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GEORGIA MOUNTAINS ATTRACTIONS

Ellijay is located so close to many attractions in the North Georgia Mountains.





 Attractions and Things to Do

Blue Ridge Georgia
3 1/2 hour, 26 mile round trip winds along the beautiful Toccoa River in vintage climate controlled or open air railcars.
Special trips are offered:  

MILD OR WILD WATER ADVENTURE
Enjoy a relaxing, scenic trip aboard the train to McCaysville. There you will be dropped off at Rolling Thunder where you can choose either a lazy float trip down the beautiful Toccoa River on a colorful inner tube or the more adventuresome can raft the action-packed Olympic class Ocoee River. Transportation back to Blue Ridge is included with the water package. For reservations please call 800-934-1898. For details regarding the water trips, call 800-408-raft or click Rolling Thunder River Company to go on-line for more information. Rafting and Tubing available on Saturday and Sunday only during the spring months.


 Dahlonega
When you visit, you will be taken on an underground tour of the gold mine by their friendly, knowledgeable staff. Consolidated Gold Mine in Dahlonega was the site of America’s first gold rush. After the tour you can do some gold panning, and gem grubbing.

Panning for gold in Dahlonega is a favorite activity for all ages.

Dahlonega
706-864-6363
The Crisson Gold Mine dates back to 1847and is open for tours, gem grubbing and gold panning.
Located 2 1/2 miles north of town on US Highway 19 Connector. This operating 10-stamp mill is demonstrated as part of the Crisson Gold Mine Tour. Pan for gold or try you luck at gem grubbing, where you can find rubies, emeralds, garnets, and even more. Open every day except Christmas.



Cherokee Valley Ranch
909 Upper Salem Church Road
Behind The Pickens Co.Airport
Jasper, GA 30143
Fun for the entire family - offering Hay Rides, Horseback Riding, Year-round Tobogganing and Snow Tubing -And Now!! ZIP LINE TOURS, Gameroom


Ellijay, GA
706-698-4653
Championship miniature golf in the  North Georgia. Mountains Gilmer Golf and Games where you can play the most scenic miniature golf course in Georgia.

Kamikaze Paintball of Ellijay
  5 tournament size speedball fields with pro shop on site.
372 Eller Rd. Ellijay, GA
706-698-5264


Eagle Mountain General Store at the Coosawattee River Tubing Company at the entrance to the Coosawattee River Resort in Ellijay offers tubing, kayaking rentals, fly fishing clinics.  If you are planning on being in Ellijay on the weekend, join them on the weekend evenings for one of  many special events. They are having lots of fun things happening at the Eagle Mountain General Store. There will be special events like Pickin' on the Porch, Movies Under the Stars, marshmallow roasts, and much more! Visit our Special Events section on the General Store website to see the latest weekend happenings.
706-635-1609

Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum - Chattanooga The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum offersr a wide variety of rides to suit your needs. For a quick trip, the Missionary Ridge Local takes only 55 minutes but packs all sorts of excitement from a ride through a Civil War era tunnel to a guided tour of the restoration shop. Looking for something a little longer? Try the Chickamauga Turn, a 6 hour roundtrip ride to historic Chickamauga, GA



On the Southern Belle Riverboat! Take a great Chattanooga cruise along the scenic Tennessee River


Rock City Lookout Mountain
Located atop Lookout Mountain, just 6 miles from downtown Chattanooga, Rock City is a true marvel of nature featuring massive ancient rock formations, gardens with over 400 native plant species, and breathtaking "See 7 States" panoramic views. Take an unforgettable journey along the Enchanted Trail where each step reveals natural beauty and wonders.
Rock City will amaze you, it's in our nature. Only six miles from downtown Chattanooga, Rock City is 1700 feet above sea level, with a 100-foot waterfall that cascades down the mountain, and the famous Swing-A-Long bridge that spans nearly 200 feet. This self guided tour along the brow of Lookout Mountain gives visiters a birds eye view from hith atop Lookout Mountain.
Some of Rock City's other features include the climbing wall at Lover’s Leap where you can “See Seven States,” the birds of prey shows, Big Rock Grill and the Fairyland Caverns. In addition Rock City host numerous special events and festivals year round including; the Enchanted Maize, the Enchanted Garden of Lights, Rocktoberfest, Shamrock City and m more.
Rock City Gardens
1400 Patten Road
Lookout Mountain, GA 30750
706-820-2531
800-854-0675

3917 St Elmo Ave., Chattanooga, TN
The thrill of riding “America’s Most Amazing Mile” has delighted guests for over a century. The Incline Railway up historic Lookout Mountain is the world’s steepest passenger railway. In operation since 1895, the Incline is a National Historic site and Mechanical Engineering Landmark. Visit the machine room where the giant gears are put into motion.



