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


Harris Arts Center

Home to the Roland Hayes Museum, Ratner Theater, art galleries and The Art Market Gift Shop. HAC features rotating exhibits, instruction and cultural performances. The Art Market offers a diverse variety of handcrafted gifts by local and regional artists. Pottery, jewelry, paintings, photography, baskets, blown glass, turned wood, and art dolls are some of the many items offered at affordable price points....

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Terry Knight Instructional Art Studio

'The Wondrous Colors of Life's Majesty are Only Seen by Those Who Watch.'- Terry Knight. Terry Knight Studio is open every Tuesday. Kids Class is 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm and Adult Class is 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm. Cost is $20 per class. All supplies are included except oil paints. Available art supplies are acrylic paint, watercolors, prismacolor pencils, charcoal, graphite, 246 lb. weight Strathmore 400 series painting paper, and 80 lb. white drawing paper....

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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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Chattahoochee National Forest - The Pocket

Land of the Pinhoti Trail, Keown Falls & The Pocket. The Pocket recreation area is named for lying in a low area surrounded by the steep ridges of Horn and Mill Mountains. Visitors can picnic, hike, camp and fish and enjoy the vibrant spring colors of mountain laurel, as well as the brilliant fall color mix provided by mixed hardwoods. Pet friendly, leash required....

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