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St. Marys, Georgia: Welcome Center Torpedo

Spotlessly restored wartime torpedo sits outside a Georgia Welcome Center. Visitors straddle it like a horse for novelty photos. The region includes Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base and a town museum.

Georgia Visitor Information Center

100 St. Marys Rd, St. Marys, GA
I-95 northbound exit 1. Follow the blue signs for the Georgia Visitor Information Center. The torpedo is just to the left of its front entrance.
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Welcome Center Torpedo.

Welcome Center Torpedo

Quick stop on our way north. It is right in front of the doors so easy access for all. We left a kindness rock for the next visitor.

[EC, 08/12/2023]


Welcome Center Torpedo

As of 2019, the rest stop is open!

[Vance Erwin, 08/10/2019]

And the torpedo is ready for straddlers!

Torpedo at night.

Welcome Center Torpedo

The Welcome Center Torpedo was a great stop. Easy to find, really cool and easy to overlook, so keep your eyes peeled. There is a plaque explaining the story of how it got there. The people in the welcome center are nice. Another good photo op, just a couple feet away, is the "Welcome to Georgia" sign.

[Zach, 11/20/2017]
Welcome Center Torpedo

The rest stop is currently closed! No estimate of reopen date.

[Meredith, 08/08/2016]


Renovated Torpedo

At the northbound 1-95 Georgia Welcome Center there is a nice, very large, renovated WW I or WW ll torpedo (I'm not sure which war). It's painted bright green with a gold tip. The Welcome Center is next to a submarine base, which explains why it is there.

[B Carter, 02/14/2015]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Submarine on LandSubmarine on Land, St. Marys, GA - 5 mi.
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Carnegie Mansion - Dungeness RuinsCarnegie Mansion - Dungeness Ruins, St. Marys, GA - 11 mi.
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