Where to start with Perry

Perry is a town located in Central Georgia, easy to access from just about any direction in the state. It welcomes all visitors with open arms, and sports planners especially will see that Perry works hard to make sure any event runs smoothly. With golf, fishing and a wide variety of indoor sports, planners will find their needs well met.

You’ll soon see that the town of Perry itself is just as unique as the facilities that tournament and event planners have access to. Visiting teams and athletes will realize this small town has a large heart, one overflowing with that classic Southern hospitality, ready to show visitors its history and rustic charm. Shops, parks, museums and more await visitors in Perry.

Enjoy big-time entertainment and small-town hospitality

Small-town Perry has no small amount of options for activities and entertainment outside of your sporting event. A number of local festivals offer entertainment throughout the year, such as the Georgia National Rodeo, Georgia National Fair, Perry Dogwood Festival and many more.

Visitors are encouraged to learn about the town’s historic side at its number of museums, like the Perry Area Historical Museum or the Historical Walking Tour and Sam Enn Museum. Experience Perry’s humble beginnings in the 1800s and take in beautiful local architecture.

A fun chance for shopping—not to mention some special local souvenirs—can be had at several unique local shops in Perry such as the welcome center’s Perry Souvenirs or the shops in the Historic Downtown District. The Carroll Street Boutique District and Perry Marketplace are just a few of several shopping centers that offer outlets for essentials and leisure.

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Facilities of Perry

DSC8183aGeorgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter

Sports: Equestrian, livestock shows

This venue adds prestige and scale to any event. When the grounds aren’t hosting the Georgia National State Fair for 11 days in October, the myriad of buildings in the fairground are open for other events to take place. These award-winning fairgrounds offer 20 arenas, halls and facilities typically used for livestock displays and equestrian events. All totaled, this agricenter fills 1,100 acres with 480 stall horse barns, two arenas, four exhibit halls, a variety of conference rooms and livestock barns, four ponds and parking for as many as 13,000 vehicles. Banquet hall space is also rentable on the grounds for celebrations of events well played and planned.

Cherokee Pines Golf and Fitness Club

Sports: Golf

This club offers a 6,465-yard, par-71, 18-hole golf course. There are four sets of tees for varying skill levels. With pretty even terrain and elevation throughout the park, walking the course is easy, but electric golf carts, each equipped with a GPS device, are also available for easy traversal of the course. The fitness club aspect of this facility means Cherokee Pines also offers a pool and exercise studio. For food, there is a banquet hall and restaurant, The Pines, for hungry athletes. Several other small, multi-purpose rooms on the grounds are available for rent.

Go Fish Wildlife Center

Sports: Fishing

If you’re coming to Perry’s area for a fishing event, you won’t want to miss out on Go Fish Wildlife center, which works hard to offer more than a simple fishing facility. This wildlife center aims to offer an education on fishing and the area’s freshwater ecosystem, so they offer lessons and tips on fishing in their Educational center. Aquariums on the premise feature local species and authentic recreations of wild habitats, like mountain streams or swamps. Hatcheries on the premise help to keep up the quality of fishing in the area. The fully stocked pond is ideal for competitive fishing events, with local species like trout and bass continually hatched for the pond on the premises.

Where’s Perry?

This town’s central location earned it the nickname, “Crossroads of Georgia.” The high number of roadways passing through this small Southern town, combined with the close proximity of major cities such as Atlanta and Columbus, makes this town easy to access from just about any direction.

By Car: Interstate 75 runs through this town north to south. US routes 341 and 129 also connect Perry to the rest of the state in the Northwest and Southeast regions.

By Air: Folks looking to travel by air have several options. The nearest option would be the Perry Houston County Airport, located in Perry. The next domestic airport is the Middle Georgia Regional Airport, 20 miles north of Perry, which offers connecting flights to Atlanta.