Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
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SAM Shortline
Ride the SAM Shortline Excursion Train!

City of Cordele, Georgia

The beginning of the SAM Shortline Excursion Train is at the depot in Downtown Cordele, Georgia. Our Downtown Cordele Depot is open Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. til 4:30 p.m. Come browse through our unique gift shop full of train toys', sourvenirs, memorabilia, as well as lots of Thomas the Train merchandise!
  • Downtown Cordele SAM Depot & Gift Shop at 105 9th Avenue
  • 12 Hotels
  • Historic District with walking tour/Main Street Community
  • 8,700 acre Lake Blackshear: trophy fishing, boating, skiing, picnicking, camping
  • State Farmers Market: shipping more Watermelons than anywhere in the World
  • Watermelon Capital of the World
  • Cordele Motor Speedway
  • Golf
  • Restaurants
Watermelon Capital of the World: Oldest Annual Festival in Georgia (June-July)

Visit City of Cordele website

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