Top 10 Things to do in Jackson, United States

December 14, 2017 Terina Blouin

Jackson is a city in Butts County, Georgia, United States. The city is the county seat of Butts County. The population was 5,045 in 2010, up from 3,934 at the 2000 census. The community was named after governor James Jackson.
Restaurants in Jackson

1. High Falls State Park

76 High Falls Park Dr, Jackson, GA 30233-6565 +1 478-993-3053
Excellent
48%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 243 reviews

High Falls State Park

Reviewed By Sonya C - Mims

This park offers a peaceful woodsy get a way. River loop sites are roomy with water, electric, fire ring and picnic table. Most sites looked pretty level. Firewood available from host sites for $5. Office Check-in, nice gift shop with souvenirs and camping supplies and lake with boat rentals is located across main road from camping loop. Several hiking trails available with great views of falls and surrounding nature. Dollar store, hardware store, and small diner are within one mile of campground-was a nice walk. If you enjoy nature and peace and quiet, this park is for you!

2. Noah's Ark Rehabilitation Center

712 L G Griffin Rd, Locust Grove, GA 30248-4317 +1 770-957-0888
Excellent
83%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 223 reviews

Noah's Ark Rehabilitation Center

Noah's Ark is a 250-acre animal rehabilitation center with habitats for more than 1,200 animals. Habitats are open to the public and house tigers, wolves, bears, lions, a leopard, monkeys and more. Call for hours and directions.

Reviewed By Westgalady - Decatur, Georgia

This is a wonderful place for displaced and unwanted animals of all kinds, with a loving crew who works hard to ensure they are healthy and happy. I took the WOW tour which gave me access to areas not available to the general public. We were accompanied by a volunteer who gave us background on each of the animals we visited and she made sure we remained a safe distance from the fencing. We could pet domestic animals like cows and goats through a wood fence, but there was no contact between us and lions, bears, etc. The workers have set rules in place to protect us and the animals.

If you are going to look at the animals and support their cause then go. If you are going just to take photos of some of the larger cats it's not a good setup because of multiple fencing between you and them.

REQUEST: I witnessed several families with children enjoying the walk through the property and was shocked that they allowed the children (some young but mostly teens) to taunt the animals, yell, beat on fence, and scare the animals. Many of these rescued animals came from horrible abuse by their previous owners. Noah's Ark has lovingly worked to help them adjust and get back to as 'normal' as they can be. Please keep this in mind when you visit and treat the animals and volunteers with care.

Parking is free. There are lots of public areas that are free, including a playground and a nice picnic area. They have a beautiful welcome center but for some reason none of the inside restrooms were open; there were several porta-potties outside on the property.

3. Indian Springs State Park

678 Lake Clark Rd, Hwy 42, Flovilla, GA 30216-2309 +1 770-504-2277
Excellent
55%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 90 reviews

Indian Springs State Park

A state park within driving distance of Atlanta offering picnic areas, hiking trails, a lake for swimming, boat rentals and rustic cottages.

Reviewed By JWH1984 - Lexington, South Carolina

We stopped by here on a memory lane detour on the way home from Atlanta. My grandmother was from Jackson and she would take us here during summers growing up. I probably haven't been in over 15 years. This place is so beautiful. The rocky creek where we used to wade and fish is so nice. The park is very well maintained and the grounds and old stone buildings are just incredible. We stopped at a couple of playgrounds that my 4-year-old loves. We didn't get any healing water from the spring because of people waiting to fill huge jugs but the smell brought back so many memories. I love this place. I hope it won't be another 15 years before I come back.

4. Ocmulgee Adventures

54 Georgia Highway 16 West, Monticello, GA 31064-8308
Excellent
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Good
100%
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4 based on 1 reviews

Ocmulgee Adventures

Reviewed By Sheila B - McDonough, Georgia

We camped at Indian Springs. We drove over to Monticello to tube the Ocmulgee River. We stopped at Sac-O-Suds and paid for our tubing. It was $12.50 per person to do the short run. That included shuttle, life vest, and tube rental. We were told it would take about 2-3 hours. We were taken by shuttle to the put in spot on the river. We got in and off we went. It was very relaxing. The water felt wonderful and was a little cooler than I thought it would be. It was 95 degrees outside so the water was refreshing. We had dragon flies that stayed with us and landed on our knees and our tubes. It took us about 1 hour and 30 minutes. We were told we would see stairs on the side of the river and that is where you get out. We left our tubes at the bottom of the hill and took our life jackets back to the store. We will definitely do this again with our kids. It was great!

