Historic High Country

Historic High Country

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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

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Rock City Gardens

Rock City Gardens will amaze you...it's in their nature! Located atop Lookout Mountain in far northwest Georgia at the state line, Rock City is a marvel of nature, featuring massive ancient rock formations, gardens with more than 400 native plant species, and breathtaking panoramic views from "Lover's Leap," where visitors can see seven states all at once.

Rock City officially opened as a public attraction in 1932, and today, nearly a half-million people from all over the world visit this natural attraction each year.  Visit one of the regional gift shops and dine at the Big Rock Grill. Rock City is splendid year-round.

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Overview

Windows to the past can be found all across Northwest Georgia in the Historic High Country region, the Land of Sights and Legends.

Discover the many possibilities:

  • Enjoy – amusement parks and outdoor sports
  • Discover – the legacy of Georgia's land and her Civil War heritage
  • Explore – streams, lakes, orchards and wineries

As a major settlement for Native Americans, a plethora of historical sites are scattered across the rolling hills and rippling waterways of the Historic High Country. Immerse yourself in the history and enjoy the legacies.

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Attractions

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  • Booth Western Art Museum

    Booth Western Art Museum, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, is a 120,000-square-foot museum located in Cartersville. Guests are invited to see America's story through contemporary Western artwork...

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  • Serenberry Vineyards

    Serenberry Vineyards is a great little winery and vineyard near beautiful Blue Ridge. Visit our grapevines, each with its own personality, and experience the simple and serene pleasures that the North...

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  • Oak Hill & The Martha Berry Museum

    This 170-acre estate of Berry College founder Martha Berry includes a magnificent Greek Revival home, gardens, museum, trails and much more. Oak Hill, Martha Berry's home, remains today as it was prior...

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  • West Georgia Museum of Tallapoosa

    West Georgia  Museum has something for all ages. A look back at the late 1800 early 1900 era, including replicas of old stores, a barber shop and bank, will take you back to an earlier time. For the youngsters...

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Events

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  • Christmas by Candlelight

    In 1805, Cherokee Chief James Vann opened his new brick mansion to the Moravian missionaries to hold one of the first Christmas celebrations in the Cherokee Nation. To honor this tradition, visitors are...

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  • Earthdayz

    Rock City partners with Orange Grove for the 6th year of this naturally fun outdoor event as Rock City goes greener! Learn how to use recycled materials to make-and-take a fun project and go on a RockQuest...

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  • Jr. Ranger Day Camp: 6-8 year olds

    Kids aged 6-8 will join Ranger Marcus for a three-day nature adventure. See live animals, go on a scavenger hunt, make crafts, and more. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Registration...

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  • Rome International Film Festival

    Named one of the top 25 film festivals worth the submission fee by Movie Maker Magazine in 2011, RIFF offers filmmakers and festival goers alike a unique small-town atmosphere with the famous Southern...

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Places to Stay

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  • Aska Lodge Bed and Breakfast

    Aska Lodge Bed and Breakfast, set in the North Georgia Blue Ridge Mountains, offers luxury accommodations and is only 1.5 hours from both Atlanta and Chattanooga. Trip Advisor's No. 1 B&B in Blue Ridge...

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  • Red Top Mountain State Park

    This popular park on Lake Allatoona is ideal for swimming, water skiing and fishing. Visitors can bring their own boats or rent from nearby marinas. A sand swimming beach is nestled in a cove and surrounded...

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  • Barnsley Resort

    Located 60 miles north of Atlanta, Barnsley Resort welcomes guests into a relaxed setting of incomparable service. Encompassing 3,300 acres, the historic and fabled Barnsley Resort offers a unique experience...

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  • Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham - Rome

    This beautifully renovated 1890s warehouse, with original wood floors, brick walls and large sky-lit atrium, is Rome's most unique hotel property. Each of our well-appointed studios and suites has a charming...

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