One of the best preserved earthwork fortifications of the Confederacy stands on the bank of the Ogeechee River at Fort McAllister. Over the course of the war, the earthworks were attacked seven times and only fell at the end of General Sherman's march to the sea.
Today, you can appreciate the earthworks as an example of historic fortifications, relax amid the giant live oak trees as Spanish moss sways in the breeze, or explore the nearby salt marsh to see native birds. Regular programs teach visitors what it was like to be a Confederate soldier in the Civil War with historian talks on medicine, weapons, and everyday life. If learning about the history isn't enough, guests can visit during a reenactment event when the entire park turns back the clock, transforming into the antebellum South. Ladies dress up in period finery or watch as soldiers defend the fort during the Siege of Fort McAllister reenactments. After the last soldier has fallen, guests can spend the rest of the afternoon hiking through the woods or head back to a campsite to sleep under the stars.
Indoor inflatables. Outdoor swing sets. Trampoline. Basketball court. A 22-foot slide. At Rainbow Jump N Fun Play Center, kids let loose amid the ultimate play zone. The space—which, though it has both indoor and outdoor elements, is contained for safe play—is the ideal backdrop for kids’ birthday parties, and the staff also welcomes walk-ins.
The PADI-certified dive masters at ScubaMarket USA help burgeoning sea explorers to prepare for their first real ocean dive during two-hour sessions in a safe, heated pool. After elucidating safety fundamentals, equipment usage, and basic procedures, instructors guide pupils into the pool so they can exercise newly gleaned skills. Strapped into provided scuba gear and under the watchful eyes of professionals, participants hone breathing techniques and learn to navigate watery depths as fastidiously as a submarine full of mermen. Students only need to bring their own swimsuits and towels
The YMCA is a cause-driven organization that is for youth development, for healthy living and for social responsibility. That?s because a strong community can only be achieved when we invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. All of our YMCA of Coastal Georgia locations embody these three values so that everyone regardless of age, gender or income is given the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive at the Y. With a variety of group fitness classes ranging from Zumba to family fit nights, spin classes to TRX and everything in between, you?re sure to find what you?re looking for at the YMCA! Our staff pumps up adult fitness regimens with aquatic fitness and boot-camp classes, basketball courts, personal-training sessions and so much more. We?ve also filled our fitness centers with free weights, cardio equipment, and weight machines. When they?re not helping adults trim down waistlines during Brazilian-jujitsu, cycling, and aerobics classes, staff members are getting back in touch with their inner children. They stimulate imagination, mental development, and growth as they lead children?s day camps, after-school programs, and numerous sports offerings.
A gravity-defying wonderland built from six inflatable playgrounds, Leapin' Lizards lets kids ages 2–12 unleash their inner wallabies. The Jurassic Adventureland transports children back to a time when dinosaurs bounced the earth, and the Safari Adventure sends kiddies bounding about the Serengeti. Elsewhere, parents can hold tykes' hands through the toddler playland or Crazy Caterpillar while older children vault over gumdrops in the Candy Land Village, riding the sugar high all the way to the ceiling-high slide. For everyone's physical and olfactory safety, socks are required throughout the play area and are available for $2 a pair if you forget.
Black Creek Golf Club features 18 holes of lush landscape in addition to fetching facilities such as a practice green, a driving range, and a full-service clubhouse. Before confronting the par-72 course, launch two bags of range balls (a $10 value) into the well-maintained yonder of the club’s 2-acre driving range, complete with multiple tees and greens for chipping, putting, and dressing in vinaigrette.