Points of Interest........
The Altama Museum of Art & History - The museum located in
the historic 1911 Brazell House, has a permanent collection including 18th
and 19th century American & European prints, 20th century Southern
prints and 18th and 19th century porcelain collection. The Museum features
periodic public show of visiting artists' work. (912-637-1911)
The Ladson Genealogical Library - This spectacular library, housing
over 30,000 books and pamphlets, is one of the largest genealogical libraries
in the southeastern United States. The library is open to the public Monday
through Saturday. Friendly staff members are available to advise your research.
Historic Downtown Vidalia - A leisurely stroll through Historic
Downtown will reveal many delightful discoveries - from shops with fine
clothing and books, to antiques, gifts and specialty stores, and even quaint
restaurants for a delicious lunch.
The Vidalia Onion Factory - A cafe and gift shop where Vidalia
onion are available in season, and onion relishes, pickles, sauces and
other onion products are available year round. Golden fried onion rings
are a specialty. (912-526-3466)
Arts & Entertainment.............
ORCA - The Ohoopee Regional Council for the Arts features world-class performances throughout the year as well as performances of local talent at ORCA's Downtown Oasis.
Franklinia Playhouse - This live community theater features a
variety of plays for all ages. Performances include musicals, comedies
and dramas, and opening opportunities for local talent and directors. (912-537-9347)
Vidalia Community Chorus - This organization of local community
singers presents a 2 -3 concert season featuring a variety of music, including
classical, jazz, pop, Broadway and Christmas favorites. Open to all interested
singers, the Vidalia Community Chorus has given national and international
concerts tours. (912-537-1911)
Vidalia offers an assortment of recreational opportunities for those
athletic-minded and health-conscious individuals.
Rocky Creek Golf Course - Rocky Creek is a relatively new golf
course with an 18-hole course, club house and snack bar. The course features
beautiful fairways, scenic ponds and many challenges to any golfer. Memberships
Meadows Regional Medical Center Walking Trail - Open to the public 24 hours a day, this outdoor, wooded walking course features trail markers with additional exercises to help you get the most from your workout. A pavilion and facilities are also available for family picnics.
Located at 1703 Meadows Lane.
City Parks - Vidalia's recreational department has a variety
of facilities available to the public- parks, basketball courts, 6 lighted
tennis courts, 3 baseball/softball fields, a football/soccer stadium, a
swimming pool, and picnic pavilions. (912-537-7913)
Gyms - For those who like to keep in shape, there are two health
clubs in Vidalia featuring free weights, nautilus, aerobic classes and
personal fitness training needs.
Vidalia Onion Festival - Held annually, this year May 16-19, 2002, this spring festival has something for everyone - a street dance, rodeo, arts-n-crafts show, beauty pageant, air show & exhibitions, a two-mile fun run and 10K road race, antique car show, softball tournaments, cooking school and so much more.....It's an event you won't want to miss!
(For more information concerning the Festival call Vidalia Tourism 912-538-8687)
The Vidalia Christmas Parade - held annually the first Saturday
in December. Marching bands, beauty queens, clowns and floats are an example
of the entries in the yearly event.
The community offers a variety of events throughout the year such as
the Sweet Onion Bike Ride and the Annual Baseball/Softball Tournaments.
Call 912-537-8687 for more information about Vidalia's special annual events.
Dining & Lodging...........
For your dining pleasure, Vidalia has an abundance of delicious experiences
awaiting you - from fast-food establishments to family-owned restaurants
- whatever your palette desires.
You are invited to stay overnight in our "Sweet Onion" city. For information
on our many fine establishments, refer to the list of accommodations below:
Comfort Inn 912-538-8100
The Darby House 912-537-2618
Econo Inn 912-537-8721
Holiday Inn Express 912-537-9000
Scottish Inns 912-537-7611
Shoney's Inn 912-537-1282
Vidalia RV Parking 912-537-6434
Vidalia is nestled in the heart of Southeast Georgia and is within 100
miles of Macon, Savannah, and Augusta. From I-16 take the Vidalia exit
#20 and go south on State Highway 297 straight into downtown Vidalia, approximately
The Vidalia Municipal Airport provides air service with two 5,000 ft. lighted runways. (Flight lessons and pleasures rides are also available.) Call 912-537-3979 for additional information concerning the airport facilities.
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