile, United States

Wonderful old theater with great acoustics and seating. Saw all the Allman Bros tribute bands there on this trip. Some very good, most not so good. Still, a great place to see a concert.

5. Sidney Lanier Cottage

935 High St, Macon, GA 31201-2034
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4.5 based on 19 reviews

Sidney Lanier Cottage

Reviewed By mariagZ1086JM - Dunwoody, United States

The Sidney Lanier cottage was fascinating. The story of Sidney Lanier is the story of an ordinary man that did extraordinary things. And the legacy that his wife protected and curated. Our tour was fabulous!

6. The Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House

2321 Vineville Ave, Macon, GA 31204-3117 +1 478-741-5551 [email protected] http://www.thebighousemuseum.com
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4.5 based on 335 reviews

The Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House

Reviewed By AMiller121 - Columbia, United States

The Allman Brothers Band Museum is a fantastic place to visit to see 2 floor filled with amazing memorabilia of the band (& others). I was completely fascinated with everything that was to see! To be a house where such great artist lived and to see the display after display of memorabilia was overwhelming in the best way! If you're a fan of ABB this museum is a must-see!

7. Cannonball House

856 Mulberry St, Macon, GA 31201-6755 +1 478-745-5982 [email protected] http://www.cannonballhouse.org/
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4.5 based on 85 reviews

Cannonball House

Reviewed By TrishWfromKY - Somerset, United States

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this historical home. The museum docent was passionate with the history and furnishings of the home. His passion showed for the civil war -he is a civil war reenactor and had a wealth of knowledge.

8. Macon Visitors Information Center

450 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd I-16 Exit 2, Macon, GA 31201-3370 +1 478-743-1074 https://www.maconga.org/plan/visitor-centers/
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4.5 based on 53 reviews

Macon Visitors Information Center

Visit the Downtown Visitors Center your first stop on your Macon exploration. Let our specialist guide you to Macon's historic soul through our food, architecture and culture.

9. Macon Beer Company

345 Oglethorpe St, Macon, GA 31201-3274 +1 478-216-7117 https://maconbeer.com/
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4.5 based on 10 reviews

Macon Beer Company

10. Situation Room

427 Poplar St, Macon, GA 31201-3335 +1 478-812-8260 [email protected] http://www.SituationMacon.com
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4.5 based on 15 reviews

Situation Room

Middle Georgia's best rate escape is Situation Room. From our nationally ranked games to our as featured on television games we have something for everyone.

Reviewed By abnb80 - Forsyth, United States

Wow! Fun for 60th Birthday family group! Hope to make it back again soon and get all the way through. Great fun for our mixed age group.

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