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Find Georgia Travel and Tourist Information with links to official travel and tourism websites and state resources for visitors to Georgia.

About Georgia

Also known as the Empire State of the South, or the Peach State, Georgia is named after George II of England.

The state capital of Georgia is Atlanta.

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Map of Georgia

County Map of Georgia:
Colourful map of Georgia showing the location of all 159 counties: Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Baker, Baldwin, Banks, Barrow, Bartow, Ben Hill, Berrien, Bibb, Bleckley, Brantley, Brooks, Bryan, Bulloch, Burke, Butts, Calhoun, Camden, Candler, Carroll, Catoosa, Charlton, Chatham, Chattahoochee, Chattooga, Cherokee, Clarke, Clay, Clayton, Clinch, Cobb, Coffee, Colquitt, Columbia, Cook, Coweta, Crawford, Crisp, Dade, Dawson, Decatur, DeKalb, Dodge, Dooly, Dougherty, Douglas, Early, Echols, Effingham, Elbert, Emanuel, Evans, Fannin, Fayette, Floyd, Forsyth, Franklin, Fulton, Gilmer, Glascock, Glynn, Gordon, Grady, Greene, Gwinnett, Habersham, Hall, Hancock, Haralson, Harris, Hart, Heard, Henry, Houston, Irwin, Jackson, Jasper, Jeff Davis, Jefferson, Jenkins, Johnson, Jones, Lamar, Lanier, Laurens, Lee, Liberty, Lincoln, Long, Lowndes, Lumpkin, McDuffie, McIntosh, Macon, Madison, Marion, Meriwether, Miller, Mitchell, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Murray, Muscogee, Newton, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Paulding, Peach, Pickens, Pierce, Pike, Polk, Pulaski,  Putnam, Quitman, Rabun, Randolph, Richmond, Rockdale, Schley, Screven, Seminole, Spalding, Stephens, Stewart, Sumter, Talbot, Taliaferro, Tattnall, Taylor, Telfair, Terrell, Thomas, Tift, Toombs, Towns, Treutlen, Troup, Turner, Twiggs, Union, Upson, Walker, Walton, Ware, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Webster, Wheeler, White, Whitfield, Wilcox, Wilkes, Wilkinson and Worth.

Destination Georgia

States neighbouring Georgia are: Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina.

Agrirama Georgia:
Georgia's Living History Museum, in Tifton, is a working example of how life was in the state in the late 1800's.

Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites:
Information on all of Georgia's State Parks and Historic sites.

Governor's Mansion:
A virtual tour of the Georgia Governor's Mansion. Also get information and directions to the Mansion.

Tourism in Georgia:
The official tourism site for the state of Georgia has over 3,000 attractions, lodging facilities, and restaurants from all parts of the state of Georgia.

Ocmulgee National Monument, near Macon, has remains of old Native American mounds and villages. While on St. Simon's Island there is a British fort that was built in the 18th century.

For Civil War battle sites, head to the north-western corner of the state where you will find Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park.

The Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park is near Marietta.

A Civil War prisoner-of-war camp is in the Andersonville National Historic Site.


Ted Turner's CNN has made Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthplace into the news capital of the world, and most of America's large corporations have offices here.

Atlanta Restaurants:
Atlanta restaurant guide with menus, ratings and reviews.

State of Georgia:
The state of Georgia's homepage.

16 miles east of Atlanta, Stone Mountain National Park is interesting for the giant equestrian figures of the Confederate leaders Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and Jefferson Davis -- measuring 90ft. x 190ft. -- carved into the granite face.

Accommodation in Atlanta

Hotels in Atlanta, Georgia.

Quality Inn Northlake - Atlanta, Georgia
Quality Inn Northlake - 2155 Ranchwood Drive, Atlanta.

The Quality Inn Northlake offers 130 comfortable rooms and an outdoor pool.

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Atlanta Attractions

Atlanta Botanical Garden

Learn all there is to know about plants at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Browse the extensive live plants collections and gardens on display in outdoor and indoor exhibits. Horticulture classes and special events are offered throughout the year.

Atlanta Braves - Turner Field

Catch Major League Baseball action at Turner Field, home to the Atlanta Braves baseball franchise. Turner Field, built in 1997, combines state-of-the-art stadium technology and entertainment with nostalgia honouring baseball greats Hank Aaron, Phil Niekro, and Ty Cobb.

Atlanta Falcons

Atlanta is home to NFL football team, Atlanta Falcons. Catch play-by-play action at the team’s home field at the Georgia Dome.

