"Gold, the slower pace, mountains, and tasty food" Top 5 Page for this destination Dahlonega by gkitzmil

Dahlonega Travel Guide: 40 reviews and 102 photos


Gold was first discovered in the Dahlonega area in 1828, twenty years before the Gold Rush to California.

Gold can still be found there -- along with wonderful waterfalls and a relaxing pace.

Our trip included:
1. panning for gold at a local mine
2. visiting waterfalls
3. having good local bar-b-cue

and generally just relaxing!

Prior to 2006 I had never heard of this town. A television show on places you can go to find real treasure included gold in Georgia. A quick web search led me to Dahlonega.

I am SO glad I found it!


You can get a great history of the local gold rush and establishment of a U.S. Mint in this town by visiting the Gold Museum right in the center of the town. The museum was once the town hall.

Beautiful countryside and waterfalls

There are over 20 waterfalls in this area. Many are spectacular and are just a short drive from Dahlongega

  • Last visit to Dahlonega: Aug 2006
  • Intro Written Sep 8, 2006
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  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Mar 11, 2010 at 1:42 PM

    We went through here one year ago, and will go back for more time-Took trip to Helen for the day. You did a great job of describing the sites and the pictures enhance the area.

  • rexvaughan's Profile Photo
    Mar 22, 2009 at 7:18 PM

    Good brunswick stew is hard to find - glad yours was good. The dome of the Georgia state capitol is gilded with gold from Dahlonega. Good page.

  • Stephen-KarenConn's Profile Photo
    Oct 12, 2006 at 4:26 AM

    When I lived in Georgia I visited Dahlonega often. Glad to see you representing them so well here on VT.

  • johanl's Profile Photo
    Sep 20, 2006 at 11:33 PM

    Beer and ribs....ribs and beer... Looks like you have taken home some european experiences and style of living !!!


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