Georgia Attractions December 19, 2016
by Marisa Roman 10 Fascinating Places In Georgia You Can Barely Find On A Map
One of the greatest things about the state of Georgia is that there are still mysteries and surprises around every corner. We’re talking about secret restaurants, hidden park systems, and random roadside attractions – some of which you’ve never heard of. There are so many fascinating places in Georgia, some of which you can barely find on a map. Take a look…
1. Moon Room—Cloudland Canyon State Park
There's a room in Case Cave in Cloudland Canyon State Park which takes a little bit of maneuvering to get into. However, when you do, it'll feel like you're on the moon. With rock formations that cover the floor, it almost looks like a plethora of craters scattered about.
2. Contentment Falls—Toccoa
Everyone goes to Toccoa Falls when they visit Toccoa, but did you know there was a secret waterfall called Contentment Falls? This hidden hike is worth the trip, especially when you reach the falls. However, the falls are such a secret, you may have to ask around to get the trail information.
3. Fred’s Famous Peanuts—Helen
This famous peanut stand outside of Helen is everything a unique roadside attraction is supposed to be. Make sure you stock up on delicious staples like the boiled peanuts or the homemade peanut brittle.
4. Cagle Castle—Alpharetta
Have you ever heard of the mysterious Dwarf Castle in Alpharetta? Located on Highway 140 in Fulton County at 12570 Arnold Mill Road, this miniature castle is quite the hidden gem. But more importantly a tourist stop just waiting to happen.
5. Reynolds Mansion— Sapelo Island
First and foremost, you have to take a ferry just to get to Sapelo Island. However, taking a tour of the historical estate property dubbed Reynold's Mansion is an absolute must. The unique architecture and stunning grounds make for one heck of a photo opportunity, not to mention a history lesson.
6. Julianna’s Crepes—Atlanta
We love hidden restaurants tucked away on side streets that you just might miss if you're not looking closely enough. Julianna's Crepes is just that. With a beautiful, secluded front entryway, you'll find a bevvy of delectable crepes waiting for you inside.
7. Waving Girl Statue—Savannah
Savannah has a multitude of statues throughout the city, but the Waving Girl Statue may just be our favorite. As the story goes, Florence Martus purchased a small cottage where the ships came in to dock in Savannah back in the late 1800s. She grew lonely in the cottage and took to greeting the passing ships over the years. Some say over 50,000 ships were greeted by the Waving Girl during her lifetime.
8. Dunaway Gardens—Newnan
Dunaway Gardens is like the secret garden in Georgia you never knew existed. It's a beautiful landscape of vines, flowers, and greenery. It certainly makes for an enchanted secret gem within this wonderful state.
9. Sandfly Bar-B-Q at the Streamliner—Savannah
Do you want to snack on some delicious barbeque from the back of a vintage rail car? At Sandly Bar-B-Q at the Streamliner, you can do just that. The ambiance just adds to the wow-factor, but it's the food, and their three homemade sauces which round out this secret spot.
10. Freeman’s Mill Park—Lawrenceville
At first, you'll think this is any old normal park. Yet, once you walk down the path and find the stunning waterfall flowing through a broken dam, and the beautiful grist mill which at one time produced power, you'll be amazed at this secret part of Georgia history.
Are there more secret places in Georgia you wish to share? Let us know! Otherwise, if you’re looking for more off-the-beaten path Georgia information, then check out
The Remote Cabin In Georgia That Will Take You A Million Miles Away From It All.
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