Central and North Georgia

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Central and North Georgia - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

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  • 1. Brasstown Bald

    Mountain–Sight

    In the Chattahoochee National Forest, Brasstown Bald reaches 4,784 feet, the highest point in Georgia. Below the bald is Georgia's only cloud...Read More

  • 2. Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia

    Museum/Gallery

    Located 4 miles southeast of Helen in the Sautee Nacoochee Center, this museum showcases a 200-year unbroken tradition of folk pottery in northeast...Read More

  • 3. State Botanical Gardens of Georgia

    Garden/Arboretum

    Just outside the Athens city limits, you'll find this tranquil, 313-acre wonderland of aromatic gardens and woodland paths. It has a massive...Read More

  • 4. Augusta Canal Discovery Center

    Historic District/Site

    Housed in a converted mill in the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area, this museum traces Augusta's important role in developing Georgia's...Read More

  • 5. Black Rock Mountain State Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    At more than 3,600 feet, Black Rock Mountain is the highest state park in Georgia. Named for the black gneiss rock visible on cliffs in the...Read More

  • 6. Blue Ridge Scenic Railway

    Scenic Drive/Tour

    Ride the rails on a four-hour, 26-mile round-trip excursion along the Toccoa River. The trip includes a stop in McCaysville, smack on the Georgia...Read More

  • 7. Consolidated Gold Mine

    Mine

    Take a guided tour of a real mine, which ceased operations in 1904. With 5 miles of underground tunnels, Consolidated is said to be the largest...Read More

  • 8. Crisson Gold Mine

    Mine

    Dahlonega’s oldest gold mining establishment open to the public, Crisson offers the opportunity to get serious about gold prospecting. There...Read More

  • 9. Fort Mountain State Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    This 3,712-acre state park has a 17-acre lake with sandy beach, 14 miles of hiking trails, and 27 miles of mountain-biking trails. The gem of...Read More

  • 10. Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center

    Museum/Gallery

    Set on the slope of Black Mountain, this outdoor museum re-creates life in Appalachia before the days of electricity and running water. The...Read More

  • 11. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame

    Museum/Gallery

    Designed to resemble a turn-of-the-century ballpark, sports enthusiasts will appreciate this shrine to Georgia sports and its Hall of Fame honoring...Read More

  • 12. Hillcrest Orchards

    Garden/Arboretum

    Buy freshly picked apples (usually early September to late November) at this 80-acre farm. Homemade jellies, jams, breads, and doughnuts are...Read More

  • 13. Lake Burton

    Fish Hatchery

    One of the six lakes built by Georgia Railway and Power Company, this 2,800-acre lake is in the Chattahoochee National Forest. On the lake,...Read More

  • 14. Macon Museum of Arts and Sciences

    Observatory/Planetarium

    Displaying everything from a whale skeleton to fine art, this museum appeals to adults and children alike. The Discovery House, an interactive...Read More

  • 15. Museum of Aviation

    Museum/Gallery

    This museum at Robins Air Force Base has an extraordinary collection of 85 vintage aircraft and missiles, including a MiG, an SR-71 (Blackbird...Read More

  • 16. New Echota State Historic Site

    Native American Site

    Made up of a dozen original and reconstructed buildings, this significant historic site allows visitors to explore the capital of the Cherokee...Read More

  • 17. Swan Drive-In Theatre

    Arts/Performance Venue

    Originally opened in 1955, this is one of only five drive-in movie theaters operating in Georgia. You can take in a movie under the stars and...Read More

  • 18. Uncle Remus Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    Eatonton is the birthplace of celebrated novelist Joel Chandler Harris, of Br'er Rabbit and Uncle Remus fame. This museum, built from authentic...Read More

  • 19. Charlemagne's Kingdom

    Museum/Gallery

    This child-friendly museum recreates sections of Germany, from the North Sea to the Alps, all in HO model-train scale (1/87th of the actual...Read More

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