Georgia April 11, 2016
7 Wonders Of The World That Are Actually Right Here In Georgia
So you may have heard about the 7 wonders of the world, and perhaps even made a bucket list to visit them all one day. However, you don’t need to do any heavy planning in order to see another set of 7 wonders. We’re talking about the 7 wonders of the world that are actually right here in Georgia. These are some pretty stunning places that when you visit, you can’t help but be in awe. Check these bad boys out and let us know what you think:
1. Providence Canyon—Canyon Rd, Lumpkin, GA 31815
Providence Canyon State Park is a 1,003-acre state park located in Stewart County in southwest Georgia. Adequately dubbed Georgia's "Little Grand Canyon", many visitors and tourists flock to this beautiful park to hike and snap some sensational photos of the deep gorge and abandoned 1950s-era cars, which park officials left alone.
2. Stone Mountain Park Confederate Memorial Carving—1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd Stone Mountain, GA 30083
Stone Mountain is fascinating because it features the largest high relief sculpture in the entire world. The carving, which is notably on the side of a very popular and large mountain in north Georgia, features three Confederate heroes of the Civil War; President Jefferson Davis, Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson.
3. Tallulah Gorge—338 Jane Hurt Yarn Rd, Tallulah Falls, GA 30573
A total of 2,689 acres: That's what we're talking about when we mention the wonderment of Tallulah Gorge State Park. It's an incredible place to spend the day in amazement over the beauty of nature. Tallulah Gorge is fascinating in itself, because it's an insane 1000-foot chasm carved over millions of years by the Tallulah River.
4. Georgia Guidestones—Hartwell Hwy, Elberton, GA 30635
Stonehenge has nothing on this. This huge granite monument erected in 1980 in Elbert County, Georgia features a set of 10 guidelines inscribed in eight languages. The guidestones have been a modern mystery in Georgia for quite some time, and there are plenty of conspiracies as to why they were built and by whom.
5. Okefenokee Swamp—5700 Okefenokee Swamp Park Rd, Waycross, GA 31503
This stunning swamp is a huge draw for visitors and residents of the state. It's a fascinatingly shallow 438,000-acre, peat-filled wetland right near the Georgia–Florida border. Why is it such a wonder, you ask? For starters, it is protected by the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge and the Okefenokee Wilderness. This means that you can see so many different types of animals, birds and reptiles in their natural habitat.
6. Amicalola Falls State Park—418 Amicalola Falls Lodge Rd, Dawsonville, GA 30534
Amicalola Falls State Park is pretty darn cool, and probably one of the neatest parts of the state of Georgia. You can easily hike to Georgia's tallest waterfall, as well as the southernmost point of the Appalachian Trail. Breathe in the fresh air, and feel the mist of the waterfall on you face as you trek across the bridge underneath.
7. Radium Springs Garden—Radium Springs, GA 31705
Radium Springs is simply amazing as far as natural wonders in the state of Georgia go. The springs pump 70,000 gallons of clear, 68-degree water per minute from an underground cave. It's the largest natural spring in Georgia, and is now a botanical garden and historic site as well. It's the perfect place to pack a picnic and enjoy the beautiful spring weather.
How many of these beautiful spots in Georgia have you visited? Are there more that you’d like to add to our list? We’d love to know!