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Discover Treasure in Henry County

  • Heritage Park Veterans Museum

Henry County is comfortably south of Atlanta, yet, easily accessible from I-75. Normally I drive through this part of Georgia, but the lure of hidden treasures beckoned me to take a closer look. I downloaded the new Henry County app Treasure Hunt: the Hidden Gems of Henry County and got started on my quest to fill my treasure chest.

Henry County Treasure Hunt app
Henry County Treasure Hunt app

How the App Works

Once downloaded, users choose from five different types of adventures: hidden gems, homegrown, historic, wild adventures or assorted treasures. In each section, there are several attractions to visit. Check in at each location to garner gold for your quest. Earn enough gold, and enter to win some pretty awesome prizes like a helicopter ride in an Army AH-1F Cobra attack helicopter at the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation; a Walk on the Wild Side tour and Keeper for a Day at Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary; or a Tanger Outlets shopping spree.

Our Favorite Spots

Even if you don’t complete all the quests, the app is a fun way to answer the question, “What is there to do in Henry County?” A few of our favorites include Southern Belle Farm, Heritage Park Veterans Museum and Jailhouse Brewing Company. Southern Belle is 330-acre working farm with so many family-friendly activities the kids will never want to leave. Heritage Park Veterans Museum is a hidden gem for military aficionados or anyone interested in American history from World War I through the present. Visit Jailhouse Brewing on Saturdays from 2 – 6 p.m. for a brewery tour and tasting. In addition to great brew, the beers have great names too.

Where to Grab a Bite

Hunting for treasure can make you hungry. For some down-home flavor, you can’t miss the Original Shane’s Rib Shack for some mouthwatering BBQ. Save some room for the peach cobbler, too. For something a little more upscale, try the French Market & Tavern in Historic Downtown Locust Grove. While you’re there, pick up a little something for your house in the market. Traditionalists will enjoy a house-made burger from Burger Theory, located in the Holiday Inn and Suites in Stockbridge.

For more information on Henry County and a list of Five Free Things to do in Henry County, visit Field Trips with Sue.

 

Sue Rodman

Sue Rodman is Georgia’s official Smart Travel Explorer and the managing editor of the award-winning family travel site 365 Atlanta Family.

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