Explore Swainsboro and Nearby

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The Best Things to Do Around Swainsboro

Whether you’re here for business or pleasure, you’ve come to the right place. The Edenfield House offers maximum convenience and a beautiful stay. Make sure to book your reservation today - see you soon!

Downtown Swainsboro

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Patriot's Park

Situated in the heart of the downtown business district at the intersection of US 1 and US 80, the Swainsboro Downtown Square offers a unique setting with palm trees, a large fountain and beautifully landscaped areas. There are also a number of monuments paying tribute to the men and women in uniform who have served our country, state, and county. The Swainsboro-Emanuel County Chamber of Commerce and Joint Development Authorities offices are located here. For information on the Chamber call 478-237-6426.

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Main Street Market

Main Street Antique Market is a shoppers paradise with 12,000 square feet and over 60 dealer booths filled with antiques, collectibles, man cave items, she shed items, vintage advertisement, furniture, glassware, coins, pottery, home decor, local art, unique gifts and so much more--all in a climate-controlled atmosphere. Additional parking available at rear entrance. RVs and buses welcomed!

Beyond Walking Distance

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Harmon Park | 6 Minutes Away

The park features plenty of open spaces to enjoy the outdoors. The park features four lighted tennis courts, a lighted one-mile walking trail, gazebo, park benches, playground equipment, covered picnic tables with charcoal grills, four ponds for public fishing and restroom facilities. There are several covered pavilions for family get-togethers.

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Golf and Country Club | 3 Minutes Away

This 18-hole public golf course offers a challenging opportunity to test your golfing skills. Located at 557 McLeod Bridge Road, the course has electric golf carts, putting area and driving range. Hours are seasonal.

 

Call 478-237-6116 for more information.

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George L Smith State Park | 21 Minutes Away

With natural beauty, lakeside camping and cozy cottages, this secluded park is the perfect south Georgia retreat. It is best known for the refurbished Parrish Mill and Pond, a combination gristmill, saw mill, covered bridge and dam built in 1880. 


The parks mill pond beckons anglers and paddlers to explore thick stands of cypress and tupelo trees draped with Spanish moss. Canoeists and kayakers can join the Park Paddlers Club. While on the water, nature enthusiasts can look for beaver dams, blue heron, white ibis and other wading birds. The park rents boats, and nearby outfitters offer guided paddle trips. Hikers can stretch their legs on seven miles of trails while searching for gopher tortoises, Georgia's state reptile.

For reservation inquiries please call 1-800-864-7275. For Park inquiries please contact the park at 478-763-2759.

 

A ParkPass is required for all vehicles. Price for ParkPasses are not included with the reservation. Overnight guests pay only one ParkPass fee for the duration of their stay. The daily ParkPass is valid at all state parks visited the same day and is not valid at state historic sites.

 

ParkPass fees are as follow:1-12 passenger vehicles $5 per day or $50 annual ParkPass;13-30 passenger vehicles $30 per day or $75 annual ParkPass; 31 or more passenger vehicles $70 per day or $250 annual ParkPass; Georgia active duty military/veterans $3.75 per day or $37.50 annual ParkPass.

Vidalia Onion Museum | 38 Minutes Away

 

Discover the story behind the Vidalia Sweet Onion! The Vidalia Onion Museum provides guests with a sweet historical experience. The 1,300-square-foot space is filled with an array of educational exhibits that highlight the sweet onion's economic, cultural and culinary significance. Learn more about the sweet onion, the growers and how the Vidalia Onion continues to draw national and international recognition.

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100 Vidalia Sweet Onion Dr. Vidalia GA 30474 | Free Admission

Mon-Fri 9:00am-5:00pm

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Buckhorn Creek Ranch | 44 Minutes Away

 

Part of a working farm in Georgia's fertile coastal plain, Buckhorn Creek Ranch offers a chance to participate in the workings of a farm home to many species of exotic and native animals. On your guided wagon tour, help the owners feed the herd while learning about Bison, European Red Deer, Watusi Cattle and more! You can also take the opportunity to hunt our resident birds such as peacock and pheasant.

Call for appointments. 1944 Ga Highway 135, Vidalia, GA 30474-9620

 

Eagle Creek Brewing Company | 45 Minutes Away

 

Craft beer displays the creativity and passion of its makers, and Eagle Creek Brewing Company is no exception. Located in beautiful Downtown Statesboro, this unique brewpub offers a full restaurant menu with locally made beer, wine, cocktails, and music from local artists.

