Black Meetings and Tourism

Jan / Feb 2015

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place of Southern rock. Monuments throughout the city honor leaders who made significant contribu- tions to the community, and museums chronicle the lives of beloved Maconites, from music legends Little Richard and Otis Redding to Viet Nam War hero Sgt. Rodney M. Davis and escaped slave turned educator Ellen Craft. Sites to explore for an African-American Macon tour experience are indicated on a sug- gested itinerary including the Tubman African American Museum, Douglass Theatre and Georgia Sports Hall of Fame. Macon is easy to get to by plane. Located in the heart of Georgia, Macon is just 75 minutes away from Hartsfield- Jackson International airport in Atlanta, one of the world's busiest airports. Several shuttle services are available from Atlanta to Macon daily. There are also smaller airport hubs located here as well. B M & T ••• January/February 2015 ••• 33 • • • STATS • • • HOTEL ROOMS Marriott Macon City Center Hotel 220 Hilton Garden Inn 101 EXHIBITION FACILITIES Edgar H. Wilson Convention Center Total Exhibit Space 102,000 sq. ft. Meeting Rooms 13 WHO YOU GONNA CALL? Macon-Bibb County CVB (800) 768-3401 AREA GUIDES +DYH\RXUPHHWLQJLQDGHVWLQDWLRQWKDWVIXOORIVRXOIXOVRXQGV PL[HGZLWKVRXWKHUQFKDUP0DFRQLVDQHVFDSHIURPWKH DYHUDJHEUHDNRXWVHVVLRQ2XUGRZQWRHDUWKSHRSOH EUHDWKWDNLQJDUFKLWHFWXUHDQGDFHQWUDOORFDWLRQVHWVXVDSDUW &RPHPHHWKHUH:RUNQHYHUIHOWVROHLVXUHO\ &RQWDFW5RELQ1RUWKDWRUVXEPLW\RXU5)3 RQOLQHDWPDFRQJDRUJPHHWLQJSODQQHUWRGD\ NEW TUBMAN AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM OPENING SUMMER 2015 The Johnston-Felton-Hay House in Macon was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1974, One of Macon's most popular tourist attractions with 20,000 visitors each year.

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