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What to do nearby and while visiting with us

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Local Dublin Activities

Golden Ticket Cinema

Dublin's new remodeled movie theater with 6 theaters.  No super late shows. They also have discount tickets on Tuesdays.

Southern Pines Water Park in Dublin

Address: 575 Southern Pines Rd, Dublin, GA 31021
Lazy River, Splash Pad, Covered & Uncovered Slide, Inflatable Slide, Wave Pools, Cabana Rental and Concession Stand
Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend
   Saturday 8 AM –  8PM and Sunday 12PM- 8PM

MLK Jr Monument Park + Walking Tour

The first public speech by Martin L. King, Jr.  Learn more about King’s experience in Dublin GA that day and during the Civil Rights Movement with the Downtown Dublin Walking Tour. Start your tour at the MLK Monument Park, then journey through downtown experiencing 71 different site, including the Dudley Motel where King and other prominent Civil Rights leaders would eat, stay, fuel up, and meet as they planned marches across the Southeast.

Address: 317 Telfair Street, Dublin, GA, United States

  • 317 Telfair Street, Dublin, GA, United States

  • 317 Telfair Street, Dublin, GA, United States

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Seasonal Dublin Activities

Southern Cypress Christmas Tree Farm

Southern Cypress Christmas Tree Farm
Our neighbors do Easter events, Halloween Pumpkin fun, Christmas Trees and more!  Check them out.
Address: 851 L C Pope Road, East Dublin, GA

Vidalia Onion Festival - April 29th - ish

38 Minutes
Each spring, food lovers across the nation anticipate the harvest of Georgia’s Official State Vegetable, the  famous Vidalia® Onion. The Vidalia community celebrates the occasion with a four-day festival that’s packed with fun-filled activities that offer something for everyone.

Macon Cherry Blossom Festival - March 18 to 27

54 Minutes
The Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates the spring blooming of the Yoshino Cherry Trees in Macon, GA, with 10 days of fun, concerts, shopping, food & more!

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Driving Side Trips from / to North I-75


Gas and food

Fun place to stop and refill gas cheap.
1) Exit 410 in Georgia, near the Tennessee / Georgia boarder.
2) Exit 83 in Kentucky - 1013 Buc-ee's Blvd, Richmond, KY 40475

Local Goat

Nice Local, Healthy Food

This place was great.  Sustainable food, fair price with local options, real ingredients and nice people / environment. 

3108 Artesian Cir
Ooltewah, TN 37363

Corvette Museum

We've heard this is a great place to stop at... We will check it out.

Watch out for sinkhole

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Kayak, Camping and More

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High Falls State Park

1 Hour and 26 Minutes (pg 112)
High Falls State Park is a 1,050-acre Georgia state park located near the city of Jackson in Monroe County, Georgia, part of the Macon metropolitan area. It is the site of a prosperous 19th-century industrial center, which became a ghost town when it was bypassed by the railroad.
Activities: Kayaking, Fishing, Hiking, Geocaching, Miniature Golf, Swimming Pool (fee)
Open 7AM–10PM
Address: 76 High Falls Park Dr, Jackson, GA 30233

Lake Oconee

1 Hour and 46 Minutes (pg 121)
Lake Oconee is a reservoir in central Georgia, United States, on the Oconee River near Greensboro and Eatonton. It was created in 1979 when Georgia Power completed the construction of the Wallace Dam on the Oconee River.

Address: Greene County CVB, 1034 Silver Dr Suite 201, Greensboro, GA 30642

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Lake Sinclair

1 Hour and 15 Minutes (pg 122)
Lake Sinclair encompasses 15,300 acres of winding coves and several vast stretches of open water. Created by Georgia Power in 1953. Fishing, tournaments, swimming, boating, camping, and has several marinas for the convenience of visitors.

Magnolia Springs State Park

1 Hour and 21 Minutes (pg 130)
Magnolia Springs State Park is a 1,070-acre Georgia state park located between Perkins and Millen in Jenkins County. The park was built as a project of the Civilian Conservation Corps and opened in 1939. The park is well known for its crystal clear springs that are estimated to flow 7 million US gallons per day.

