Local Attractions

Civil War Cannon:

Be sure to head Downtown to beautiful Willis Park.  
Here you will find our restored Civil War cannon and a sign that tells of it’s history. 

Oak City Cemetery:
Prior to the establishment of Bainbridge, the Oak City Cemetery site had long been home to an Indian Village. It was established as a cemetery in 1852 when William H. Peabody was buried there. His grave is located next to the powder house, where gun powder was stored during the Civil War.  In 1878, the west section of the cemetery was deeded to Temple Beth-El and became one of the first Jewish Cemeteries in South Georgia.  Miriam Hopkins, a famous Broadway movie and television star from the 1920s-1950s is buried here. Hopkins was nominated for an Oscar and has a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  Marvin S. Griffin, the 72nd Governor of Georgia, is buried in the cemetery,  along with numerous unknown Confederate soldiers.

Bainbridge Heritage Walking Tour:
This self-guided tour features a collection of Bainbridge’s historic homes and buildings, many of which have been restored to their original, stately glory.  One such home is the Callahan-Penhallegon house, built by a steamboat captain and modeled after one of his ships.  Heritage Tour Brochures can be picked up at City Hall at 101 S. Broad Street.   Please note:  The homes are private and are not open to the public, however, you are welcome to drop in any of our shops located in beautiful Downtown Bainbridge!

The Flint River and Lake Seminole:
In 2008, the Georgia State Legislature declared Bainbridge the 
"Bass Capital of Georgia" and it’s no secret that Lake Seminole is one of the main reasons why. Both the Flint River and Lake Seminole offer abundant fishing and water sports, attracting thousands of amateur and professional fishermen with many top bass tournaments throughout the year. In fact, Bainbridge was home to the very first B.A.S.S. tournament.  For guided trips on beautiful Lake Seminole, contact Pam Martin-Wells by visiting her website www.pammartinwells.com, or Clint Brown by calling 850-491-9199.  For information about Georgia's fishing regulations, visit www.georgiawildlife.com/regulations.

Seminole State Park:
Located just 23 miles west of Bainbridge on Highway 253, Seminole State Park covers 604 beautiful, wooded acres and contains cottages, campsites, picnic facilities, a lake, a beach, miniature golf, fishing docks, boat and kayak rentals, and boat ramps. The threatened gopher tortoise, the only tortoise native to Georgia, makes its home along a 2.2 mile nature trail located in the park.  The park also offers special events, summer nature programs, and weekend activities.

Silver Lake Wildlife Management Area:
Silver Lake WMA is a state-owned property that consists of 9,800 acres and 
is one of Georgia’s largest WMAs. Bordered by both the Flint River and 
Lake Seminole, the site offers its visitors a chance to enjoy the outdoors by boating, kayaking, bird watching, hiking, horseback riding, hunting, and fishing.

Mega Ramps
Earle May Boat Basin Recreation Area:
Launch into the Flint River from the Earle May Boat Basin Recreation Area!  With outstanding Mega Ramps, a paved trail, an animal park, picnic pavilions, swimming area, campground, and playground, there’s something for everyone. The Performing Arts Building is also located at the Boat Basin where many community events happen throughout the year including River Town Days, 
July 4th activities, and numerous bass fishing tournaments.

Little Theatre
Bainbridge Little Theatre:

Established in 1974, the Bainbridge Little Theatre is a staple of 
Downtown Bainbridge. The Little Theatre holds four productions each year,
plus a children’s summer camp every summer in which youth and teens put on a production!  Visit their website: www.bainbridgelittletheatre.com

The Bainbridge-Decatur County Historical & 
Genealogical Society Museum:
The Museum is located on Water Street in Downtown Bainbridge.  
Artifacts from all over Decatur County are on display and give a balanced history of Decatur County and the surrounding area. Open on Saturdays from 10am - 2pm.  For special tours and information call 229-515-5761. 

Springhill Christmas Tree Farm:
Located just south of Bainbridge on Woodhull Road is the Springhill Christmas Tree Farm.  An area attraction for many years, owner Dan Provence has made his farm a place to visit for year-round family fun!  Not only is it a beautiful place for weddings, birthday parties, and reunions, the Springhill Tree Farm is the site of Fall Festivals, You-Pick Christmas Trees, company parties, school cross-county races, and Octoberfest...a month-long event with a you-pick pumpkin patch, a 4-acre crop maze, pumpkin chuckin, hay rides, a bouncy house, food, and more!   For more information call 229-246-2231 or visit www.springhilltreefarm.com

  • Contact Info
  • Crystal Hines - Convention & Visitors Bureau, Executive Director
  • 101 S Broad Street 
  • 229.243.8555
  •  crystalh@bainbridgecity.com
  • 8am - 5pm M-F