SENIORS ENJOY TRAVELING IN GEORGIA



Seniors Flock To Byron

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The City of Byron, named for the poet Lord Byron, was incorporated in 1874 and covers around six square miles. On Main Street in Historic Downtown Byron senior visitors enjoy viewing antebellum homes, a renovated 1870 Depot Museum and Caboose, the recently-renovated jail and Jailhouse Park.

At the old Byron Depot, in the middle of town, you will find a historic railroad depot and caboose,  both beautifully restored to reflect times in Byron over a century ago.   Reputedly, more area-grown peaches were shipped through this Depot on a daily basis in the 1920s and 1930s than anywhere in the world. That’s a lot of peaches folks.

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On this site is a museum featuring the history of Byron via photos, varied artifacts, and other notable memorabilia. Cross the railroad tracks and visit the Drugstore Deli located in a 1920 drugstore.

Senior visitors can enjoy lunch at one of the unique restaurants specializing in fine southern cuisine.  Interested in antiques? Byron certainly has them and at Big Peach Antiques you will find more than 200 dealers in one area. Byron is also home to Mid State RV, the largest Coachman dealership in the world.

 Seniors Find The Middle Georgia Raceway

Byron, population around 4,600, offers small town charm, beautiful new subdivisions, a thriving industrial park, great schools and so much more while still being just minutes from Macon, Warner Robins and Robins Air Force Base.

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Byron is home to the Middle Georgia Raceway, an auto racetrack that hosted NASCAR races and the filming of TV commercials and a feature movie. From July 3–5, 1970, in a field next to the raceway, the huge Atlanta International Pop Festival was held.

This was the largest gathering in Georgia history until the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. On September 15, 2012, an official Georgia Historical Society marker was placed near the raceway to commemorate the festival.

 Seniors Discover Peach County

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Senior visitors discover that“LIfe’s A Peach In Byron, Georgia.” Founded in 1924, Peach County was the last county formed in Georgia.  In the early 1900s, Peach County was the peach capital of the world and today it is ranked #7 of all the counties in the nation for the production of peaches and #5 for the production of pecans.

Byron, Georgia is home of the Battle of Byron, an annual community fundraising event staged in the historic district of the city since 1979. The event has become one of Peach County’s most successful gatherings.

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Spend some time shopping as Byron has a vibrant array of businesses: the Blue Bird Corporation, the world’s largest producer of school buses. In addition, the town has a Recreational Vehicle retail presence with dealers such as Campers Inn and Camping World.

Seniors, enjoy some time in Byron where tourism and shopping are featured. And don’t pass up some excellent cuisine. Enjoy your stop. -jeb

 

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