Address: 1053 Magnolia Springs Rd, Millen, GA 30442

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Banks Lake National Wildlife Refuge

2 Hours and 15 Minutes (pg 147)
The Banks Lake National Wildlife Refuge is a 4,049 acre refuge located in Lanier County, Georgia. Banks Lake is a natural pocosin or sink of ancient geologic origin. The refuge was established in 1985 for the protection and conservation of this unique environment as well as migratory and resident wildlife.

Address: 307 GA-122, Lakeland, GA 31635

Skidaway Island State Park

1 Hour and 54 Minutes (pg 169)
Skidaway Island State Park is a state park near Savannah, Georgia. The park borders Skidaway narrows, a part of Georgia’s intracoastal waterway. Trails wind through maritime forest and past salt marsh, leading to a boardwalk and observation tower.
The 800 miles long Southeast Coast Saltwater Paddling Trail runs along the outer region of Skidaway Island State Park.
Address: 52 Diamond Causeway, Savannah, GA 31411

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Stone Mountain

2 Hours and 18 Minutes (pg 169)
Nestled in 3200 acres of natural beauty, Stone Mountain Park is a quartz monzonite dome monadnock and the site of Stone Mountain Park, 16 miles (26 km) east of Atlanta, Georgia. Outside the park is the small city of Stone Mountain, Georgia. The park is the most visited tourist site in the state of Georgia.
Address: 1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd Stone Mountain, GA 30083

George L Smith St Park

54 Minutes

George L. Smith State Park is a 1,634-acre Georgia state park located in Emanuel County. The park is named after George L. Smith, a former speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives and Emanuel County native. Attractions include a grist mill, covered bridge, and the dam of the Parrish Mill.
Address: 371 George L Smith State Park Rd, Twin City, GA 30471

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James H. Floyd State Park

3 Hours 43 Minutes
Surrounded by rural countryside and the Chattahoochee National Forest, this quiet park in northwest Georgia offers fishing on two stocked lakes. After hiking to an old marble mine with small waterfall, plus lake loop trails, visitors can relax in swings while watching for bluebirds. The trailhead to long-distance Pinhoti Trail is a 1.6-mile hike away. Named for Rep. James H. “Sloppy” Floyd who served in the Georgia House of Representatives from 1953 until 1974.
Address: 2800 Sloppy Floyd Lake Rd, Summerville, GA 30747

F.D. Roosevelt State Park

2 Hours 34 Minutes
At 9,049 acres, Georgia’s largest state park is a hiker’s and backpacker’s haven. More than 40 miles of trails, including the popular 23 mile Pine Mountain Trail, wind through hardwood and pines, over creeks and past small waterfalls. Many visitors are surprised to find rolling mountains 80 miles southwest of Atlanta. Above King’s Gap is Dowdell’s Knob where President Franklin D. Roosevelt sometimes picnicked and pondered world affairs.
Address: 2970 Georgia Highway 190, Pine Mountain, GA 31822

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Kolomoki Mounds St Park-Museum

3 Hours 15 Minutes (pg 142)
This historically significant park is the oldest and largest Woodland Indian site in the southeastern United States, occupied by Indians from 350 to 750 A.D. Georgia’s oldest great temple mound, standing 57-feet high, dominates two smaller burial mounds and several ceremonial mounds. The park’s museum is built around an excavated mound. Inside, visitors will find numerous artifacts and a film. Two lakes provide fishing and boating, and a campground is nestled under hardwoods and pines. Hikers can choose from three scenic trails.
Address: 205 Indian Mounds Road, Blakely, GA 39823

Okefenokee Swamp

2 Hours 14 Minutes (pg 156)
The Okefenokee Swamp is a shallow, 438,000-acre, peat-filled wetland straddling the Georgia–Florida line in the United States. A majority of the swamp is protected by the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge and the Okefenokee Wilderness.

Stephen Foster State Park is located with Okefenokee Park.
Address: 5700 Okefenokee Swamp Park Rd, Waycross, GA 31503

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Jekyll Island State Park

2 Hours 45 Minutes
State-managed island offering many recreational & water-based (Kayaking) activities, from biking to fishing. Discover miles of wide-open beaches, marshes teeming with life, and live oaks draped in moss on Jekyll Island.
Address: 100 James Rd, Jekyll Island, GA 31527

Fort Frederica + Saint Simons

2 Hours 50 Minutes
Fort Frederica National Monument, on St. Simons Island, Georgia, preserves the archaeological remnants of a fort and town built by James Oglethorpe between 1736 and 1748 to protect the southern boundary of the British colony of Georgia from Spanish raids. About 630 British troops were stationed at the fort.
Address: 6515 Frederica Rd, St Simons Island, GA 31522

Adjacent Island to Jekyll Island

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Tallulah Gorge State Park

3 Hours 46 Minutes

This 2,689-acre Georgia state park is adjacent to Tallulah Falls. The park surrounds Tallulah Gorge, a 1,000-foot deep gorge formed by the action of the Tallulah River, which runs along the floor of the gorge. Tallulah Gorge’s trails are strenuous.

