Valdosta Travel Guide

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Valdosta Things to Do

  • Wild Adventures Theme Park

    This park is located at exit 13 off US 75. It is 150 acres, has 50 rides, a wave pool and slides, and a lounging area.

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  • Remerton Area

    This is an area that was/has been promoted as a place to come. It used to be the core of a cotton mill, that closed some years ago. Within the local, the company built worker homes, and some stand today, as well as old places of shopping. Now a lot is subsidized lower income housing, so I saw no real draw here. The local college students come here...

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  • Lowndes County Museum

    This is a great museum that is in an old Carnegie Library complex. They have 10,000 SF, and it is packed with the culture and history of the area, and its people. The tour is very good, and the variety from dress, military, Civil War, industry and fame are all here. They took over the libray in 1967, and added to the collection of itemsIt is open...

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  • Downtown Structures

    The old structures downtown have been preserved very well, and recently the revamp to bring commerce and retail trade back to the center has filled up the buildings. Most are from early 1900's

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  • Old County Courthouse and City Hall

    This County courthouse is from 1905, and recently was closed for new activity in more modern facility. It is on the historic register

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  • Cresent Mansion Tour

    By far one of the best tours on our trip, and there were many good ones. This had an excellent docent take us around, and explain the history in finite detail of the family living here. It was built in 1898, and has 23 rooms and a huge semi-circle portico with ornate columns; hence where the house name came from. The Owen family was in the lumber...

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  • confederate memorial

    located on the grounds of the lowndes county courthouse is the confederate civil war memorial. this statue with a standing solder is a very common memorial in the south.

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  • wild adventures

    wild adventures is a family oriented amusement park located just south east of valdosta. wild adventures has a zoo, thrill rides, and a water park. they also host top name country and rock concerts. see their website for dates and times. a nice place to take the family.

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  • wisenbacker-roberts house

    the wisenbacker-roberts house was built in 1840 and is the oldest house in valdosta. william wisenbacker was an early lowndes county settler. j.t. roberts bought the house around the turn of the 20th century and added it's victorian wings and tower. this is one of a number of historic homes in the historic fairview district of valdosta. visit...

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Valdosta Restaurants

  • Downtown Diner

    The food was okay, but nothing to brag about. the portions were not big, and no side dish comes with the sandwiches. I had the CAveman wrap with ham, cheese and it was not very filled with meat. Micky had tuna sandwich, and basically small and scant of tuna. Prices are too high for what you get, but other downtown places also have higher end...

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  • Mussels & Pizza-go Figure

    I never herd of such a combination for a menu and the items are select. They have a lot of pizza varieties, but also calzone, meaballs, and Italian eats. The mussel concept came in vogue for these Italian sisters when they found they could order from Chile and freeze the mussels. Mussels were about $11 for 18, and a calzone $8 A mussel plate of 18...

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  • BBQ Old Style

    Is was very good in taste and the sauces compliments the meats. They have three sauce choices form KC sweet, Carolina vinegar, and hot. It is operated only 11-3 daily by a group of black sisters who like to cook meats. Prices were very fair at $6 a sandwich. It is counter ordering, and they bring meal to the table The pork sandwich was very good...

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  • Perfect Non-chain Local Gem!

    This is a small, elegant bistro-type restaurant housed in a cute one-story building, with wooden rafters overhead and white table cloths with flowers on the table. It is one block from the main Courthouse, and easy to pass by. The food was excellent; my wife had the short ribs which were succulent, marinated in wine, and served with a delicious...

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  • bar-be-que

    the old south bar-be-que is a very good barbecue restaurant just west of downtown valdosta. pork, chicken, beef barbecue moderately priced.

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  • cafe style

    jesse's eats & treats is a nice cafe style restaurant located near the court house in downtown valdosta. a nice place to have lunch when in downtown. good food moderately priced.

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  • cafe style

    the bistro is located in downtown valdosta near the court house. good american fare moderately priced. a nice place to have lunch when in downtown valdosta.

