Georgia Trivia for Family Travel Fun

  • Berry College Mill

    The Old Mill is just one of many secrets on Berry College's campus.

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.

  1. 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.

  1. The oldest portable steam engine in the US is on display at Railroad Museum in Savannah.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. Marshall Forest, also in Rome, is the only natural forest within a city limits in the US.

  1. 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.

  1. UGA in Athens is the first university chartered and supported by state funds.

  1. The Varsity in Atlanta is the world’s largest drive-in fast food restaurant.

  1. 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.

  1. Chickens don’t cross the road in Quitman, because it is illegal there! This small Georgia town was also was the final home of James Pierpont, author of “Jingle Bells.”


Lesli Peterson

Lesli is the Georgia’s official Family Explorer and the owner of 365AtlantaFamily, which offers a daily dose of inspiration for metro-area families. Click here for more Family content from Lesli.

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