The first beer brewed by Eagle Creek was sold in Downtown Statesboro on July 23, 2013 on Erik Russel's birthday. Eagle Creek was the first production brewery to officially change to a brewpub in November 2016. Last call is 15 minutes before close.

Try local favorites like Tea Party Amber, Spot Tail and River Street Praline. Check out the menu to see if there's new flavors rotating or if the brew master is trying out a new blend.

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106 Savannah Ave., Statesboro GA 30458 | (912) 489-2337

Hours: Tues-Thurs 11:00am-11:00pm,

Fri and Sat 11:00am-1:00am, Sunday 2:00pm-11:00pm

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1053 Magnolia Springs Dr. Millen GA 30442 | (478) 982-1660

Daily ParkPass: $5.00

Hours: Mon-Sun 7:00am-10:00pm

Magnolia Springs State Park | 45 Minutes Away

 

Magnolia Springs State Park is known for its crystal clear springs flowing 7 million gallons per day. A boardwalk spans the cool water, allowing visitors to look for alligators, turtles and other wildlife near the springs. A small lake is available for fishing. Overnight guests can choose from cottages and a campground. Magnolia Springs State Park is part of the Muddy Spokes Club, encouraging bikers to finish a 3-mile loop and work toward earning a members-only t-shirt.

During the Civil War, this site was called Camp Lawton and served as "the world's largest prison." Today, little remains of the prison stockade; however, the earthen breastworks, which guarded it, may still be seen. During 2010, Georgia Southern University archaeology teams uncovered the stockade wall and numerous personal articles from soldiers. Their discovery has been heralded as one of the most significant finds in recent history. Artifacts are on display in the park's museum.

Watermelon Creek Vineyard | 1 Hour 4 Minutes Away

 

The proprietor, Charles Tillman, and his family opened Watermelon Creek Vineyard in May of 2012 as a destination venue and full service winery and restaurant. The 15-acre site includes The Barn Yard, The Pond, The Mill House, The Vineyard, Watermelon Creek nature area, and the Winery Complex. This full production winery specializes in wines made from muscadine grapes and Blueberries and offers catering and private meeting facilities.

 

To schedule your event, call Charles at 912-654-0107 or email info@watermeloncreekvineyard.com. He is honored to give you the "Grand Tour" and would love to help you make Watermelon Creek Vineyard your destination venue!

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2977 Mt. Zion Church Rd. Glennville GA 30427 | (912) 654-0107

Wine Tastings: Call for Pricing or See Website

Hours: Monday-Sunday 10:00am-6:00pm

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SAM Shortline Train Excursion | 2 Hours 3 Minutes Away

The SAMShortline Excursion Train is an unmatched travel experience for you, friends and family. Georgia’s only rolling state park combines the rich history of the area and classic railroad travel with pleasure and relaxation. The vintage train cars vary in ambiance but all provide climate-controlled comfort and large windows to view the passing Southwest Georgia scenery. Two new luxury private cars have now been added to the train to provide a vantage point you’ll find nowhere else.

Your destination, Plains, Americus or Archery- depending on the trip, is rich in history. The town of Plains, home of our 39th President Jimmy Carter, offers an inside look at his campaign and his life and in so doing provides an education in American politics. Archery, President Carter’s boyhood home, also gives you an up-close look at rural life in the early 1900’s. There is so much to do in both places time will fly. Then you can sink back in your comfy seats and enjoy the leisurely return ride. The ride from Americus to Plains (The “Americus Local”) is a portion of every trip offering passengers a shorter experience.

In addition to the regular trips, SAMShortline will be offering specials throughout the year to include Christmas trains, dinner trains and fundraisers. These events are explained on www.samshortline.com.

ALL ABOARD for a day of fun and learning on the SAMShortline.

105 E. Ninth Ave. Cordele GA 31015  | (229) 276-0755

 

Rates:

  • Coach - Adult: $39.99

  • Coach - Child: $29.99

  • Deluxe - all seating: $49.99

  • Premium vintage car: $89.99

  • Coach - Seniors 62+ and Active/Retired Military: $36.99

  • Chairman's Class vintage car: $119.99

Hours:

  • Monday : 8:30am - 5:00pm

  • Tuesday : 8:30am - 5:00pm

  • Wednesday : 8:30am - 5:00pm

  • Thursday : 8:30am - 5:00pm

  • Friday : 8:30am - 5:00pm