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  • upscale dining

    the bleu cafe is a trendy eating and drinking spot in downtown valdosta. good food moderately priced. the bleu cafe's ultra modern interior is some what unexpected in a small south georgia town.

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  • Great wings and things

    For those who have never entered a Hooters Restaurant, they serve things like Fried Chicken, soups, sandwiches, burgers, etc. They are best known for their wings and their waitresses. The waitresses wear Hooters T-Shirts, orange short shorts, and stockings. They are usually young and attractive. The Hooters in Valdosta is no acception. They have...

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  • my wife likes this place

    I am not a seafood fan so for me this is just a run-of-the-mill Red Lobster. My wife likes seafood so to her the nautical-patterned booths and colorful, fish-shaped tables and the live lobsters in the tank and the seafood on her plate are just great. Luckily (for me) she drags me into these places only occassionally and only on vacation.The...

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  • Seafood Experience

    Upon arrival, you get a "beachy" feeling by the oyster shell parking lot and color scheme of the restuarant. Next thing you notice is the service, or possibly the lack of. The menu as well as all table setting is plastic which to me almost takes away from the food. I would have prefered real cutlery as well as plates and cups. The ambience is def....

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  • Cracker Barrel

    Price is reasonable and atmosphere is homey. four vegetable plate - select four vegetables from among a list and you receive a plate full of vegetables and all the biscuits/muffins you can eat. Very filling and nutritious.

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Valdosta Nightlife

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    GLO

    by doug48 Written Jan 5, 2008

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    located in downtown valdosta GLO is a very trendy night club and sushi bar. they offer live music and an extensive wine list. very upscale for a south georgia town.

    Dress Code: business casual.

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Valdosta Warnings and Dangers

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    by davecallahan Updated Apr 9, 2007

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    Valdosta rates 50% higher than the average city for crime risks. This includes higher risk to violent crimes (rape, murder, assault) as well as non-violent crimes (thefts,arson). Those numbers should raise a few red flags in the minds of people visiting the area.

    Valdosta, as of 2006, has 106 registered sex offenders. This is a considerable number given the size of the city's population.

    If you are on vacation with children or a woman alone, please be watchful. Lock car doors, use the chain-latch in your motel room, be mindful of where you are and who is near you.
    Being forewarned and using common precautions, should help you have a safe visit in this area.

    to get more information on the sex offenders, see the website below.

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Valdosta Off The Beaten Path

  • Grand Banks Lake & Wildlife Aaea

    This is a large nature area to the north of town about 6 miles. It has a 13,000 acre reserve for bird sanctuary, and one area of 1350 acres for viewing from a tower. The one mile walking path is a nice and peaceful trek to the tower. It is located off Hwy 31 north of Valdosta, or just south of Lakeland off Hwy 122

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  • Thomasville

    This is by far one of the best preserved downtown from the late 1800's and early 1900's. WE spent the day there, and could have spent more time if possible. They have many antebellum homes, and a great County museum and farmstead complex. It could be a place to stay overnight and enjoy the scenery and serenity. It is on Hwy 84 and 40 miles west of...

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  • berrien county

    located about 25 miles north of valdosta on CR 125 is nashville georgia. nashville is the county seat of berrien county. the area around nashville gives the visitor a look into the past of southern georgia. this area is agricultural with cotton, peanut, tabacco, hog, and cattle farms. along berrien county's roads you can see the ruins of homes and...

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Valdosta Favorites

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    All you need--good food & fast, friendly service 2 more images

    by TheTravelSlut Updated Oct 19, 2006

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    Favorite thing: How could you visit Georgia and not experience a Hooters restaurant?

    Well, Valdosta has one right off Interstate 75 and it does serve good food and has fast, friendly service.

    Valdosta also has a university (Valdosta State), a Six Flags amusement theme park and plenty of agriculture and fresh fruit & vegatables.

    Fondest memory: I enjoyed a stopover and speaking with locals about the area and its changes since I first saw it many years ago.

    While the area has changed in appearance, the people have not--still friendly, still fun and still honest as the day is long.

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