This week on Georgia Traveler… We set off for the Lands and Legacies tour of Cumberland Island where for the first time you can explore the wildness part of the island.
We’re off to the Yellow River Game ranch in Lilburn from bears to mountain lions there’s over 600 wild animal attractions.
The awe inspiring ancient rock formations and enchanted trails of Rock City. A high altitude Lookout Mountain treasure made famous for its view of seven states.
It’s time to “Go Fish” in Perry. It’s an impressive interactive center offering a fishing experience for real and even virtual anglers.
We journey back over 11-hundred years in Blakely to the time of the Kolomoki Indians who built the South’s largest temple mound which still remains in tact towering nearly 60 feet high.
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St. Marys, Ga.
The National Park Service offers guided, interpretive tours via passenger van to historic locations around the Seashore, including Plum Orchard Mansion, the Settlement (including the First African Baptist Church), Cumberland Island Wharf, and other sites along the main road. Tours are offered daily.
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From mountain lions and coyotes to pigs and peacocks, here you’ll discover an array of over 600 animal attractions. Located just two and a half miles east of Stone Mountain, the 24 acre park comfortably nestled along the Yellow River is a great daytime getaway for the kids. Bring your own food, or just load up at the feeding stations…And these guys are not picky eaters.
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Lookout Mountain, Ga.
Majestic Lookout Mountain was a strategic position in Civil War battle because of its incredible views of the entire South Eastern United states, but since 1932 Rock City has offered these breathtaking views in a more peaceful, enchanting environment. Enjoy the views along the trails, peruse the enchanted trails filled with gnomes and fairyland characters. Maybe take the opportunity to explore the majestic waterfall at Lover’s Leap, a wide open mountainside bluff where on a clear day you can see seven states.
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The Go Fish Education Center is open to all. You can take an educational journey through Georgia's watersheds to learn about our aquatic wildlife and habitats which also includes live alligators and turtles. After the tour, Go Fish is equipped with a stocked pond where people of all ages can 'catch and release' fish and discover one of the many fishing and boating simulators inside the center.
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Take a journey to explore this historic state park in Blakely, GA. These mounds are the oldest and largest Woodland Indian site in the southeastern United States, occupied by American Indians from 350 to 750 A.D. Here you’ll find Georgia’s oldest great temple mound, standing 57 feet high. It towers over two smaller burial mounds and several ceremonial mounds. The park’s museum is built around an excavated mound, providing an unusual setting for learning who these people were and how they lived.
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