Dahlonega Things to Do

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  • North Georgia Zoo & Petting Farm/Wildlife Wonders

    by kamora Updated Jun 8, 2012

    I visited North Georgia Zoo for the first time on Easter weekend of this year (2012). Not only did my bf and I greatly enjoy our visit, it changed my future, as well. I was asked, at the end of our visit, to apply for an internship, which I did, and I have enjoyed visiting, helping, and working for North Georgia Zoo & Wildlife Wonders ever since!
    One of the many things I like most about North Georgia Zoo & Wildlife Wonders is that it is very personal and educational. It is family-run and they are very hands-on with running the zoo, kind of like in the movie "We Bought a Zoo". The North Georgia Zoo staff, interns, and volunteers dedicate their time, effort, and hard-work to helping and protecting animals, as well as educating the public about these very special animals, whether it be at the zoo or at their Wildlife Wonders - Zoo to You programs.
    I absolutely love the variety of different kinds of animals they care for and educate the public about. I have always wanted to work with wolves and North Georgia Zoo currently has three amazing wolf pups. There is even a wolf pup encounter available to the public over this summer! I also love how much opportunity there is to interact with the animals at North Georgia Zoo!
    North Georgia Zoo is definitely one of my all-time favorite zoos and my favorite zoo in Georgia!

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  • North GA Zoo

    by DarleenP Written Jun 2, 2012

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    This is not your typical Petting Zoo! You can spend the day, bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the beautiful mountain setting while learning about many varieties of animals. This pens are huge and hands on. The animals are approachable and friendly. There are also other options to see more exotic and wild animals on the wildlife walk, which I would highly reccomend. As a homeschool mom, the North GA Zoo is a fun, educational, activity packed day. Great for a family day or a school field trip. You will not be dissapointed!

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    Visit a Real Gold Mine

    by TexasDave Updated Jul 8, 2011

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    Gold mining is what put Dahlonega on the map and even though it's well past its hey-day gold is still being mined in these mountains.
    For a fee you can take a tour of an underground mine and includes the opportunity to pan for gold. You are given a plate loaded with sand and gravel and you are taught how to sift out the impurities to get to the gold- and generally there is a small flack or two you can take as a souvenir.
    Consolidated mine is the place where the 'glory hole' was discovered and then mined. Most of the time gold is found encased in a vein of quartz and most veins are the thickness of a pencil, or at the largest an inch or two. Here the vein was 22 feet thick and a couple hundred feet deep. At times half a million dollars worth of gold was mined in one shift! The tour takes about 40 minutes and is very interesting.
    There is also a gift shop selling geodes and mineral samples from all over the world, and a lapidary.

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  • North Georiga Zoo and Petting Farm!

    by wildlifewonders Written Dec 23, 2009

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    North Georgia zoo has a wonderful hands on clean friendly petting zoo area with 100's of fun loving, cute farm animals. They also have a unique guided zoo tour and camel encounter. This is a great place for all ages and has lots of variety and options. You can see everything from alligators, camels, kangaroos, lemurs, monkeys, parrots, reptiles, zebras and more. A family friendly atmosphere and lots of hands on! They are known by their debu on Dirty Jobs and Wild About Animals. They even have a water buffalo that traveled to New York for the Rachael Ray show! They also have pony rides for the kids, feed for the animals and animal encouters with the zookeepers and a variety of animals

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    crisson gold mine

    by doug48 Written Jul 11, 2009
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    the crisson gold mine is one of two gold mines in dahlonega. the crisson mine dates back to 1847 and is the oldest gold mine in georgia. the crisson mine was in commercial operation until the 1980's. the crisson mine caters to the more serious panner. they sell buckets of ore which you can pan for gold or gems. the crisson mine is an interesting place to visit in dahlonega.

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    consolidated gold mine

    by doug48 Updated Jul 11, 2009
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    the consolidated gold mine is one of two gold mines in dahlonega. the consolidated mine offers a tour of a 19 th century mine tunnel and gold panning. this educational attraction is a nice place to take children when in dahlonega.

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    holly theater

    by doug48 Written Jul 11, 2009
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    the holly theater is located on west main street in downtown dahlonega. once a movie theater the holly now hosts concerts, stage plays, and independent and classic movies. see the attached web site for up comming events.

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    vickery house

    by doug48 Written Jul 11, 2009
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    the vickery house was built in 1860 and is listed on the national register of historic places. today it is home to the dahlonega club. the vickery house is not open to the public but it is worth a look when in downtown dahlonega.

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    worley homestead

    by doug48 Written Jul 11, 2009
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    the worley homestead is one of a number of historic buildings and homes in downtown dahlonega. the worley homestead was built by william j. worley in 1845. during the civil war worley was confederate captain. today the worley homestead is a B&B inn. see the attached web site for more infomation.

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    gold museum

    by doug48 Updated Jul 11, 2009
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    located in the 1836 old lumpkin county courthouse is the dahlonega gold museum. in 1826 gold was discovered in the dahlonega area by benjamin parks. this discovery initiated a gold rush in the area from 1828 to 1848. many miners from dahlonega moved to california in 1848 when gold was discovered at sutter's mill. the museum has exhibits relating to the gold rush and lumpkin county history. the museum also has a film on gold mining techniques. the dahlonega gold museum is an interesting place to visit when in dahlonega.

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    price memorial building

    by doug48 Written Jul 11, 2009
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    the price memorial building is located on the site of the 1837 u.s. mint. prior to the civil war the mint produced six million dollars worth of gold coins from area mines. in 1861 the confederacy took over the mint from the union. in 1871 the mint and ten acres of land around the mint was transfered to north georgia college. the original mint was destroyed by fire in 1878 and the north georgia college administration building was built in it's place in 1879. in 1934 the building was named the price memorial admistration building after the founder of north georgia college. the steeple of the building is clad with dahlonega area gold.

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    Dahlonega Courthouse Gold Museum

    by tpangelinan Updated Oct 12, 2008
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    We have come to Dahlonega several times and now and have never gone in the Gold Museum, so we said what the heck. Well I gotta tell you it was very educational, fun, the guide were very informative and made it more fun and enjoyable. Plenty of history, a short movie, walking tour and small gift shop make up this nice old building which use to be the old Lunpkin County Courthouse built in 1836.

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    Habersham Tasting room Dahlonega

    by tpangelinan Written Oct 12, 2008
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    This is a cool town to walk around, if you get thirsty well get stop in for a tasting at Habersham's Tasting room. In this tasting room you can try a few other vineyard wine out also, Creekstone Vineyard and I think Stonepile Vineyard. As you may have notice by now we check out as many of the tasting room and vineyards in this area that we can.

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    The Fudge Factory

    by tpangelinan Written Oct 12, 2008
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    Now we're talking fudge! The fudge here at the Fudge Factory is some of the best I have ever tasted, you can not walk out without some. It smells so good inside you can't help but try & buy. A must stop in while walking around town.

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    Frogtown Cellars vineyard

    by tpangelinan Written Oct 12, 2008
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    We have come here to Frogtown Cellars vineyard several times and love it here! The wine is very good and reasonablly priced, they even have a good Ice Wine if you get there before they are all gone. They do serve lunch items here but very limited choice, good though. This vineyard is a part of the Georgia Wine Highway. A must do!

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