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Georgia Residents Smackdown Finalists Announcement

Georgia Tourism is throwing down an all new "Smackdown" challenge for 2012. This year, Georgia tourism professionals are encouraged to assemble teams to work together on a creative proposal that will focus on Georgia residents. 

And the finalists are:

The Caboose Crew - Greater Rome Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Classic Twisters - Classic South Travel Association
The Twisted Lovers - Atlanta Metro Travel Association

Overview

Southern hospitality at its finest, the Classic South offers visitors a rare combination of history and charm mixed with bustling excursion options for everyone from outdoorsmen to museum-goers.

Discover the many possibilities:

  • Enjoy – Charming antebellum homes and championship golf greens
  • Discover – Family-friendly festivals and locally grown treats
  • Explore – State parks, vast lakes, and historic towns

 

The variety of possibilities provided by the Classic South are sure to delight visitors of all ages, bringing to life lost treasures amidst Georgia’s small-town ambiance and big-city attractions.

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Attractions

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  • Durhamtown Plantation Sportsman's Resort

    This old-style resort boasts a sporting clay course, fishing, paintball, ATV riding, archery range, pistol and rifle range, cabins, camping and a pavilion for cookouts. It offers more than 6,000 continuous...

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  • Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson

    Thomas Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the United States, lived with his family in Augusta for nearly 13 years between 1858 and 1870. His father was pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Augusta, and...

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  • Atwell Pecan Company

    Since the 1930s, Atwell Pecan Company, Inc., located at the intersection of GA-88 and US-1, has been a leading provider of pecans and other fine nuts. Over the last few years, the company has begun to...

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  • Brown House Museum

    This restored historical home built in 1850 is now a museum. Period furniture, artifacts, exhibits of the county's history and way of life are on display. Many area residents' personal historical items...

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Events

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  • Sacred Heart Garden Festival

    Historic Sacred Heart Cultural Center will be the focus for classic Southern gardening during its annual Garden Festival. See the finest examples of garden and floral displays, buy unique plants, antiques...

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  • Civil War Sesquicentennial Exhibit

    During the Civil War Sesquicentennial, the Brown House Museum will offer a rotating exhibit like none offered before. Civil War artifacts, memorabilia, personal letters written from soldiers to their loved...

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  • Fair on the Square

    Millen's annual Fair on the Square is held the first Saturday in October on the Jenkins County Courthouse square. Featured arts and crafts include etched glassware, leather goods, handmade jewelry, woodcrafts...

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  • Blind Willie McTell Blues Festival

    Selected by the Southeast Tourism Society as a Top 20 Event, the Blind Willie Blues Festival is one of the finest small festivals in the Southeast, with fans and patrons attending from all over the United...

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Places to Stay

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  • The Chicken Coop

    The Chicken Coop, a comfortable cottage with 2 guest rooms and private baths that is located on U S Hwy 78 15 miles east of Athens and 25 miles west of Washington, Ga. Guests share a kitchen and living...

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  • Coleman House Inn

    Beautiful restored three-story Victorian home with wraparound porch, lunch served daily, Sunday buffet. Catering for all occasions, weddings, etc.

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  • Babe's House

    This two-bedroom cottage offers one king-size bed and two single beds. Children and well-behaved pets welcomed. Full Southern breakfast served. If more rooms are needed, overflow lodging is available....

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  • Elijah Clark State Park

    Located on the western shore of 70,000-acre Clarks Hill Lake, this park is named for a frontiersman and Georgia war hero who led pioneers during the Revolutionary War. A renovated and furnished log cabin...

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