Kayaking might be bad idea
For animals' safety, pets are not allowed on the gorge floor, sliding rock trail, and Hurricane Falls staircase to the suspension bridge. Leashed pets are welcome on rim trails.
Address: 338 Jane Hurt Yarn Rd, Tallulah Falls, GA 30573

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Chewacla State Park, Alabama

3 Hours 10 Minutes

From CCC camp ruins to state-of-the-art mountain bike features, Chewacla State Park has plenty of activities to keep your curiosity satisfied. Hiking trails circle the lake, follow creeks, and lead to a waterfall and an abandoned water tower. Singletrack biking trails wind through the forest, rolling over boardwalks, berms, and the 92-foot-long Hank/Graham Bridge.

For something more relaxing, there’s fishing, swimming, and non-motorized boating on the 26-acre Lake Chewacla. Rockhounds also appreciate the outcroppings of gneiss, dolomite, quartzite, and marble.

Address: 124 Shell Toomer Pkwy, Auburn, AL 36830

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Richard B. Russell State Park

2 Hours 51 Minutes

2,508 acres (10.15 km2) state park located on the shore of Richard B. Russell Lake in Elbert County, Georgia. The park features the 18-hole Arrowhead Golf Course, as well as 28 Tent, Trailer, RV Campsites and a Lake and Swimming Beach
Rowing Area.  Also has 27-Hole Disc Golf Course.
Biking — 6 miles of trails, Fishing, Geocaching, Hiking — 6 miles of trails, Swimming, Kayak and Canoe Rental.

Address: 2650 Russell State Park Dr, Elberton, GA 30635

Savannah Attractions

1 Hour 48 Minutes

Trolley Tours - Help navigate Savannah

Park: 301 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. The first hour is free and then it’s $1 per hour for each hour after that. There’s a meter for guests to enter their license plate number and pay.
Trolley provides complimentary parking for our ticket holders. Space is limited and is on a first come first served basis.

The Olde Pink House Restaurant

23 Abercorn Street in Savannah's Historic District, serves classic Southern cuisine in an elegant mansion built in 1771.


Huey's Restaurant On The River

115 East River Street in Savannah's Historic District. Bustling cafe featuring the food of New Orleans with a focus on distinctive seafood dishes & soups.


Day Trips / Side Trips

Whistle Stop Cafe

1 Hour and 15 Minute Drive (pg 113)

Classic Southern fare in a cozy diner opened after the movie "Fried Green Tomatoes" 

was filmed here.

Address: 443 McCrackin St, Juliette, GA 31046
Hours: Monday to Sunday Open 11AM–4PM / Closed Tuesday and Wednesday

Jarrell Plantation (Whistle Trip)

1 Hour and 15 Minute Drive

When visiting the Whistle Stop also check out Jarrell plantation (same location as above). 

Thursday–Sunday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Adults (18–61): $6.50  /  Seniors (62+): $6.00  / Youth (6–17): $4.00  / Children (under 6): Free

Uncle Remus Museum

1 Hour and 25 Minute Drive (pg 119)

The Uncle Remus Museum educates visitors about the life and work of Joel Chandler Harris using historic storytelling, period artifacts, dioramas of the more famous Uncle Remus character, local history during Harris' formative years, and informative tours.

