Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
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Upcoming Events
Saturday, February 13, 2016
Presidential Flyer Train Ride
Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 10 AM to 4:25 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
2459 U.S. Highway 280 W
Cordele, GA Riding in air-conditioned, 1949 vintage train cars, you will travel from Georgia Veterans State Park, across Lake Blackshear to Plains, Archery and back. Explore President Jimmy Carter's boyhood farm, go shopping and sample peanut butter treats. 229-276-0755.
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Sunday, February 14, 2016
Romantic Sunset Valentine Dinner On The Train
Sunday, Feb 14, 2016 5:30 PM to 7 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
2459 U.S. Highway 280 W
Cordele, GA Departing from Georgia Veterans State Park, we'll take a short ride and park over beautiful Lake Blackshear as the sun is setting. After dinner, we will take a nighttime train ride through the Sumter County countryside before returning to the park. 229-276-0755.
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Saturday, February 20, 2016
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Saturday, Feb 20, 2016 9:30 AM to 3:05 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
105 East 9th Avenue
Cordele, GA Enjoy this ride from our Downtown Cordele Depot to Historic Plains, the small Georgia town made famous by President Jimmy Carter. 229-276-0755.
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Saturday, February 27, 2016
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Saturday, Feb 27, 2016 9:30 AM to 3:05 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
105 East 9th Avenue
Cordele, GA Enjoy this ride from our Downtown Cordele Depot to Historic Plains, the small Georgia town made famous by President Jimmy Carter. 229-276-0755.
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Saturday, March 5, 2016
Plains Express
Saturday, Mar 5, 2016 10 AM to 3 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
2459 U.S. Highway 280 W
Cordele, GA Enjoy this ride from our Georgia Veterans State Park Depot to Historic Plains, the small Georgia town made famous by President Jimmy Carter.
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Friday, March 11, 2016
Plains Express
Friday, Mar 11, 2016 10 AM to 3 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
2459 U.S. Highway 280 W
Cordele, GA Enjoy this ride from our Georgia Veterans State Park Depot to Historic Plains, the small Georgia town made famous by President Jimmy Carter.
MapQuest
Saturday, March 12, 2016
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Saturday, Mar 12, 2016 9:30 AM to 3:05 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
105 East 9th Avenue
Cordele, GA Enjoy this ride from our Downtown Cordele Depot to Historic Plains, the small Georgia town made famous by President Jimmy Carter. 229-276-0755.
MapQuest
Friday, March 18, 2016
Plains Express
Friday, Mar 18, 2016 10 AM to 3 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
2459 U.S. Highway 280 W
Cordele, GA Enjoy this ride from our Georgia Veterans State Park Depot to Historic Plains, the small Georgia town made famous by President Jimmy Carter.
MapQuest
Saturday, March 19, 2016
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Saturday, Mar 19, 2016 9:30 AM to 3:05 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
105 East 9th Avenue
Cordele, GA Enjoy this ride from our Downtown Cordele Depot to Historic Plains, the small Georgia town made famous by President Jimmy Carter. 229-276-0755.
MapQuest
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Thronateeska Limited
Thursday, Mar 24, 2016 9:30 AM to 3 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
105 East 9th Avenue
Cordele, GA The Thronateeska Limited takes you from the heart of Downtown Cordele's railroad district through Georgia Veterans State Park and over beautiful Lake Blackshear into Sumter County. The lake was formed by the damming the Flint River, known to native Indians to the area as "Thronateeska". 229-276-0755.
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Friday, March 25, 2016
Presidential Flyer Train Ride
Friday, Mar 25, 2016 10 AM to 4:25 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
2459 U.S. Highway 280 W
Cordele, GA Riding in air-conditioned, 1949 vintage train cars, you will travel from Georgia Veterans State Park, across Lake Blackshear to Plains, Archery and back. Explore President Jimmy Carter's boyhood farm, go shopping and sample peanut butter treats. 229-276-0755.
MapQuest
Saturday, March 26, 2016
Presidential Flyer Train Ride
Saturday, Mar 26, 2016 10 AM to 4:25 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
2459 U.S. Highway 280 W
Cordele, GA Riding in air-conditioned, 1949 vintage train cars, you will travel from Georgia Veterans State Park, across Lake Blackshear to Plains, Archery and back. Explore President Jimmy Carter's boyhood farm, go shopping and sample peanut butter treats. 229-276-0755.
MapQuest
Friday, April 1, 2016
Plains Express
Friday, Apr 1, 2016 10 AM to 3 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
2459 U.S. Highway 280 W
Cordele, GA Enjoy this ride from our Georgia Veterans State Park Depot to Historic Plains, the small Georgia town made famous by President Jimmy Carter.
