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The Azalea City

A travel journal to Valdosta by willow

Quote: The radiant beauty of azaleas and dogwoods during the spring give Valdosta the nickname of Azalea City.

The Azalea City

Overview

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Valdosta offers a bit of it all, culture, entertainment, history, and a growing economy based on industry, education and a military base.

Quick Tips:

Valdosta is a great place to visit or to live. It retains a southern charm in spite of rapid growth. Valdosta has all the necessities for living and none of the big city headaches.

Best Way To Get Around:

A car is needed to enjoy this city.

Red Lobster

Restaurant

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Always a great place for lunch. Menu selections start at under $5 and feature good fresh seafood and fish. Yes, I know, Red Lobster is a chain restaurant. But this one seems better than most. I love the scallops and shrimp broiled in butter.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 7, 2000

Red Lobster
1179 North St. Augustine Road
Valdosta, Georgia 31601
(229) 244-7587

Wild Adventures

Attraction

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Look out Florida Theme Parks! Wild Adventures is growing by leaps and bounds! Each season brings new attractions. This family owned theme park is now competing with the big boys. Attractions include exotic animals, amusement rides and concerts.

One price covers the days entertainment. On my last visit parking was still free. There are 44 rides, hundreds of wild animals and always great shows and concerts. Several gift shops and eateries are available. The park is focused on family entertainment for all ages.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 7, 2000

Wild Adventures
3766 Old Clyattville Rd
Valdosta, Georgia 31601
(229) 219-7080

Historic Homes

Attraction

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A drive down Patterson Street is like a window into the early 1900's. The homes and landscaping are simply breathtaking. The Crecent named for its semicircular porch with 13 supporting columns representing the 13 original colonies is open for tours by appointment. The Converse Dalton House built in 1902 in the Neoclassical style is open to tours and rentals for weddings and other celebrations. Another manificent Victorian Home is the Durant/Plowden/Kendrick House this is a private residence and to my knowledge is not open for tours.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 7, 2000

Historic Homes
Patterson Street
Valdosta, Georgia

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This outlet mall is beginning to look a little time worn. Still features name brands at discount prices. Some of the outlet stores I shop are Bass, Bugle Boy, Big Dog, Levis, and Duck Head. I have found really good buys, sometimes as much as 80% off retail. Also available in the immediate area is a shop that specializes in hand made crafts and gifts. Multiple booths are filled with everything from hair ornaments and costume jewelery to hand crocheted bed spreads.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 7, 2000

Lake Park Outlet Mall
I-75 Exit 5
Valdosta, Georgia 31636
(229) 559-6822

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The city's most notorious native son was a young dentist, son of a leading citizen and one-time mayor. John Henry Holliday, or Doc Holliday went west for the climate and became a legendary gunfighter. James Pierpoint who taught music in Valdosta from 1866-1870 gained fame as the composer of 'Jingle Bells.' Sonny Shroyer gained fame as Enos in 'The Dukes Of Hazard' and as Coach Bear Bryant in 'Forrest Gump.' J.D. and Tim Drew became the first two brothers ever to be selected in the first round of the Major League Baseball draft. Louise Emanual Lomax became the country's first black newscaster in 1958. Demond Wilson who starred with Redd Foxx in '...Read More

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