Visiting Honey Boo Boo's Hometown - McIntyre, GA

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Small, Small Town

McIntyre Is a tiny town in middle Georgia, U. S. A. It is approximately 15 miles south of Milledgeville, Georgia. According to Google maps, the town is only 5.4 square miles. Five years ago, I doubt many tourists frequented this town. Now, thanks to reality television, curiosity is drawing visitors to McIntyre.

Living in the state of Georgia, I frequently travel Highway 441 that travels a north - south route through the center of my state. Recently, I stopped for lunch at Subway, in a convenience store directly in front of "Honey Boo Boo's" house.


Home, Sweet Honey Home

Alana Thompson's (Honey Boo Boo) house.
Alana Thompson's (Honey Boo Boo) house. | Source

Flash Foods Store

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Real Reality

The little white house looks exactly as it does on television. Last years Christmas lights are hanging, ready to be lit again for 2013. The railroad track is so close to the house, that it must be very hard to sleep at night if a train comes by. A single strand of police tape serves as a fence to keep tourists at bay.

Directly in front of the house is the back parking lot of a "Flash Foods" store. This store is where the "Subway" sandwich shop I mentioned previously is located. I recognized the clerks in the store from the show. It is fun to get a sandwich, and watch for a little reality show action.



Honey Boo Boo and June, featured on the Wendy Williams Show

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Towns near McIntyre, GA

Approximate distances of surrounding towns...

McIntyre, GA - 0 miles


  • Gordon, GA - 5 miles
  • Toomsboro, GA - 10 miles
  • Irwinton, GA - 10 miles
  • Milledgeville, GA - 15 miles
  • Danville, GA - 19 miles
  • Oconee, GA - 18 miles
  • Jeffersonville, GA - 20 miles
  • Gray, GA - 21 miles
  • Montrose, GA - 23 miles
  • Macon, GA - 24 miles
  • Warner- Robbins, GA - 26 miles
  • Dublin, GA - 35 miles


Although McIntyre is small, the town is not isolated. There are large cities and attractions nearby.

Milledgeville is only 15 miles away, and is home to two colleges, Georgia College and State University, and Georgia Military College. It is home to Lake Sinclair, The Old Capitol Museum, The Georgia Veterans Cemetary, an Art Gallery, History Museum, and other things to do.

Macon is only 23.4 miles away. There you will find Mercer University, an Art and Science Museum, and the Georgia Music Hall of Fame,

Albany is farther away than the other cities I have listed. It is 104 miles to the southwest. I am mentioning it though, because Albany is home to Sherwood Baptist church, and has produced several very popular Christian movies, including fireproof.

Atlanta is 111 miles northwest of McIntyre, and Savannah is 148 miles southeast.

Town Photos

Parking lot in front of house.
Parking lot in front of house. | Source
Railroad St. Sign
Railroad St. Sign | Source
Fire Dept.
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Area Festivals

Everyone loves a festival, and rural Georgia is in exception. In an episode of the show, the family is shown attending the "Redneck Games" in Dublin, GA. These games started the same year that the Olympic Games took place in Atlanta. This was 1996. The "Redneck Games" continued for 17 years, but we're not held in 2013. There are other festivals, though, that are just as fun.

  • Deep Roots Festival, and Sweetwater Festival - Milledgeville, GA in October.
  • St. Patrick's Festival - Dublin, GA in March.
  • Daylily Festival - Gray, GA in June.
  • Cherry Blossom Festival - Macon, GA in April
  • Christmas Made in the South - Macon, GA in December.

I'm sure there are more festivals, and fairs that I haven't mentioned. Check with a local calendar for the dates that you intend to visit.

Places To Stay

I did not see any hotels, motels, or bed and breakfast's, while driving through McIntyre. Later, I found out that there is a place to stay in McIntyre. It is a hunting lodge, and looks like a comfortable place, if hunting is your game. Rocking chairs grace the wide front porch.

If you are not into hunting, there are many other places to stay in the towns I have listed that are nearby. If you like camping, there is a campground at Lake Sinclair, in Milledgeville. Also there are state parks within driving distance.

Following are some links to a few places to stay. I think you will enjoy visiting this area.

Update 2015

I would like to add an update to this hub for 2015. Honey Boo Boo was not renewed by TLC.

Recently, on a trip to North Georgia, I drove by the house again. The house now appears empty.

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MarieAlana1 3 years ago from Ohio

This town looks like some places I know. Is it me or did this family lose a little weight since they started? Great idea for a hub.


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susansisk 3 years ago from Georgia, USA Author

I think Mama June has lost some weight. I actually saw her getting into a truck, but didn't want to be like a poperatzi person. On the show at least, they seem to still eat all high calorie food.


Carmen 2 years ago

Is there any places in the area that sell Honey Boo Boo merchandise?


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susansisk 2 years ago from Georgia, USA Author

I haven't seen any. It seems like the store by her house would sell some! Maybe they will soon. I am going to check some stores next time I go through there.


yvonne w 2 years ago

Does anybody know i can get to meet the Thomsons...im from UK?


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susansisk 2 years ago from Georgia, USA Author

I don't know. I think it is just a matter of being in the right place at the right time. You could visit the website, though. They might have some personal appearances coming up.

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