Attractions

Attractions

Paddle the rivers and lakes; hike and bike the scenic nature trails; marvel at the artistry of The Rock Garden’s 50 miniature buildings; play a round of golf, roller skate or bowl. Conveniently located off I-75 between Atlanta and Chattanooga, recreation and adventure await!


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Fort Wayne Civil War Historic Site

Fort Wayne features two well-preserved fortified areas used by both Confederate and Union forces during and after the Civil War. Visitors can walk the one mile trail to view the original parade grounds and entrenchments which are the last known constructed by the Georgia Militia. Confederates placed a light artillery battery on a hill overlooking the Oostanaula River that was used extensively during the Battle of Resaca. After the battle, Union forces occupied these fortifications to guard the Western & Atlantic Railroad bridge until after the war. Open daily dawn-dusk. Free admission. Pet friendly, leash required....

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Roland Hayes Museum at the Harris Arts Center

A tribute to this native son, Roland Hayes was a child of former slaves who became the first African-American vocalist to achieve international acclaim. A Gildemeester & Kroeger piano that Roland’s brother played for him while he practiced takes center stage on the museum floor. Learn the details of his remarkable half-century career through photos, stories, records, autographed programs, personal letters and music scores. Open Monday – Friday. Free admission....

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New Echota Cherokee Capital State Historic Site

One of the most significant Cherokee Indian sites in the nation, where the infamous “Trail of Tears” officially began and home of the first Indian language newspaper office. Visitors can tour 12 original and reconstructed buildings, including the Council House, Court House, Print Shop, Missionary Samuel Worcester's home, and an 1805 store; view interpretive exhibits and a 17-minute film. Nature trails lead visitors to New Town Creek and a small beaver pond. Open Tuesday - Saturday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. & Sundays, April - October, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Admission: $5.50-$7.00. The grounds and trails are pet-friendly, leash required....

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Atlanta Campaign Pavilion

The third in a series of five parks built by the Works Progress Administration to identify sites of the Civil War's Atlanta Campaign, the pavilion features a relief map of troop movements and fighting in and around Resaca May 13–15, 1864. It is located on the northern section of the battlefield. The map explains the events at the Battle of Resaca and the Federal flanking movement at Lay's Ferry, which resulted in Johnston's withdrawal south over the Oostanaula River along the Western and Atlantic Railroad to Calhoun and then Cassville....

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Battle of Resaca Reenactment

The first major battle of the Atlanta Campaign was fought around the tiny village of Resaca on May 14-15, 1864. Over two days, Union and Confederate forces attacked and counter-attacked, with both armies losing approximately 2,800 men. The reenactment is held the third weekend in May (Saturday & Sunday) on the historic Chitwood Farm, a 650-acre section of the original battlefield. Evident within the property are the original Federal and Confederate entrenchments and the 1864 Western & Atlantic Railroad line. Admission: $2-$5. Click here to read more about the Battle Of Resaca....

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