Since its founding in 1840, the Griffin-Spalding area has grown from a railroad boomtown to a must-see destination steeped in small-town charm that's great for getaways and exploration,just south of Atlanta. Busy but not crowded, the greater Griffin-Spalding area offers diverse heritage and history; engaging architecture; eclectic eateries, bars and shopping; leisure sports and recreation; and thriving arts, entertainment and events.
Explore the birthplace and dental office of John Henry "Doc" Holliday, and join the fun for the annual Doc Holliday Festival. See film locations for movies and television shows, tour the Griffin-Spalding Sports Hall of Fame, and enjoy a variety of recreational options from skeet shooting to disc golf courses. Visit historic downtown Griffin to dine in mural-laced, quirky cafes and restaurants that serve Southern favorites, and shop for unique apparel, gifts and antiques. Begin your visit at the Griffin Regional Welcome Center to learn more about all the area has to offer.