Griffin, Georgia Attractions

Griffin, Georgia Attractions
Griffin, Georgia is located 40 miles south of downtown Atlanta. The city was named after General Lewis Lawrence Griffin, a general in the Georgia militia and president of the Monroe Railroad company. Griffin is home to western legend Doc Holliday, who fought at the OK Corral with Wyatt Earp. Griffin has also been featured in several movies including Academy Award winning film, "Driving Miss Daisy", as well as "Miss Lettie and Me", and "Stroke of Genius: The Bobby Jones Story."

Enjoy golf, horseback riding, or water activities on the Flint River, visit historic sites or stroll through Griffin's numerous museums. Find bargains at quaint downtown antique shops or the nearby outlet mall, or take the family on a tour of NASCAR's Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Outdoor Activities

Flint River
Located along the western border of Griffin's Spalding County, Flint River is a perfect location for fishing, boating and whitewater paddling.

Morgan Dairy Golf Club
Enjoy a round of 18 holes of golf at Morgan Dairy Golf Club, which offers generous fairways and large greens, perfect for the experienced or beginner golfer.
525 Morgan Dairy Rd
Griffin, GA‬‎ 30223
(770) 358-2221‬‎

Eagle Creek Equestrian Center
Enjoy horseback riding at Eagle Creek, which offers English and Western lessons, as well as day camps year round. While the kids are horseback riding, take a walk on the wooded walking trail and pet the friendly farm animals about the center, or take the tots out to the sandbox, playground and goldfish pond.
408 Ellis Dairy Road
Griffin, GA 30224
(770) 467-1148

Airport Road Playground & Fitness Area
The entire family will enjoy a brief hike on the half-mile rubberized walking trail constructed of recycled tires. The park also provides a playground and common area for people to enjoy beautiful Griffin in its natural surroundings.
Barry Whatley Drive
Griffin, GA 30223
(770) 467-4750

Wyomia Tyus Olympic Park
Named for local Olympic Gold track Medallist, Wyomia Tyus, this 164-acre park features wooded landscaping overlooking a 3-acre lake, soccer and baseball fields, lit rubberized and paved walking trails, and a multipurpose building.
1301 Cowan Road

Griffin, GA 30223
(770) 467-4750

Historic Points of Interest

Stonewall Confederate Cemetery
Located in downtown Griffin, the Stonewall Confederate Cemetery is the final resting place of hundreds of Confederate soldiers (and one Union soldier!).
797 Memorial Drive
Griffin, GA 30223
(770) 229-6410

Spalding County Jail and Sheriff's Office
Built in 1859, the original Spalding County Jail and Sheriff's Office was a two-story brick building that also housed the city hall and courthouse.
Downtown Griffin, GA 30223

Old Medical College Historical Area
See the Griffin Medical College building, only one of four pre-Civil War college buildings that still stands today.
Downtown Griffin, GA 30223

Confederate Infantry Camp Stephens
Named for vice-president of the Confederacy, Alexander Stephens, nearly all Georgia Confederate Army troops were mobilized at this site.
Old US 41 at East McIntosh Road
Griffin, GA 30223


Griffin Museum
The Griffin Museum is located upstairs in the Griffin Welcome Center and houses an extensive collection of Griffin's heritage, artifacts and memorabilia dating from the mid-1800's. 
 Enjoy the displays of medical, dental and pharmaceutical supplies and equipment, learn about the cotton industry from the turn of the century, or view furniture made from salvaged wood from some of the old mills. 

Griffin's police and fire departments also offer a display of original uniforms, logs, and accessories.

100 South Hill Street

Griffin, GA 30223

(770) 229-6400

Doc Holliday Museum
Visit Doc's birthplace and peruse unpublished photos, historic documents and books that outline life and times of Doc Holliday.

209 N. 13th Street
Griffin, GA 30223
(770) 229-7705

Roosevelt Railroad Museum
Don't miss the Roosevelt Railroad Museum for a display of unique railroad equipment and notable facts.

3030 Teamon Road
Griffin, GA 30223
(770) 228-7519

Article Written By Lisa Love

Lisa Love has been a published writer since 1995. Love is a retired banker, former educator, business owner and craftsman with a business degree from Barry University.

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