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What’s New

  • STREETCAR: The Atlanta Streetcar will transport visitors from downtown to the east side of the city. It is expected to open this summer.
  • HUMAN RIGHTS: Opening this summer, the Center for Civil and Human Rights will solidify Atlanta’s reputation as the global gateway for exploring human rights issues.
  • FAMOUS FOOTBALL: The $66 million College Football Hall of Fame will open in Atlanta this autumn.
  • URBAN WHITEWATER: The longest urban whitewater rush in the world opened on the Chattahoochee River at Columbus recently.

Attractions

  • Georgia Aquarium: The world’s largest aquarium is home to more than 100,000 marine animals. Atlanta.
  • Stone Mountain Park: Attractions include a sky lift to the mountaintop, paddlewheel riverboat cruise and an Antebellum home tour. Near Atlanta.
  • Georgia Sea Turtle Center: The only sea turtle rehabilitation centre of its kind between coastal South Carolina and Florida. Jekyll Island.
  • Booth Western Art Museum: Houses the largest permanent exhibition space for Western art in the country. Cartersville.

Events

  • International Cherry Blossom Festival (March), Macon.
  • Savannah Music Festival (March to April), Savannah.
  • Atlanta Dogwood Festival (April), Atlanta.
  • Georgia Mountain Fair (July), Hiawassee.
  • Yellow Daisy Festival (September), Stone Mountain.
  • Georgia National Fair (October), Perry.
  • Callaway Gardens Fantasy In Lights (November to December), Pine Mountain.

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Places

  • Atlanta: Visitors can see the world’s largest aquarium, follow in the footsteps of Martin Luther King Jr, taste the many flavours at the World of Coca-Cola, or stroll through collections of art from around the world – all within the city limits of Atlanta.
  • Georgia’s Coast: Georgia’s Coast stretches approximately 160 kilometres between the Savannah and St Mary’s rivers. Visit Savannah, which boasts one of the largest historic districts in the country, or uncover four beautiful barrier islands on the Golden Isles.

Hidden Gems

  • Ocmulgee National Monument: Experience 12,000 years of Native American history. Macon.
  • Howard Finster Vision House: Built by folk artist Howard Finster, who is said to have experienced a vision from God telling him to paint sacred art. Summerville.
  • Georgia’s Antebellum Trail: The state’s first official tourism trail spans 160 kilometres between Athens to Macon.

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.
  • Shopping: North Georgia Premium Outlets in Dawsonville, The Outlet Shoppes in Atlanta, Tanger Outlet Centers in Commerce and Locust Grove; the villages of Madison, Rome, Dahlonega, Thomasville and Washington; Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza in Buckhead, Little Five Points and Virginia Highland in Atlanta.
  • Info: Georgia Department of Economic Development

(800) Visit-GA

www.ExploreGeorgia.org

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