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  posted on 10/20/2008 at 11:14 PM
I'm going through Macon in a week and just wanted some ideas. I'm going to Duane and Berry's grave. I planned to check out THE BIG HOUSE. Any other suggestions?

 

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  posted on 10/20/2008 at 11:21 PM
Hope this helps:

http://mamalouise.com/macon-map

 

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  posted on 10/20/2008 at 11:27 PM
cool, thanks

 

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  posted on 10/20/2008 at 11:32 PM
And don't forget the Georgia Music Hall of Fame:

http://www.georgiamusic.org/

 

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  posted on 10/21/2008 at 01:04 AM
Driving through Macon with "the Fillmore East" on the stereo was a heavy experience. I couldn't believe such a big sound could come from such a small, quiet town!
 

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  posted on 10/21/2008 at 04:12 PM
On a non-musical note there are Indian mounds near there that were pretty interesting.
http://roadsidegeorgia.com/site/ocmulgee_mounds.html

 

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  posted on 10/21/2008 at 04:47 PM
Is the Big House open? Last I knew they were shut down for renovations.
 

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  posted on 10/21/2008 at 04:53 PM
go to the H&H and try some of that awsome fried chicken mama louise cooks up

 

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  posted on 10/21/2008 at 05:06 PM
I can spend the whole f'n afternoon wandering around Rose Hill....there are some beautiful older homes that survived the razing of The South. and, yes, definately swing by the h&h (r.i.p. Ma Hill) for the gravy smothered fried chicken and dont forget your Christmas list for all the good boys & girls when you hit the gift shop at the hall of fame.

Oh, while rearely open these days, slide through downtown and at least get a feel for what was the epicenter for the the 60's "counter culture" - Grants Lounge.


 

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  posted on 10/21/2008 at 05:57 PM
Check out Chevy's Cafe out on highway..??? What highway is it on BigDave??
Go stand on the porch of The Big House and feel the vibes like I did.

 

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  posted on 10/22/2008 at 07:55 AM
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And don't forget the Georgia Music Hall of Fame:

http://www.georgiamusic.org/


Oh yeah, this is an absolute must. Went a few years back and got shown around by the guy that runs the place. He gave me and buddy a press kit. A truly lovely fella.

Also stop by the visitors centre. The ladies in there are a great help. Just tell them you're a ABB fan and they'll give you maps and tell you where to stop off and see stuff. I would never have fond Duane and Berry's graves if it wasn't marked on the map they gave me.

There's also an Indian mound thingy with a small museum just outside of town which is kinda cool too.

 

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  posted on 10/22/2008 at 11:14 AM
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And don't forget the Georgia Music Hall of Fame:

http://www.georgiamusic.org/


Oh yeah, this is an absolute must. Went a few years back and got shown around by the guy that runs the place. He gave me and buddy a press kit. A truly lovely fella.

Also stop by the visitors centre. The ladies in there are a great help. Just tell them you're a ABB fan and they'll give you maps and tell you where to stop off and see stuff. I would never have fond Duane and Berry's graves if it wasn't marked on the map they gave me.

There's also an Indian mound thingy with a small museum just outside of town which is kinda cool too.


It's called the Ocmulgee National Monument:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ocmulgee_National_Monument

Very cool place with some trails to walk around. I once saw a guy wandering through who looked like he was hallucinating and communing with the trees.

 

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  posted on 11/2/2008 at 12:27 AM
Thanks for the ideas. I just got back to New Jersey. I was pressed for time in Macon because we were staying in Savannah that night coming from Florida. I did see the graves ofcourse . We went to Music Hall of Fame , it was closing in a half hour so the nice lady let us in for free! I also took pics in front of the big house. Let me just remind anyone who is visiting the graves, WATCH THE GREESE! I barely touched it and got it on me. It is caked on there, i forgotn that i read about that. I shall return one day. Oh , Savannah on halloween was awesome!

 

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  posted on 11/2/2008 at 09:02 AM
Looks like you've made the 'tour'....but for future reference consider visiting "Hay House", an incredible Southern mansion on the historic register--first house in the country with running water, toilets--YEP--and a working elevator. You also have Poet/Musician Sidney Lanier's birthplace.....ever heard of Lake Lanier? YES on the Ocmulgee Monuments and a new (?) effort currently being excavated and restored is Fort Hawkins. You also have the Otis Redding statue and related stuff. So plenty of other cool touristy stuff to do in Macon in addition to H & H, RoseHill, Big House and ABB related stuff.

 

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