Local Attractions

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Local Attractions:

Wild Adventures Theme Park & Water Park – 10 miles SW

Wild Adventures is the South’s premiere theme park with 170 acres of fun! Step into a world of family adventure featuring one of the South’s largest ride collections. Venture into the habits of hundreds of exotic animals or cool off in the region’s largest water park! Wild Adventures hosts festivals and events for every member of the family.

Moody Air Force Base – 13 miles N

Moody Air Force Base is home to the Airman of the United States Air Force’s 23rd Wing. The wing executes worldwide air support and combat search and rescue operations in support of humanitarian interests, United States national security and the global war on terrorism.

Valdosta State University – 2 miles E

Valdosta State University educates a diverse, international student body through innovative classroom techniques and dynamic online degree programs. VSU currently has over 11,000 students, 90 areas of study and a championship athletic program.

South Georgia Motor Park – 16 miles N

South Georgia Motorsports Park represents the finest race facility in the south, featuring one of only two all concrete quarter-mile drag strips in North America! Visit the action packed thrilling speedway located just minutes north in Adel, Georgia.

James H. Rainwater Conference Center – 1.5 miles S

Let the experienced staff at the Conference Center handle your event! From smaller groups to large banquets, weddings, or galas, the Conference Center’s state of the art, full service meeting facility is perfect for any function size!

Grand Bay Wildlife Management Area – 10 miles NE

If you have a love for nature and being outdoors take time to discover the diversity of plant and wildlife at the Grand Bay Wildlife Management Area. The 0.5 mile boardwalk into the swamp leads to an observation tower overlooking hundreds of acres of swamp and marsh.

Valdosta-Lowndes Industrial Authority – 3 miles NE

Need an efficient place to relocate your business or headquarters? Look no further than the thriving city of Valdosta, GA. Strong industrial and business opportunities, strategic location, and progressive economy make the Valdosta-Lowndes County area a great place to live, work, and visit.

Valdosta Regional Airport (VLD) – 5 miles S

Make your next trip to the area much easier by flying straight to Valdosta, GA! The Valdosta Regional Airport (VLD) is located 2.5 miles south of the Valdosta central business district and has the third longest runway in the state of Georgia.

Kinderlou Forest Golf Course – 6 miles SW

Located in South Georgia just minutes away from the Florida state line the Kinderlou Forest Golf Course, designed by Davis Love III, has become a golf course favorite among the Valdosta residents and visitors! It is home to the annual South Georgia Classic Golf Tournament and provides a full service championship course with onsite fine dining, pro-shop and golf lessons.

Stone Creek Golf Course – 6 miles NE

The 18-hole “Stone Creek” course at the Stone Creek Golf Club facility in Valdosta, Georgia features 6,705 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72 .The Golf Club offers an eighteen-hole course equipped with tennis courts, water park and onsite restaurant and golf shop.


Valdosta Mall – 0.5 mile N

Looking for the best in both national and local retail while in Valdosta, GA? Look no further than the Valdosta Mall! Valdosta Mall is an enclosed shopping mall located in Valdosta, Georgia. It is composed of more than 70 stores. Belk, JC Penny, Belk, Petsmart, Ross, and Old Navy are the mall’s anchor stores.

Preferred Outlets at Lake Park – 13 miles SE

If Georgia and shopping are both on your mind, you should definitely check out the Preferred Outlets at Lake Park! You’ll shop at over 25 fantastic outlet stores in this lovely, convenient outdoor setting—you’ll find something for everyone, plus more!

Historic Downtown Valdosta – 4 miles E

Be sure to check out Valdosta’s downtown or historic districts to find the most unusual gifts, trinkets, art, antiques, and clothing. Relish in the local shops and boutiques and refresh yourself with local restaurants!

Remerton Mill Village – 3 miles E

Remerton Mill Village offers quaint shops featuring consignment, restaurants, crafts, home furnishings, and boutiques in restored mil houses during the day and an exciting nightlife after dark.

Wal-Mart -1.5 miles SE

The 24 – Hour Valdosta Wal-Mart Supercenter, encompassing nearly 218,630 square feet of retail space and employs approximately 550 associates while offering customers a full line of groceries and general merchandise under one roof at Wal-Mart’s signature Every Day Low Prices.

Target – 1.5 miles NE

Target is the second largest discount retailer in the United States. Specifically, Target stores carry clothing, shoes, jewelry, health and beauty products, electronics, bedding, kitchen supplies, sporting goods, toys, pet supplies, automotive supplies, and hardware supplies and seasonal merchandise.

Kohls Department Store – 1.5 miles NE

Kohl’s Department Stores feature a merchandise mix of nationally recognized brand-name merchandise, exclusive labels, and private-branded goods.


YMCA – 1 mile NE

Valdosta and Lake Park YMCA facilities serve more than 8,000 members with activities for all ages in two gymnasiums, four fitness centers, three racquetball courts, and five swimming pools for adults and children.

Valdosta Stadium 16 Cinemas – 1 mile NE

Valdosta Stadium 16 Cinemas is a great place for family entertainment. Enjoy concessions, comfortable seating and your favorite action packed, romantic, funny or scary movie!

