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  • Sights to See

    Atlanta Favorites

    This home located at 501 Auburn Avenue in Atlanta was the birthplace and home of Martin Luther King Jr., leader of the American civil rights movement. This home is part of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site and tours are given daily to visitors. Well worth it to learn about this great historical figure and the neighborhood he grew up...

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  • Shopping

    Atlanta Favorites

    Central Downtown shopping area - called the Underground - cos you guessed it - it's underground. The center has historical roots linking the area to a seige during the Civil War, quite interesting to read about, however I didn't think it warrented to pay to go on a walking tour around the shopping center to find out all about it! If you have a...

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  • General Tips

    Atlanta Favorites

    The owners of the Underground Atlanta is trying to revamp the security efforts. Instead of calling them security guards they call them Courtesy Conductors. I thought that was cute. Their station is a working display for educational use when they have guided tours of school children. 50 Upper Alabama Street, Atlanta GA...

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  • Architecture

    Atlanta Favorites

    We have been to many cities and Atlanta has some of the best achitecture we seen. They come in so many shapes and size with rooflines we have not seen before. So while you are here make sure to look up and enjoy the sites and building.

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  • Traffic & Driving

    Atlanta Favorites

    Atlanta used to be called "Hotlanta" for all its trendy style. Now, it still has some of the charm of an old southern city but it may get lost in some of the worst traffic you might come across plus---nothing seems to be "close". There is so much history to Atlanta and the surrounding region. Whether you are a Civil War buff, a sports fan or...

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  • History of Georgia

    For thousands of years Georgia was ruled by Native Americans, first to inhabit the land were Paleolithic and Woodland Indians. Moundbuilders came from the West, flourishing until the 1400's. Creek and Cherokee then called this land home. European settlers started arriving at the beginning of the sixteenth century led by Spanish explorers who moved...

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  • Atlanta

    Atlanta is Georgia's capital and largest city, containing about 5,730,000 inhabitants in its metropolitan area. From humble beginnings as a railway terminus, it has evolved into a fledgling world-class city.Atlanta was founded in 1837 as a railway terminus. Railroads were pushed into the center of the state from coastal Georgia to open up the...

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  • Passing Through

    Compared to Florida, North Carolina and Maryland, I have somewhat neglected Georgia. One reason for this is, when we are traveling by boat, there are not many places in Georgia that we can stop or get services, and Georgia's Intercoastal Waterway has been neglected and allowed to shoal. So we usually go around it by going offshore.But I do have...

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  • Hotels, "Best of" in Savannah

    Hi Ellen,I'm helping a friend plan her honeymoon in Savannah, so I've been doing a ton of research and posted what I've found so far on my blog: http://bartravels.blogspot.com. One of the places that especially caught my eye was the Soho South Cafe. I also posted a bunch of places voted best in Savannah. Let me know if you find out about any other...

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  • Lowndes

    The name of the county rhymes with "sounds". We stopped in the area to get ourselves oriented on our return trip. The visitor center was very helpful in helping us plan the next week of activities.There are about 100000 people in the county which doesn't make the area at all crowded.the forty-page county tourism guide is at...

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  • Henry County

    Much of our time in Georgia was spent in and around Henry County.County population is about 175000. Much of the land area is farm land.The Henry County Fair is annually at Windy Hill Park near McDonough (http://www.kiwanishenrycounty.org/fair.html) McDonough is the county seat. The county was established in 1821.The Henry website is:...

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  • just ask....

    We found that the people in Georgia are generally as friendly as you will find anywhere in U.S.Whenever we got lost (me! get lost?, never!) we found that we could stop in the nearest store and find someone in the staff to help us with directions. When we got to one of the sites too late to get in, they opened up the visitor center just for us so we...

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  • Contrast and Variety

    Like many of the states on the eastern seaboard, Georgia is a state of great contrasts. It stretches from the northern border with Tennessee and the Civil War Chattanooga Military Park, down to the currently active USNavy Kings Bay submarine base near the southern border with Florida. The people live everywhere from the big cities like Atlanta with...

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  • Savannah

    Savannah is many people's favorite city in the state of Georgia. Unlike the big city of Atlanta, Savannah retains that True South feeling that seems to erode when the population reaches a certain critical mass. Its a well landscaped waterside city filled with great recreation, food and sights to see.I visited Savannah many years ago and barely...