Adults: $5.00  / Seniors $4.00 / Children 5-12: $3.00 / Children 4 and Under: Free 
Family Rate: $15.00 - Includes 5 Family Members (Additional Family Members: $3.00)

Address: 214 Oak St, Eatonton, GA 31024
Monday to Saturday 10AM–5PM / Sunday 1–4PM

Georgia's Old Governor's Mansion

1 Hour and 3 Minute Drive (pg 119)

Completed in 1839, Georgia's Old Governor's Mansion is one of the finest examples of High Greek Revival architecture in the nation.
Tours Tue-Sat 10-4 / Sun 2-4  tours every hour on the hour
Admission rates: $10 for Adults, $7 for pre-booked adult groups, $7 Senior Citizens (60 years and older), $2 Students and Free to children under 6 
Address: 120 South Clarke Street, Milledgeville, GA 31061

Pexcho Dime Museum

1 Hour and 57 Minute Drive (pg 12


Aside from the different Attractions, the Museum also promotes Educational ends, including Natural History in its Menageries, an Aquarium (which features Rare Exotic Fish), and Taxidermy Exhibits; History in its Photographs, Illustrations, Wax Figures, and Memorabilia; and Fostering the Idea, that a Child's Imagination & Curiosity is Timeless.
Sat: 10:30AM-12:00PM + 1:30PM-3:00PM  /  Sun: 10:30AM-12:00PM + 1:30PM-3:00PM
Address: 216 6th St, Augusta, GA 30901

Radium Springs

2 Hours and 9 Minutes Drive (pg 140)

One of Georgia’s Seven Natural Wonders, Radium Springs Gardens pumps 70,000 gallons per minute of clear, 68-degree water from an underground cave. Walk through a courtyard where the former Radium Springs Casino once stood, enjoy foliage-draped hillocks, crystal clear waters and flora both indigenous and exotic. The park features a restored terrace, new sidewalks, a casino garden and gazebos. (Pet friendly)
Address: 2501 Radium Springs Rd. Albany, 31705 GA
Hours: 9AM-7PM Tuesday-Sunday

Robin's Airforce Museum

54 Minutes Drive (M-S 9 to 4)
FREE Aviation Museum. Over 90 aircraft, partial aircraft, and missiles on display throughout our four main buildings and surrounding grounds; including an SR-71, P-51, and B-17. The Museum of Aviation is the second largest museum in the U.S. Air Force.
Address: 1942 Heritage Blvd, Robins AFB, GA 31098
Open Monday to Saturday 9 to 4

Ocmulgee National Monument

54 Minute Drive
Located on East side of Macon
Preserves traces of over ten millennia of culture from the Native Americans in the Southeastern Woodlands. Its chief remains are major earthworks built before 1000 CE by the South Appalachian Mississippian culture. These include the Great Temple and other ceremonial mounds, a burial mound, and defensive trenches. They represented highly skilled engineering techniques and soil knowledge, and the organization of many laborers. The site has evidence of 17,000 years of continuous human habitation.

The Hay House

54 Minutes

The Johnston–Felton–Hay House, often abbreviated Hay House, is a historic residence at 934 Georgia Avenue in Macon, Georgia. Built between 1855 and 1859 by William Butler Johnston and his wife Anne Tracy Johnston in the Italian Renaissance Revival style, the house has been called the "Palace of the South."

Adults: $18 / Seniors (Ages 65+): $15 / Children: $10 / Under age 5: FREE
Hours: Wednesday to Sunday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Address: 934 Georgia Ave, Macon, GA 31201

Phinizy Swamp Nature Park

1 Hour 53 Minutes (pg 128)
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park is a 1,100-acre nature park in Augusta, Georgia. The park contains wetlands and woodlands and has a campus for water research and environmental education, which includes a visitor center. It has many bald cypresses draped in Spanish moss and forests of loblolly trees.
Monday to Sunday Open 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Address: 1858 Lock and Dam Rd, Augusta, GA 30906

Cathedral of St. John Baptist (Savannah)

1 Hour 36 Minutes (pg 166) - Savannah
The Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist is an iconic symbol of Savannah, Georgia, gracing the skyline with its towering steeples – a view valued by our residents and visitors alike. No designated parking lot.  The church is open for self-guided touring Monday-Saturday – 9:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M and 12:45 P.M. – 4:30 P.M. Donation of $3.00 per adult is appreciated.
Masstimes: Saturday 5:30 PM / Sunday 8 AM, 10 AM & 11:30 AM
Address: 222 East Harris Street, Lafayette Square, Savannah, Georgia

Forsyth Park in Savannah

1 Hour 37 Minutes (pg 166) in Savannah
Forsyth Park is a large city park that occupies 30 acres in the historic district of Savannah, Georgia, United States. The park is bordered by Gaston Street to the north, Drayton Street to the east, Park Avenue to the south and Whitaker Street to the west.
Hours: Open 24 hours
Address: 2 W Gaston St, Savannah, GA 31401

