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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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Jimmy Carter's Boyhood Home in Plains

Seeing the rural and remote setting of Jimmy Carter's Boyhood Farm, just two miles outside of Plains serves as tremendous reminder that anyone can grow up to be the president of the United States.

The house and farm are part of the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site, which also includes Plains High School, where Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter attended and graduated, and the Train Depot that served as Jimmy Carter's Presidential Campaign Headquarters.

Nearby sites include:

Overview

Discover some of nature’s most breathtaking natural wonders in a region known as much for its simple country style as its ties to two influential American presidents.

Discover the many possibilities:

  • Enjoy – Botanical gardens and unspoiled scenery
  • Discover – Peaceful retreats and theatrical ties
  • Follow – Presidential footsteps and historical happenings

 

Blaze a path along the rails, trails and scenic waterways of West Georgia while brushing up on history, indulging in nostalgia, and basking in the warmth of the Presidential Pathways region..

Click here for more information on The Presidential Pathways.

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  • Callaway Gardens

    Callaway Gardens is an award-winning, 6,000-acre gardens, resort and preserve nestled in the southernmost foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, in Pine Mountain, Georgia. In addition to three types of...

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  • Andersonville National Historic Site

    Andersonville National Historic Site pays tribute to all American prisoners of war. The park has three features: the National Prisoner of War Museum, the site of the Andersonville prison, and the Andersonville...

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  • The Rock Ranch

    The Rock Ranch is a 1,250-acre working cattle ranch owned by S. Truett Cathy, founder of Chick-fil-A. The ranch is dedicated to providing wholesome family entertainment in an agricultural setting. We offer...

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  • Explorations In Antiquity Center

    The Explorations in Antiquity Center in LaGrange, Ga., is a living museum of life in ancient times. Through archeological replicas, Biblical meal presentations, lectures, and other personal experiences...

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Events

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  • Follow the Cross Walks

    Explore the events of Easter Week with an interactive tour of archaeological and historical reconstructions. These guided tours lead visitors from the meal at Simon's house at the beginning of the week...

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  • Callaway Gardens Azalea Season

    Each spring, Callaway Gardens' landscape explodes with one of the world's largest displays of native and cultivated azaleas – more than 20,000 of them – plus fresh blooms of dogwoods, crabapples, daffodils...

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  • Easter Egg Hunts, Sunrise Service and Brunch at Callaway Gardens

    Visit Callaway Gardens on Easter weekend for egg hunts, buffet meals, a sunrise service and the natural beauty of the gardens. All ages are invited to participate in the Callaway Gardens Easter Egg Hunts...

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  • Bike MS: Cox Atlanta Ride at Callaway Gardens

    Join the ride, volunteer or simply cheer on participants as Bike MS - the premiere fundraising cycling series in the nation - hosts its Atlanta ride through the beautiful trails of Callaway Gardens and...

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Places to Stay

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  • Columbus Marriott

    If the walls could talk..the Historic Columbus Marriott's walls could tell a colorful history. The 177-room hotel is built around a restored grist mill that began operations in 1861. The original brick...

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  • Americus Garden Inn Bed and Breakfast

    2014 Travelers' Choice Award Winner as a Top 10 Bed and Breakfast in the United States. The Americus Garden Inn Bed and Breakfast offers a unique lodging experience in the heart of the residential historic...

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  • Plains Historic Inn

    This historic inn features seven period suites authentically furnished from the 1920s to the 1980s. Every room is a history lesson. Each suite includes a private bath, cable TV, wireless Internet, smoke-free...

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  • Holiday Campground at West Point Lake

    Holiday Campground is a large facility with more than 150 campsites, including electric, non-electric, tent-only and group sites. Surrounded by rolling fields and deep forests that display outstanding...

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