Nearby Attractions

The Museum of Aviation is the second largest museum in the United States Air Force and the fourth most visited museum in the Department of Defense. The Museum houses over 85 historic U.S. Air Force aircraft, missiles, cockpits and award-winning exhibits. The most popular exhibits include the 14th Air Force Flying Tigers, the 483rd Bomb Group, the story of WWII Ace Brig. Gen. Robert L. Scott, the Korean War, the Tuskegee Airmen, and the 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment and Air Invasion of Normandy.

The Museum's most notable aircraft include the SR-71A Blackbird, (the fastest plane in the world), the P-40N Warhawk, F-4D Phantom II, B-29B Superfortress, and many more. The Museum of Aviation is also restoring a B-17G Flying Fortress. This restoration project will take another 3-5 years. Housed in the Century of Flight Hangar at the Museum of Aviation, The Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame honors distinguished men and women who made significant contributions to aviation in Georgia. In the same location, there is a Kid's Zone for children to enjoy.

Guided tours are available for groups of 15 or more. The Museum has the Jet Fuel Java and Aviation Gift Shop

Jet Fuel Java and Aviation Gift Shop
- where visitors can buy gifts and coffee!

The latest addition to the Museum of Aviation is their Virtual Reality Simulator! This is the second location in the state of Georgia to have this technology. $10 per ride, $8 for military and first responders.

Free and open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

1942 Heritage Blvd.
Robins AFB, GA 31098
478-926-6870
museumofaviation.org

Rigby’s Water World

The Robins Region’s top family fun attraction got even better in 2018, with the addition of a full-service water park, known as Rigby’s Water World. The water park is part of the massive Rigby’s Entertainment Complex, which includes a full-service restaurant and bar, a 10-lane bowling alley, a roller skating rink, an arcade, a two-story, 6,000 square-foot laser tag arena, a billiards room, an 18-hole mini golf course, a 20-car go-kart track, and outside covered patio bar.

Key Attractions

• Paradise Island
Water play structure with 10 connective slides and 100+ interactive water features and two dump buckets. The entire structure stands nearly 60 feet tall and covers more than 1/3 of an acre.

• Runaway Rapids
A 1,600-foot long by 15-foot wide river that features a wave generator.

• Hideaway Falls Lagoon
A leisure pool that features an 8-foot tall waterfall.

• Little Surfers Cove
An area for toddlers that features three small pools and four separate slides.

• The Wipeout
An area for toddlers that features three small pools and four separate slides.

2001 Karl Dr., Warner Robins, GA 31088, 478-287-6465 www.rigbyswaterworld.com

Go Fish Education Center

Developed as the centerpiece of the Go Fish Georgia Initiative, the Go Fish Education Center opened its doors in 2010. The center promotes fishing opportunities and teaches a culture of conservation. Visitors to the center are taken on an educational journey through Georgia’s watersheds to learn about our diverse aquatic wildlife, their natural habitats, and the impacts of water pollution.

  • See over 200,000 gallons of aquariums/exhibits
  • Explore Georgia’s underwater habitats, from mountain stream to blackwater swamps.
  • See replica mounts of Georgia’s trophy fish, and enjoy virtual fishing and hunting simulators
  • Get information on fishing in Georgia
  • See how fish are raised in the state-of-the-art hatchery
  • Catch and release fish in the stocked outdoor fishing pond (poles and bait provided)

Whether you are new to fishing, mentoring a young angler or a seasoned professional angler – the Go Fish Education Center serves as a great resource of information for any level angler and will give you reasons and ways to get outdoors and …. GO FISH
1255 Perry Pkwy., Perry, GA 31069, 478-988-6701
www.gofisheducationcenter.com

The Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter

The Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter is a state-owned, multipurpose 1,100+ acre rental complex which is open year-round. It is specially designed for conferences, livestock and horse shows, concerts, rodeos, RV rallies and trade shows. Since its opening in 1990, the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter has attracted exhibitors, visitors, and vendors to public and private livestock and commercial events.

This beautifully landscaped site, with fountains and lakes, hosts multiple events every week; many are free and open to the public. For 11 days in October, the award-winning Georgia National Fair, starting on the fifth day after Labor Day, features livestock and horse shows, youth exhibits, home and fine arts competitions, family entertainment, midway rides and games, fair food, and major concerts.

401 Larry Walker Pkwy., Perry, GA 31069, 478-987-3247
www.gnfa.com

Lane Southern Orchards

Lane Southern Orchards’ huge Roadside Market is filled with fresh local, seasonal produce – much of it from the family farm’s 3,000 acres of peach orchards, 3,000 acres of pecan groves and a special patch of strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, apples, scuppernongs, muscadines and kiwi – gourmet treats, local wines and authentic souvenirs. You can even take a farm tour during the season. Come for breakfast or lunch at Peachtree Café, which serves the best in traditional Southern fare, seven days a week. From the warmth of this Southern kitchen comes everything from BBQ pork to homemade ice cream and delicious breads.

But, all year long, you can sample some homemade favorites and grab a rocking chair on the front porch and relax. Come for breakfast or lunch at Peachtree Café, which serves the best in traditional Southern fare, seven days a week. From the warmth of this Southern kitchen comes everything from BBQ pork to homemade ice cream and delicious breads.

Off I-75, Exit 142, 50 Lane Rd.,
Fort Valley, GA, 800-27-PEACH
www.lanesouthernorchard.com

The Swanson House Restaurant

Immerse yourself in over 200 years of history and enjoy some of the best Southern food in Middle Georgia at The Swanson. Since 2002, The Swanson has become famous for white tablecloths, charming ambience, fried chicken, fried green tomatoes, and those "little biscuits."

Whether it’s enjoying lunch on the porch, or dinner with friends in one of the beautifully decorated rooms of this 1880s-era house, The Swanson is now a must for great food and excellent service, paired with an inviting atmosphere and Southern charm.

Open for Lunch, Dinner
and Sunday Lunch.

933 Carroll St., Perry, GA 30169, 478-987-1938
www.theswanson.com

The Oil Lamp Restaurant

The Oil Lamp Restaurant, serving country cooking cafeteria style, has been in Perry since 1996. A salad bar starts the cafeteria line. There are usually at least four entrees that may include fried chicken, fried fish, meat loaf, shredded roast beef or ham, or turkey. Desserts include a choice of homemade pies and sometimes cake.
On Thursday and Friday nights The Oil Lamp has kitchen specials,

including ribeye steak dinners, sirloin steak dinners, fried oyster dinners, fried shrimp dinners, and grilled blackened snapper. Open for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
401 General Courtney Hodges Blvd., Perry, GA 31069, an easy stop off I-75 and close to the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter, 478-988-2643 Visit us on Facebook