Waycross Travel Guide

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    ware county courthouse
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    downtown waycross
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Waycross Things to Do

  • Okefenokee Swamp Park

    Waycross is also the gateway for the Okefenokee Swamp Park. There are several ways to see the swamp; there is access to the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge down near Folkston, there is the stephen C. Foster State Park and there is the Okefenokee Swamp Park just 8 short miles south of Waycross on US Highway 1. If you have kids, this is probably...

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  • okefenokee national wildlife refuge

    the okefenokee national wildlife refuge was created in 1937 to protect over 400,000 acres of the okefenokee swamp. the swamp was home to native americans dating back to 2500 BC. the deptford, swift creek, weeden island cultures inhabited the swamp. the last native american tribe were the seminoles who were driven out of the swamp in 1842 during the...

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  • okefenokee swamp park

    okefenokee swamp park is located 8 miles south of waycross on US 1. you can tour the swamp by train or boat. they also offer canoe rentals. the park has a large alligator population and you can also see other south georgia wildlife. they have reptile and local widlife exhibits and the walt kelly museum. walt kelly created the cartoon strip "pogo"...

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  • confederate memorial

    the confederate memorial is located in a small park a couple of blocks west of the ware county courthouse. the memorial is a common standing solder motif. next to the memorial is the interesting renovated waycross train station.

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  • downtown

    waycross has a very nice historic district with numerous shops, restaurants, and historic buildings. when traveling through waycross the downtown area is worth a stop.

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  • ware county courthouse

    the ware county courthouse was built in 1957 in the modern/stripped classical style. the architect of the courthouse was william chase and associates. ware county was created in 1824 and was named after U.S. senator nicholas ware.

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  • Great Golf Course

    The Lakes at Laura S. Walker is a state parks golf course that is a blast to play. The layout is interesting with a lot of risk / reward holes and is always in good shape. It is located just down Highway 1 about 9 miles and I think they even have packages with some of the hotels in Waycross.

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  • okefenoke park

    this is the favourite hangout for alligators in summer time. I have been told they serve free beer here...

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  • okefenoke park

    a real swamp...boat tours available.Nice to finally see a swamp in the way I expected that to be. All muddy, mushy and jucky. But very intresting !

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Waycross Restaurants

  • Fast Food Service but Better Food

    With my heart problems, I am supposed to eat more seafood and less steak. Not a major problem for me, I love seafood. Captain D's is a chain of restaurants that offer fast food style quick service but better food. I did enjoy my food here and I stop at Captain D's when I get the chance. Good seafood. I had a fish and shrimp dinner and really liked...

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  • southern cuisine

    k.d.'s cafe is a nice restaurant and bar in downtown waycross. the food is southern but the decor is modern. a very good place to have lunch or dinner in downtown waycross.

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  • Reservations Recommended

    Dinner Menu * Starters House Salad .....4.50 * Grilled Baby Crab Cakes...8.50 * Mussels- Prince Edward Island.....9.50 * Grilled Shrimp Scampi Cocktail.....9.50 * Entrees Summer Salads--Chicken, Shrimpn....14.95 * Chicken Lilly * Breast of Chicken, Portabella, Vidalia Onion, Sun dried tomatoes and melted Cheeses....15.95 * Sauteed Grouper....16.95...

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Waycross Warnings and Dangers

  • Okefenokee Swamp Park

    No Pets are allowed in this park. Alligators have a big appetite for small animals.But my main warning is that the Okefenokee Swamp Park which is near Waycross is NOT the same as the National Wildlife Refuge of the same name. It is not even a State Park. There is no camping. There is a steam train tourIt is at the north end of the park just down US...

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  • While the guides like to get...

    While the guides like to get real close to alligators, they know something you don't know: when they last got fed. Sure, they try to make sure that they don't have much interest in eating humans, but you never know...

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