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A couple dancing sclupture in one of the historic stores in Helen, Georgia203 viewsPrior to 1800, Helen was the center of Cherokee Indian culture, with villages scattered throughout Nacoochee and what is now known as Helen valleys. A townhouse was located on top of at least one of the four ceremonial mounds in Nacoochee Valley. In 1813 the Cherokees approved construction of the Unicoi Turnpike, a wagon road through their Nation from the Savannah River headwaters to northeast Tennessee.
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A couple dancing sclupture in one of the historic stores in Helen, Georgia146 viewsHelen is famous for festivals and special events include a hot air balloon race, Winefest, Volksmarch, Oktoberfest and Christmas parades, Fourth of July fireworks, and Bavarian Nights of Summer. From mid-September through October, Helen hosts the longest Oktoberfest in the South. Alpenfest offers entertainment for visitors during the Holiday season from Thanksgiving through December.
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Helen, Georgia144 viewsHelen, Georgia nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains on the Chattahoochee River, is a re-creation of an alpine village complete with cobblestone alleys and old-world towers. This Northeast Georgia village has a rich history linked to the Cherokee Indians and Indian burial mounds as well as early settlers who arrived to mine for gold and cut virgin timber for a thriving lumber industry in the early 1900
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Helen, Georgia139 viewsVisitors can hike the many trails to waterfalls in the area, or sit beside a cozy fire and enjoy the winter weather in the mountains
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The Georgia Aquarium, located in Atlanta, Georgia at Pemberton Place156 viewsThe world's largest aquarium with more than 8 million US gallons, See Beluga whales at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. The aquarium's notable specimens include young whale sharks (Norton, Alice, and Trixie) and four beluga whales (Nico, Natasha, Marina, and Maris). Funded mostly by a $250 million donation from Home Depot founder Bernie Marcus, the aquarium was built on a 20 acre site north of Centennial Olympic Park in downtown Atlanta.
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102 viewsEarly settlers in the Atlanta area were farmers and craftsmen from Virginia, the Carolinas and the mountains of North Georgia. They obtained their land by lottery disbursement and were, for the most part, deeply religious, hard-working, small landholders. They owned few slaves and lived in harmony with their Indian neighbors. They established churches and schools, traveled to Decatur for “store-bought” goods and marketed their cotton in Macon
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117 viewsOver 150 years ago, the land that is now Atlanta belonged to the Creek and Cherokee Indians. The United States was well into the War of 1812 when the first white settlement, Fort Peachtree, was established on the banks of the Chattahoochee River near the Cherokee village of Standing Peachtree. The Creek Nation ceded their lands to the State of Georgia in 1825.
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80 viewsThe Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race 10K, or more commonly called the Peachtree Road Race, is a 10 kilometer road race held annually in Atlanta, Georgia on July 4, Independence Day. The Peachtree Road Race is currently the world's largest 10 kilometer race with an estimated 55,000 participants in 2007.
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106 viewsThey don’t call the place Hotlanta for nothing - Atlanta, Georgia is not only home to Fox Network and the famous record label SO SO Def, but it is also home to some phenomenal companies that are industry leaders
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115 viewsAtlanta Cyclorama, Georgia and Cherokee Avenues, 404/658-7625, presents the 1864 Civil War Battle of Atlanta in an immense painting in the round. View three-dimensional figures and great special effects from a rotating seat platform. The 1885 creation is open daily from 9:30-5:30.
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Six Flags over Georgia97 viewsSix Flags Over Georgia is a 230-acre theme park located west of Atlanta, in Austell, Georgia. Opened in 1967, it is the second park in the Six Flags chain, after the original opening in 1961 in Texas.

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79 viewsSix Flags Over Georgia is a 230-acre theme park located west of Atlanta, in Austell, Georgia. Opened in 1967, it is the second park in the Six Flags chain, after the original opening in 1961 in Texas.

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