Cairo

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airo-Grady County C

haber of Commerce
PO Box 387
961 N Broad Street
Cairo, GA 39828

229-377-3663
FAX 229-377-3901

There is so much to do in Cairo and Grady County. Below, we have answered the most common questions visitors to our area may have.  Remember, if you are moving to Cairo, visit our relocation guide!  If you find that your question is not answered on this page, please Contact Us or call us from 8:30 am to 5 pm at 229-377-3663.

INDEX OF INFORMATION

Attractions

Antique Auto Museum

This antique auto museum attracts visitors from around the country and is the hub of events for the antique car rally held annually in Cairo every year.

  • Location: On Hwy 84 behind Mr. Chick Restaurant
  • Hours: First Saturday each month, 10am - 4 pm
  • Admission: $4.00 per person
  • Contact: 229-377-3911

Birdsong Nature Center with Beautiful paths and walking trails.Birdsong Nature Center

The Birdsong Nature Center was founded as a nonprofit nature preserve and education center in 1986.  The 565 acres have 12 miles of meandering nature trails well suited for casual, peaceful hiking. The variety of woodlands, wetlands, and old-field habitats support many indigenous wildlife and offers an ideal setting for observing the quiet beauty found in many remote areas of southwest Georgia.  Many events are held throughout the months.  Call the center for registration and information.

  • Location: 2106 Meridian Road Thomasville, GA , Directions
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  • Hours: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 9 am - 5 pm
    Sunday - 1 pm - 5pm
  • Admission: $5 adults, $2.50 children aged 4 to 12, Members free
  • Contact: 229-377-4408

Roddenbery Library

The Roddenberry story garden is an irresistable place to read a book!The Library building, almost 19,000 square feet in total area, contains one of the best children’s libraries in the area, a “story garden,”, and a local history and genealogy room.  Our expansive collection gives the Roddenbery Memorial Library the reputation of having the largest number of books per capita than any library in Georgia! Reading is important to our future and much emphasis is placed on our children’s programs. Each year the library sponsors children’s events such as a Doll’s Tea Party and a very successful summer reading program.  This outstanding library has won the John Cotton Dana award for public relations twice since its founding in 1939.

  • Location: 320 North Broad Street
  • Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays 9 am - 7 pm
    Wednesdays & Fridays, 9 am - 6 pm
    Saturdays 9 am - 3 pm
    Sunday - Closed
  • Admission:  Free
  • Contact:  229-377-3632, librarr0@mail.grady.public.lib.ga.us

Cairo Country ClubThis 18 hole championship golf course in Cairo beckons locals and tourists alike.

Cairo Country Club is nestled in a myriad of pines, ponds, and wildlife.  This 18 hole championship golf course is characterized by its serene fairways and rolling Bermuda greens.  Practice facilities are available daily and the putting green is lighted for extended day use. With PGA professionals on staff, instructors are available to help locals and tourists improve all parts of their game.  The Club has a spacious clubhouse with a ballroom, two lounges, and a fully stocked golf shop and provides tournaments and corporate outings in their beautiful facility.

  • Location: 1701 Hwy 84 W, Cairo
    2 miles west of the intersection of US 84 and Ga Hwy. 93
  • Hours: Open Year Round
  • Admission:  Contact the club.
  • Contact:  229-377-4506 for tee times after 10 am

Grady County Museum and History Center

No visit to our area is complete with taking in the true heritage of our area at the Grady County Museum and History Center.

  • Location: 1 North Broad Street Cairo, GA
  • Hours: 1st & 3rd Tuesday, 1st Saturday of each month
  • Admission
  • Contact:  229-377-9728

Regional Community Center

The Regional Community Center is available for rental. For more inforamation, contact
Misty Weaver at 229-377-3191.

Recreation facilities in Cairo and Grady county are outstanding!Recreation Parks and Ball Fields

The City of Cairo maintains 4 parks within the city limits for year round enjoyment and recreation.  Grady County operates and maintains Barber Park Recreation Department Ball Fields, tennis courts and playgrounds.

  • Admission: Free
  • Contact: 229-377-1722, Barber Park 229-377-8221

Ochlocknee River

In 1539 the Spanish Explorer Hernando Desoto explored the lush pine forests of southwest Georgia through the winding Ochlocknee River. Fishing and canoeing are a tourist’s delight.  Several boat landings are available.

Shopping

Two shopping centers and a beautifully renovated downtown offer a variety of shopping pleasures.

Hunting Preserves

Hickory Nut Hill Hunting Preserve - 229-377-2123 - Quail hunting, private traditional lakeside cabin, bed and breakfast, trap shooting, dove and ducks in season.

Dogwood Hunting Preserve - 229-872-3672 - Quail and pheasant hunting, fishing, trap shooting.

Events

Christmas Parade

Every Christmas under a canopy of lights, downtown Cairo comes alive with over 80 entries. Contact 229-377-3663

  Event Date Location
Great Southern Antique Auto Show & Rally May - Second Weekend Cairo - Davis Park
Mule Day in Calvary, Georgia November - First Saturday Calvary, GA
Muscogee Heritage Day July 4th Tama Tribal Town, Whigham, GA
Rattlesnake Roundup January - Last Saturday Whigham, GA Rattlesnake Roundup Grounds
Tama Intertribal Pow-Wow October 25-27 Tama Tribal Town

 

 

 

 

R. Stewart Braswell, Webmaster
Last Updated: 04 March 2015