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ThomasvilleUnited States of America

This easygoing city in Southern Georgia is home to elegant Victorian-era architecture, a lively downtown shopping district and historic plantations. 

Thomasville is a city of wide avenues and brick-paved streets framed by graceful buildings, galleries, museums and shops. It’s called the City of Roses, for the colorful flowers blossoming throughout its parks each spring. The city grew in popularity during the Victorian period, when affluent residents from northern states visited for the pleasant climate. See the architectural grandeur the Victorians created on display today.

Downtown Thomasville presents a great snapshot of the city’s treasures. Stroll along Jackson Street and Broad Street to find dozens of boutiques, handicraft stores, cafés and restaurants. Pick up brochures and maps at the Thomasville Visitor Center. A major landmark is Thomasville’s Historic Big Oak, a tree dating back to about 1680.

Travel to the late 19th century at Lapham-Patterson House, a house-museum built by a survivor of the Great Chicago Fire and filled with eccentric features. Nearby, the Thomas County Museum of History promotes the history of Thomas County via photography exhibitions and guided tours of relocated heritage homes. Learn about the battles and accomplishments of regional African-Americans at Jack Hadley Black History Museum. The Thomasville Center for the Arts provides a platform for local artists to showcase their work.

Enjoy boating, fishing, picnics and other recreational activities at Cherokee Lake Park. Next to the park is the Thomasville Rose Garden, acclaimed for its displays of abundant rose species. In April, the city celebrates the annual Thomasville Rose Show and Festival.

Southern Georgia’s fertile countryside is scattered with plantations. One of the most famous is Pebble Hill Plantation. Take guided and self-guided tours of the gardens, grounds and mansion. Built in the 1800s and reconstructed in the early 1900s, it operated as a working farm, a plantation employing slave labor and a hunting estate before becoming a museum.

Drive to Thomasville from Athens or Atlanta in about 3 hours. Alternatively, fly to Albany International Airport and rent a car. Valdosta, home of the Wild Adventures Theme Park, is a good destination for a daytrip from Thomasville.

Top hotels in Thomasville

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Valdosta, GA
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Valdosta, GA
2.5 out of 5
1308 N Saint Augustine Rd, Valdosta, GA
The price is £71 per night

Situated in Valdosta, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Martin Stadium and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Valdosta State University. Valdosta Mall and Rainwater Conference ...

4/5Very Good! (1,799 reviews)

"EZ on/off Interstate, older building than expected, amenities limited because of Covid."…"

Reviewed on 23 May 2020

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Valdosta, GA
Hotel Valdosta GA I-75
Hotel Valdosta GA I-75
2 out of 5
1114 N Saint Augustine Rd, Valdosta, GA
The price is £39 per night

Situated in Valdosta, this motel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Martin Stadium and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Valdosta State University. Valdosta Mall and Rainwater Conference ...

3.7/5Good! (230 reviews)

"It was nice and clean id stay again and id reccomend this location"…"

Reviewed on 21 May 2020

Hotel Valdosta GA I-75
Hampton Inn & Suites Valdosta/Conference Center
Hampton Inn & Suites Valdosta/Conference Center
2.5 out of 5
2 Meeting Place Drive, Valdosta, GA
The price is £81 per night

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Rainwater Conference Center and Martin Stadium. Valdosta Mall and Lowndes County Historical ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (1,622 reviews)

"It was a handy location and nice stay while i was driving back from Tennessee"…"

Reviewed on 19 May 2020

Hampton Inn & Suites Valdosta/Conference Center

Popular places to visit in Thomasville

Pebble Hill Plantation
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Pebble Hill Plantation

4/5(1 review)

A former 19th-century plantation and hunting ground beckons visitors to explore its art exhibitions, magnificent gardens, stunning architecture and animals. 

Thomasville Rose Garden
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Thomasville Rose Garden

Admire thousands of colorful roses that blossom in springtime. Walk a park trail and take picnic baskets for a meal along the bank of a placid lake. 

Top things to do in Thomasville

Crazy Dash Walking Adventure of Florida
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Crazy Dash Walking Adventure of Florida

£8
Per adult
Wacky Walks Adventure walking tours of Florida
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Wacky Walks Adventure walking tours of Florida

£8
Per adult
3Quest Challenge Scavenger hunts of Florida
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3Quest Challenge Scavenger hunts of Florida

£8
Per adult
City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of Florida
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City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of Florida

£8
Per adult
Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of Florida
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Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of Florida

£16
Per adult
Tallahassee Scavenger Hunt: The Best of Florida's Capital
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Tallahassee Scavenger Hunt: The Best of Florida's Capital

£16
Per adult

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