Tifton Travel Guide

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    tift county courthouse
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  • tift county courthouse
    tift county courthouse
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    historic home
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Tifton Things to Do

  • Tift County Courthouse

    The Tift County Courthouse was built in 1912-13 using the Beaux Arts Classic style of architecture. It was designed by W.A. Edwards.

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  • Tifton Terminal Railway Museum

    The Tifton Terminal Railway Museum was established in 2000 to preserve and research information about the importance of the railroad to the early history of Tifton. The museum is open Thursday and Friday from 12 PM to 5 PM, and 8 AM to 3 PM on Saturday.

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  • tift county courthouse

    the tift county courthouse is an interesting example of beaux arts classical architecture. the courthouse was built in 1912. tift county is named after nelson tift, the uncle of henry harding tift who was the founder of tifton.

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  • historic district

    pictured is one of numerous historic 19th century homes in downtown tifton. downtown tifton is a nice place to walk around and see interesting examples of old georgia architecture.

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  • atlantic coastline artists station

    located in tifton's old train depot is the atlantic coastline artists station. this art gallery hosts collections of local tifton artists. an interesting place to visit when in downtown tifton.

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  • tifton museum

    the tifton museum is housed in a 1900 brick romanesque church. the tifton museum hosts changing collections of paintings and decorative arts. an interesting place to visit when in tifton.

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Tifton Restaurants

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    by Basaic Written Nov 12, 2009

    I would not normally write up a chain like Waffle House but I had a lot of fun here. The place was pretty empty and the workers asked if I minded if they turned up the music. They did and they sang along, danced and had a great time. I did too (no dancing),

    Waffle House
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Tifton Warnings and Dangers

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    by davecallahan Written Mar 6, 2007

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    Tifton has only had 1 murder and 5 rapes in each of the last 6 years (on average).

    However, its non-violent crimes (burglary, theft, arson) are twice the national average.

    There are 24 registered sex offenders in Tifton (about 1 offender for 1000 people).
    (To see more information about the sex offenders, go to the website listed below).

    So be sure to lock your cars, keep your wallets and purses secure and watch where you are and who is watching you. Don't act like a tourist and you are less likely to be targeted.

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Tifton Off The Beaten Path

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    by davecallahan Written Jun 28, 2007

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    This is a relatively small research project (40 acres) in which plants native to Georgia are being nourished and displayed in a natural setting for scientific and tourism purposes.

    There are a dozen of these areas up and down the Atlantic coast of USA. They are associated to colleges who have studies in ecology and commercial use of and impact to the flora of the area. The one in Tifton is under the auspices of the University of Georgia. The oldest unit is the Upper Coastal Plain in Rocky Mount, Georgia (100 years) and the newest is the one in Tifton (20 years).

    Self-guided tours around the area will allow you to see the azalea gardens and over 250 varieties of local flora. There is a stream through the arboretum that supports species of water plants. The research part of the arboretum is dedicated to crops that are native to the area and the wildlife that live off of those crops. On any given weekend you may stumble on to a group of students being instructed on the benefits of agriculture practices in Georgia and there is no problem with standing among the students and listening or trailing behind them as they tour the grounds.

    Everything is free (donations accepted) and you can stay from 9am to 5pm.

    swamp sparrow with research bands on leg
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Tifton Favorites

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    by davecallahan Written Nov 28, 2007

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    Favorite thing: http://weatherbug.excite.com/LiveCameras/Excite/LiveCameras.aspx?zcode=z4639&camera_group=1&enlarge=1&camera_id=TFTCN&lid=CNXCCE

    That link is to the weather camera, live from the Tifton Sheriff's Office on 500 Morgan Drive.
    You can use it to get a good idea of what the local weather is like in Tifton so that you can make better vacation plans.

    a bit of fog in Tifton location of the live camera
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