MapQuest
Saturday, April 2, 2016
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Saturday, Apr 2, 2016 9:30 AM to 3:05 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
105 East 9th Avenue
Cordele, GA Enjoy this ride from our Downtown Cordele Depot to Historic Plains, the small Georgia town made famous by President Jimmy Carter. 229-276-0755.
MapQuest
Friday, April 8, 2016
Thronateeska Limited
Friday, Apr 8, 2016 9:30 AM to 3 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
105 East 9th Avenue
Cordele, GA The Thronateeska Limited takes you from the heart of Downtown Cordele's railroad district through Georgia Veterans State Park and over beautiful Lake Blackshear into Sumter County. The lake was formed by the damming the Flint River, known to native Indians to the area as "Thronateeska". 229-276-0755.
MapQuest
Saturday, April 9, 2016
Americus Explorer Train Ride
Saturday, Apr 9, 2016 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
105 East 9th Avenue
Cordele, GA Riding in air-conditioned, 1949 vintage train cars, you can travel from Cordele through Ga. Veterans State Park, across Lake Blackshear, visit Historic Downtown Americus, tour Habitat for Humanity's Global Village (Admission applies. Call 229-410-7937 for group reservations and rates). $5 parking. 229-276-0755.
MapQuest
Friday, April 15, 2016
Peanut Express
Friday, Apr 15, 2016 10 AM to 3:30 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
2459 U.S. Highway 280 W
Cordele, GA Take a tourist train ride through southern Georgia.  Visit the large collection of telephones in Leslie at the Rural Telephone Museum (Train ticket includes FREE admission to the museum). Then travel west to Plains for some delightful peanut treats. 229-276-0755.
MapQuest
Saturday, April 16, 2016
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Saturday, Apr 16, 2016 9:30 AM to 3:05 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
105 East 9th Avenue
Cordele, GA Enjoy this ride from our Downtown Cordele Depot to Historic Plains, the small Georgia town made famous by President Jimmy Carter. 229-276-0755.
MapQuest
Friday, April 22, 2016
Sumter Special
Friday, Apr 22, 2016 10 AM to 4:30 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
2459 U.S. Highway 280 W
Cordele, GA Departing from Georgia Veterans State Park, enjoying a breath-taking view of Lake Blackshear then enjoy visiting Historic Dowtown Americus as well as President Jimmy Carter's hometown of Plains.
MapQuest
Saturday, April 23, 2016
Peanut Express
Saturday, Apr 23, 2016 10 AM to 3:30 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
2459 U.S. Highway 280 W
Cordele, GA Take a tourist train ride through southern Georgia.  Visit the large collection of telephones in Leslie at the Rural Telephone Museum (Train ticket includes FREE admission to the museum). Then travel west to Plains for some delightful peanut treats. 229-276-0755.
MapQuest
Friday, April 29, 2016
Sumter Special
Friday, Apr 29, 2016 10 AM to 4:30 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
2459 U.S. Highway 280 W
Cordele, GA Departing from Georgia Veterans State Park, enjoying a breath-taking view of Lake Blackshear then enjoy visiting Historic Dowtown Americus as well as President Jimmy Carter's hometown of Plains.
MapQuest
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Sumter Special
Saturday, Apr 30, 2016 10 AM to 4:30 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
2459 U.S. Highway 280 W
Cordele, GA Departing from Georgia Veterans State Park, enjoying a breath-taking view of Lake Blackshear then enjoy visiting Historic Dowtown Americus as well as President Jimmy Carter's hometown of Plains.
MapQuest
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Plains Express
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 10 AM to 3 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
2459 U.S. Highway 280 W
Cordele, GA Enjoy this ride from our Georgia Veterans State Park Depot to Historic Plains, the small Georgia town made famous by President Jimmy Carter.
MapQuest
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Thursday, May 5, 2016 9:30 AM to 3:05 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
105 East 9th Avenue
Cordele, GA Enjoy this ride from our Downtown Cordele Depot to Historic Plains, the small Georgia town made famous by President Jimmy Carter. 229-276-0755.
MapQuest
Friday, May 6, 2016
Presidential Flyer Train Ride
Friday, May 6, 2016 10 AM to 4:25 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
2459 U.S. Highway 280 W
Cordele, GA Riding in air-conditioned, 1949 vintage train cars, you will travel from Georgia Veterans State Park, across Lake Blackshear to Plains, Archery and back. Explore President Jimmy Carter's boyhood farm, go shopping and sample peanut butter treats. 229-276-0755.
MapQuest
Saturday, May 7, 2016
National Train Day / Cordele-Crisp "Touch-A-Train"
Saturday, May 7, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
2459 U.S. Highway 280 W
Cordele, GA A day full of fun and family-friendly activities at the Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Depot. Call for more information. 229-276-0755.
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