The Best I-75 Road Trip Stop for Families

Since I didn’t fly until I was 15, most of my traveling in the form of an I-75 road trip. For the most part, we were “destination people” – getting from where we were to where we were going with as few stops along the way as possible. Now that I can make my own road trip decisions, I’ve become much more about the journey. I look for places that will be fun to stop and I somewhat accidentally discovered one during our evacuation from Hurricane Irma – Warner Robins, GA.

This small military town just off I-75 is definitely worth your time, whether you’ve got an entire day to play or are just stopping to let the kids run around for a bit. Here are my three recommendations for you, with tips and details! If you happen to be traveling with a baby, make sure you check out my tips for surviving that adventure too!

Lane Southern Orchards

The Best Florida/Georgia Family Road Trip Pit Stop
The Best Florida/Georgia Family Road Trip Pit Stop

Why we loved it:

This peach and pecan farm is located just a few miles off of I-75 and it’s the perfect lunch stop. There’s an adorable cafe with all sorts of fresh lunch options, an awesome playground (complete with vintage tractors the kids can sit on!), and some beautiful areas for picnicking or to let the kids run around. This one should definitely be on your list if you’ve got nice weather!

Good to know:

  • The farm and market are open year round (no cost for admission or to play on the playground), but the crops are obviously seasonal.
  • Tours are also available seasonally.
  • They don’t just grow peaches and pecans. Depending on the time of year they also have strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries that are for sale or you can pick your own!

The Museum of Aviation

The Best Florida/Georgia Family Road Trip Pit Stop
The Best Florida/Georgia Family Road Trip Pit Stop

Why we loved it:

If you’re road tripping with kids (or adults!) who love planes or history, this is a great place to spend a couple hours. There are a few different buildings full of exhibits about our military and an amazing collection of planes and helicopters. There are even some you can sit in! Best of all, the museum is completely free to visit!

Good to know:

  • This is probably better for kids 3 and up because there’s a lot of walking and not a lot of barriers between them and the things they’re not allowed to touch. Someone I know decided he needed to literally test his boundaries… several times.
  • There are often food trucks that set up outside, so you don’t have to get loaded up and out of the car again to eat!

Go Fish Education Center

The Best Florida/Georgia Family Road Trip Pit Stop
The Best Florida/Georgia Family Road Trip Pit Stop
The Best Florida/Georgia Family Road Trip Pit Stop

Why we loved it:

This is such a cool place! There is a neat indoor area with various exhibits as well as two different boats you can sit in that have simulations of fishing (deep sea fishing is HARD!). We loved the stocked pond with fishing equipment to borrow as part of admission (including hot dog pieces as bait) and there were some awesome tanks with fish, alligators, and all sorts of other creatures.

Good to know:

  • Admission is only $7 for adults and $5 for kids 3-12.
  • The indoor area is pretty small, so you could easily just spend an hour total (including fishing). But if your kids are having a blast fishing in the pond you could be there way longer. It could work with any time limit!

Are you headed on an I-75 road trip soon? What are your favorite stops? Share them with me in the comments!

The Best Florida/Georgia Family Road Trip Pit Stop

4 thoughts on “The Best I-75 Road Trip Stop for Families”

  1. Oh wow, I have driven through Warner Robins countless times & never knew it had so much to offer! We will be checking it out on our next trip! Thanks!

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