OCT 2018

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O C T O B E R 2 0 1 8 ²ConventionSouth ² w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 61 G E O R G I A 2,800-seat theater • James Brown Arena: 23,000 square feet of meeting space • Enterprise Mill Events: 250-person capacity in main room; 500 on outside courtyard ga- zebo; 75 in Starch Room; 75 in café Macon Located in the center of the state, Macon offers 5,000 hotel rooms, a large convention center and multiple unique event venues. The city also has a number of diverse attractions, including the Tubman Museum, the largest museum in the Southeast dedicated to African American art, history and culture; the remarkable Ocmulgee National Monument, a prehistoric American Indian site dating to 1015; and the Allman Brothers Band Museum, also known as The Big House. The revitalization of Downtown Macon continues, according to Macon CVB staff, with 25 new restaurants, bars, breweries and shops KDYLQJRSHQHGLQDQGRSHQLQJWKLV\HDU The Ocmulgee River runs right along downtown Macon. (For more information, see Breakout Spotlight on page 65.) Macon Venues • Edgar H. Wilson Convention Center: 120,000-square-foot facility; 82,000 square feet of contiguous floor space; 30,800-square-foot Exhibition Hall; 9,100-square-foot ballroom; 11 meeting rooms • Macon Marriott City Center: 9,600 square feet of meeting space; connected to the Edgar H. Wilson Convention Center • Macon Centreplex: Macon City Auditorium Assembly Hall seats 2,700; Great Hall seats 2,700; Macon Coliseum, 9,000-capacity • Robert F. Hatcher, Sr. Conference Center: 20,000 square feet of meeting space; 4,500-square-foot banquet hall; 224-seat theater; on Middle Georgia State University campus • Wesleyan College: more than 20,000 square feet of meeting space; 1,124-seat Porter Auditorium; 175-seat Peyton Anderson Am- phitheater • Anderson Conference Center: 20,000 square feet of meeting space; 12,000-square-foot ballroom; atrium accommodates 850 • Middle Georgia State University Profes- sional Sciences Center: 4,550-square-foot banquet hall; 3,800-square-foot public lobby • The Grand Opera House: 1,030-seat theater; two newly renovated lobbies Warner Robins Warner Robins is situated near the center of Georgia, about 20 miles south of Macon, and is home to Robins Air Force Base. Meeting Ź

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