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The Community

Americus, Georgia is a picturesque town of 16,000 people. Its rich history and culture are evident in the downtown architecture of the boutique shops and unique restaurants. Downtown Americus and surrounding Sumter County are home to some of the most unique events and intimate experiences. Here, locally roasted coffee is usually in hand, and a friendly face is never far away.

Ranked as one of the "Prettiest Small Towns in Georgia" by Southern Living, we take great pride in our historic Rylander theatre, Winsor Hotel, and locally brewed Cafe Campessino coffee. 

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Located in southwest Georgia, Americus is in the center of the triangle formed by Macon, Columbus, and Albany. Though Americus has everything one could need from newly painted bike lanes to walking trails, there is something to be said about exploring the rest of south Georgia. Georgia Southwestern is just a short drive away from many of Georgia's beautiful nature attractions. Go kayaking or fishing in the Flint River. Hike Providence Canyon or FDR Memorial Park. Explore Callaway Garden's light shows during the holidays and the Butterfly Garden throughout the year. Take a boat ride at Lake Blackshear or golf nearby at Veterans Park.

Don't want to go alone? Check out Outdoor Adventure Excursions offered by the Department of Recreation and Wellness. 


Americus is home to Habitat for Humanity's national headquarters, The Fuller Center for Housing's international headquarters, and The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers.


View the beautiful, historic Colonial and Victorian style homes and businesses with a quick walk downtown and throughout the Americus Historic District.


Experience history of the area by exploring parks and museums such as Andersonville National Historic Park, Jimmy Carter's Boyhood Farm, Veteran's State Park, the Rural Telephone Museum, and the Lindbergh Memorial.

Café Campesino

Georgia's first and only 100% fair trade, organic specialty coffee company roasts beans right here in Downtown Americus. Students can also enjoy Café Campesino on campus in the MSC and at the Caf.


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Griffin Bell Golf Course & Conference Center

Georgia Southwestern is home to a beautiful 18-hole golf course that is open to the public and is the perfect way to spend an afternoon after classes or invite friends and family for a weekend outing.


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Windsor Hotel

This historic, Victorian hotel built in 1892 is located in the heart of Downtown Americus with a balcony overlooking the area. The Windsor also houses Rosemary and Thyme Restaurant, Floyd's Pub, and The Alley Sports Bar. 


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Local Events

From highly anticipated annual events to smaller more intimate gatherings, Americus provides a variety of local experiences featuring local talent and craftsmanship perfect for a weekend outing. Check out some Americus' most notables, and view a complete list of reoccurring events downtown from Downtown Mainstreet.
The Windsor Hotel

Great food, arts, culture, and live entertainment highlight vibrant Downtown Americus on the first Friday of each month. Local shops and boutiques extend their usual hours often offering discounts and unique specials to the community. Art sales and live music are also available featuring the local talent.

The Windsor Hotel

This regional favorite taps into Americus' rich history of glassblowing and Georgia's growing craft brewing culture every April. Breweries from across the state gather to showcase their best brews while surrounded by local artisans displaying their abilities in the ancient art of glassblowing with demonstrations and art sales.

The Windsor Hotel

Receive a tasting glass and a passport to guide you through the downtown shops, boutiques, restaurants to find each location to taste various wines from across the state of Georgia. While each wine is paired with a specialty chocolate, some vendors will provide additional snacks, tastings, and even discounts.

Indulge in the best of the best food truck vendors from around the region! Each Spring and Fall, these food trucks gather in downtown Americus to show off their culinary creations in the accompaniment of live music and entertainment. Missed the event? Each June food trucks will gather for Food Truck Fridays.