History

History

Step back in time as you walk in the footsteps of Civil War soldiers and Cherokee Indians. Gordon County is rich in history – experience it firsthand.


attractions


Paradise Drag Strip

Built in 1961 from an abandoned cotton field, Paradise features a 1/8 mile drag strip and hosts races every Sunday. Bring your car to test Paradise’s new scoreboard and computer system. Regular Racing (Pro & Foot Brake), Grudge Racing, Time Only’s and Street Car’s invited....

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Copper Creek Farm

Copper Creek Farm hosts three major events each year – a Sunflower Festival during the summer and corn mazes and pumpkin patch during the fall. Copper Creek is also available for field trips, weddings and birthday parties....

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Sunrise Planetarium & Museum

Presenting various science programs viewed through the lens of the Biblical doctrine. Programs, designed for groups and available by appointment only, include train ride picnics, birthday parties, family reunions, company picnics, science planetarium programs and museum tours. Youth summer camps and fall family camps provide activities that teach discipline and develop high standards of character and conduct. All camps have sports, swimming, daily Bible lessons, cabin devotions, good food, interesting and educational classes in areas such as science, crafts, sports, and nature studies....

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Payne Farm & Produce

A farmers market offering locally grown and pick-your-own produce. Hosts a Strawberry Festival in May and Fall Family Fun weekends in October and November. Hayrides, petting barn, farm tours, games & activities, corn maze, bonfire and delicious food are certain to keep the entire family entertained....

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Carters Lake

One of the most scenic lakes in the SE, featuring 62 miles of shoreline, the highest earth-filled dam east of the Mississippi River, a full service marina, campgrounds, boat ramps, beach, picnic area, playgrounds, nature trail and a visitors center with a small museum. A perfect location to camp, hike, bird watch, fish and picnic. Pet friendly, leash required....

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