Tifton or “The Friendly City” is located in the heart of Tift County, in Georgia, United States of America. The city of Tifton was settled in the mid 19th century by Captain Henry Harding Tift that came into the area to harvest timber for his family business. In the beginning, the city was named Tifts Town and it was called like that until 1890 when it was officially named Tifton. The layout of the town was inspired from the city of Mystic, Connecticut, where Henry Harding Tift came from. In our time, Tifton has an area of 9 square miles and approximately 15,000 residents.
Top Attractions within Tifton
Agrirama or Georgia’s Museum of Agriculture and Living History Museum opened in Tifton on July 4, 1976. The attraction has 5 areas that represent a traditional farming community of the 1870s, a modern farm of the 1890s, a rural town, a peanut complex and an industrial site complex. Within the area of this Tifton museum it is also incorporated the Museum of Agriculture Center. The sites are carefully preserved and restoration is made respecting the original details of the structures. The tour guides are costumed, making the visit of this Tifton attraction a unique experience that you cannot encounter anywhere else in the country.
Coastal Plain Research Arboretum was established in 1987 in Tifton, within the area of the University of Georgia. The development of this Tifton attraction only began in 1991. The area includes a forest and wetland and is dedicated to preserve the endangered species of Georgia. Within this Tifton arboretum you can admire a large collection of azalea and of native trees.
Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q is an authentic southern restaurant offering the best American classic barbecues you could eat in Tifton. The atmosphere of the eatery is relaxing, the staff is friendly and the portions are large and absolutely delicious.