Monday May 11, 2020
Pooler is just 15 miles from its better-known neighboring city of Savannah. The charms of Savannah have been well publicized, but Pooler offers its own rich history and dozens of things to do and see for people of all ages and tastes.
A Brief History of Pooler
Pooler received its name in 1838 when a railroad station west of Savannah was named for Robert William Pooler, who completed a feasibility study on where to locate a rail route to go through several cities and counties in the state.
In 1864, General Sherman and his troops made camp next to that station. Then, during the Reconstruction Era, a forward-looking Ben Rothwell purchased several hundred acres and pioneered the concept of community development, giving away lots to folks who would build permanent homes on the donated property.
Things to Do and See
(Note, be sure to call these places before you go to make sure they are not closed because of Covid-19).
National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force
With its iconic B-47 jet overlooking busy I-95, the National museum of the Mighty Eight Air Force has been a part of Pooler since opening in 1996. The museum is a tribute to the men and women of the Eighth Air Force from World War II to the present. The displays of WWII fighter jets and military historical memorabilia are well conceived and informative. This is a fun and educational visit for the entire family that includes a veteran’s memorial garden, a B-17 bomber that is undergoing complete restoration in the Combat gallery, and many more exhibit and educational displays. Visitors take away fond memories of the exhibits that mean the most to them.
Canoeing and Kayaking on the Savannah River
Moon River Kayak tours offer guided tours where kayakers explore the water and vegetation in the area while enjoying paddling down the river. You will tour the waters of Skidaway Island and the Wormsloe Historic site with your guide giving you information on things you see along the way. There is a bounty of wildlife to observe including dolphins, pelicans and eagles.
You can also rent a kayak, design your own water tour, and explore the area any way that suits you. Spend the day paddling and discovering your own treasures along the waterways. If this doesn’t appeal to you, charter a powerboat complete with captain and a knowledgeable guide describing the flora and fauna along the Savannah River as you sit comfortably in your chair.
Fun Zone Sport Park
The Fun Zone is a unique place to make your own fun. Unlike the typical amusement park with many different rides, this park features fun things visitors do for themselves. Consider the Go-Kart where you can climb into the driver’s seat and race around your choice of one of the four tracks ranging from the slow and easy Kiddy Track to the adrenaline-pumping, super-speed Hi Bank Track.
The park has Mini-Golf, an adventurous take on miniature golf with a course that includes bridges, waterfalls and gorgeous landscaping, perfect for family fun or a first date.
No fun zone would be complete without an arcade with pay-per-play games and a Kiddy Land designed for the pleasure of the littlest fun seekers.
Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens
The Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens were formerly known as The Bamboo Farm. The farm was turned over to the University of Georgia in 1983 to use as an education and research facility. It is a true botanical garden featuring separate areas for different types of plants.
To name just a few of the gardens, there is a Teaching Garden, an Orchid Green House and a Formal and White Garden.
The gardens are a beautiful, educational experience inviting the fortunate visitor to spend hours exploring the wide variety of flowers and plants all in one lovely location.
All of this and more could be your playground if you lived in one of the active, family-friendly communities in Pooler created by Landmark 24 Homes community developers. Contact us to learn about the wide variety of floor plans and architectural styles available. Take a look at the easy, enjoyable lifestyle that awaits you in Pooler, Georgia.