"Home of the first gold rush in America" Top 5 Page for this destination Dahlonega by kimberbakos

Dahlonega Travel Guide: 40 reviews and 102 photos

You can try your hand at gold hunting

Since Dahlonega is home to the first gold rush in America, preceding the famous Fortyniners by 20 years. The state capital building dome in Atlanta is plated with gold from Dahlonega. Some of the gold was found by panning, and the majority of it was mined from below ground.

Take a side trip to some natural beauty

Not too far from Dahlonega, in Dawsonville, is Amicalola Falls. A nice hike here will help you work off the awesome food from the Smith House!

And shop to your heart's content

There are wonderful stores all around the town square, each filled with unique items that beg to be taken home. As you can see from the picture, more than a few things found their way home with us.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A great place to spend a beautiful day
  • Cons:Wouldn't be much fun in the rain
  • In a nutshell:Enjoy an old fashioned bit of America in GA
  • Last visit to Dahlonega: May 2005
  • Intro Written Apr 16, 2006
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