These hidden gems in Georgia are so special! They’re beautiful and marvelous to see! You’ll definitely want to plan a trip to see each and every one of them.
1. Talluah Gorge
Here is the beautiful Tallulah River at the bottom of Talluah Gorge. This river is over 47 miles long and begins in Clay County, North Carolina. In Georgia, this river is located in Raburn County and Habersham County. This Georgia gem is perfect for a summer hike!
2. The Big Oak in Thomasville, GA
Visit this majestic oak tree which is located on the corner of Crawford St. and Monroe St. in Thomasville, Georgia. This tree is one of the first to be registered with the Live Oak Society, and is one of the largest oak trees east of the Mississippi River.
3. Altamaha River
This major Georgian river is one of the few rivers located entirely within one state. That's right, this river is all of Georgia's to claim! It's 470 miles long and flows out through Brunswick, Georgia into the Atlantic Ocean.
4. Noah's Ark Rehabilitation Center in Locust Grove, GA
If you're looking for some great fun for the family, try taking them to Noah's Ark in Locust Grove, GA. They have a large playground not to mention all of the cool animals they get to see!
5. Panning for Gold at Pine Mountain, 1881 Stockmar Rd, Villa Rica, GA 30180
Strike it rich at Pine Mountain! Ok--you may not become rich but you'll sure have a good time! Enjoy a train ride through Pine Mountain and pan for gold and gems.
6. FDR's Little White House in Warm Springs, GA , 401 Little White House Rd, Warm Springs, GA 31830
Visit FDR's favorite place, the Little White House in Warm Springs, Georgia. Go see a theater and stagecoach display at this historic site.
7. Martha Berry Museum and Oak Hill, 24 Veterans Memorial Highway, Rome, GA 30161
Learn the story of Martha Berry and Berry College at this historic house and museum. Martha was the founder of Berry College and the museum features an art gallery and temporary exhibitions.
8. Sweetwater Creek State Park, 1750 Mt Vernon Rd, Lithia Springs, GA 30122
This Georgia state park is over 2,500 acres and is located 15 miles away from Atlanta. This beautiful park is named after the Sweetwater Creek which runs through the park.
9. Amicalola Deer Farm, 2240 Long Rd, Ball Ground, GA 30107
Georgia is known for being deer country! You can take your kids to go pet and feed the deer at Amicalola Deer Park. During the Christmas season, kids can take a sleigh ride to Santa's cabin, feed Santa's deer, and take pics with Santa!
10. Piedmont Park Restoration, Midtown
Piedmont Park was not always the great park we know today! In 2006, the Atlanta City Council launched a huge restoration. Thanks to that plan we now have a greener park and beautiful facilities. Some renovated features of the park include the aquatic center, magnolia greenway, legacy fountain, oak hill, the Piedmont dog park and more!
11. Duke Creek Falls, Helen, GA
This is yet another beautiful place to hike and take in nature's bounty! There are glorious waterfalls and the hiking is great too!
12. Etowah Indian Mounds, 813 Indian Mound Rd SE, Cartersville, GA 30120
The grand Etowah Indian Mounds was once home to several thousand Native Americans. The site is 54 acres and shows the complex political and religious life the Native Americans led.
13. Georgia Butterfiles Conservatory at Callway Gardens, Pine Mountain-Columbus GA
This is one of North America's largest butterfly conservatories! They usually have about 1000 or more butterflies fluttering about at any given time. Experience the butterflies and their tropical environments in a glass-enclosed dome.
14. Ziplining in Banning Milles Lodge in Carroll County, 205 Horseshoe Dam Rd, Whitesburg, GA 30185
Have an adventure at Historic Banning Mills. They are notorious for their extra long zip line! You and friends can lodge in treehouse rooms with whirlpool tubs or rest in rustic cottages with fireplaces. Cooked breakfast is included with lodging!
With all of these gems right here in Georgia, this summer can be an exciting and memorable time for you and your family! So get out there and experience some fun! Do you know of any other fun and overlooked places in Georgia? Let us know!