Georgia is a pretty terrific place—to live, to work, or simply to visit. There are so many natural wonders and man-made phenomenons, it’s hard to decide which ones are the best. We’ve written in depth before about the
Georgia Guidestones Conspiracy Theories, and the history of those stones alone is pretty fascinating stuff. But take a look through these 11 marvels in the state of Georgia and prepare to have your mind blown:
1. The Diving Rock, Chattahoochee River
Ahh, the Chattahoochee River. This alone is a marvel unto itself and the people of Georgia. However, there is a particular spot along the river just downstream from Charlie’s Island, called The Diving Rock, where you can jump off the cliff about 15-feet to the water below.
2. The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Savannah
Many people end up marveling over this Cathedral in Savannah. The intricacies of design and architecture inside is just purely magical. It's hard not to be amazed by the detail that went into this structure.
3. Krog Street Tunnel, Atlanta
There's a small tunnel in Atlanta that's riddled with graffiti, but in the best possible way. The designs and artwork on these walls are truly something to marvel at—where creativity and street art meet to create wild colors and powerful pieces.
4. Panola Mountain State Park, Stockbridge
Probably one of the most underrated parks in the entire state, Panola Mountain State Park is truly a natural marvel to observe and appreciate. The park was created in order to preserve the delicate ecosystems which are present throughout the area.
5. Driftwood Beach, Jekyll Island
There's something about Driftwood Beach that is just continuously breathtaking. Maybe it's the way the sea just naturally washed these pieces of wood into position, or maybe it's the calmness of it all. Regardless, this marvel is one to be seen in person.
6. Watson Mill Covered Bridge, Comer
7. Ellison’s Cave, Walker County
This pit cave located in Walker County may look innocent on the outside, but it's the inside that makes this a true natural marvel. Ellison's features two of the deepest pits in the continental United States, and is ranked the 12th deepest cave in the U.S. at more than 12 miles long.
8. The Ruins at Sweetwater Creek State Park
While the Sweetwater Creek State Park is a true natural marvel of the state, it's the Civil War the ruins of the New Manchester Manufacturing Company that are truly a man-made marvel. You can still see the ruins today and learn about the history behind them.
9. Old Car City, White, Georgia
Feel like marveling over some abandoned vintage cars? Old Car City is a fantastic spot which contains the world's largest known classic car junkyard. But the most intriguing part of the whole place is that the vegetation has slowly started taking over, intertwining with each vehicle in its own way.
10. The Big Oak, Thomasville
This large, live oak tree in Thomasville, Georgia is surely a sight to see. This historic tree has some of the largest limbs around, spanning nearly all the way across the park, 165 feet to be exact.
11. Cockspur Lighthouse, Tybee Island
The Cockspur Island Light is the smallest lighthouse in Georgia, right off the coast. Hop in a kayak and explore this beauty from a front row seat. It may be a man-made marvel, but there are sure some spots of natural beauty surrounding it.