Attractions Around Vidalia, Georgia

Attractions Around Vidalia, Georgia
The tiny South Georgia town of Vidalia might best be known for its tasty, sweet onions, but it also has several attractions to offer visitors. Situated between Macon and Savannah along Interstate 16, Vidalia offers unique small-town sites. At various times of the year, visitors also can participate in special events such as the Vidalia Onion Festival in the spring and the Christmas parade in December. Both Macon and Savannah are less than two hours away from Vidalia.

Buckhorn Creek Ranch

True country farm life is what guests will see when they visit the Buckhorn Creek Ranch in Vidalia. On a wagon tour, guests will see deer, elk, cows, goats and antelope on more than 250 acres---they can even feed the deer and pet some of the tamer animals along the way. At the ranch, visitors also can learn about raising chickens, saw-milling and weapon making.

Buckhorn Creek Ranch
1944 Ga. Highway 135
Vidalia, GA 30474
(912) 583-2737

Little Ocmulgee State Park‎

Just west of U.S. Highway 441 and about 30 miles from Vidalia is the 1,360-acre Little Ocmulgee State Park. At the park, guests can hike on the 2.6-mile Oak Ridge Trail, play a game on the park's tennis courts and enjoy the pool of 265-acre lake with a beach. The park also offers several picnic areas, cottages, campsites with cable television hookups, a conference center and restaurant among other amenities. Golfers also can play on an 18-hole course and enjoy a clubhouse.

Little Ocmulgee State Park‎
80 Live Oak Trail
Helena , GA 31037
(229) 868-7474‎

Brewton-Parker College

About 10 miles West of Vidalia is Brewton-Parker College, a four-year Christian college in Mount Vernon. Although small, the college is an attractive site, offering dozens of new buildings and those that have been around since it opened in 1904 surrounded by scenic landscapes, as well as a lakeside chapel, nature trail and park.

Brewton-Parker College
201 David-Eliza Fountain Circle
Mount Vernon, GA 30445
(800) 342-1087

Scenic Views

When guests aren't busy touring area attractions, they also can simply drive or walk around the countryside and small towns in South Georgia. Guests can take tours of area onion farms at certain times of the year, and participate in the Vidalia Onion Festival in the spring. About 15 minutes away from Vidalia is the small town of Santa Claus, which has streets with names like Reindeer Street, Candy Cane Street, Noel Street, Sleigh Street and Rudolph Way. Mount Vernon also features historic homes and acres of farmland.

Article Written By Lisa Floyd

Lisa Floyd is a freelance writer who specializes in music, travel, food and education, among other topics. Since 2000, she has written for several print and online publications including "The Red & Black" newspaper, "Southern Distinction" magazine and various websites. Floyd holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of Georgia.

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