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Thomasville
Travel Guide

Pebble Hill Plantation featuring signage and a park

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.

Where to stay in Thomasville

Drury Inn & Suites Valdosta, GA
Drury Inn & Suites Valdosta, GA
3 out of 5
1327 N Saint Augustine Rd, Valdosta, GA
The price is £75 per night from 23 May to 23 May
Located in the heart of Valdosta, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.4 km) from Martin Stadium and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Valdosta State University. Valdosta Mall and Rainwater ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (1,301 reviews)
"Buffets back open with masks was great. Staff is super friendly and efficient."

Reviewed on 11 May 2021

Drury Inn & Suites Valdosta, GA
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 £72 per night from 18 May to 18 May
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 ...
3.7/5Good! (951 reviews)
"Clean, neat"

Reviewed on 9 May 2021

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Valdosta, GA
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 £72 per night from 23 May to 23 May
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 ...
4.4/5Excellent! (978 reviews)
"Friendly staff, clean, free served breakfast, ample towels/soap, etc."

Reviewed on 14 May 2021

Hampton Inn & Suites Valdosta/Conference Center
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Classic/modern Downtown Home In Valdosta
Classic/modern Downtown Home In Valdosta
407 Floyd Street, Valdosta, GA
The price is £106 per night from 27 May to 27 May
Located in the centre of Valdosta, this family-friendly holiday home is within a 15-minute walk of Lowndes County Historical Society Museum, Theatre Guild Valdosta ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (40 reviews)
Beautiful VERY historic home
"If it wasn't for the insanely uncomfortable mattresses, we probably would have really enjoyed our stay. It was a super charming and once beautiful home. The house has major foundation issues but I am guessing that's normal for a historical home that hasn't been brought up to code. The kitchen tiles ..."

Reviewed on 27 Apr 2021

Classic/modern Downtown Home In Valdosta
LAKE CABIN - WIFI-Netflix-Screen Porch-Deck & Dock
LAKE CABIN - WIFI-Netflix-Screen Porch-Deck & Dock
Donalsonville, GA
This family-friendly Donalsonville cabin is located on the waterfront, within a 15-minute walk of Seminole State Park and Lake Seminole. Fairchild State Park ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (76 reviews)
Great place for R&R
"My Husband and I enjoyed our stay very much. We needed to just relax and fish and this was a great place to do that. We will be back again."

Reviewed on 14 May 2021

LAKE CABIN - WIFI-Netflix-Screen Porch-Deck & Dock
Spacious & Peaceful 3BR 2bath Near Down Town & Nice Neighborhood
Spacious & Peaceful 3BR 2bath Near Down Town & Nice Neighborhood
305 Terrace Blvd, Valdosta, GA
The price is £202 per night from 20 May to 20 May
Situated in Valdosta, this holiday home is within 1 mi (2 km) of South Georgia Medical Center and Valdosta State University. Mathis Municipal Auditorium and ...
5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Very nice quite and nice neighborhood
"Had everything you possibly need if you didnt come prepared."

Reviewed on 11 Apr 2021

Spacious & Peaceful 3BR 2bath Near Down Town & Nice Neighborhood
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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