The Empire State of the south was the center focus point of industrialization in the Old South. As such, Georgia is home to some of the best structures of great historical significance. Key in the list is the Savannah City that is largely famous for the medieval structures from the 18th Century.
Georgia is also home to the Martin Luther King Jr National Historic Site whose national significance can’t be stressed enough. The capital city – Atlanta – is always lively and with some leafy city squares to check out. Finally there’s also the host of the famed annual Masters Golf showpiece – Augusta.
Let’s therefore scroll through 8 of the best tourist allures in the southeastern state.
Callaway Gardens – Columbus, Georgia
The vast resort complex in the foot of the Appalachian Mountains outside Columbus showcases a diverse flowery garden at the Sibley Horticultural Center. The family-friendly destination also embodies the spirit of mutual agreement between man and nature. The Raptor Show, Azalea Bowl and Garden, Butterfly Center and the winding bike trails highlight the topmost attractions at the cross-generational getaway. It is therefore the perfect destination for any sort of groups including weddings, trainings, reunions and family getaways. You may further take part in watersports at the Robin Lake which hosts the annual Masters Waterski and Waterboard events.
Ocmulgee National Monument
The prehistoric Native American Indians Park traces to well over 10,000 years ago. Key features include the famous earthworks existent since 1000 CE. The Paleo-Indian era is perfectly covered at the park and the cultures of the American Indian inhabitants over the years also make the colorful displays. Visit the park that forms the largest archaeological site in America and witness the digs that push us way back in time. Furthermore, the park is lined with hike trails, picnic areas, film location and a museum. This is just the best location for your family retreat. Schools may also plan for field trips to the historical monument and explore the Stone-Age American History.
Chattahoochee National Forest
Located in Northern Georgia and comprising two Forests – the Oconee National Forest and the Chattahoochee National Forest – the Chattahoochee is the perfect wild-side recreational site inside an 850,000-acre Georgian countryside. Activities at this charming site include horse-back riding, bicycling, fishing, forest exploration and camping. You get to view the refreshing scenery of the mountainous terrains filled with enchanting woodlands. Most importantly Chattahoochee National forest is the undisputed hikers’ paradise in the whole of Georgia.
Jekyll Island – Georgia
The resort island of the East Coast now also acts as a State Park. It was previously owned by rich East Coasters by the name of the Jekyll Island Club. Currently, the vast waterfront site serves as a beach destination, nature hike area, golf zone and camp site. It also boasts of some of the most exquisite hotels the Sorth can offer.
Jimmy Carter National Historic Site
This historic site houses the farm where the 39th US President – President James Earl “Jimmy Carter” – spent his boyhood. This site is a portrayal of the virtues President Jimmy valued most. The rural plains in the South of Georgia where the site exists revolve largely around the culture of schooling, farming and churchgoing. And these are beautifully reflected inside the cabins and the entire farmlands in the stunning National Site. The farm now also serves as the location for the Presidential Site Song Challenge. You will also check out the Plains High School which also acts as the Visitor Center and Museum. This is the School where the President gained his high ethics and integrity – a tour through the now well preserved and furnished school structures is simply irresistible.
Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Site – Atlanta Georgia
The best way to learn about the king of black civil rights is by taking the short visit to his birth home. Marvel at the achievements and charm of the charismatic civil rights leader who turned the nation’s future on its head. Tour his birth home and where he grew into the civil rights agitator. Also head to the historical Ebeneezer Baptist Church and recreate the rich antiquity of the civil rights home. Finally visit the liberators’ Freedom Hall and relive the artifacts of the liberation fight.
Occupying over 30-acres of the historic Savannah district, Forsyth Park is the ultimate social park of State of Adventure. Sunbathing, Concerts, reading, relaxing, shopping and photo-shoot are the most notable activities you must be part of at Forsyth. The 1879 Confederate Monument and the Forsyth Park Fountain are the most obvious and attractive sites at the Museum. When you tour the park on Saint Patrick’s then you can attend a ceremony at the Park where the fountain is dyed green. The popular event attracts local and international tourists in large numbers.
The ‘Land of the Quaking Earth” is a vast shallow and mossy swampland straddling all the way down to Florida. Part of the seven Natural wonders of Georgia, Okefenokee Swamp has now been designated the National Natural Landmark status. It is moreover believed to be well over 6,500 years old and the largest Black water Swamp in North America. It’s no surprise therefore that a cool 400,000 people visit the 1,770 square kilometer bayou annually. Alongside over 34 different varieties of fish, you will also find the powerful Black Bears, Otters, Water Moccasins, Sandhill Cranes, Ospreys, Anhinga, and several others. Remember though that this is a daytime-only park due to the impending reptile danger at night. Tours could be enjoyed aboard tour boats, canoes or trails. Or you could decide to take your viewing atop the 90-foot observation tower.
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Originally posted 2017-05-12 12:46:01.