Centennial Olympic Park

The Centennial Olympic Park was built in celebration of the 1996 Olympics. The 21-acre park attracts Atlanta residents and visitors throughout the year with musical performances, street fairs, art shows, and beautifully manicured gardens.

City of Decatur

In the City of Decatur, you’ll find Southern charm, the energy of a college town, and the metropolitan zeal of neighbouring Atlanta. Stroll Decatur’s historic districts, browse eclectic boutiques, and dine in quaint cafes.

CNN Centre

Experience the excitement of newsgathering and broadcasting journalism with a behind-the-scenes tour of CNN. The 55-minute Inside CNN Atlanta Studio Tour is a guided walking tour that introduces visitors to the process of producing 24-hour worldwide news.

DeKalb Symphony Orchestra

Enjoy classical music performances by the DeKalb Symphony Orchestra at the Marvin Cole Auditorium of Georgia Perimeter College’s Clarkston campus.

Emory University

Emory University, located in the community of Druid Hills, is recognized among top academic institutions for its leading edge curricula, centres for advanced study, graduate school of arts and sciences, and professional schools for medicine, law, and theology, among other disciplines.

Fernbank Museum of Natural History

The earth’s history, physical universe, and human culture come alive at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History in downtown Atlanta. Giants of the Mesozoic is the museum’s newest permanent exhibit and features the world’s largest dinosaurs including the 123-foot long Argentinosaurus.

Fernbank Science Centre

The planetarium at Fernbank Science Center is a celestial theatre in the round, utilizing the complex Zeiss Mark V planetarium projector in conjunction with a full dome digital projection system.

Lenox Square Mall

Lenox Square Mall, located in the heart of Buckhead, offers more than shopping. It is a destination; featuring chic boutiques, upscale departments stores, movie theatres, and dozens of restaurants. A complimentary shuttle service transports shoppers between Lenox Square Mall and neighbouring Phipps Plaza.

Mall of Georgia

The Mall of Georgia, located in Buford (north-east of Atlanta), features over 225 shops ranging from upscale department stores like Macy’s and Nordstrom to home accessories giants such as Pottery Barn and Restoration Hardware. A 20-plex movie theatre can be also found at the Mall of Georgia.

Margaret Mitchell House

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and operated by the Atlanta History Center, the Margaret Mitchell House is a turn-of-the century, three-story, Tudor Revival building where Margaret Mitchell lived and wrote her Pulitzer-Prize winning book, Gone With the Wind.

Northlake Mall

Shop for trendy fashions, house wares, beautiful jewellery, and more at Northlake Mall, located off Interstate 285. Major department stores and over 100 speciality shops and restaurants anchor this Atlanta shopping centre.

Piedmont Park

Piedmont Park is Atlanta’s premier outdoors gathering spot. The park features a swimming pool, tennis courts, a stocked fishing lake, pedestrian and bicycle paths, picnic areas, and event facilities.

Six Flags Over Georgia

Six Flags Over Georgia theme park offers thrilling roller coaster rides like Goliath, children’s attractions like Bugs Bunny’s Playfort, live entertainment, and more.

Stone Mountain Park

Stone Mountain Park is Atlanta’s top family adventure attraction. Situated on 3,200 acres, the park offers everything from hiking and golf, to riverboat cruises on Stone Mountain Lake and train rides around the mountain. Live entertainment and festivals are scheduled throughout the year.

The Fox Theatre

One of Atlanta’s most historic buildings, noted for its legacy of grandeur, The Fox Theatre today plays host to Broadway productions, opera, headline performances, and more.

The King Center

The King Center celebrates the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Established in 1968 by his wife, Coretta Scott King, The King Center is an official living memorial located at the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site in Atlanta. View exhibits, archives, and Dr. King, Jr.’s birth place and grave.

The Varsity

A burgers and fries legend since it opened in 1928, The Varsity is the world’s largest drive-in diner and an Atlanta icon. Situated on more than two acres, The Varsity can seat 800 people inside and accommodate 600 cars in its eat-in parking lot.

Zoo Atlanta

Zoo Atlanta features hundreds of animals from around the world. In addition to caring for such magnificent creatures as pandas, lions, rhinoceros, and gorillas, Zoo Atlanta offers interactive programs that demonstrate the necessity of conservation and animal research.

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For a taste of the ocean, head out to Savannah. The restored houses of one of the oldest towns in the United States also make Savannah a very pleasant place to visit, even if you're a landlubber.

Georgia Municipalities

Albany, Georgia

Albany Convention & Visitors Bureau:
112 North Front Street | Albany, GA 31701
229-317-4760 | Toll-Free 866-750-0840

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