BOOTH WESTERN ART MUSEUM Opening in 2003 it is the only museum of its kind in the Southeast and is the second largest art museum in the state of Georgia. It houses the largest permanent exihibition space for Western art in the country and has been an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution scence 2006. It's main gallerys feature Western artist of the 20th and 21st centuries and the permanent galleries include: American West Gallery, Cowboy Gallery, Faces of the West, Heading West, The Modern West, Sagebrush Ranch, James and Carolyn Miller Presidential Gallery, War is Hell Gallery, and a two story Sculpture Court.
The Museum also contains a cafe, Ballroom, Museum store and research library.
Located at: 501 Museum Dr. Cartersville Ga. 30120 770-387-1300
www.boothmuseum.org

WORLD OF COKE Experience the history of the worlds most famous beverage brand at the dynamic, multimedia home of the 128- year old secret formula for Coca Cola. View more than 1,200 never-before displayed artifacts and get a behind the scenes look at the bottling process. Take a trip around the world in a thrilling 4-D movie, experience and tempt your taste buds with more than 100 beverages from around the world before taking home a complimentory glass bottle of Coca Cola: Location: 121 Baker Street N.W. Atlanta 30313  1-800-676-Coke (2653)
www.worldofcola.com
SOUTHEASTERN RAILWAY MUSEUM This Museum occupies a 35-acre site and has been in operation since 1970, SRM features about 90 items of rolling stock including historic Pullman cars and Classic Steam Locomotives. Ride in restored Cabooses behind restored antique diesel locomotives, stand next to the massive driving wheels of the locomotive that once pulled passenger trains to Key West on the "Railroad that went to the sea", tour the car that helped bring the Olympics to Atlanta, Pose on the platform of the private car once used by President Warren G. Harding, and see just how green Southern Railway green can be as you walk the length of the diesel-electric locomotive that ran the point on the cresent before AMTRAK assumed contol of the famous train
Located: 3595 Buford Hwy. Duluth Ga. 30096  770-476-2013  www.srmduluth.org  
MUSEUM OF AVIATION in Warner Robins Ga. is one of the largest aviation museums in the United States and a major U.S. Airforce Heritage, Exhibit and Education Center in the Southeast. It is a model base-community partnership which servves as a showcase of Robins Air Force Base. The Museum is the second largest museum in the U.S. Air Force and only one of ten aviation museums in the United States to be accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. Admission is free and the museum is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years.
Location: Ga. Hwy 247 & Russell Parkway Warner Robins Ga. 31088  478-926-6870
www.museumofaviation.org   
NATIONAL INFANTRY MUSEUM The National Infantry Museum honors Soldiers by providing education by teaching Soldiers, familys, and the general public on all facets of the history of the United States Infantry, the origin and development of Fort Benning, and overview of the U.S. Army
Location: 1775 Legacy Way Columbus Ga. 31903  706-685-5800
www.nationalinfantrymuseum.org  
NATIONAL CIVIL WAR NAVEL MUSEUM The Civil War Navel Museum tells the story of the sailors, soldiers, and civilians, both free and enslaved as affected by the navies of the American Civil War and provides a repository for revelant archives and artifacts on the subject. It housesthe largest surviving Confederate warship, the CSS Jackson, as well as the wreckage of the CSS Chattahoochee. Otherexhibits include a full scale ship replica of the USS Water Witch, a replica of the USS Hartford with its berth deck, ward room, and Captians cabin, an actual Cutter or Ships boat from the USS Hartford, a full scale replica of the USS Monitors famous turret and an immersive panoramic dockside wxhibit recreating Plymouth, North Carolina, complete with a exterior and interior view of the CSS Albermarle. Also the largest collection of Civil War Navel related flags as well as many artifacts.
Location: 1002 Victory Drive, Columbus Ga. 31901
Info: 706-327-9798  www.portcolumbus.org
GEORGIA RACING HALL OF FAME Fastenyour seatbelt! Imagine how it felt to be a moon tripper, outrunning the sheriff while speeding along a snaking white line in the moonlit hills of North Georgia. At THE gEORGIA Racing Hall of Fame Museum, visitors can become prohibition outlaws without going to jail. Inside the museum, visitors will disciver memorials to NASCAR racing greats, and several exhibits featuring the history and the machines of the prohibition moonshine runners that became racers and mechanics, and the Nascar's first drivers and team owners. Additional attractions include the museums interactive games, racing simulators, and Georgia racing artifacts and numerous race cars that belonged to the prominent members of Georgia's racing heritage who ran the blockades to deliver their illegal cargo from Dawson County south to Atlanta and north to Knoxville, there is even an old trailer-bound moonshine still.
Location: 415 Highway 53 east  Dawsonville, ga
Info: www.garhof.org    
Amicalola Falls- Spectaular scenery and hiking trails makes this one of Georgia's most popular state parks. At 729 feet, Amicalola Falls is the highest cascading waterfall in the southeast. Visiors have choices on how to best view the tumbling waters, ranging from an accessible pathway to a challenging trail with staircases. Those who tackle the latter can join the park's Canyon Climbers club. An 8.5 mile trail leads from the park to Springer Mountain, the southern end of the famous 2,175 mile Appalachian Trail. Numerous other trails provide shorter day hikes
Info: www.gastateparks.org/AmicolaFalls   
Black Rock Mountain- Georgia's highest state park encompasses some of the most outstanding scenery in Georgia's Blue Ridge Mountians. Roadside overlooks provide spectacular 80- mile vistas and four hiking tails lead visitors past wildflowers, streams, small waterfalls and lush forests. Visitors enjoy the summit visitor center for its views, gift shop and picnic tables.