Chilhowee Gliderport Highway 411 North, Benton TN, (423) 338-2000
Chilhowee Gliderport offering glider rides soaring over spectacular mountain views. Short ride is 20-25 minutes. Longer ride is 30-35 minutes. Also offers glider rentals & instruction.


Ruby Falls  Chattanooga, TN
Visit Ruby Falls and see America’s deepest commercial cave and the highest, most-visited underground waterfall. Enjoy a guided tour through this fascinating attraction with its 145-foot waterfall, and millions of natural geological formation. At the tours conclusion see the panoramic view from the Lookout Mountain Tower, enjoy the newly rennovated gift shops, and relax on the mountainside deck with a snack.


Raccoon Mountain Caverns is Tennessee’s highest rated cave and is located just outside of Chattanooga, Tennessee. We invite you to tour our vast cave system, pan for gemstones, enjoy the thrill of a go-kart ride, or relax by a camp fire while taking in the spectacular views of both Lookout Mountain and Raccoon Mountain.




John C. Campbell  Folk School Brasstown, NC 28902
John C. Campbell Folk School provides experiences in non-competitive learning and community life that are joyful and enlivening. Located in scenic Brasstown, North Carolina, the Folk School offers year-round weeklong and weekend classes for adults in craft, art, music, dance, cooking, gardening, nature studies, photography and writing.
Free concerts are held most Friday nights and feature some of the finest regional and national acts performing old-time, bluegrass, folk, gospel and Celtic music. We also offer occasional non-Friday concerts of various, entertaining types, so be sure to check this section often for our upcoming schedule.

Celebrate the rich heritage, history and culture of the Appalachian Mountains at the  annual Fall Festival, featuring  200 craftspeople, continuous live music and dance on two stages, craft demonstrations, food, kid's activities and much more.
The Folk School offers numerous nature trails open to the public during daylight hours. You'll find many interesting points on the scenic paths: the Rainbow Bridge, the Herb Garden and the Corn Maiden

The Folk School's Craft Shop represents more than 300 juried craftspeople and features an impressive collection of traditional and contemporary Appalachian craft, including jewelry, pottery, wood, fiber, ironwork, basketry and other disciplines. You'll find marquetry earrings, clay serving platters, turned-wood bowls, functional fireplace poker sets and many more unique items. The Craft Shop is also proud to be the home of the world-renowned Brasstown Carvers.

A book room houses hundreds of instructional and celebratory books on everything from Basketry to Writing. Buy a few art supplies or a CD from our collection of traditional Appalachian music. You can take home a Folk School t-shirt, hat or bag as a souvenir. Find the perfect scenic postcard to tell everyone back home about your visit to the Folk School. Hours
Monday-Saturday, 8:00am – 5:00pm EST
Sunday, 1:00pm – 5:00pm EST


If you’re visiting the school and decide to join them for a meal in the Olive Dame Campbell Dining Hall, you may see students experience a Pavlovian-type response to the traditional ringing of the red, handforged bell tower that signals the serving of each meal. When it rings, they know they’re in for a savory and nutritious meal amid good camaraderie. Join in  non-denominational blessing at the beginning of each meal, then, in  family-style way, pass around heaping bowls and platters of delicious food.

Chef Steve Cipriano and his staff craft nutritious and tasty menus that are varied and well regarded. The  organic garden provides much of the content of our wonderful salads and fresh vegetable dishes. Vegetarian meal options are always available.




Kernel Kob’s Corn Maze
1153 Salem Church Road Jasper, GA

In addition to a corn maze, Kernel Kob's Corn Maze offer hayrides, tractor train rides, pony rides, a petting zoo
and a pumpkin patch where you are sure to pick out your perfect pumpkin.





