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Forest World

It’s all about the trees

Latest News and things of Interest we would like to share with you

Introducing Exciting Events and Developments at Our Facility

Rise and Shine

Rise and ShineWaycross Ware County Chamber of Commerce and Southern Forest World hosted their February Rise and Shine event, and it was a resounding success! As usual, the Rise and Shine event was organized by Dave Callaway who has held these events for years on...

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New Exit Steps

New Exit Steps by the Gift ShopExciting News! Our gift shop now boasts a stunning new porch and steps, thanks to the craftsmanship of Israel Gaona. Not only that, but we are also thrilled to announce that we have secured the materials needed to replace the handicap...

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Georgia Magazine

Discover the enchanting charm of Southern Forest World, the hidden gem nestled in the heart of Georgia. Immerse yourself in the captivating wonders showcased in the December issue of Georgia Magazine, celebrating the vibrant and diverse lifestyle of our beloved state. From inspiring exhibits to community events, Southern Forest World …

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Introducing New Features, Exhibits, Books, and Gifts Our Facility

New Author

We’re thrilled to introduce a new addition to our store: local author Jerry Buckley, residing in Waycross. Join us in supporting our talented local authors and artists by purchasing a copy of his captivating first book in The Big Tide Chronicles …

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A New book in our store

We’re thrilled to introduce a new addition to our store: local authors Jerry Buckley & Bill Davis, both residing in Waycross. Join us in supporting our talented local authors and artists by purchasing a copy of their book.Quercus grew from the …

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you’ll never look at a tree
in the same way ever again!


The World Famous 'Stuckie'

The mummified dog as seen on Ripley’s Believe It or Not

Indoor Tree

In the center of our two-story learning facility & museum

Spectacular all wood vaulted ceiling

Why would you build it in anything else, with us being all about trees!


We had a great time looking at the different displays of agriculture and animals and climbing the “tree” to the second floor. It was awesome discovering the mummified dog, playing outside on the shady playground, digging for dinosaurs in the sandbox, and seeing all of the huge living and nonliving trees. Would be a great place for toddler groups, homeschool groups, social clubs, business lunches, school field trips, and church groups or book clubs.

Christina Lane Campbell


I took my granddaughter to Southern Forest World and we both loved it.
I was pleasantly surprised to find that they have information and things to see for all ages rather than childish and boring for the parents or too much interesting adult information that the kids get fidgety and want to go.
It’s an interesting place to visit, and not what I expected, and would recommend it to anyone.

Derek Harrison

Simply the best! Highly recommend a visit to see Stuckey!

Jane Bryant Porter


We “accidentally” found Southern Forest World on valentine’s day. Our plan was to leave the miss swampfest pageant my daughter was in and drive on to Florida until we spotted the train. Lol. We turned around and had the best-unexpected adventure of the day! This is a great place to bring the kids! It’s full of information and eye-catching exhibits! There’s an outside playground, we loved the spider web! there’s an indoor tree with a spiral staircase inside and a gift shop! So many wonderful exhibits and the manager was so sweet! I wish we could have made it back this weekend for the Arbor Day celebration, I know it will be a blast for everyone!

Loralie Lynn Alligood-Breeden

fOReSt WoRlD

1440 N. Augusta Ave.,
Waycross, Georgia 31503

Call 912.285.4056

Southern Forest World

Our open days & hours

Tuesday - Friday
9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Saturday 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
We are closed on major holidays


Executive Board

Barry Deas – President | Patricia McCarthy – Vice President | David Jordan – Secretary | Denise Lee – Treasurer

Board Members

Bob Brown | Rusty Grace | Richard Booth | Dawn Hanson | Sandy Head | Cliff Lewis | Jamie Sanders

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