Info: www.gastateparks.org/BlackRockMountain  
Tallulah Gorge - One of the most spectacular canyons in the eastern U.S. Tallulah Gorge is two miles long and nearly 1,000 feet deep. Visitors can hike the rim trails to several overlooks, or they can obtain a permit to hike to the gorge floor (100 per day, not availible during water releases). Asuspension bridge sways 80 feet above the rocky bottom, providing spectacular views of the river and watwrfalls. Tightrope walkers have twice crossed the gorge, and visitors can still see the tower used by Karl Wallenda. A paved path follows an old railroad bed, perfect for strollers and bicycles, while mountain bikers can test their skills on a challenging 10- mile trail.
Info: www.gastateparks.org/TallulahGorge  
Travelers Rest Historic Site - This stagecoach inn and plantation home was built around 1815 by Janes R. Wyly. He was strategically located it along the newly constucted Unicoi Turnpikr, a busy highway over the Appalachian Mountains. Wyly operated the inn until 1833 when he sold it to his neighbor Devereaux Jarrett, the richest man in the Tugaloo Valley. Jarrett continued to operate the inn, but doubled its size to make it the homeplace of his 14,440- acre plantation along the Tugaloo River. Three generations of Jarrets inhabited the site until the state of Georgia purchased the remaining few acres of the once-vast plantation for $8,000 in 1955. Thanks to both its architecture significance and its role in the early history of the area, Travelers Rest was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1964. Today, visitors can tour the house and see many artifacts and furnashings, some of which were crafted by Calab Shaw, a renouned cabinetmaker from Massachusetts.
Info: www.gastateparks.org/TravelersRest 
Watson Mill Bridge - One of the most picturesque state parks in Georgia, Watson Mill Bridge contains the longest coverd bridge in the state, spanning 229 feet across the South Fork River. Built in 1885 by Washinton(W.W.) King, son of freed slave and famous covered-bridge builder Horace King, the bridge is supported by a town lattice truss system held firmly together with wooden pins. At one time, Georgia had  more than 200 covered bridges; today less than 20 remain.
Info: www.gastateparks.org/WatsonMillBridge
Robert Toombs House Historic Site - A legend in his own time, Robert Toombs was a successful planter and lawyer who led a turbulent career as state legislator, U.S. Congressman and Senator, "Defend yourselves; the enemy is at your door... thundered Toombs from the Senate floor on January 24, 1860. The following year, Georgia seceded from the Union and Toobs personified the South by evolving from conservative Unionist to fire-breathing secessionist. After serving just five months as Confederate Secretary of State, he resigned to serve as brigadier general in the Army of Northern Virginia.
Info: www.gastateparks.org/RobertToombsHouse 
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Twenty years before the 1849 gold rush in California, thousands of prospectors flocked into the Cherokee Nation in north Georgia, marking the true beginning of our country's first gold rush. Dahlonega thrived and a U.S.Branch Mint opened in 1838, coining more than $6 million in gold before closing in 1861. Today, visitors can see a complete set of these rare coins, a nugget weighing more than five ounces, a large hydraulic cannon and nozzle used to blast soil from mountainsides. The museum is housed inside the 1836 Lumpkin County Courthouse, the oldest courthouse in Georgia. The town of Dahlonega is a popular destination for gold panning, shopping and sightseeing.
Info: www.gastateparks.org/DahlonegaGoldMuseum
Cloudland Canyon - Located on the western edge of Lookout Mountain, this is one of the most scenic parks in the the state, offering rugged terrain and exceptional hiking. The park straddles a deeo gorge cut into the mountain by Sitton Gulch Creek, and elevation differs from 800 to 1,980 feet. The most spectacular view into the canyon is an easy walk from the picnic area; however, hikers can also explore the rim trail or jpurney to the canyon floor by a series of staircases. Two waterfalls cascade over layers of sandstone and shale into pools below.
Info: www.gastateparks.org/CloudlandCanyon   
Sweetwater Creek - Sweetwater Creek State Park is a peaceful tract of wilderness only minutes from downtown Atlanta. A wooded trail follows the stream to the ruins of the New Manchester Manufacturing Company, a textile mill burned during the Civil War, beyond the mill, the trail climbs rocky bluffs to provide views of the beautiful rapids below. Additional trails wind through fields and forest, showcasing ferns, magnolias, wild azaleas and hardwoods.
Info: www.gastateparks.org/SweetwaterCreek
Providence Cayon State Outdoor Recreation Area - Georgia's "little Grand Canyon" is a testiment to the power of mans influence on the land. Massive gullies as deep as 150 feet were caused simply by poor farming practices during the 1800's, yet today they make some of the prettiest photographs within the state. The rare Plumleaf Azalea grows only in this region and blooms during july and August when most Azalealas have lost their color. The Canyons soil's pink, orange, red and purple hues make a beautiful natural painting at this quite park.
Info: www.gastateparks.org/ProvidenceCanyon
Fort McAllister - Located south of Savannah on the banks of the Ogeechee River, the scenic park showcases the best preserved earthwork fortification of the Confederacy. The earthworks were attacked seven times by Union ironclades but did not fall until 1864 - ending Gen. William T. Shurman's " March to the Sea." Visitors can explore the grounds with cannons, a furnace, bombproof, barracks, palisades and more, while a Civil War museum contains artifacts, a video and gift shop.
Info: www.gastateparks.org/FortMcAllister
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