Dahlonega Area Attractions

Experience authentic Appalachian Mountain destinations.

Amicalola Falls State Park

It’s easy to see why Amicalola Falls State Park is one of the most popular Georgia State Parks with 829 acres of beautiful North Georgia mountain wilderness in the heart of the Chattahoochee National Forest. Amicalola, a Cherokee Indian word meaning “tumbling waters,” is an appropriate name for the 729-foot falls, the highest cascading waterfall east of the Mississippi River. An eight-mile approach trail leads from the park to Springer Mountain, the southern end of the 2,150-mile Appalachian Trail. Many other beautiful and diverse trails wind through the park and activities are abundant at the Amicalola Falls Visitors Center. Frequent park visitors can save money with a $50 Annual ParkPass available at the Lodge or Visitor’s Center. Passes are good for one year from purchase date.

Park hours are 7:00 am to 10:00 pm and all cars require a $5 GA State Park Pass.

Visitor Center hours are:
Sunday – Wednesday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday – Saturday: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm.

Appalachian Outfitters River Outpost

Canoe, Kayak, and Tubing on the Chestatee River.

2084 South Chestatee St, Dahlonega, GA 30533

(706) 864-7117
Blue Ridge Scenic Railway

A train ride on a 1905 train for 26 miles round trip from Blue Ridge, GA to Copperhill, TN and back.

241 Depot St, Blue Ridge, GA 30511 

(877) 413-8724
Chestatee Wildlife Preserve & Zoo

The Wildlife preserve features over 100 animals with many different species and sits on over 20 acres.

469 Old Dahlonega Hwy, Dahlonega, GA 30533

(678) 859-6820
Consolidated Gold Mines

Built in the early 1900’s, it was the largest gold mining operation east of the Mississippi River. Tour the gold mine and pan for gold.

185 Consolidated Gold Mine Road, Dahlonega, GA 30533

(706) 864-8473
Crisson Gold Mine

Crisson Gold mine is an actual open pit gold mine that was established in 1847.

2736 Morrison Moore Parkway E, Dahlonega, GA 30533

(706) 864-6363
Dahlonega Gold Museum

Start your gold fever with a visit to the Gold Museum located in the oldest existing courthouse in Georgia.

1 Public Square, Dahlonega, GA 30533

(706) 864-2257
Dahlonega Visitor Center

Start your visit in Northeast GA by getting all your plans at the Visitor Center.

13 South Park St, Dahlonega, GA 30533

(706) 864-3711
Dahlonega Walking Tours

Choose several different tours such as Historic Ghost Walk, Wine Tours and Pub Crawls.

19 East Main St, Dahlonega, GA 30533

(706) 482-8795
Day Spa - Oasis Spa at Mountain Laurel Creek Inn & Spa

Relax, recharge and renew at Dahlonega’s only full spa featuring men and women area's with lockers, showers, sauna, outdoor pool and spa. Located inside Mtn Laurel Creek Inn & Spa

202 Talmer Grizzle Road, Dahlonega, GA 30533

(706) 867-8134
Gibbs Garden

Just 45 minutes from downtown Dahlonega, 220 acres of artistically landscaped gardens.

1987 Gibbs Drive, Ball Ground, GA 30107

(770) 893-1881
Holly Theatre

Located just off the historic square, the theater is a fully renovated theatre built in 1946. Live theatre and music.

69 West Main St, Dahlonega, GA 30533

(706) 530-5162
Planetarium & Observatory

The star theater seats 46 and houses a Digistar 5 digital planetarium system, which can project starry skies, video, and more on a thirty-foot diameter dome. The effect is a realistic simulation of the night sky as seen from anywhere on the surface of the Earth at any time of night and at any epoch from the ancient past to the far future. The digital system also allows visitors to fly through space to explore other planets, moons, and stars, or sail across the galaxy!

Public planetarium shows on Friday nights are free. They begin at 8:00 pm with doors opening at 7:30 pm. No reservations or tickets are required. The planetarium also offers private shows to groups, such as school field trip shows on weekdays. Email for more information.

The general public and students are invited to come out to the observatory on Friday nights after the planetarium show for celestial viewing. The Friday telescopic viewing begins after sunset, weather permitting. See the North Georgia Astronomical Observatory Facebook page for updates on the observatory operating status.

UNG Health & Natural Sciences Building, Room 234, Dahlonega, Georgia 30533 Sunset Dr, 

706-864-8642 Observatory, 706-864-1471 Planetarium