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Thomas County - 9 Attractions You Must Visit

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About Thomas County

Thomas County, Georgia is an area of abundant beauty and abundant growth. Located in southwestern Georgia, the county is known for its rural charm and quaint towns such as Boston, Coolidge, Meigs, Ochlocknee, Norman Park, Pavo, Barwick and Metcalf. The community offers something for everyone - from entertainment and recreation to business opportunities. Despite being largely a rural county, Thomas County has experienced strong economic growth over the past two decades due to a recent surge in sm

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Attractions in Thomas County

Birdsong Nature Center
Birdsong Nature Center2106 N Meridian Rd, Thomasville, GA 31792, USA
Outdoors- Other
1 Day Treks
Urban Walks

Birdsong Nature Center is a naturalist's dream. With over 320 acres of pristine wilderness, it offers an abundance of outdoor activities like canoeing, kayaking, and guided walking tours. The mission of the center is to provide educational and sensory experiences that spark an appreciation for the interconnected web of life we all share. It serves as a gateway to nature’s wonders through programming and individual exploration, allowing visitors to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors.

Cherokee Lake Park
Cherokee Lake Park330 Covington Ave, Thomasville, GA 31792, USA
Lake/ River/ Ponds
Outdoors- Other

Cherokee Lake Park is a rustic oasis offering visitors a variety of recreational activities and natural beauty. Spend the day fishing or boating on the crystal clear waters of Cherokee Lake, or get your heart rate up by biking the 8-mile crushed stone trail. Enjoy nature watching at one of the three birding sites, including Floyd's Island, try and spot one of the 14 turtle species, or cool off beneath mature hardwood trees. Guests can spend an afternoon picnicking in one of the park’s pavilions.

Country Oaks Golf Course
Country Oaks Golf Course6481 GA-122, Thomasville, GA 31757, USA
Outdoors- Other

Country Oaks Golf Course, is an 18-hole course that offers a challenging and enjoyable experience to golfers of all skill levels. Boasting of Bermuda grass on the tees and fairways, along with well-maintained bentgrass greens, this course is sure to make any round special. With five sets of tee boxes ranging from 5331 yards to 7000 yards there's something for everyone looking to challenge themselves.

Downtown Thomasville
Downtown Thomasville144 E Jackson St, Thomasville, GA 31792, USA
Old Towns
Town Squares

Downtown Thomasville, the county seat of Thomas County, Georgia, offers a charming slice of Southern hospitality. The streets are lined with beautiful historic buildings and interesting boutiques making it an ideal spot for a day of exploration and shopping. With plenty of restaurants and cafes to choose from you'll find something for every taste; whether it's classic Southern soul food, wine tasting at the local winery or grabbing a coffee at one of the cozy cafés downtown.

Jack Hadley Black History Museum
Jack Hadley Black History Museum214 Alexander St, Thomasville, GA 31792, USA

The Jack Hadley Black History Museum is a special place honoring African-American history with an emphasis on the Gullah Geechee culture of the area. The museum houses a wealth of artifacts, photographs, documents and other items that tell the stories of how people in that corner of the world lived, worked and shaped their community. Visitors to the museum can take advantage of its interactive displays ensuring they gain a greater understanding of significant historic events and key figures.

Lapham-Patterson House Historic Site
Lapham-Patterson House Historic Site626 N Dawson St, Thomasville, GA 31792, USA
Iconic Buildings
Old Ruins

The Lapham-Patterson House Historic Site is a piece of colonial era history preserved for the centuries. The grand and sprawling 6,000 square foot house was built by Jonathan and Caroline Lapham from 1889-1891 and has remained in the same family ever since. The house itself has managed to remain surprisingly well preserved with 45 original pieces of furniture kept safe inside its walls.

Pebble Hill Plantation
Pebble Hill Plantation1251 US-319 S, Thomasville, GA 31792, USA
Outdoors- Other

Pebble Hill Plantation built in the 19th century, it has served multiple purposes, from being used to grow cotton to hosting grand social events. In 1973, Pebble Hill was brought by philanthropist Howard Coffin who donated it to the state of Georgia for conservation. Nowadays, the plantation includes original buildings including a spacious Greek Revival style mansion filled with historical antiques. Touring this antebellum estate is a great way to learn about its history.

The Big Oak
The Big Oak124 E Monroe St, Thomasville, GA 31792, USA
Outdoors- Other

The Big Oak, is an impressive sight to behold. Standing tall at 135 feet and boasting a canopy width of 165 feet, it is the largest single-trunk live oak tree in the world! As well as its impressive size, it has long been a source of wonder and intrigue; one legend suggests that before the Civil War, Confederate financial documents were rumored to have been hidden beneath it.

Thomasville Rose Garden
Thomasville Rose Garden412 Covington Ave, Thomasville, GA 31792, USA
Botanical Gardens

The Thomasville Rose Garden is renowned for its exceptional beauty and horticultural innovation. This beloved garden has been the proud recipient of multiple awards from the Southeastern Horticultural Society for its sprawling selection of over 160 different species of rose varieties. In addition to its many varieties of roses, the Thomasville Rose Garden boasts magnolia and camellia blooms as well as a variety of ornamental grasses and shrubbery.

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