Sheep graze in the grass. Sweat drips down the brows of men working the turpentine still as its steam rises. A great black steam engine sits at the train depot. A horse and buggy rattles as it travels over the fields. At the Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village, visitors step back in time to a 19th-century village and farm. On the grounds, visitors can see a variety of areas including a traditional farm community, a progressive farmstead, an industrial-sites complex, and a rural town, all spread over 95 acres. The Victorian home of Tifton's founder Captain H. H. Tift stands in testament to the finer side of the past with ornate silk wallpaper, heart-pine floors, and Victorian paintings. Throughout the park, patrons can ride in a horse-drawn wagon or talk to a farm laborer as he tends the fields, while farm animals and costumed interpreters complete the backdrop of this vast park.
The owners of The Polka Dot Spot's craft, clothing, and stationery boutique specialize in cheerful products and custom notes for those in need of a personalized touch. Stationery searchers can choose from a bright selection of personalized folded notes ($29.50) that shape shift for person-specific monogramming and designs. Each pack offers 20 customizable chances to notify coworkers of your new secret identity or to leave behind puzzling clues at crime scenes. With the option to alternate between different styles and themes, well-wishers and family informers can match each pack to the current colors of their mood rings.
Perched conveniently in the picturesque downtown square, Twisted Label boasts a spirited hodgepodge of apparel and accoutrements, both unworn and previously draped across mod bods. The eclectic emporium outfits men, women, children, and expectant mothers with a myriad of popular brands, such as American Eagle, Ralph Lauren Polo, Converse, and Guess. Like a fashion-forward merry-go-round, attire rotates on a regular basis, though dapper dud discoverers can peruse pairs of adult shoes in various heel lengths and hues ($6 on average), women's shirts of the pullover or button-up variety ($7 on average), men's pants for formal and casual occasions ($7 on average), and children's and babies' garments ideal for backyard play dates and executive board meetings ($5 on average). Comfy maternity garb abounds, as does costume jewelry, such as statement necklaces or preposition earrings. Or flaunt a faux flower ring to confuse pollinating honeybees with its brightly baubled petals.
Now in its fifth year, Moultrie Magazine serves as a city manual and lifestyle publication, with articles focused on notable residents, popular businesses, local history, medical establishments, and real-estate properties in the Moultrie and Colquitt County area. Explore the interiors of beautiful homes and the exteriors of residents' faces in each of the magazine’s four yearly issues. Past articles have focused on popular hunting area Quail Harvest Plantation, city councilwoman Susie Magwood-Thomas, and the picturesque home of Jack and Joan Gay. Moultrie's vibrant community comes alive through engaging articles, full-color photographs, and firsthand accounts from wall-hanging flies.
Voted Albany's Best Golf Course by CityVoter in 2009, Grand Island provides club wielders of all skill levels 18 holes and more than 7,000 yards of Bermuda-green bliss. Surrounded by Georgia's natural, peaceful beauty and wildlife, golfers can enjoy aiming for birdies, eagles, and dodos on finely manicured fairways. Strategically placed bogie-bunkers keep the par 72 course interesting while containing the perfect kind of sand for historically accurate castle building.
Oasis scrubs and shines four-wheeled friends with five varieties of quick, automated car washes. A basic express wash ($5) wins your ride an exterior suds session, wheel cleaning, and jet dry, allowing for a dirt-free takeoff after about two minutes. Midlevel grime warrants the ultra wheel deal ($10), which includes a three-step wheel wash, a therapeutic treatment to hard-working paint, a discreet under-body rinse, clear coat, and shine. Dirt that reaches premium levels requires the top-of-the-line Oasis works wash ($14), which upgrades the services in the ultra wheel deal with an extra tire shine, rain-x treatment, triple polish, and towel dry. Once the wash is complete, proud car parents can purge their hulking progeny of Cheerio crumbs and candy wrappers with vacuum cleaners available for free use at post-wash stations. Oasis is open seven days a week, ensuring that the uncleanly results of commuting through moats of fire and perilous tar pits can be rectified regularly.