19 OF THE BEST THINGS TO DO NEAR MOODY AFB
By Rachel Childs
IntroductionWelcome to Moody Air Force Base in Georgia. Moody AFB offers a number of recreational activities to enjoy during your time here: bowling, golfing, paintball, swimming, and more. Off base, there's even more to explore. Read on to learn about 19 things to do at and near Moody AFB. Know what you are looking for? Click the number(s) to go right to where you want to go: (1) Special Events (2) Community Center (3) Movies (4) Bowling (5) The SHOP (Wood Shop, Auto Services, Equipment Rentals, and More) (6) Gyms (7-9) Pools and Splash Pads (10-16) Outdoor Recreation (17) Golf Courses (18) Museums (19) Nearby Attractions
Suggested Read:Moody Air Force Base: In-Depth Welcome Center
COVID-19 NoticeDue to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the following venues may be operating under limited hours of operation or closed due to base or local community restrictions. Check the venue's website or call for current hours of operation and information on attendance guidelines and restrictions.
19 Things to Do Around Moody AFB
Moody AFB Events
1. Base Events and ProgramsMoody AFB offers the military community a number of special events and programs throughout the year. Events include holiday celebrations like the base tree lighting, the Moooody Haunted Trail and haunted house, and more. For a full list of upcoming base events and other Moody AFB Force Support Squadron offerings, visit the Moody AFB FSS website.
Moody AFB Hangouts
2. Community Center6251 Davis St. Moody AFB, GA 31699
Phone: 1 (229) 257-9215 The SPOT: Entertainment Central is a great place to relax and have fun. The SPOT facility features the bowling center, ITT office, Outdoor Adventures, a cafe, and the Community Center. The Community Center has computers, big-screen TVs, gaming rooms, karaoke, a social hall, and more. The SPOT hosts a variety of tournaments and game nights for families and airmen throughout the year. For more information on upcoming events and center amenities, visit the websites.
Moody AFB Movie Theater
3. Hoffman AuditoriumBuilding 108, Davis Street Moody AFB, GA 31699
Phone: 1 (229) 257-9215 The base theater shows movies on the big screen. For more information on upcoming movie events, visit the Moody AFB FSS website.
Moody AFB Bowling
4. Bowling Center6251 Davis St. Moody AFB, GA 31699
Phone: 1 (229) 257-1690 Strike up family-friendly fun at the bowling center on base. The center has bowling leagues, special events, and more. If you get hungry, grab a snack at the center's snack bar.
Moody AFB Wood Shop, Auto Services, Equipment Rentals, and More
5. The SHOP4379 George St. Moody AFB, GA 31699
Auto Hobby Shop Phone:1 (229) 257-3056
Equipment Rental Phone:1 (229) 257-2989
Plaque and Frame Shop Phone:1 (229) 257-4160
Wood Shop Phone:1 (229) 257-3945 The SHOP houses four facilities in one convenient location: an auto hobby shop, equipment rentals, a plaque and frame shop, and a wood shop. Whether you need to fix up your car, rent recreational equipment, or find or make the perfect gift for someone special, The SHOP is the place to go.
Moody AFB GymsMoody AFB provides an array of fitness and recreational activities. Visit the Moody AFB FSS website for more information on fitness center amenities, sports programs, base running trail routes, and more.
6. Freedom I Fitness and Sports Center4851 Burrell St. Moody AFB, GA 31699
Phone: 1 (229) 257-1621 The base's 66,000-square-foot fitness center has strength, cardio, and weight training equipment. The center features a basketball court, two racquetball courts, an indoor running track, a parent-child area, and more. Visit the center's website for more information on exercise classes, 24-hour gym access, personal trainers, and other center amenities.
Moody AFB Pools
7. Indoor Pool6231 Dargue Blvd. Moody AFB, GA 31699
Phone: 1 (229) 740-5742 The 25-meter indoor pool has six lanes for adult lap swimming.