Features hay rides, animals, pumpkins, Christmas trees on the plantaition.
Southern Tree Plantation Fall Fun
4.7 miles south of Blairsville
Pumpkins, Hayrides, Petting Farm, Marshmallow Roasting, Mountain Crafts, Maze, Playground, Pony rides, Kids Train Ride. Available during selected weekends. Located in the heart of the North Georgia Mountains. You'll find all this at Southern Tree Plantations "Fall Fun on the Farm" event. Southern Tree Plantation is a working farm currently growing thousands of pumpkins and Christmas trees.
Fridays 12-6 Saturdays 10-6, Sundays 12-6. For more information and directions, call 706-745-0601
October





Free public shows are presented every Friday from 8:00 to 9:00 PM while NGCSU is in session

The general public and students are also invited to come out on Friday nights after the planetarium show for Observatory-Planetarium Public Education Nights (OPEN), weather permitting. The Friday OPEN program always begins at 9:30 pm during daylight or standard time. Call 706-864-8642 after 5:30 pm EST (7:30 pm EDT) for daily operational status.

7107 South Main Street
Helen, GA
Nora Mill Granary is an authentic working grist mill that is nestled alongside the Chattahoochee River in Helen.


Home of the Cabbage Patch Kids
73 West Underwood St.
Cleveland, GA
706-865-2171

David Bristol Hot Air Balloon Rides, Helen
(706) 878-1449








Raccoon Mountain Caverns is located just outside of Chattanooga (TN) in the Black Creek area of Lookout Valley.

one of the South's most renowned and unique landmarks. This 24-acre complex is located in the heart of Chattanooga and has something to entertain and please everyone. The Choo Choo combines history and fun in a delightful blend that appeals to visitors of all ages.



400 Ocoee Street
Copperhill, TN, 37317
423-496-9007


Young Harris, Hometown of Zell Miller


Critter Creations - a fun place where kids can make their own stuffed animal. They pick their own animal, stuff it, dress it and give it a name with a birth certificate and a cool box.
662 East Main St. Blue Ridge, GA 706-632-8944 (Inside "Twigs to Furniture")

Bowling at Fannin Lanes 4115 East 1st Street Blue Ridge 706-632-2064

MOVIES
Carmike Riverstone 15 Movie Theater
 A 35 minute drive south to Canton.
Take Hwy 515 to Riverstone Pkwy exit. Drive west about 1 mile on the north side of the street. Near some fun restaurants, like Provino's, which is in walking distance from the theater.  Second largest screen in Georgia with stadium seating and THX sound.
1395 Riverstone Parkway Canton, GA
770-720-9520

East Towne Twin Cinema
showings at 7 and 9 pm 7 nights a week.
Located at 941 Maddox Dr, East Ellijay. Adults $5, Children $3.50. 706-635-5700.


Swan Drive-In Movie Theater
Open year round with first run movies. One of 4 drive-ins still in operation in Georgia.
Listen to the movie through your FM radio.
 651 Summit St. Blue Ridge, GA.
Open Fri, Sat, Sun. Adults $6, Ages 4-11 $3.
706-632-5235 or 888-469-1955


Six Flags Over Georgia
275 Riverside Parkway, SE
Austell, GA  
Phone: 770-948-9290
The South's premier family theme park featuring thrill rides, Broadway-style shows & attractions. Open weekends, spring and fall, daily during summer.

Stone Mountain Park
Stone Mountain, Georgia
Georgia's #1 attraction offers fun for the whole family features the world's largest exposed granite w/Confederate Carving. With entertainers & crafters, Georgia's 1st 4D Theater, Great Barn, Summit Skyride, Scenic Railroad, Lasershow Spectacular

Located in downtown Atlanta, this 21-acre legacy from the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games features The Fountain of Rings with four shows daily.

121 Baker Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30313-1807
 800-676-2653
World of Coca-Cola, next to the Georgia Aquarium, is the only place you can explore the complete story-past, present and future- of the world's best-known brand. Thrilling 4D cinematic experience, largest collection of Coke memorabilia ever assembled.

Six Flags Over Georgia
275 Riverside Parkway, SE
Austell, GA  
Phone: 770-948-9290
The South's premier family theme park featuring thrill rides, Broadway-style shows & attractions. Open weekends, spring and fall, daily during summer.

Inside CNN Tour:  View what the inside of a news studio looks like. Take the Inside CNN Studio Tour in Atlanta. Tourists take a 50-minute CNN studio tour featuring the Control Room Theater, Special Effects studio and Interactive News Desk section.
Reservations not always required except during busy times are accepted Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.

CNN Studio Tour Contact Information
One CNN Center
Atlanta, GA
(404) 827-2300 or 877-4CNNTOUR


The Georgia Aquarium is the largest aquarium in the world, which houses over 500 different species.








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