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  • Georgia

    Georgia, a name that bring warm comfort to me. I consider myself lucky to be able to live here where the people are friendly and it only gets real cold a couple of weeks a year. Georgia is one of the fastest growing states.

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  • Wine country

    Highway 19 located in the northern part of the state is known as the Wine Country Highway. There are several wineries in the area. I haven't sampled any of the local products so I can't comment on them. But I did drive a portion of this scenic highway and it was quite pleasant. It reminded me of a winding country road with an abundance of greenery...

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  • North Georgia and the mountains

    Heading north out of Atlanta, the interstates give way to highways and 6 lanes are whittled down to a mere two with one going in each direction. The terrain changes as well as tall buildings give way to more hilly terrain. The north Georgia mountains begin with the Appalacians and stretch onward to the Blue Ridge peaks near the state line. This...

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  • Atlanta

    Atlanta is the capital of Georgia and is referred to as "the capital of the New South." To me, its a cross between a big city and a small town, with the best elements of big city and small town living.For more information, visit my Atlanta page.

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  • Harrison Ford Slept Here

    The city of Rome was named after Romulus (there is a statue of a suckling Romulus downtown) and of course, the fact that the site had seven hills, like the original Italian Rome. It's also a great river town, at the foothills of the Appalachians, where the Oostanaula and Etowah Rivers converge to form the Coosa.PLEASE NOTE THAT ROME IS NOT NEAR...

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  • Appalacian Trail

    The 2,000 mile Appalacian trail extends from Georgia to Maine. Many aspire to hike the trail in whole or in part, the former option taking about 6 months and serious dedication. The trail's southern terminus is on top of Spinger Mountain. Springer Mountain is located within Amicalola Falls State Park and the summit, and the beginning of the...

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  • Georgia beaches

    Georgia has miles and miles of clean beaches. Some beaches you can ride your bike on the sand is so hard. Beautiful dunes, with empty beach as far as you can see. Great shelling here, theres plenty for every one. No live shelling, please put them back if they are still alive, big fines if you don't!

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  • Krispy Kreme

    Every body love Krispy Kremes! Had no idea they were all over the east coast. Nothing better than to get up and have coffee and Krispy Kremes, so grab a dozen!

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  • Check out the riverfront in Savannah

    Down on the riverfront you'll find some great little shops and restaurants. The street are all cobblestone so speeding is Not an issue, it is a very slow and bumpy ride. Go park and take a walk around, parking is cheap about 50 cent to $1.00 an hour. Walk along the river and see all the riverboats and shops for blocks. This is a great place to walk...

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  • Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace.

    Visit the birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low, Founder of the Girl Scouts of America.It is located at 10 East Oglethorpe Avenue in Savannah.For information phone: 912-233-4501Or FAX 912-233-4659

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  • Georgia's History

    The Civil War dominates Georgia's history.War stories are still told in many towns and cities that Sherman and his men burned on that long journey to Savannah. The Battle of Atlanta left the city devastated. Famous orator Henry Grady remarked about the rebulding of this great city, "from ashes left us in 1864, we have raised a brave and beautiful...

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  • Green Space

    Green space, white sandy beaches, a moderate climate and friendly people are just a few of the many reason people visit and end up staying in Georgia. You will be charmed by the easy lifestile, the smiles and the "Hi, y'alls" here in Georgia.

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  • Atlanta

    Atlanta is the capital of Georgia.Atlanta the city's wealth of attractions, along with its trademark hospitality that helped earn it the 1996 Summer Olympic Games.

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  • The Colonial Coast

    The Colonial Coast includes the stretch of land from Savannah to Brunswick. Savannah is Georgia's oldest city, and Brunswick is considered the Gateway to Georgia's Golden Isles. Let us not forget the Okefenokee Swamp, Land of theTremling Earth. Alligators, egrets,and Cypress highlight a guided tour that will make you tremble with excitement and...

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  • Columbus

    The Plains region is also home to Columbus, the socond largest city in Georgia. Spring is a great time to view all the beautiful blooming flowers and luscious green foliage at Callaway Gardens near Columbus. The Little White House, Providence Canyon, and Tifton are all located in Plains Country.

