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What’s New

• Jimmy Carter Library and Museum: Features new interactive exhibits detailing the life of President Jimmy Carter, and unprecedented access to documents from the Carter Administration. Atlanta.
• The Big House Allman Brothers Band Museum: Offers an extensive collection of ABB posters, photos, memorabilia and a vast archive of audio recordings and film footage. Macon.

Attractions
• Georgia Aquarium: The world’s largest aquarium is home to more than 100,000 animals representing 500 species from around the globe. Something new is introduced every 90 days. Atlanta.
• Stone Mountain Park: Attractions include sky lift to the mountaintop, train ride, paddlewheel riverboat cruise, old-time village, 4-D movie theatre, Antebellum home tour and the world’s longest running laser show. Near Atlanta.
• Georgia Music Hall of Fame: Memorabilia representing more than 450 artists, including Little Richard, James Brown, and Otis Redding. Interactive exhibits for kids. Macon.
• Georgia Sea Turtle Center: The only sea turtle rehabilitation centre of its kind between coastal South Carolina and Florida. Jekyll Island.
• Tellus Northwest Georgia Science Museum: Contains interactive exhibits, a replica Wright flyer, a 24-metre long Apatosaurus, and a 120-seat state-of-the-art digital planetarium. Cartersville.
• World of Coca-Cola: Features interactive exhibits, the world’s largest collection of Coke memorabilia and an opportunity to sample up to 70 different products. Atlanta.

Events
• Georgia National Rodeo (February), Perry.
• Cherry Blossom Festival (March), Macon.
• Savannah Music Festival (March to April), Savannah.
• Atlanta Dogwood Festival (April), Atlanta.
• AthFest (June), Athens.
• Echota Cultural Arts Festival (July), Sautee.
• The National Black Arts Festival (July), Atlanta.
• Georgia National Fair (October), Perry.
• Callaway Gardens Fantasy in Lights (November to December), Pine Mountain.

Places
• Atlanta: Attractions include the High Museum of Art and the Fox Theater; year-round performances from the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Ballet and Atlanta Opera; The Center for Puppetry Arts; Dad’s Garage Theater’s outrageous or eccentric shows.
• Georgia’s Coast: Isolated beaches, tranquil marshes and cobblestone streets. Low country delicacies like soft-shelled crabs and Brunswick stew.
C0635Georgia Dept Economic Dev.• Savannah: Home to more then 1,600 historically and architecturally significant structures, 21 of her original 24 squares and the largest registered Urban Historic Landmark District in the U.S.

Hidden Gems
• Providence Canyon State Park: Includes 16 canyons, some as deep as 46 metres. An interpretive centre explains how the massive gullies were caused by erosion because of poor farming practices in the 1800s. Lumpkin.
• Ocmulgee National Monument: Experience 12,000 years of Native American history at this 284-hectare site in Macon.
• Howard Finster Vision House: Built by folk artist Howard Finster, who experienced a vision from God to paint sacred art. The house museum is currently home to Finster’s art. Print reproductions available for purchase. Summerville.
• Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum: Boasting the largest collection of microcars anywhere in the world. Among more than 300 exhibits are the 1958 Goggomobil DART and a 1956 Avolette Record De Luxe. Madison.

Did You Know?
State Motto: Wisdom, Justice and Moderation
State Flower: Cherokee Rose
State Bird: Brown Thrasher

Fast Facts
Region: THE SOUTH
America’s Byways: Russell-Brasstown National Scenic Byway.
Direct Flights: Air Canada, Delta Airlines
Sales Tools: State Travel Guide; Calendar of Events; Golf Guide; Kids Guide; Group Travel Planner; brochures; FAM trips; itineraries; images to use in marketing materials and websites.
Info: Georgia Department of Economic Development
1-800-Visit GA
www.ExploreGeorgia.org

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