5. Southern Belle Farm

1658 Turner Church Rd, McDonough, GA 30252-2811 +1 770-288-2582
Excellent
79%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 129 reviews

Southern Belle Farm

Southern Belle Farm in McDonough, GA, (south Atlanta metro) is a 200-acre working farm, with U Pick strawberries, pumpkins, a corn maze, and old-fashioned family fun. Hosting educational field trips, weddings, birthday parties and facilities to host corporate group events year round.

Reviewed By SaDarein W - Atlanta, Georgia

Nice place quaint location. Lots of different farm or country themed activities. Farm animals, trampoline park, air guns (shoots corn) corn mazes, wagon rides, pumpkin patches, food etc. A nice way to experience non urban fun. Great for kids, young adults & grandparents. Teenagers might get bored or may love it. It's close enough to the highway to get good cell coverage (data too) but far enough away to have that mostly untouched feel. The multiple stands & huts that sell food spoil it slightly but they are made of wood. Camp fires are available. They close @ 19:00 [9pm].

6. Dauset Trails

360 Mount Vernon Church Rd, Jackson, GA 30233-5926 +1 770-775-6798
Excellent
83%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 79 reviews

Dauset Trails

Reviewed By April C - Guyton, Georgia, United States

Love, love, love!!!!! Not sure what I was expecting but this little place is amazing!! We fed the turtles, geese and fish. Walked around the reptile exhibit but didn't make it to barnyard. Daddy was waiting in the car with the dogs. We left and walked the beginner trail loop. Beautiful trails!! This place was adorable. Well worth the drive. Also conveniently located between High Falls and Indian Springs State Parks.

7. Whimsical Botanical Gardens

1834 Highway 42 S, Flovilla, GA 30216-2325 +1 770-775-5350
Excellent
61%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 15 reviews

Whimsical Botanical Gardens

Wander through the gardens to discover whimsical antiques, fountains, garden decor, and unique statues. Gardeners will love the vegetables, envy the cut flower garden, and marvel at the gazebos.

Reviewed By Mark G - Dalton, Georgia, United States

Can't add much more than has already been said by other contributors. Very interesting place with beautiful gardens. Not much signage telling you what your looking at, but I like the owners personal tough here.

Easy to miss. Just south of Indian Springs. Not very good signage.

8. Tanger Outlets Locust Grove

1000 Tanger Dr, Locust Grove, GA 30248-3654 +1 770-957-5310
Excellent
44%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 154 reviews

Tanger Outlets Locust Grove

Find great savings on merchandise from your favorite designer and name-brands direct from the manufacturer at stores like: Polo Ralph Lauren, Under Armour, Lucky Brand Jeans, Reebok, Gap, Nike, Tommy Hilfiger, Chico's, Coach, Reebok, Talbots and many more. Before you travel, check out the Tanger Outlet website to find the latest Coupons & Sales Offers for Tanger Outlets in Locust Grove. Or, when you arrive at the outlets, make your first stop Shopper Services to learn about the benefits of joining TangerClub (Tanger Club information is also available online). In Shopper Services you can purchase a coupon book full of great savings or if you are already a TangerClub member pick up a coupon book for free! Think Outlets, Think Tanger.

Reviewed By Willie C

My family and I visit this outlet mall at least 5 times a year, of course during the holidays, back to school, but sometimes on the weekday, that's the best time to go, the shops are uncrowded and you can sroll the entire place in less than an hour, its big, but not too big, bust, but not too busy. Only drawback is the traffic getting in and out. if you can be patient, it is worth the drive!!!

9. Veterans Wall of Honor

101 Lake Dow Rd, McDonough, GA 30252-2927 +1 770-288-7300
Excellent
85%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 44 reviews

Veterans Wall of Honor

Reviewed By Gingerkat121 - McDonough, Georgia

The Veterans Wall of Honor is a quiet, beautiful memorial area inside a really nice park that also houses historic homes and buildings, a museum, and a train engine. This is a great place to take children for a glimpse into history. I love walking around in this park.

10. High Falls Water Park

At the intersection of High Falls Road and Box Ankle Road, High Falls, Jackson, GA 30233 +1 478-994-1717
Excellent
31%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
3%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 32 reviews

High Falls Water Park

Reviewed By redneck2 - Forsyth, Georgia

Good place to take children over 7 or 8 years old. They should be able to swin before allowing them to go down the slide by themselves. The staff are friendly and helpful. Overall , good place for a family visit or spend the day.

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