Macon, Georgia

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2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

616 Votes - "Friendliest"
92 Votes - "Most Beautiful"
6 Votes - "Best For Food"
4 Votes - "Most Fun"
1 Votes - "Best for Geocaching"
Macon is just the sweetest small town, with beautiful architecture, history, good restaurants and friendly people.
Reviewed by Joannehelene
on August 1, 2013
Macon, GA is a beautiful, historic, and exciting place to call home. You'll love the friendly people, the near daily activities and events, and a place so rich with history you'll struggle to find the time to see it all.
Reviewed by matthewjmichael
on August 1, 2013
Macon, home to 5,500 historic buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is located near the geographic center of Georgia where the Creek Indian burial grounds and the Ocmulgee River meets with the intersection of Interstates 75 and 16. Downtown is an eclectic collection of architecture. Macon served during the Civil War as the official arsenal of the Confederacy, taken by the Union, but survived due to what some believe was a romance between a Yankee and a local girl. Macon claims it became the birthplace to Rock 'n Roll in 1951 when Sister Rosetta Tharpe called Little Richard (Penniman) up on stage to sing during her radio program. Macon continued to cultivate musical talent as the home of Capricorn Records. Macon's rich musical history include Percy Sledge, Otis Redding, the Allman Brothers, Widespread Panic, The Marshall Tucker Band, and Hank Williams Jr.. Recent Hollywood films that have been shot in the city include Wise Blood, 42, and Trouble with the Curve. The downtown area has an active art scene and is filled with various shopping venues, beautiful parks, restaurants, coffee shops, bars and pubs, many of which also feature live music.
Reviewed by DrJayBlack
on August 1, 2013
i love macon. http://ilovemacon.org/
Reviewed by susannahmaddux
on August 1, 2013
A town with great festivals, Macon hosts the Macon Beer Festival, a Pints for Prostates event. $20 to sample 36 beers and using the universal language of beer to educate men about prostate cancer and the need for early screenings. www.themaconbeerfest.com
Reviewed by ocmulgeetraders
on August 1, 2013
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