Statesboro, Savannah, and Hilton Head Area
Statesboro, GA is close to other regional attractions that might be of interest to visitors to the region. This page will point you to those areas.
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Hackers Golf Park
Hackers Golf Park promotes the game of golf while continuing to provide an enjoyable experience on its lighted championship miniature golf course, driving range, and multiple batting cage facility. Get ready for the most challenging miniature golf you've ever played. If you're used to plastic lions and spinning clowns, you're in for a big surprise and a great experience. Each green at Twin Falls Miniature Golf should be played in similar manner as you would a regulation PGA green. Dog legs, rolling fairways, traps and water hazards will challenge you on every putt. Hopefully you will find this course the most exciting, most innovative you have ever seen. View more information about Hackers.
Mill Creek Park
Mill Creek Park contains 155 acres of parkland. There are 15 lighted baseball/softball fields, 7 soccer/football filed's, 2 playgrounds, 1.25 mile walking trail, 9 picnic pavilions, and 1 lake. View more information about Mill Creek Park.
Georgia Southern University
Georgia Southern University's 675-acre campus is one of the most beautiful in the state, featuring gently rolling lawns, scenic lakes and soaring pines. The historic heart of campus is a classic college portrait - red brick and white columns framed by live oaks and an archway of pecan trees. Beyond the circle of the original buildings, classic and contemporary lines blend in an expanding horizon of new facilities, connected by a paver-tiled walking boulevard called the Pedestrian. Visit Georgia Southern University.
Recreation Activity Center - "RAC"
Campus Recreation & Intramurals
The Recreation Activity Center (RAC) is available for use by conference attendees and their spouses for a small fee. The RAC houses an indoor pool, whirlpool, sauna, volleyball and basketball courts, weight area, walking trails and more. View the Recreation Activity Center's site.
Botanical Garden at Georgia Southern
Centered on an early 20th century farmstead, Georgia Southern Botanical Garden offers visitors a unique view of the cultural and natural heritage of the southeastern coastal plain, an area rich in unique and endangered plants. The Garden nearly 11 acre site, located in the middle of the growing city of Statesboro, includes walking woodland trails, the Bland Cottage Visitor Center and Gift Shop, Heritage Garden, Rose Arbor, Children's Vegetable Garden, Camellia Garden, Native Plant Landscape Garden, Native Azalea Collection and Bog Garden. View the Botanical Garden at Georgia Southern.
Center for Wildlife Education at Georgia Southern
Five beautiful acres in the heart of the Georgia Southern University campus is the setting for The Center for Wildlife Education and The Lamar Q Ball, Jr. Raptor Center. A self-guided boardwalk tour winds through habitats, including a wetlands area, an old-growth forest, and a mountain display. This provides an opportunity to view our native raptors in their natural environments. An elevated walkway allows visitors an unobstructed and up-close encounter with a Bald Eagle nest, complete with a live Eagle! An amphitheater, which seats 150 people, is used for live “wildlife programs” and “flight shows.” Inside is a classroom used for educational programs and hands-on activities. Visit the Center for Wildlife Education at Georgia Southern.
Museum at Georgia Southern
The museum is home to the fossil and a replica of Georgia vogtlensis, the oldest whale fossil found in North America. This 40-million year old whale is named for Georgia Power's "Plant Vogtle" near Waynesboro, where the whale was unearthed. The pelvic bones of this rare specimen, a major paleontological discovery, provide a link between land mammals and whales. Visit the Museum at Georgia Southern.
Touring Savannah's Public Squares
Savannah is credited as being America's first planned city. Oglethorpe laid the city out in a series of grids that allowed for wide open streets intertwined with shady public squares and parks that served as town meeting places and centers of business. Savannah had 24 original squares with 21 still in existence. You can explore the many squares by horse-drawn carriage, tour bus or on foot. One of attractions you will see along the way is the Mercer House. Made famous by John Berent's best selling book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Mercer House was the setting for many scenes.
Located along the river bluff on Bay Street, this area was a 19th century meeting place and center of commerce for cotton merchants. The top contained offices for cotton brokers, and the lower warehouses on River Street contained the cotton that was shipped from Savannah to the world.
Bridgeways connect the buildings along the bluff now used for quaint shops and restaurants. Cobblestones used as ballast in ships from England pave each ramp and form the walk-ways leading to River Street.
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Hilton Head Area
Hilton Head and the surrounding areas (Beaufort, Bluffton, others) make up part of the South Carolina lowcountry. The area boasts world class golf courses, beautiful scenery, fabulous beaches, antebellum homes, historic building districts, world class accommodations and restaurants, museums, wildlife areas, tours, and more.