Featured Georgia Destinations - Callaway GardensIf you are ever in the mood to visit a place where you can relax and engage in practically any activity imaginable without traveling half way across the country, try Callaway Gardens in Georgia. Their expansive 14,000 acres consist of beautiful gardens, varied hiking trails, tranquil lakes, educational centers, and possibilities for a large assortment of outdoor activities. If there ever were one single place to relax and have at your fingertips the possibility of such a wide variety of activities, Callaway Gardens is it. Callaway Gardens is located in southwest Georgia about sixty minutes southwest of Atlanta and thirty minutes north of Columbus. It is situated near the Alabama border near the town of Pine Mountain. It is easy to get there. Callaway Gardens is at U. S. Highway 27 about eight miles off Interstate 185, which links Atlanta and Columbus. I-185 is a north-south leg off I-85 out of Atlanta just before LaGrange, Georgia. If you are interested in beautiful gardens or any form of nature, you will be excited about getting to Callaway. With discovery centers and several different gardens of various species of flowering plants, an almost endless amount of time could be spent strolling the paths and admiring the beautiful blooms of Callaway. There are azalea gardens, vegetable gardens, a butterfly garden, and lakes for fishing, trails for hiking and biking, links for golfing, and just time for spending.... read more about Callaway Gardens>>
Georgia Interstate 95
Six coastal Georgia counties encompass 119 miles of perhaps the most beautiful and diverse landscape to be found. Something for everyone is offered on the Georgia coast from extensive history to pristine beaches, ancient forests of live oak to whispering marshes and quaint fishing villages to a major metropolitan city. Every exit of Interstate 95 is a passport into the impressive history of coastal Georgia.
More than two hundred and seventy-five large bronze historical markers tell the of the six coastal Georgia counties, depicting the cultures and people who defined the past and influence the future. The markers can be found along much traveled highways, city streets, county roads, dirt paths, grassy medians and woodland trails revealing history hidden amidst the scenic landscape and marking the legacy of America's thirteenth colony. The following is a sampling of the stories that can be found on the large bronze historical markers... read more »
Marsha and Darryl Herren are an amazing couple. Seniors, who are their own best advertisement for staying healthy with herbs, they run Georgia's only licensed herb farm. This place is amazing. You can find over 350 varieties of culinary, medicinal and wreath herbs. Their gardens and gift shop, The Still Room, are available for browsing.
But mainly this is the Herren's home. As Darryl stated. "This is where we live and how we like to live. With a little bit of room. We have 15 acres here and that's plenty to pay taxes on."
Marsha and Darryl have made good use of every inch of that 15 acres. Where ever you look there are beautiful and useful plants and herbs thriving. The place is a veritable Garden of Eden. Looking around I could understand when Marsha said, "We took an early retirement for mental health. Since moving out here our mental health has greatly improved."..read more »
Tunnel Hill is a tiny community in the northwest corner of Georgia. Today, their claim to fame is the Western and Atlantic Tunnel. The small tunnel built in 1850 was the first railroad tunnel built south of the Mason Dixon line. It was strategically important to both the North and South in the Civil War. Because of this, it was one of the bloodiest battle sites of the war.
The tunnel gave the town its name, first incorporated in 1848 as Tunnelsville, it later became Tunnel Hill. The engineering marvel of its time, the 1477 feet tunnel took two years to blast its way through Chetogetta Mountain. Upon its completion, the celebration was tremendous. The newly open tunnel was christened with both wine and holy water. Its first train passed through on May 9, 1850. The tunnel played a role in the Great Locomotive Chase, as the daring kidnapping of the Confederate engine The General by James Andrews and his Union raiders and the subsequent chase by the Rebels, came to be called...read more »
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