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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.

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Valdosta City Hall

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.

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Valdosta has a network of roads that is more or less structured. The major roads are I-75, US 41 (N Valdosta Rd./Inner Perimeter Rd.), US 41 Bus. (Ashley St.), US 84 (Hill Ave.), and Patterson St. Inner Perimeter Road is a bypass around Valdosta. Bemiss Rd. is the main route if you need to go to Moody Air Force Base. Although Valdosta is a medium-sized city, tourism is important, with thousands of visitors visiting the city every year.

Climate[edit]

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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 F. When the temperature is accompanied by high humidity, the heat index can reach well over 105 °F (41 °C). 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 °F (32 °C) as early as May, and as late as September.

See[edit]

Lowndes County Historical Museum - Carnegie Library
Dosta Playhouse
Lowndes County Courthouse

Do[edit]

Wild Adventures
  • 1 Wild Adventures, 3766 Old Clyattville Rd, +1 229-219-7080. Family-friendly theme park and zoo. Wild Adventures (Q3568104) on Wikidata Wild Adventures on Wikipedia
  • Splash Island, Water park connected to Wild Adventures. A good place to go to cool off during the intensely hot summers.
  • Stone Creek Golf Club, 4553 Greenway Dr, +1 229 247-2527 ext 2.
  • Kinderlou Forest Golf Club, 4005 Bear Lake Rd, +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.
    • 2 First Presbyterian Church, 313 N Patterson St. Historic church, placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1967 and has a Georgia Historical Marker outside. First Presbyterian Church (Q8563366) on Wikidata First Presbyterian Church (Valdosta, Georgia) on Wikipedia
    • Trinity Presbyterian Church.
    • West End Presbyterian Church
    • Mount Zion A.M.E. 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, 4649 Knight Academy Rd #4641, +1 229 426-5267. M-Th and Sa 9AM-5PM, Su Noon-7PM. 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
  • 1 Valdosta State University, 1500 N Patterson St, +1 229 333-5800, toll-free: +1-800-618-1878. There are over 10,000 students enrolled undergraduate and graduate programs. The school also offers retirement classes and other non-traditional classes that might serve an interested visitor. Valdosta State University (Q2508061) on Wikidata Valdosta State University on Wikipedia

Buy[edit]

  • 1 Valdosta Mall, 1700 Norman Dr (Exit 18), +1 229 242-0457. Shopping center anchored by Sears, JCPenney, and Belk department stores. Valdosta Mall (Q7909450) on Wikidata Valdosta Mall on Wikipedia
  • Downtown Valdosta, 150 Ashley St, +1 229 259-3577. Every second Saturday of the month is Makers' Market, featuring artisans' works. There are other city events like First Friday encouraging people to shop locally downtown.
  • City Market, 3215A North Oak St Ext, +1 229 219-0007. Art gallery and shop

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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.

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Radio stations[edit]

  • WQPW 95.7 the Mix - Pop music
  • WAFT Radio 101.1 - Christian music
  • WXHT Hot 102.7 - Pop music
  • WGLF 104.1 - Classic rock

Go next[edit]

Routes through Valdosta
MaconHahira  N I-75.svg S  Lake ParkGainesville
MaconHahira  N US 41.svg S  Lake ParkLake City
DothanThomasville  W US 84.svg E  WaycrossSavannah


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