Comfort Suites Historic District
630 W. Bay Street
Savannah, GA 31401
Phone: (912) 629-2001
Fax: (912) 629-2002
This National Historic Landmark site is home to the only preserved railroad shops complex and roundhouse of its size. The brick industrial buildings, constructed in the mid 1800s, are a testament to the importance of the railroad to Savannah and the U.S. The 125-foot tall smokestack that still stands is very impressive. The giant turntable still works, and the collection of locomotives and railroad cars, many of which have been fully restored and are operational, are often rolled out and moved.
A walking tour of the flowers, plants and trees of historic Savannah; enjoy folklore stories and fun facts as told by licensed tour guide Roy Heizer. Roy is a Georgia, North Carolina & South Carolina certified plant professional. Come enjoy and explore the plant life of Savannah. Experience a perfect blend of science, storytelling and the natural beauty of coastal Georgia. Tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for children 12 or younger.
This vibrant museum and learning center in the heart of the Historic District is a great resource for introducing kids to the wonders of history. Interactive exhibits include presentations on Savannah's history, architecture, industry and development. A schoolroom lets little guests imagine themselves in the roles of their hard-studying forebears, and even presents a comprehensive study of the evolution of education from ancient times to modern days.
Originally an earthen fort established during the Revolutionary War, Old Fort Jackson's brick structure was built in 1808, and was further developed between 1845 and 1860. The fort sits on the bank of the Savannah River and is surrounded by a moat. Visitors may explore the tunnel-like passageways that used to house soldiers and store ammunition and supplies. Inside, watch a video presentation on the history of the fort. Cannons and other weapons are on display throughout. Daily cannon firings are offered during the summer months.
Owned and operated by the Savannah State University, the stadium has been named after Theodore Wright, the football coach of the Tiger's Football Team. Since 1967, the stadium has been venue for the University's football as well as track and field events. It is also home to the Savannah State Tigers football team. At times thou, the ground plays host to sporting events of schools in the neighborhood as well.
The Tiger Arena at the Savannah State University is a massive 6000 seater arena which hosts some of the best basketball and volleyball matches. Quite a few other interesting and fun events are also organized. Check university website for further details.
Oatland Island Wildlife Center of Savannah is a recreational and educational facility functioning for over four decades. Sprawling over 175 acres (70 hectares), it is replete with lush landscapes, freshwater wetlands and marshy habitats of endangered species. Explore the local flora and fauna with a nature trail and get acquainted with the Gray Wolf, Red Fox, Cougar, Carolina Anole, Mediterranean Gecko and the likes. This family-friendly center also organizes several programs, guided walks and field trips for visitors.
This experienced outfit is equipped with the gear and the expertise to provide great fishing adventures for everyone from the novice to the serious angler. Daily charters upon Amicks' 41-foot, custom-built fishing vessels leave from the Bull River Marina at 7a and return at 6p, providing a full day of deep sea fishing for about $95 per person. Rates include rod, reel, bait and tackle, but lunch and beverages are your responsibility. Reservations are strongly suggested, particularly during the peak season, but walk-ups are welcome as available.
Six miles southeast of Savannah is the 500-acre Skidaway Island State Park, a barrier island and a perfect day-trip for the Savannah visitor wanting to get to know the natural ecology of coastal Georgia. Facilities at the park include a museum, picnic shelters, a playground and observation towers. Tent, trailer and RV sites are available. Two nature trails provide visitors a chance to view the spectacular environment and watch for wildlife, especially shore birds. There is a charge of $2 per vehicle daily for parking.
The Roebling Road Raceway, previously known as the Savannah International Raceway is a road racetrack built in 1959. What is unique about this asphalt race course is that it features no viewing facilities for spectators. The track hosts various events for most part of the year. Drivers can either rent cars and automobiles, or get their own.
Drive by the Sea Kayak Georgia center on Tybee Island and you cannot help but feel the spirit of adventure. A large compound with kayaking equipment everywhere invites you to partake in the action. Focusing on kayaking instruction and guided tours of surrounding coastal areas, Sea Kayak Georgia also offers kayak rentals to individuals familiar with sea kayaking, or who have taken a safety and rescue class, offered daily. Other classes teach basic to advanced kayaking skills.
Located in Fort Screven, these original museum rooms housed gunpowder and 700 pound projectiles used in the huge cannon that once sat on top of the building to protect the entrance to the Savannah River. Exhibits cover topics of local history. From the observation deck, view the old gun platform. The periscope in the gift shop area comes from a World War II submarine and provides a unique view of the adjacent Tybee Island Lighthouse.