Valdosta, Georgia was incorporated in 1860, and has long been an agricultural city. Tobacco, peaches, and pecans are just a few of the crops grown here.
Downtown Valdosta features a lovely historic district, centered on the courthouse square. Visitors will find the street lined with the usual variety of specialty shops and eateries, as well as a number of old homes. This is a great opportunity to grab a coffee and a tour map and simply explore.
Those looking for excitement may want to consider a stop at Wild Adventures. This theme park features wild animals in their natural habitats, a wonderful petting zoo, and even a huge wooden roller coaster.
History buffs can't miss a visit to the Lowndes County Historical Museum. Located in the historic Carnegie Library, the museum displays an incredible collection of historical artifacts that offer visitors the opportunity to step back in time.
Outdoors enthusiasts should make the short trip to the Grand Bay Wildlife Management Areas. This is a huge protected wetlands (only second in size to the Okeefenokee Swamp) that offers a half-mile of boardwalk and observation tower for first hand views of nature. Regardless of the season, this is a walk worth taking.
Valdosta is also home to a live theater group. Theatre Guild Valdosta, housed in the Dosta Playhouse in Historic Downtown, offer quality entertainment usually reserved for big-cities.
Valdosta, Georgia is located in the southern part of the state, just off Interstate 75, about 15 miles north of the Florida boarder.