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  • Plains

    President Jimmy Carter made his hometown, Plains, famous. It is fun to sit a spell and talk politics while shelling peanuts in Carter Country.

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  • Georgia On My Mind

    You may remember the song "Georgia On My Mind" as you travel this variety vacationland.The autumn leaves provide a palette of color as one travels along the highways of the North Georgia Mountains. In the spring, the spectacular explosions of color, provided by dogwood trees and azales, can make the drive from Atlanta to Savannah. In April,...

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  • Heart of Georgia

    In Miledgewille, there are many historic state buildings, including the Governor's Mansion. Other towns in the Heart of Georgia, such as Athens, Augusta and Macon, offer their own historic homes tours. The University of Georgia campus in Athens, Fort Gordon near Augusta, Macon's Hay House, and the Cherry Blossom festival are only a few of the many...

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  • If you are in Georgia you must...

    If you are in Georgia you must go to Helen. It is up in the mountains and is so beautiful. Especially in the fall with the trees in all the beautiful colors. It is wonderful. They have charming little shops as well. Being born in Northside Hospital!!! Although I don't really remember it!!Just living here is my fondest memory. I'm very proud to be...

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  • The 1996 Summer Olympics

    Centennial Olympic Stadium during Athletics (Track & Field) events of the XXIII Olympiad - Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.

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  • ATLANTA is a great city...I...

    ATLANTA is a great city...I really love it !If you like shopping and entertainment, go to the neighborhood of Five Points. There's also an underground market right downtown next to Peachtree street.A must see for the ones who love it...is the CNN Tower (you can watch 'live' news) and especially The Coca Cola museum where you can taste (!) all kind...

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  • Cruise the airport for cute...

    Cruise the airport for cute people, go to Six Flags, visit the Olympic grounds, shed a tear or a dozen at the Dr. King memorial, ride MARTA to Five Points, visit Stone Mountain, avoid parking at Lenox Square, beware of the insuffrable traffic on I-285 any direction any time of day, watch for discourteous drivers, learn Ebonics, have an iced sweet...

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  • Wow, Savannah in Georgia was...

    Wow, Savannah in Georgia was one of the most georgeous towns i saw whilst in Florida/Georgia.I loved that black/white whitehouse,and the empty spaces, and white timber houses,Georgeous place to retire.

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  • I had to visit the city of...

    I had to visit the city of Atlanta,Wasnt a huge city, but it had some lovely skyscrapers and looked lovely by night over the highways.

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  • Rural Georgia was a pleasure...

    Rural Georgia was a pleasure to drive through, it was extremelly green and forested in parts, i really didnt expect such diiferent scenery from its neighbour Florida.

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  • This historic Courthouse in...

    This historic Courthouse in Macon, Georgia.It was a beautiful town, with tree-lined streets and some beautiful buildings, dating centuries.

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  • Go to Atlanta! AKA 'Hotlanta',...

    Go to Atlanta! AKA 'Hotlanta', 'ATL' Going on road trips to Macon at 1am from a rinky-dink town an hour away. :) As well as going to the Waffle King (like a Waffle or Huddle House, but a bit nicer) at any hour of the day just to hang out. [I'm a college student in a tiny town what did ya expect? =)]

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  • nuker's General Tip

    The Mets and the Braves have a huge rivalry right now in the National League. The Braves have edged the Mets out every year since about 1991. The Mets received some justice by squeaking past the St Louis Cardinals to get to the World Series against the New York Yankees. Alas, 1999 was not going to be the year the Mets were going to beat the...

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  • Weather-wise, you can't do...

    Weather-wise, you can't do better than May: the Atlantic is warm enough for swimming, but the humidity and bugs of summer have yet to arrive. Loggerhead sea turtles also start laying their eggs onshore this month. (see the turtle tracks on the sand)

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  • If you do only one thing while...

    If you do only one thing while visiting Georgia, I would suggest spending at least a full day in the city of Savannah. When you enter the historic district of the city you feel as if you are stepping onto the sets of movies such as 'Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil' and 'Forrest Gump'. Enjoy the day by stolling from square to square, each...

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  • Visit Athens, it is the...

    Visit Athens, it is the home to the University of Georgia, the double-barreled cannon, and many beatiful views of forest and country. My fondest memory of Georgia is of just being allowed to grow-up and live here.

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