Twin Oaks’ List Of Things To Do Near Perry Georgia
We are a small, family-owned RV park just 2/10 mile off I-75 and as such appeal to so many RVers who are on their way somewhere else. But there is a plethora of things to do near Perry Georgia and if you take the time to slow it down a bit and spend an extra day or two here in middle Georgia, we are sure that you will leave this place relaxed and impressed.
If you drive the two lane highways instead of the interstate, you will find that middle Georgia consists of miles and miles of beautiful rolling farmland and Americana small towns like the lovely town of Perry. You will be treated to snowy white cotton fields harvested from September through December. You will see acres and acres of peanut farms, peach and pecan trees as well as more modern crops of Satsumi oranges, olives, strawberries and blueberries. There are small town festivals, parades and live theaters to enjoy. The bigger city of Macon is only 30 miles to our north and hosts several interesting attractions. You can stop at local Mennonite shops and eateries and maybe even bring back a nice pie. At the very least, plan to drive a mere 20 minutes north of Twin Oaks to Lane Peach Orchards for a nice hot dish of peach cobbler topped with peach ice cream!
Below is a listing of sites, attractions and things to do near Perry Georgia, that aren’t too far from Twin Oaks.
If you would simply like a list of area restaurants, stores and churches in the area, ask for one in the office and we will happily give you one of our printouts and help you decide (including directions to M&T Meats in Hawkinsville to stock up for grilling).
Andersonville National Historic Site (About 27 miles west of Twin Oaks on Highway 26)
The National Prisoner of War Museum commemorates the sacrifices of all American prisoners of war. Museum exhibits tell the story of prisoners of war using artifacts, visuals, text and oral history interviews with former prisoners of war. Two 30-minute introductory films alternate throughout the day. The museum is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. A tour road encircles the Andersonville prison site; a self-guided driving tour is available. The Andersonville National Cemetery contains the graves of nearly 13,000 Union prisoners of war. The national cemetery is still active and contains over 20,000 interments.
Jimmy Carter National Historic Site (About an hour Southwest of Twin Oaks)
The Jimmy Carter National Historic site represents a rural cultural landscape in the classic sense. Few U.S. presidents have had such close ties with where they were born and raised. The park preserves the key sites and structures associated with Jimmy Carter during his life span. It provides for the interpretation of the presidency of Jimmy Carter and presents the history of a small rural Southern town. (Note: The official Jimmy Carter Presidential Library is in Atlanta, and is also very much worth the visit, along with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change.)
Museum of Aviation, Warner Robins (30 minutes north of Twin Oaks)
The (FREE!) Museum of Aviation is the second largest museum in the United States Air Force and is located on 51 acres right next to Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins, Georgia. The museum has four large buildings that house various classic airplanes, missiles and exhibits, and it also has an outdoor field of planes. The Eagle Building and the Century of Flight Hangar are the two biggest spaces — filled with restored aircraft and exhibits. Many of the planes are restored on site. For those who want to know more, there are several self-guided tours you can download from the website before your visit.
And if you don’t mind driving about an hour and a half to the west of Twin Oaks, the best free museum in America is located there. The National Infantry Museum and Solider Center at Fort Benning near Columbus, Georgia, was voted best free museum by USA Today.
Ocmulgee National Monument (In North Macon, about 40 miles north of Twin Oaks)
Journey to the ancient past to discover 17,000 years of Native American heritage just across the Ocmulgee River from downtown Macon. Enter the continent’s only reconstructed Earth Lodge with the original 1,000-year-old floor, climb to the top of the Great Temple Mound, see prehistoric trenches and the site of a Colonial British trading post. Annual events include the Ocmulgee Lantern Light Tours during Macon’s Cherry Blossom Festival in the Spring and the Ocmulgee Indian Celebration held every third weekend in September.
And while in Macon, stop in at the Allman Brothers Museum, “The Big House”, found right in the city center. Learn about the legacy of the band and the relevance of the town and take in the extraordinary number of memorabilia on display in the many exhibit rooms. This is really a fun place for a fan of the Allman Brothers! For sports fans, The Georgia Sports Hall of Fame is located in Macon. It is the largest state sports hall of fame in the United States at 43,000 square feet.
Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area (About 80 miles west of Twin Oaks on Highway 26)
About an hour and a half west of Twin Oaks, Georgia’s “Little Grand Canyon” is a testament to the power of man’s influence on the land. Massive gullies as deep as 150 feet were caused simply by poor farming practices during the 1800s, yet today they make some of the prettiest photographs within the state. The rare Plumleaf Azalea grows only in this region and blooms during July and August when most azaleas have lost their color. The canyon soil’s pink, orange, red and purple hues make a beautiful natural painting at this quiet park – a hiker’s dream.
The Georgia “Go Fish” Education Center (Merely 7 miles north of Twin Oaks, at the south end of the Georgia National Fairgrounds)
The Go Fish Education Center takes visitors on an educational journey through Georgia’s watersheds to learn about our diverse aquatic wildlife, their natural habitats and the impacts of water pollution. An educational and fun experience, GFEC serves as a great resource of fishing information for any level of angler—where to go, what to use and when. Hours vary, so check here for the current schedule.
The Georgia National Fairgrounds and AgriCenter (7 miles north of Twin Oaks)
Our closest (not so hidden) gem and the most diverse on the ‘Things to do near Perry Georgia’ list is the very busy Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter, where there is something different happening every week. From the Georgia National Rodeo to the Georgia National Fair to the Family Motor Coach Association rally that brought over 2,500 RVs to the fairgrounds in March of 2019, to goat shows, dog shows, horse shows, cattle shows, spring garden shows, arts and crafts shows and every kind of show in between, you will find something fun to do at the fairgrounds. CLICK HERE to take a look at their calendar of events.
Perry Players Theater (in downtown Perry, about 9 miles from Twin Oaks)
One of our secret favorites, this small town theater is chock full of big surprises! Plan to thoroughly enjoy a musical production by a talented cast in a small town intimate 170-seat theater. Every seat is front and center in this fabulous little venue and the shows are quality entertainment. As of this writing, the show next up on the schedule is Hello Dolly! The Musical [April 25 – May 12], followed by Jekyll & Hyde The Musical, Shrek the Musical, Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder A Musical, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame The Musical. Local restaurants usually offer a theater night special on weekends affording you and yours the opportunity to enjoy a terrific night out just like in the big city – but with a small town budget and small town charm!
After you have exhausted the list of ‘Things to do near Perry Georgia’, return to Twin Oaks at the end of your long day and spend some time in our jacuzzi hot tub under the gazebo (open 24/7/365), or take a dip in our outdoor saline pool (open April 15-September 1). Or if you prefer, sit with your friends in our big screen tv lounge and watch a game, play the piano or work puzzles. Or just sit outside on the porch and swap stories with your fellow road warriors.
Even though we like to say that we are “Halfway to Everywhere”, we hope that you don’t succumb to the time pressure to get to where you’re going and take an extra day or two to enjoy the wonders middle Georgia has to offer.
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