Valdosta

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Valdosta is the 10th largest city in the state of Georgia. It is located in Lowndes County, in the state's Plantation Midlands region. The population is about 50,000 people. Valdosta is one of the fastest growing cities in Georgia, where new buildings are always being built somewhere.

Valdosta City Hall

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

Valdosta is located just off I-75, about 15-20 minutes from the Georgia-Florida border, roughly halfway between Atlanta, Georgia and Orlando, Florida. Valdosta can also be reached traveling on US 84, US 41, and US 221.

By plane[edit]

Valdosta Regional Airport (VLD). The only commercial carrier serving the airport is Delta, from/to Atlanta only.

By bus[edit]

  • Greyhound. Stop is located at 200 N Oak St.

Get around[edit]

Valdosta has a network of roads that is more or less structured. If you don't want to get stuck in traffic, you can drive on Inner Perimeter Road, which goes around Valdosta. Although Valdosta is a medium-sized city, tourism is important, with thousands of visitors visiting the city every year.

Climate[edit]

Valdosta has a subtropical humid climate with mild winters, hot summers, and abundant rainfall. Please be aware that Valdosta often suffers from oppressive heat and humidity in the summer, due to the fact that rainfall is most abundant in the summer. In the summer, temperatures easily reach the mid-90s. When the temperature is accompanied by high humidity, the heat index can reach well over 105. If you're not accustomed to the heat, the best times to visit Valdosta is from late September to early May. Otherwise, wear sunscreen, and a hat. Bug spray is also necessary, as gnats can be a problem in the summer. Temperatures can reach 90 degrees as early as May, and as late as September.

Lowndes County Courthouse

See[edit]

Lowndes County Historical Museum - Carnegie Library
Dosta Playhouse
  • Lowndes County Historical Museum305 West Central Ave +1 229 247-4780. M-F 10AM-5PM, Sa 10AM-2PM. Displays the heritage of Valdosta and Lowndes County. Maintained by the Historical Society of Lowndes County. Free.
  • 'Dosta Playhouse122 N. Ashley St +1 229 247-8243. Featuring various performances throughout the year by Theatre Guild Valdosta.
  • Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts527 North Patterson St +1 229 247-2787. M-Th 10AM-6PM, F-Sa 10AM-4PM, Su 1PM-4PM. Features four galleries with rotating exhibits along with a permanent gallery featuring East African art.
  • Valdosta State University Fine Arts Gallery, +1 229 333-2149.
  • Valdosta State University Theatre, +1 229 333-2149. Productions featured September through May.
  • The CrescentN Patterson St & Gordon St. Historic home

Do[edit]

Wild Adventures
  • Wild Adventures. Family-friendly theme park and zoo.
  • Splash Island, Water park connected to Wild Adventures. A good place to go to cool off during the intensely hot summers.
  • Golf4300 Coleman Road North +1 229 247-2527 ext 2. Stone Creek golfcourse.
  • Golf. Kinderlou Forest Golf Club, 3374 US Highway 84 W, +1 229 219-2300.
  • Morven Music Hall, +1 229 775-2181. Sa 5PM-11PM. Live music, dancing. No smoking, no alcohol.
  • Watkins Music Hall, Mt Zion Road near Rocky Ford Road, +1 229 242-2169. Sa 6PM-11PM. Live music.
  • Go to church.
  • Theatre Guild Valdosta. Community theater in Valdosta. TGV produces four shows per season, plus two childrens' show. Located in the 'Dosta Playhouse in downtown Valdosta.
  • Grand Bay Wildlife Management Area. There are hiking trails, a 2,000-foot boardwalk and a 54-foot observation tower that overlooks open prairie and a heron rookery. Water lovers enjoy the canoe trail and boating through the Blackgum Swamp.

Learn[edit]

Valdosta State University
  • Valdosta State University, 1500 N Patterson St, +1 229 333-5800, +1-800-618-1878, [1]. Over 10,000 students enrolled undergraduate and graduate programs.

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Eat[edit]

Drink[edit]

Sleep[edit]

Drury Inn on St. Augustine Rd

Connect[edit]

  • The local area code is 229 and is not required for local calls.

Stay Safe[edit]

Travel in Valdosta is relatively safe, as it is a medium-sized city, but like all cities regardless of their sizes, there will be crime in certain areas so use common sense no matter what.

Cope[edit]

Radio stations[edit]

  • WQPW 95.7 the Mix
  • WAFT Radio 101.1

Go next[edit]

Routes through Valdosta
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