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Did you know that there are approximately 850 million visits to museums every year in America? They contribute $50 billion to the U.S. economy each year. If you think about how marvelous museums are, these numbers make sense. Museums can transport you to old worlds, future worlds, worlds you never thought you could be a part of.

If you’re looking to add some of those unknown worlds to your day, check out our list of museums in the area. They are all within driving distance and offer a variety of topics that will enchant every member of the family.
Cannonball House and Museum
Cannonball House and Museum

(478) 745-5982

856 Mulberry St
Macon, GA 31201   Directions Website

Echoes of the Civil War still resound in Macon at the historically-rich Cannonball House and Museum. See where an actual cannonball plummeted through the exterior of a white-columned Greek Revival-styled home that eventually stood as a symbol of the nation's struggle against itself. The house is directly adjacent to the Macon Confederate Museum that features actual weapons used in the Civil War, photos, artifacts, uniforms, and crystal and china pieces from the period.

Georgia Sports Hall of Fame
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame

(912) 752-1585

301 Cherry S
Macon, GA 31201   Directions Website

Everyone from casual fans to hard-core followers of sports will experience something memorable when visiting the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame. This very popular facility is the largest sports hall of fame in the country, and its vastly expansive collection of exhibits, memorabilia and vintage sports items has gained international attention. Among the many highlights, visitors can take part in various interactive exhibits that include a football goal, a NASCAR simulator and a basketball hoop. There's also the equally popular sports-based education exhibit section that spotlights how technology has had an indelible influence on the way sports is played and how it will likely effect its future.

Museum of Arts and Sciences
Museum of Arts and Sciences

(478) 477-3232

4182 Forsyth Rd
Macon, GA 3121   Directions Website

Take advantage of the fact that your kids are naturally curious by giving them plenty to be curious about when you bring them to the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Macon. This impressive museum can be considered a type of window to the world with all of its educational and highly entertaining exhibits and attractions. The recently-added third floor brings even more exploratory fun, as it features an artist's garret, humanist's study, scientist's workshop and an enclosed animal habitat.

Tubman African American Museum
Tubman African American Museum

(478) 743-8544

310 Cherry St
Macon, GA 31201   Directions Website

Georgia's history is deeply entwined with several pivotal points in African-American history, and that connection is made to great effect at Macon's Tubman African American Museum. Art, history and culture all convene to create a compelling focal point that is underscored by the facility's 14 galleries, a library and a museum that are all dedicated to spotlighting African-American achievements. One of the most noteworthy attractions is a tribute to the museum's namesake, Ms. Tubman who was known as “The Black Moses” as well as one of the leaders of the underground railroad during the Civil War. Among the many fascinating items and exhibits, the museum is home to one of the country's most extensive collections of historical African memorabilia.

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