Dahlonega Travel Guide

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Dahlonega Things to Do

  • Visit a Real Gold Mine

    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...

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  • North Georgia Zoo & Petting...

    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!...

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  • North GA Zoo

    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...

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  • North Georiga Zoo and Petting Farm!

    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,...

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  • crisson gold mine

    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...

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  • consolidated gold mine

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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...

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  • price memorial building

    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...

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  • Dahlonega Courthouse Gold Museum

    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...

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  • Habersham Tasting room Dahlonega

    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

    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

    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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Dahlonega Restaurants

  • Great Breakfast

    Farmhouse Produce. 4690 Highway 52 E, Dahlonega, GA 30533 Fantastic country breakfast with a healthy serving of down home charm. My brother lives near this restaurant and introduced me during a recent visit. It's the only place I want to go for breakfast. Hubcap sized pancakes with fresh berries, fluffy hot biscuits with perfect country cream...

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  • Good place to eat in town

    While we were in town the 1st time we got rather hungry to we try this place and we were happy with the service and food. We have been back to Dahlonega several times and eaten here each time so it can't be all that bad. Menue is big and mostly Italian and you get bread and salad with dinner. We have tries several different items on the menu and...

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  • FRENCH FOOD IN RURAL GEORGIA

    Dominique IS French, the food was good, the martini's were wonderful, we found enjoyable entertainment. This ended up being the most expensive meal we ate in 2 weeks but French food, a martini, and free entertainment made the $85 for two people seem fine. (I drank several beers which boosted the bill, although the beer selection was not impressive...

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  • COLD BEER, GOOD PIZZA

    I went here because it was a brew pub and because two people told me they ate pizza there. (My pages DO have a beer theme.)I love a place where the bar staff is friendly and you feel welcome. They were, I did, and I would go back again if in Dahlonega. The pizza was good, and the beer was cold and not too badly priced.HOWEVER, the brewer had...

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  • Ribs to make your fingers messy

    I love southern style, messy ribs. These were truly some of the best I've had. Ribs, a meaty "Brunswick stew" and cold beer or tea. This is a chain but it is a regional chain and worth visiting. The ribs are some of the best I've eaten in several years. Okay-- I don't have ribs very often but this is better than any chain I've tried.

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  • Ribs to make your fingers messy

    I love southern style, messy ribs. These were truly some of the best I've had. Ribs, a meaty "Brunswick stew" and cold beer or tea. This is a chain but it is a regional chain and worth visiting. The ribs are some of the best I've eaten in several years. Okay-- I don't have ribs very often but this is better than any chain I've tried.

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Dahlonega Nightlife

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    by doug48 Written Jul 11, 2009

    johnny b's is located just southeast of downtown at the intersection of main street and GA 9. this combination restaurant and bar is a typical sports bar with a number of televisons for sports viewing. the clientele was a mixture of college students, locals, and tourists. i ordered a pork bar-b-cue sandwich from the bar menu which was good. johnny b's is a fun place to eat and drink in dahlonega.

    Dress Code: casual.

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Dahlonega Transportation

  • by parkwoody Written Oct 4, 2002

    Driving is about the only way. The town and its attractions are all walkable, although most people drive from site to site.
    I recommend walking, although sidewalks don't go everywhere. Being a bit lazy, I even hitched a ride with the mayor's son and his wife. Nice folks!

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Dahlonega Shopping

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    by kimberbakos Written Apr 16, 2006

    Step back into time and shop at an old fashioned general store. I could have spent hours just poking around.

    What to buy: They have really neat gourmet food Stuff that is unique to that area and locally made. I bought some of it for Father's Day for my dad, and he loved it! My son loved all the rocks and gemstones that were there to dig through, and my youngest had to have a whistle that toots like a train.

    What to pay: However much you want - if I had the money, there were $100's of stuff I would like. But since that wasn't in our budget, we each found something affordable and still desirable.

    The General Store
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Dahlonega Off The Beaten Path

  • Black & Lower Falls on Etowah River

    There are two nice waterfalls on the Upper Etowah River that are very easy to get to if you know where to look. They're on the property of US Army Camp Frank D. Merrill, but the camp allows public access when training is not going on. This is a training ground for Army Rangers. You may see some training equipment, including rappelling walls, rope...

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  • Bearden Falls

    Bearden Falls is a spectacular waterfall outside of Dahlonega in Chattahoochee National Forest. You won't find it on a map and there's no trail to the falls, but if you're willing to put it a little effort, the payoff is having a beautiful 100-foot waterfall to yourself. From Dahlonega, go west on US-52 for about 11 miles and turn right on...

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  • Pan for gold like the old miners did

    You can tour an old gold mine and actually pan for gold. The people are very friendly, and the mine is pretty amazing. Lots of people come through here, and the guide provides lots of interesting history and folklore. These old miners were paid up to $1 a day over a hundred years ago, and you can get a sense of what it was like to work in a mine...

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Dahlonega Favorites

  • by parkwoody Written Oct 4, 2002

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    Favorite thing: The best attraction is the tour of the Consolidated Gold Mine. For ten bucks you get a nice tour of the underground hard-rock mine, with an informative presentation of how and why the miners did their thing a century ago. You also get a pan of gold-bearing river sand to pan. I got about a buck's worth of gold from mine.

    Fondest memory: The town itself is nicely restored, with the old courthouse serving as a gold museum.

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