George Sparks Reservor at Sweetwater Creek State Park

2 Hours and 18 Minutes (pg 169)
George H Sparks Reservoir is located in Douglas County, Georgia. This lake is 150 acres in size. wilderness only minutes from downtown Atlanta. A wooded trail follows the stream to the ruins of the New Manchester Manufacturing Company, a textile mill burned during the Civil War. Beyond the mill, the trail climbs rocky bluffs to provide views of the beautiful rapids below. Additional trails wind through fields and forest, showcasing ferns, magnolias, wild azaleas and hardwoods. Park rangers lead informative hikes to these areas throughout the year.
Address: 1750 Mount Vernon Road, Lithia Springs, GA 30122

Cumberland Island National Seashore

3 Hours 2 Minutes (pg 192)
Ferry only to Island.
Cumberland Island National Seashore preserves most of Cumberland Island in Camden County, Georgia, the largest of Georgia's Golden Isles. The seashore features beaches and dunes, marshes, and freshwater lakes. The national seashore also preserves and interprets many historic sites and structures. Check out Dungeness Ruins and the wild horses.
*Kayaking? (Tides are very strong around Cumberland Island, with a rise and fall of 6 to 9 feet twice a day.) Kayakers often depart from Crooked River State Park to avoid battling the tide, but some paddlers will launch from St. Marys or Amelia Island as well.
Address: Plum Orchard Dr, St Marys, GA 31558


1 Hours 52 Minutes (from downtown)

Savannah, a coastal Georgia city, is separated from South Carolina by the Savannah River. It’s known for manicured parks, horse-drawn carriages and antebellum architecture. Its historic district is filled with cobblestoned squares and parks such as Forsyth Park shaded by oak trees covered with Spanish moss. At the center of this picturesque district is the landmark, Gothic-Revival Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist.

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Florida Trips

Silver Springs State Park

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4 Hours 40 Minutes

For millennia, humans have been captivated by the stunning beauty and crystal clear waters of one of America’s largest springs. Experience a Silver Springs Glass Bottom Boat tour. Kayak the five-mile Silver River. Explore the Silver River Museum and Cracker Village. Camping, hiking, dining and shopping as well!

Silver Springs

Coral Castle


8 Hours 37 Minutes

​Coral Castle is an oolite limestone structure created by the Latvian-American eccentric Edward Leedskalnin. It is located in unincorporated territory of Miami-Dade County, Florida, between the cities of Homestead and Leisure City.
Address: 28655 S Dixie Hwy, Homestead, FL 33033

Coral Castle

Everglades / Big Cypress

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8 Hours 40 Minutes

​The freshwaters of the Big Cypress Swamp, essential to the health of the neighboring Everglades, support the rich marine estuaries along Florida's southwest coast. Conserving over 729,000 acres of this vast swamp, Big Cypress National Preserve contains a mixture of tropical and temperate plant communities that are home to diverse wildlife, including the Endangered Florida panther.
Address: 33100 Tamiami Trail E, Ochopee, FL 34141

Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

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5 Hours 37 Minutes

​Weeki Wachee is an enchanted spring where you can see live mermaids, take a trip on a river boat cruise, learn about Florida wildlife, and swim in the pristine waters at Buccaneer Bay. You can also embark on a paddling adventure down the pristine waterway of the Weeki Wachee River. Weeki Wachee Springs State Park is one of Florida’s most legendary and unique family destinations, entertaining audiences since 1947.
Address: 6131 Commercial Way, Spring Hill, FL 34606

Florida Caverns State Park, Florida


4 Hours

n oasis of 65-degree air within 10 acres of underground limestone-karst geology. Topside, there are hiking, biking, and equestrian trails, a 35-foot-deep swimming sinkhole called the Blue Hole, and floating trips along the Chipola River, where you’re likely to see herons, alligators, and beavers.

The park was once hidden within a thick canopy of trees, but in 2018, Hurricane Michael, a Category 5 storm, destroyed more than 90 percent of the forest. While that may be off-putting for a visit, it’s interesting to see how the natural areas are recovering.

Address: 28655 S Dixie Hwy, Homestead, FL 33033

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