Peach State Summer Theater – 2.5 miles E

Peach State Summer Theatre is the Official Music Theatre of the State of Georgia. Each summer, a company of some 60 actor-singers, dancers, technicians, managers, and creators reside in Valdosta for a nine-week season.

Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts – 4 miles E

The Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts, operated by the Lowndes/Valdosta Arts commission, presents monthly exhibits of works by local, national and international artists. Enjoy the premiere art museum and exhibition hall with rotating artists showcasing their talents!

Mathis City Auditorium – 4 miles NE

Mathis City Auditorium is located at 2300 North Ashley Street. It is the site for local plays, choral presentations, MMA fights, popular concerts and public meetings. The facility is approximately 30,000 square feet and the auditorium seats 1,200.

Historical Sites:

The Converse-Dalton-Ferrell Historical Home – 4 miles E

The historical home plays host to many travelers who have an interest in history or architecture. This beautiful house also plays host to many wedding parties!

The Crescent Historical Home – 4 miles E

The Crescent plays host to many travelers who have an interest in history or gardening. This beautiful neoclassical house also plays host to many wedding parties!

Lowndes County Historical Museum – 4 miles E

Valdosta boasts an interestingly rich history! Visit the Lowndes County Historical Museum to see what the City of Valdosta and Lowndes County is truly about!

Historic Downtown Valdosta – 4 miles E

Historic Downtown Valdosta is bustling with renewed spirit! With public and private investments over the past three years reaching more than $12 million, the physical appearances of the buildings and pedestrian areas are a site to see! Special events throughout the year appeal to a wide variety of visitors.

Lowndes County Courthouse – 4 miles E

Downtown Valdosta is situated around the Lowndes County Courthouse, a grand Neoclassical structure built in 1905. It stands tall among the charming buildings which are now hip retail stores, professional offices, and privately owned eateries.

Valdosta City Hall – 4 miles E

The building was constructed in 1910. Its Italian Renaissance Revival architecture and fine details have been preserved over the years, and the building serves as a great example of local historic preservation efforts. While originally designed as a Federal building to house the U.S. Post Office and a courthouse, the building has been utilized for local government business since 1970.

Informational Sites:

Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber of Commerce – 4 miles NE

Businesses create networking opportunities while furthering their education through the Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber of Commerce. Your business will not want to miss out on being a Chamber Member backed by an excellent team of Chamber support!

Georgia Visitors Center – 13 miles S

The state of Georgia has many wonderful cities and attractions to be seen by people of all ages! The GA Visitors Center in Lake Park, GA on I-75 is the perfect centralized spot to gather information on places to stop in Georgia on your next trip!

Medical Services:

South Georgia Medical Center – 4 miles NE
Smith Northview Hospital – 5 miles NE
Valdosta family Medicine Walk-in Clinic – 3 miles NE


Ambling Companies – 2 miles SE
Mediacom – 2 miles SE
Georgia Power – Southern Company – 4 miles S
Regal Marine Center – 4 miles S
Lowe’s Distribution Center – 4 miles S
Dillard’s Distribution Center – 4 miles S
Smith Drug Company – 4 miles S
Home Depot Distribution Center – 13 miles S
Martins Famous Pastry Shoppe – 7 miles S
American Red Cross – 4 miles NE


Outback Steakhouse – 0.1 miles N
Texas Roadhouse – 0.1 miles N
Hooters – 0.1 miles N
Kentucky Fried Chicken – 0.2 miles N
Arby’s – 0.2 miles N
Applebee’s – 0.3miles N
Wendy’s – 0.3 miles N
Chilis – 0.3 miles NE
Old Times Country Buffet – 0.3 miles NE
Cracker Barrel – 0.4 miles NE
Burger King – 0.4 miles NE
Starbuck’s Coffee – 0.4 miles N
Fazolis’s Italian – 0.4 miles N
El Toreo Mexican – 0.4 miles NE
Buffalo Wild Wings – 0.5 miles NE
Longhorn Steakhouse – 0.5 miles NE
Red Lobster – 0.5 miles NE
Steamhouse Seafood Restaurant Bar & Grill – 1 mile NE
Creekside Tavern & Grill – 1.5 miles NE
306 North – 5 miles NE
Bleu Cafe – 5 miles NE
Bleu Pub – 5 miles NE
The Bistro Restaurant and Bar – 5 miles NE
Flavor of New Orleans – 5 miles NE
The Ravine Grille and Dinner House – 6 miles SW

Sport Venues:

Valdosta State University

Bill Grant Field
The PE Complex
Bazemore-Hyder Stadium
VSU Blazer Softball Facility
VSU Blazer Tennis Facility

Lowndes High School

Martin Stadium
Noel George Baseball Field
Morris-Coats Softball Field of Dreams
Lowndes High School Gymnasium
Lowndes High School Tennis

Valdosta High School

Bazemore-Hyder Stadium
Valdosta High School Baseball Field
Valdosta High School Softball Field
Valdosta High School Gymnasium
Valdosta High School Tennis

Recreational Facilities

Boys & Girls Club
Freedom Park
South Lowndes Complex
McKey Tennis Park
Vallotton Youth Complex
Kinderlou Forrest Golf Course
Stone Creek Golf Course
Valdosta Country Club Golf Course
Francis Lake Golf Course

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