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Dahlonega, Georgia is the Heart of Georgia Wine Country, and was the site of the first major gold rush within the United States. Guests and locals can enjoy the arts and gold medal wineries any time of the year. An hour north of Atlanta, Dahlonega also offers an authentic mountain getaway. There’s plenty to do here no matter what you’re looking for!
Ranked fourth in USA Travel Today 2014, Dahlonega brings the best things in life into one small city. Whether you’re interested in wine, history, or astronomy, Dahlonega offers something for everyone.
The fourth annual Dahlonega Wine Trail begins August 22nd this year and lasts through the 23rd. There, wine enthusiasts can visit each of Dahlonega’s award-winning wineries and vineyards. Passports cost just $30 and are good for the weekend. You must be 21 to drink, and please do so responsibly.
If wine isn’t your thing, Dahlonega boasts a variety of museums as well. Learn about the gold rush that took place before the 1849 California Gold Rush at the Dahlonega Gold Museum. A 23 minute film covers the mining techniques and lifestyles of prospectors back in the day through interviews with long time mining families. The museum is also the oldest existing courthouse in Georgia.
If you aren’t interested in gold, there’s always the U.S. Army Ranger Camp Frank D. Merrill Museum, 1884 Lumpkin County Jail and Museum, and the Yahoola United Cherokee Museum & Cultural Education Center.
History isn’t for everyone, but seeing the universe is! Stop by the Planetarium & Observatory any Friday during the school semester to see a sight you’ll never forget. The star theater houses a Spitz 512 planetarium projector that will allow you to see space up close and personal.
Displaying 1000 northern and southern sky starts on a thirty foot dome. This is a realistic simulation of the night sky from anywhere on Earth! Five planets, the sun, and the moon can be projected in accordance with the celestial sphere.
If you live in Dahlonega, GA, be sure to consider Carriage Kia for all of your car buying, leasing, or auto service needs! We have plenty of new Kias and used cars, trucks, and SUVs on our lot for you to test drive and compare. We would be happy to assist you in finding the perfect car for your lifestyle or by helping you with all of your automotive repairs!