8. Outdoor Pool5093 Gardner St. Moody AFB, GA 31699
Phone: 1 (229) 257-3244 The base's outdoor pool is open seasonally. The center has a large pool, a water play area for kids, a zero-entry ramp into the shallow end of the pool, several lanes for lap swimming, a diving board, and more. Swim lessons are available.
9. Splash PadBuilding 329, Hickam Street Moody AFB, GA 31699 The base's splash pad is open seasonally.
Moody AFB Outdoor Rec
10. Outdoor Adventures6251 Davis St. Moody AFB, GA 31699
Phone: 1 (229) 257-1375 Moody AFB's Outdoor Adventures provides opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors in Georgia and Florida. Trips and events include deep sea fishing, horseback trail rides, kayaking and canoeing, scalloping, skydiving, zip lining, white water rafting, skiing, and more. Visit the website for more information on upcoming events.
11. Archery RangeOff Stone Road, down the street from the post office
Phone: 1 (229) 257-1375 The archery range is a great place to practice your archery skills. Equipment and arrows are available to rent at The SHOP. Archery clinics are offered periodically by a local archer. Visit the website for more information.
12. Splatter Swamp PaintballBurma Road Moody AFB, GA 31699
Phone: 1 (229) 257-1375 Challenge your friends at the Splatter Swamp Paintball course. Equipment rentals and paintball supplies are available.
13. Grassy Pond5360 Grassy Pond Road Lake Park, GA 31636
Phone: 1 (229) 559-5840 Grassy Pond is a 500-acre recreational area that features camping facilities (cabins, RV sites, and tent sites), a recreational boat area, a fishing area, nature trails, grills, picnic facilities, a children's pool, and other amenities. Visit the website for information on reservations.
14. Possum Creek Off-Road Park2694 Possum Creek Road Ray City, GA 31645
Phone: 1 (229) 563-3023 The 450-acre Possum Creek Off-Road Park features a natural and man-made creek, ponds, hills, woods, open mud and water holes, wet and dry trails, and endless mud. The park allows ATVs, UTVs, Jeeps, monster trucks, dirt bikes, golf carts, and anything with wheels! Camping spots and facilities are also available.
15. Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks and Recreation Authority
Phone: 1 (229) 259-3507 The Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks and Recreation Authority website can help you find the perfect park, program, or activity in Valdosta and Lowndes County. The website has information on the region's parks and recreational areas, which includes boat ramps, community centers, sports fields and facilities, a skate park, a dog park, a disc golf course, and more.
16. Freedom Park3795 Guest Road Valdosta, GA 31605
Phone: 1 (229) 259-3507 The 250-acre Freedom Park is a multipurpose facility with a baseball and softball complex, playgrounds, a paved walking track, a cross-country running course, and the 20-hole Freedom Park disc golf course. And the Freedom Park dog park is the perfect place to bring your four-legged friends.
Moody AFB Golf Course
17. Quiet Pines Golf Course15501 Prewitte St. Moody AFB, GA 31699
Phone: 1 (229) 257-3297 Moody AFB's nine-hole Quiet Pines Golf Course features a putting green, a driving range, a pro shop, and FORE Grille & Tap.
Moody AFB Museums
18. President George W. Bush Air ParkFlying Tiger Way Moody AFB, GA 31699 Also known as the President George W. Bush Heritage Park, the base's outdoor air park displays aircraft that help tell the story of Moody AFB history.
19. Information, Tickets & Travel6251 Davis St. Moody AFB, GA 31699
Phone: 1 (229) 257-3280 For more information on things to do around Moody AFB, visit the base's Information, Tickets & Travel office. The Moody AFB ITT office offers special military discount tickets to local attractions, as well as national favorites like Walt Disney World and Universal Studios. Whatever travel destinations you seek, ITT staff can help you plan your trips and make sure your vacation is a memorable one.
ConclusionMoody AFB is full of fun opportunities, and the surrounding area offers even more things to do. Whether you want to make a splash at the pool, play a round of golf, or get muddy in an ATV, you're sure to make plenty of new memories here.
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