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Georgia’s Presidential Pathways Region

Updated on April 12, 2010

Top 5 Things to Do in Middle South Georgia

The state of Georgia is known for many people. There are winding mountain trails in it mountain regions, the excitement of cities like Athens and Atlanta, the sounds of the waves crashing along the barrier island and the many historic locations. It is the birthplace and home, of an assortment of people- authors to comedians and military heroes to broadcasting geniuses, presidents and politicians. You can tour homes and beautiful garden spots, go on ghost tours or hike the Appalachian Trail. No matter what your fancy, there are many ways to experience the delights of Georgia tourism. Here are 5 places and activities in the region known as the Presidential Pathway to include on your trip to the mid-southwestern region of Georgia.

  • Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain offers miles of nature trails, fine dining, a butterfly house and acres of gorgeous gardens. There is also a spa, a golf course, beaches, bicycle pats and numerous exhibits and signage that tell of the flora and fauna found here. This is shore to be favorite for everyone.
  • The Jimmy Carter National Historic Site in Plains, Georgia is great way to get to know more about President Carter. Guest can visit the Plains Train Depot and the Carter Boyhood Farm.
  • The Explorations in Antiquities Center in LaGrange has full scale archaeological reconstruction of discoveries from years gone by. There are artifacts from the ancient civilizations, digs for artifacts, and even Biblical meal presentations. Call ahead to learn of special events.

Civil War Cannon

  • Warm Springs- This was a favorite place to visit for President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Check out the FDR’s Pool & Warm Spring’s Museum, the rehabilitation center he frequented and the Little White House historic site.
  • The Andersonville Civil War Village and the National Historic Site gives guest a glimpse into a prisoner’s life during the Civil War. History buffs will find this to be an impressive representation of this tragic time in American history.

Georgia tourism in this region varies from town to town, but no matter where you roam, you are sure to find something interesting. You will be delighted by its friendly people, charming B&Bs, and specialty shops and fine dining. Come see what this Georgia region is all about.


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