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"Georgia on My Mind II" Top 5 Page for this destination United States of America Things to Do Tip by deecat

United States of America Things to Do: 953 reviews and 1,331 photos

  World's largest bas-relief sculpture
by deecat

It's Georgia's fascinating past that seems to attract visitors. Pre-Columbian archeological sites such as Ocmulgee

Former Plantations

19th Century architecture of Savannah

Civil War sites such as Andersonville and Chickamauga

Colonial Stockades like Fort Frederica

Civil Rights movement as witnessed in places like Atlanta & Albany

Other Places to Visit

Calaway Gardens (see separate tip)

Warm Springs (Franklin D. Roosevelt built his home, Little White House, here and it's open to the public)

Stone Mountain Park (Riverboat, plantations, and the largest bas-relief sculpture)

Golden Isles
The Golden Isles are the barrier islands, and they are this because of the color of their sands. Eight of them are still largely unspoiled. Four (Tybee, St. Simons, Jekyll, and Sea) are resorts, outfitted with golf courses and five-star hotels.
Cumberland is the largest and wildest with wild horses roaming there.
African Americans called Gullahs have almost disappeared from the barrier islands off the coast because of the development of resorts. The Gullahs used to work on the rice plantations. After the Civil War, they created their own society. African Culture lives on in the Gullahs' crafts such as handwoven baskets.

See some of these places also

Albany at Mt. Zion Albany Civil Rights Museum It's in the old Mt. Zion Church where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. preached in 1961. See also Albany Museum of Art which is the largest collection of traditional African art in the southwest.
Observe all the old historic buildings such as Smith House.

Lake Chehow has boardwalks, walking and biking trails, and lots of opportunities to see wonderful wildlife.

There are many more places, but I've run out of space. Go see for yourself. Remember, Georgia is theEmpire State of the South

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  • Updated Feb 22, 2005
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