Atlanta's Hartsfield Int'l Airport is 90 miles away, with shuttle service available or commuter jet to Macon's Lewis B. Wilson Airport.
The Monument is on the east side of Macon on US 80 east (Emery Highway). Main access is from Interstate 75 to Interstate 16 east, at the north end of Macon. Take the second exit from Interstate 16 (Coliseum Exit) and follow the signs 1.6 miles.
Getting Around the Park
A concrete sidewalk leads from the Museum/Visitor Center to the Early Mississippian Ceremonial Earthlodge. Parking lots are located near the Great and Lesser Temple Mounds and the Funeral Mound. Over 6 miles of walking trail connect the historical features and traverse a variety of natural areas, including upland forests, open meadows, and wetlands.
Visitors should stay on marked trails to avoid poison ivy, ticks, fire ants, and snakes. During warmer seasons, mosquitoes, deer flies, and other insects may be annoying. Climbing or sliding on mound slopes is not permitted in order to protect these fragile resources and to prevent accidents. At two points, park trails intersect an active railroad where visitors are cautioned to look both ways before crossing.