Georgia Southwestern University prepares a workforce for careers in business, computing and mathematics, education, nursing and liberal arts. Georgia Southwestern athletics is a source of sports recreation that includes youth camps for Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and youth football.
Faith is a major part of the small town values of the Americus community. Koinonia Farms, an International Christian community founded in 1942, demonstrated racial equality during a dark period in American history in the South. After withstanding challenges due to racism, Koinonia became the birthplace of Habitat for Humanity. Today, the values demonstated in Americus through the ministry of Koinonia reach around the world.
Accommodations in Americus include a restored 19th century luxury hotel that is once again the crown jewel of Southwest Georgia.