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Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Fernbank Museum isn't just another museum—it's a journey to another time and place. A visit to the museum brings a unique opportunity to explore cultural treasures, experience the thrill of a film in the IMAX® Theatre, enjoy science interactives, and marvel at the largest dinosaurs ... Read more

The Golden Isles

Along the Georgia coast lies a stretch of land that is like no other. Discover Georgia’s premier coastal destination, the Golden Isles. Astonishing beauty, mild weather, and a natural radiance inspire the area’s name, the Golden Isles. Located midway between Savannah, Georgia, and Jacksonville, Florida, ... Read more

Columbus, GA

"51 reasons to visit Columbus, GA?" Absolutely. From barbecue to Bach, from "scrambled" hot dogs to sculpture, reasons abound to see the sites in Columbus, GA. Bike along the fifteen-mile Chattahoochee RiverWalk. Delve into American history along our military heritage trail including the National Infantry ... Read more

Madison, GA

Located just one hour from Atlanta, Madison is the showcase of Georgia's Antebellum Trail and was once described as "the most cultured stop on the stagecoach route from Charleston to New Orleans." Not much has changed since that time before the Civil War. Madison's pre–Civil ... Read more

Johns Creek, GA

Visit the energetic city that sings with the arts. Minutes to metro Atlanta, a day in Johns Creek could be spent fishing and picnicking along the banks of the Chattahoochee, hiking at Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Center, or dining at eateries serving up ... Read more

North Georgia Canopy Tours

Georgia's Ultimate Zipline—A Treetop Adventure located one hour north of downtown Atlanta. Lifetime memories are made on the three-hour Adventure Tour ($89) and two-hour Sky Bridge Tour ($69). Twelve ziplines, two sky bridges, three nature hikes, a rappel, and dual racing zips—all over ponds, pasture, ... Read more

Presidential Pathways

Discover some of nature’s most breathtaking natural wonders in a region known as much for its simple country style as its ties to two influential American presidents. Enjoy botanical gardens and unspoiled scenery, peaceful retreats and theatrical ties, and explore presidential footsteps and historical happenings. Blaze a path ... Read more

Plantation Trace

From local lore and musical medleys to edible artistry and magnificent murals, Georgia’s Plantation Trace is a diverse region boasting many personalities. Enjoy interpretative arts and theatrical performances, discover historic treasures brimming with tales, and explore elegant plantations and Civil War museums. Featured Attractions Pebble Hill Plantation... Read more

Northeast Georgia Mountains

Stunning scenery amid Northeast Georgia’s gentle peaks and rushing waters makes this region a natural paradise for visitors. Enjoy soul searching at spas, resorts, and bed and breakfasts, more than ten distinct Northeast Georgia wineries, and explore tumbling waterfalls and a variety of pristine lakes. Bridge the gap ... Read more

Historic High Country

Windows to the past can be found all across northwest georgia in the Historic High Country region, the Land of Sights and Legends. Enjoy amusement parks and outdoor sports, discover the legacy of Georgia's land and her Civil War heritage, and explore streams, lakes, orchards, and ... Read more

Georgia’s Nine Regions
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Atlanta Metro


Classic South

Historic Heartland

Magnolia Midlands

Historic High Country

Northeast Mountains

Plantation Trace

Presidential Pathways

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