Warm Springs Travel Guide

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Warm Springs Highlights

  • Pro
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    no1birdlady says…

     A charming southern town. 

  • Con
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    tatyanap says…

     Too far from the major interstate. 

  • In a nutshell
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    bdbrewer says…

     Nice Place to Visit, But Wouldn't Want To Live Here 

Warm Springs Things to Do

  • franklin roosevelt state park

    franklin roosevelt state park is located on pine mountain about 5 miles south of warm springs. the state park offers 40 miles of hiking trails, 28 miles of horse trails, two lakes and a public pool. the state park also offers campsites and rental cabins. to reserve a campsite or cabin call 800-864-7275.

  • warm springs

    pictured are the warm springs pools that franklin d. roosevelt received therapy in the 1920's to the1940's. the first pools were built in 1832 by david rose. 88 degree water flows from a spring at the base of pine mountain at the rate of 914 gallons per minute. in order to preserve these historic pools they are rarely filled but they are open to...

  • little white house

    pictured is the unfinished portrait of franklin roosevelt. on april 12th 1945 while sitting for this portrait roosevelt suffered a stroke and died a couple of hours later. his body was shipped to his home in hyde park new york were he was buried.

  • little white house

    pictured is one of three guard house at the little white house. considering the amount of protection that the president receives today these small buildings seem inadequate.

  • little white house

    in 1932 new york governor franklin d. roosevelt built a home here in order to be close to warm springs georgia. roosevelt contracted polio in 1921 and from 1924 he would visit warm springs frequently as therapy for his condition. when roosevelt was inaugurated president in 1933 this house was nicknamed the "little white house". what i found...

  • downtown

    warm springs has a small downtown shopping area. main street has a number of antique stores and gift shops. downtown warm springs is a very nice place to visit in northwest georgia.

  • State Flags and State Rock Display

    Between the Little White House Museum and Roosevelt's house is a wide paved walkway with the state flags of all 50 states displayed. Beneath each flag is an example of the state rock. I found this very interesting. Do you know what the state rock of Georgia is? There are a lot of different types of granite which you discover looking at these. And...

  • Azaleas and Dogwoods, a Southern...

    Callaway Gardens is a beautiful private garden located near Warm Springs and also Pine Mountain, Ga. We visited here in April when the Azaleas and Dogwoods were at their peak. It is glorious then. There are whole hillsides of azaleas in many different colors which creates gorgeous vistas. In addition to the many trails through the gardens, there...

  • Mountain Views seen by Roosevelt

    Roosevelt State Park has beautiful views of the surrounding countryside from up on the mountain. When Roosevelt was in Warm Springs, one of his favorite places to visit was Dowdell's Knob in this park. It is a wonderful picnic spot oerlooking a great view of the valley below. We visited it in early April and it was still quite cool with not many...

  • Mountain Hiking in S.W. Georgia

    Roosevelt State Park is located near the town of Warm Springs. This is a good place to see buildings that were built of the local rock by the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) established by Roosevelt during the Great Depression to provide much needed jobs. It's amazing to see mountains in this area of Georgia but the views are wonderful. There are...

  • Roosevelt's Little White House and...

    The new museum behind Roosevelt's Little White House is wonderful. It begins with a film which tells you all about Roosevelt, his life and his presidency and his time at Warm Springs. It helps to explain all of the things you see in the museum and inside of the Little White House where Roosevelt stayed while here. His 1938 Ford convertible equipped...

  • Wild Animal Safari

    Treat yourself and your family to this unique, "hands-on" safari - visitors not only see but can touch and feed exotic animals from all over the world. Ride the "zebrabus" through the 500 acre park, pet and feed the free-roaming wild beasts, camels, giraffes, rhinos, water buffaloes, antelopes, zebras and other wildlife. Next, walk through Old...


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Warm Springs Restaurants

  • bar be que

    buck's bar be que is located on springs street in downtown warm springs. this small bar be que shack offers typical georgia style bar be que. not the best bar be que in georgia but a good place to get an inexpensive lunch or dinner when in warm springs.

  • steak & seafood

    oscar's is a good steak and seafood restaurant on pine mountain about a mile south of warm springs. nice southern decor and good moderately priced american fare. good food, good value.

