"Gold, the slower pace, mountains, and tasty food" Top 5 Page for this destination Dahlonega by gkitzmil
Dahlonega Travel Guide: 38 reviews and 95 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.
There are over 20 waterfalls in this area. Many are spectacular and are just a short drive from Dahlongega
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