Kids love trivia! Why not use it as a tool to get your family pumped about visiting a new city? Here are 10 fun facts to spearhead your next Georgia adventure.
- Historic Saint Marys is the second oldest city in the nation. It is also where you can catch a ferry to Cumberland Island National Seashore.
- The oldest portable steam engine in the US is on display at Railroad Museum in Savannah.
- Cordele is said to be the watermelon capital of the world, and it’s great place to catch the Watermelon Express via the SAM Shortline.
- Berry College in Rome has the world’s largest college campus. You can explore Berry College for free. Here are more FREE ways to enjoy Rome, Ga.
- Marshall Forest, also in Rome, is the only natural forest within a city limits in the US.
- Brasstown Bald is the highest point in Georgia, at 4,784 feet. It’s exceptionally family-friendly. Read about our fall summit hike of Brasstown Bald.
- UGA in Athens is the first university chartered and supported by state funds.
- The Varsity in Atlanta is the world’s largest drive-in fast food restaurant.
- Georgia’s Capitol dome is plated with Georgia gold. The first domestic gold ever sent to the Philadelphia Mint came from Dahlonega. You can take a gold tour in Dahlonega, or enjoy over 120 additional adventures in the Georgia Mountains.