  • Great Southern Foods Buffet

    The Bulloch House has a buffet for under $10 that features southern cooking at it's best. There is macaroni and cheese, fried chicken, fried green tomatoes and hush puppies among many other southern choices. Dress is casual. It is in a beautiful old home that was built around 1982, was sold to the present owners in 1990 and a large banquet room was...

  • True Southern Food

    The Bulloch House was built around 1892. Their buffet features home cooked meals with fried green tomatoes, fried apples, tasty casseroles, steamed vegetables, fried chicken, etc. Be sure to try one of their desserts! You won't regret it!On your way out, pick up some delicious homemade preserves. Pecan Pie -- served hot with ice-cream and whipped...

  • Best place in Meriwether County

    Oscar's has the best steaks around and the Oscar's Salad (seafood) is a meal in itself. Clean, neat, noisy and fun. Service is Southern style, fashionably slow with lots of "Honey" thrown in.The lounge and pool room in the back is a very respectable place to be seen. The Oscar's salad is great, my wife says the filet mignon is out of this world!

  • Inside Buck's Bar-b-que

    Right beside Buck's is is 'nice' fancy restaurant. Unfortunately it was only open on the weekends and at night. The filet mignon steaks were less than $10USD there. We could see in. It looked nice with white starched table cloths, etc.

  • Some Neat Places To Eat

    There are several neat little places to eat here. However, we arrived late in the day on Sunday and nothing was open but Bucks. It was great! Nothing fancy though. The bar-b-que. Made on location

  • The Bulloch House is a great...

    The Bulloch House is a great place to eat. It serves good Southern food buffet style. It is THE place to go when you're hungry!The restuarant is in the old, rambling Bulloch House which was owned by the eccectric Mr. Bulloch. It majesticly sits atop a high hill. The macaroni and cheese is to die for as well as their tempting desserts.

  • Really I only ate at one...

    Really I only ate at one restaurant when i lived there,I cant remeber the name of the restaurant but its a bar be que place its a small restaurant so the best thing to do is get ur order and leave,the prices our cheap,ehrn i ws there i spent 20 dollars a week and after eating there one or 2 times a week i still had money left over you have to to...


Warm Springs Nightlife

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    by doug48 Written Dec 13, 2008

    stubby's is located next to oscar's steak and seafood restaurant on SR 85. stubby's offers beer and wine and is the only bar in warm springs. a nice rural pub that caters to a mixture of tourists and locals.

    Dress Code: casual.

    Related to:
    • Architecture
    • National/State Park
    • Historical Travel

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Warm Springs Transportation

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    by tatyanap Updated Aug 24, 2003

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    If you arrive in Atlanta, take a rental car from Hartsfield Airport. Take I-85 South to Newnan, then take HWY 27 South; follow signs to Warm Springs.

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Warm Springs Shopping

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    by CoyoteMedicine Written Oct 29, 2002

    This is the genuine article. Everything in the store is made by Native peoples from around the USA, many items made by the owners themselves. Spend some time browsing and talking to Harper and Sandra.

    What to buy: Many of the Dreamcatchers and pipes are made right there in the shop, as well as hand carved walking sticks. Excellent values!

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Warm Springs Off The Beaten Path

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    by SuVaHa Written Aug 26, 2002

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    A good place to visit would be the Roosevelt Foundation. It is where Franklin Delano Roosevelt visited often. During the polio outbreak of the 1930s that was where people flocked to get rehab for their polio. The Roosevelt Institute for Rehabilitation is a nice place to get a tour of. If you got to the brace shop you can get a great tour guide, my dad, Melvin! He is the head of the brace shop where they manufacture braces and artifical limbs. He shows people how they make the products and gives tours of the Institute. Also don't forget to check out the actual warm springs, they are right outside the Institute.

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Warm Springs Favorites

  • A 'Distinguished Visitor'

    The entire town seems to be devoted to arts and crafts and eating - not a bad thing. After a long day of driving and touring the Little White House, I only have one thing left to say, "Ya'll come back now, you heah?"

  • Downtown Warm Springs

    This is one side of the short street in downtown Warm Springs. This is a historic hotel that has been converted to a bed and breakfast. We looked at the rooms. Very neat indeed. Well worth staying there.

  • FDR's Unfinished Potrait

    FDR was having his painting done when he died. His girlfriend was there with him and had commissioned the painting.


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