Local area events for this year

WAYS TO EXPLORE GEORGIA’S SUMTER COUNTY THIS SUMMER:


Americus

  • Stop by the Visitor Center for a copy of the Historic Homes Driving Tour
  • Order take-out from any of our local restaurants and have a picnic at Rees Park
  • Explore two historic cemeteries
  • Visit the place where Charles Lindbergh took his first solo flight
  • Play disc or footgolf at Americus KOA
  • Take a self-guided walking tour of the Historic Windsor Hotel or Rylander Theatre
  • Shop Saturday morning at Lenny’s Market (Farmers Market)

Plains

  • Pick up a homemade Peanut Butter Ice Cream cone from Bobby Salter’s Plain Peanuts
  • Shop in the beautiful antique & boutique shops on Main Street
  • Pick up take-out and have a picnic at the Plains Visitor Center
  • Explore Jimmy Carter National Historic Site grounds
  • Walk the streets where a former president lives!

Andersonville

  • Explore Pioneer Farm and Drummer Boy Civil War Museum
  • Grab take-out and head to Andersonville National Historic Site for a picnic
  • Shop the local antique shops and grab some ice cream
  • Visit the national cemetery and grounds of the former POW camp

Leslie/DeSoto/Cobb

  • Explore the towns and stop by the Georgia Rural Telephone Museum
  • Take the boat out to Lake Blackshear and relax on the water
  • Take a drive down the winding roads through beautiful pecan orchards
  • Head to SAM Shortline at Lake Blackshear and take a ride on the train!


JUNE

13, 20, 27
SAM Shortline – Plains Express
10 AM
Call 1-877-GA-RAILS for more information.


JULY

3, 18, 24
SAM Shortline – Plains Express
10 AM
Call 1-877-GA-RAILS for more information.

11, 25
SAM Shortline – Presidential Flyer
10 AM
Call 1-877-GA-RAILS for more information.


AUGUST

8, 22
SAM Shortline – Plains Express
10 AM
Call 1-877-GA-RAILS for more information.

15
SAM Shortline – Presidential Flyer
10 AM
Call 1-877-GA-RAILS for more information.


SEPTEMBER

4, 25
SAM Shortline – Sumter Explorer
9:30 AM
Call 1-877-GA-RAILS for more information on these unique Friday rides that include an extended stop in Americus.

5
SAM Shortline – Presidential Flyer
10 AM
Call 1-877-GA-RAILS for more information.

12, 19
SAM Shortline – Plains Express
10 AM
Call 1-877-GA-RAILS for more information.

26
Plains Peanut Festival – Plains
ALL DAY
For more information on this fun yearly event that celebrates Plains, its famous crop, and a president, call 229-928-4825.

26
SAM Shortline – Peanut Festival Express
9 AM
Call 1-877-GA-RAILS for more information.

26
SAM Shortline – Peanut Festival Shuttle Trains
11:30 AM, 12:45 PM
Call 1-877-GA-RAILS for more information on these special Peanut Festival rides.


OCTOBER

2
SAM Shortline – History Explorer
9 AM
Call 1-877-GA-RAILS for more information.  




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