Tourist Attractions in Georgia

Tourist Attractions in Georgia #1:

The Fernbank Museum of Natural History in Atlanta, GA is quite involved with the study of dinosaurs. Why not combine a bit of education along with your vacation this year? One of their main exhibits is a simulated battle of dinosaurs called “Giants of the Mesozoic”.

The museum staff knows their dinosaurs so well that the ground beneath the battle has casts of plants and animals that lived in the same time period.

Here’s a fresh idea for a most unusual vacation. Next fall, visit the Stone Mountain Highland Games near Atlanta, GA. You’ll see many feats of strength and endurance including the Caber Toss, which involves tossing a 130 pound telephone pole end over end.

You’ll want to wear your most colorful kilt to blend into the crowd and you’ll certainly enjoy the Scottish country dancing and the food at this yearly festival. While you’re vacationing near Atlanta, a super idea would be to take the CNN’s Morning Tour.

You’ll meet some of news-men and news-women that collect the news and those you see on TV. CNN goes to great lengths to make you feel comfortable and for you to understand what it takes to broadcast a quality show.

Tourist Attractions in Georgia #2:

The Flint RiverQuarium in Albany GA has much to offer the tourist. As this unusual name implies, the RiverQuarium is uniquely different from any other aquarium. The museum has modeled both the saltwater and freshwater ecosystems of South Georgia and has its own fish hatchery. This, plus many more features together with an aviary, makes this an attractive vacation stop.

After your RiverQuarium visit it’s a short spin to the All American Fun Park which is also located in Albany. There are many fun things to do at the AAFP including Laser Tag, Bumper Boats, Video Games, Maxflight, Go Karts and 16 new Bowling alleys. Added to all this are two 18-hole miniature golf courses and over 70 arcade games. How could you not have fun?

The scuttlebutt says that Chehaw Park in Albany, Georgia is a “must see” site. It’s a combination of a beautifully quiet park and a wild animal zoo.

The park has a large playground for the young kids while the zoo has a number of wild animals in their natural setting as designed by Jim Fowler of TV’s Wild Kingdom. You may also be interested in researching the American Indians’ connection with this park.

Tourist Attractions in Georgia #3:

The Wild Adventures Theme Park in Valdosta, Georgia is a good idea for tourist attractions in Georgia. The park has a variety of great rides in the following categories: thrill rides, kid rides, family rides and water rides. Splash Island and the Wahee Cyclone and the wave machine will be there to greet you with a smile when the park reopens in April 2011.

Just a few miles west, over in Thomasville is the Jack Hadley Black History Museum. The museum is a testimony of Jack Hadley’s lifetime drive and persistence to collect historic information that will help genealogists and non-professionals in their quest to trace their ancestors. This body of work has grown over the years including significant memorabilia.

The Stephen C. Foster State Park in South Georgia is an absolute beauty. With facilities for RV’s and tent sites, pioneer sites, cottages, conference rooms and boating, you have all you need for a camping vacation. There are plenty of alligators, turtles, deer and birds for the wild life buffs. At the Suwannee River Visitor Center in Fargo you can learn about the ecosystem and how automobile parts and plastic are recycled for further use.

Tourist Attractions in Georgia #4:

The National Civil War Naval Museum in Columbus, Georgia maintains the history and artifacts of both the Union and the Confederate navies. They have the 180 foot hull of the CSS Jackson which was sunk by union troops of Gen. Wilson.

They also have and rowboat from the USS Hartford plus models of the USS Monitor and the CSS Virginia. They also have a variety of weapons, equipment and uniforms that were used by both Confederate and the Union navies. If you are a budding Civil War buff, this is the place for you.

Lake Lanier Islands Resort in Buford Georgia is a top of the line resort with just about any amenity you can think of right at your fingertips. You’ll find this little bit of Heaven just a few miles northeast of Atlanta. You’ll also find it perfect for family vacations, weddings, business conferences, meetings and best of all, romantic getaways. The resort’s main objective is to make you happy.

The SAM Short Line Excursion Train runs between Cordele and Archery with four stops in between. One of the stops is Plains, Georgia where you can see President Carter’s Campaign Museum. The total round trip is about 70 miles. On each trip one town is designated for a 1 hour stop while all other stops are 5 minutes. You can show your children what travel was like in the “Ole Days”.

Tourist Attractions in Georgia #5:

You could say that the Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain Georgia have rediscovered the bicycle as a mode of transportation. The Woodland Gardens trail is a beautiful 7.5 miles long path and visitors are encouraged to travel by bicycle to capture the true beauty.

This allows for many stops with no clogging of the path. Does this sound old fashion? Maybe so, but you’ll remember this adventure longer than most. The Resort itself has stunning beauty in every experience, from the exquisite meals to the 18th hole of the golf course. Check it out!

A good vacation idea for your next Georgia getaway would be to attend the Pioneer Harvest Festival at the General Coffee State Park in Nichols, Georgia. With a great array of dancers, musicians and crafters, this festival is top-notch. The rest of the year their Heritage Farm continues to study and record the agricultural history of southern Georgia with periodic demonstrations of what farming was like a century ago.

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