5 Interesting Places to Visit in Ghana
1) W.E.B. DuBois Memorial Center
W.E.B. DuBois was a distinguished American author and Civil Rights activist who spent his final years in Accra. This memorial center was built in his honor, and features a collection of monuments and historical sites within its premises. The most notable of these landmarks is his former home – where he lived out his days until his death – and his grave. However, the center mainly functions as a research library where you can read up and learn about Pan-African History and Culture, which was a major cause for the deceased author. → Wikipedia
2) Kwame Nkrumah National Park
This park also commemorates a significant historical figure. Kwame Nkrumah steered his country towards independence from Great Britain, which in turn led to his being elected as the first president of Ghana. His contribution to the nation’s journey to gain self-reliance is celebrated and remembered by the park, which has a golden monument and a mausoleum housing his remains.
3) The National Museum
If you are looking for a one-stop shop where you can get a crash course of sorts on the country’s history and culture, The National Museum is your best bet. It boasts an extensive collection of exhibits featuring everything from the prehistoric era to modern-day Ghana. → Wikipedia
4) Labadi Beach
A fine escape from the usual bustle of city life, Labadi Beach is a favorite destination for those looking to get away from the frenetic buzz of the urban jungle. Soak up the sun and take a splash in the inviting waters or go shopping for souvenirs at the many sellers lining the beach. If you find yourself there on a weekend you might even catch some reggae performances and cultural dancing happening. You can reserve your accommodation in Accra, Ghana along the beach itself, which offers a string of hotel establishments, or pay the entrance fee if you don’t plan on a long-term stay.
5) Osu Castle
This formidable castle was the first fort built in the 1660s by the Danish who were once a colonizer of Ghana. All throughout its history, it has been the seat of government of whoever was in power at the time. Today it is still the country’s base of governance, and has often been the venue for welcoming foreign dignitaries, including U.S. Presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, and Richard Nixon. → Wikipedia