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Valdosta Local History

Some of the earliest known settlers to the area were the Creek and Seminole Indians, followed by the Spanish missionaries and then the American pioneers. Lowndes County was established in 1825 and Franklinville was the first county seat until 1837 when Troupville, named after Governor George Troup took its place.

The Gulf and Atlantic Railroad initiated the installation of a right of way four miles south of the town of Troupville. The citizens of Troupville decided to move the town four miles closer to the railway crossing, to guarantee its future prosperity. The town was then renamed Valdosta in honour of 'Val d'Aosta', the plantation home of former Governor George Troup. In 1860 Valdosta was incorporated as the new seat of county government.

Most of the city historic buildings were constructed between 1890 and 1920, when the city experienced a great deal of growth. The Valdosta Heritage Foundation is dedicated to preserving and restoring historic homes and buildings back to their original charm and beauty.

Valdosta Attractions

Valdosta Shopping

South Georgia Pecan Gift Shop Located at 403 East Hill Avenue, Valdosta, Georgia. This unique little shop is situated in a building, which was built in 1945. There are a large selection of gift baskets, fresh nuts, syrups and pecan treats to choose from. This is the perfect little store to get that something special for that important person back home.

Remerton Mill Village Located at 1811 Plum Street, Valdosta, Georgia. The Remerton Mill Village is a restored mill, which houses all the specialty shops where you can find antiques, collectibles, crafts, potters and unusual gifts. There is a coffee house as well as several restaurants to choose from once you have wondered through the village. The Remerton Mill Village offers a unique shopping experience.

Country Cobbler Located at 1737 Gornto Road, Valdosta, Georgia. The Country Cobbler carries the finest selection women's and men's shoes in South Georgia. They have the largest selection of high quality name brands to choose from. If you are a lover of shoes, then this is the store for you.

Valdosta Activities

Jungle Jym's Family Fun Centre Located at North Oak Street Extension, Valdosta, Georgia. The Jungle Jym's Family Fun Centre caters for children as well as adolescents. There are ranges of activities, which will keep your family amused for hours, as well as an indoor skating ring.

Putt Putt Golf & Games Located on Gornto Road, Valdosta, Georgia. The Putt Putt Golf &

Games centre has a classically designed miniature golf course, a video arcade as well as other fun activities, which will keep the kids busy.

Wild Adventures Located at 3766 Old Clyattville Road, Valdosta, Georgia. Wild Adventures is an amusement park like no other. There are a variety of features to keep you amused for hours. There are wild animals on display in their natural habitats, a swamp area, a safari train, an Australian outback as well as a petting zoo. Wild Adventures has the largest collection of rides in the southeast, which include 9 roller coasters, a go-kart track, and adventure golf and 4D adventure in the Turbo theatres. There is a Splash Island, which has a triple slide complex that features 2 speeds slides, and a twisting turning body slide. The park features over 170 acres, so get ready to walk your legs off.

Valdosta Parks & Gardens

McKey Park Located at Patterson Street & Burton Avenue, Valdosta, Georgia. This magnificent park has over 15 acres of scenic grounds to enjoy. There are tennis courts, a shuffleboard court, handball courts, horseshoe pita, a beautiful children's playground as well as a picnic area.

Langdale Park Located on US Highway 41 North, Valdosta, Georgia. Langdale Park has 2 acres of tranquil beauty. The park is situated along the Withlacoochee River and includes nature walks, bird areas, a boat ramp, over 7 miles of walking tracks, a picnic area and barbecue grills. Langdale Park is the perfect place to come to get away from it all and enjoy the beauty of nature, which surrounds you.

Valdosta Restaurants and Bars

Valdosta Restaurants

Vito's Rock-N-Roll Pizzeria Located at 1600 North Ashley Street, Valdosta, Georgia. The Pizza at Vito's Rock-N-Roll Pizzeria, is out of this world, and is probably the best pizza in Valdosta. They are renown for their famous New York style pizzas, which are topped with all of your favorite items.

Charlie Tripper's Located at 4479 North Valdosta Road, Valdosta, Georgia. Charlie Tripper's is an upscale dining establishment, which offers an intimate dining experience, and friendly staff to make your experience a pleasant one. The food is all American and very good with an extensive wine list to add to your dining experience. A professional pianist performs live music. Charlie Tripper's is open for dinner only.

Shorty's Steakhouse Located at 4038 North Valdosta Road, Valdosta, Georgia. Shorty's is about meat, plain and simple. If you are a meat eater, you will love it here. They specialize in hand cut steaks, which are cooked to order. An extensive beer and wine list are available to make this dining experience unforgettable. There are chicken and sometimes seafood on the menu, but this restaurant is mainly about meat.

Valdosta Bars & Clubs

1 Up Night Club Located at 206 East Hill Avenue, Valdosta, Georgia. The 1 Up Night Club is a popular nightspot, which is waiting to be enjoyed. There are live bands that perform, big screen TV's, pool tables and darts, which are there to add to your entertainment. The 1 Up Night Club has a friendly atmosphere and delicious pub food. The full bar service is excellent.


Rumor's Located at 2375 US Highway 84, Valdosta, Georgia. Rumor's offers the very best in country and top 40 dance music, as well as entertaining karaoke. The live bands always are a hit and give an excellent performance. The interaction between the bands and the audience is spectacular.


Wooden Nickel Pub Located at 3104 North Oak Street, Valdosta, Georgia. Wooden Nickel Pub is a popular gathering place for those of you who wish to chill and let the world pass around you. There are pool tables and video games to keep you amused for hours and the full bar service is one of the best. Wooden Nickel Pub serves food such as fried appetizers, pizzas and sandwiches.

Valdosta children's activities

Jungle Jym's Family Fun Centre Located at North Oak Street Extension, Valdosta, Georgia. The Jungle Jym's Family Fun Centre caters for children as well as adolescents. There are ranges of activities, which will keep your family amused for hours, as well as an indoor skating ring.

Putt Putt Golf & Games Located on Gornto Road, Valdosta, Georgia. The Putt Putt Golf &

Games centre has a classically designed miniature golf course, a video arcade as well as other fun activities, which will keep the kids busy.

Wild Adventures Located at 3766 Old Clyattville Road, Valdosta, Georgia. Wild Adventures is an amusement park like no other. There are a variety of features to keep you amused for hours. There are wild animals on display in their natural habitats, a swamp area, a safari train, an Australian outback as well as a petting zoo. Wild Adventures has the largest collection of rides in the southeast, which include 9 roller coasters, a go-kart track, and adventure golf and 4D adventure in the Turbo theatres. There is a Splash Island, which has a triple slide complex that features 2 speeds slides, and a twisting turning body slide. The park features over 170 acres, so get ready to walk your legs off.

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