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Goats on the Roof in Tiger, Georgia

Updated on June 23, 2013
Goats on the Roof tourist attraction with a terrific souvenir store and old fashioned ice cream shop and deli.
Goats on the Roof tourist attraction with a terrific souvenir store and old fashioned ice cream shop and deli. | Source

Goats?

My sister lives in Atlanta, Georgia, and we like to find time to spend together as often as possible. As we compared schedules, it became clear that the best weekend for me to come over is the same weekend she had other plans. She told me, over the phone, that she has another friend coming in from out of town, and they plan to meet a 3rd girlfriend at Ghosts on the Roof.

I echoed back, “Ghosts on the Roof?! What is that?” She responded with, “It’s ghosts on the roof.” that’s all. She invited me to go along, and I jumped at the chance since I love spooky stories and thrillers.

I made it to her house the evening before we were planned to go see the ghosts on the roof. She mentioned that her friend would be coming over at 10:00 in the morning and we can leave to see the GOATS on the roof. Again, I echoed back, “Goats?” She responded, “Goats.” Again, I echoed back, “Goats?” She responded, “Goats.” Oh, was I surprised! Now that I could read her lips I saw that she was saying “goats” all along.

Anyway, we had a terrific time at “Goats on the Roof” in Tiger, GA. If you are looking for an unusual place to go, why not take a trip through the beautiful North Georgia foot hills and go feed the goats. There are “Goats on the Roof” sites in other areas. Please refer to the link below for other locations.

I suppose I should schedule a hearing test now.

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Tiger, GA 30576, USA
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The Strangest Tourist Destination

The next day we arrive at "Goats on the Roof", and proceeded to have a fabulous day! The old fashioned ice cream shop sold cold, refreshing ice cream to the visitors. The deli served a variety of sandwiches and other treats. There were choices of potato chips or fresh fruit with each sandwich order. The building had a comfortable, childlike feeling, and we spent a whole lot of time in there.

The store had the most adorable decorations. The prices were reasonable for a tourist stop, and there was a variety of items to browse through. The staff members in both buildings were incredibly friendly and helpful. The store alone was worth the trip given its plethora of southern history and folk lore.

The attraction had stationary bicycles that would turn a wheel pulling a wire up and down. We could purchase goat food to place in a small tin bucket, attach it to the wire, and send it up to the goats by peddling one of those bicycles. For the new arrivals, ice cream cones filled with goat pellets are available for purchase. The new arrivals are on the side of the store in their own pen with their mother. They are absolutely adorable!

I recommend this tourist attraction to everyone. It is family friendly, and completely weird. It never ceases to amaze me how creative some people can be.


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An adorable little white lamb.  He doesn't even look real, does he?In the deli there is usually a line.  Check out the goat puppets hanging from the ceiling.They sold old fashioned candy in the old fashioned ice cream shopeHere are the actual goats on the actual roof!A trio of babies and their mother are kept on the ground and separated from the other goats.Here is a little black and white baby.The trio again.Ole' folk lore about the goats.  This should cause a giggle or two.More goats over the deli.Maybe they are changing shifts in the watchtower?This one is having a snack.The ice cream shope and deliThe mountainside behind the main attractions.This is a great shot of the attraction.  This is a must see!There are many old fashioned, interesting items to see.That's one fat goat!This child is pedaling to cause a tin can with goat pellets in it to rise up to the goat....and here is the goat waiting for the tin can.I heard this was actually quite yummy!Do you see that?  It's a "Goat Whisperer", so I guess it was close to being "Ghosts on the Roof"
An adorable little white lamb.  He doesn't even look real, does he?
An adorable little white lamb. He doesn't even look real, does he? | Source
In the deli there is usually a line.  Check out the goat puppets hanging from the ceiling.
In the deli there is usually a line. Check out the goat puppets hanging from the ceiling. | Source
They sold old fashioned candy in the old fashioned ice cream shope
They sold old fashioned candy in the old fashioned ice cream shope | Source
Here are the actual goats on the actual roof!
Here are the actual goats on the actual roof! | Source
A trio of babies and their mother are kept on the ground and separated from the other goats.
A trio of babies and their mother are kept on the ground and separated from the other goats. | Source
Here is a little black and white baby.
Here is a little black and white baby. | Source
The trio again.
The trio again. | Source
Ole' folk lore about the goats.  This should cause a giggle or two.
Ole' folk lore about the goats. This should cause a giggle or two. | Source
More goats over the deli.
More goats over the deli. | Source
Maybe they are changing shifts in the watchtower?
Maybe they are changing shifts in the watchtower? | Source
This one is having a snack.
This one is having a snack. | Source
The ice cream shope and deli
The ice cream shope and deli | Source
The mountainside behind the main attractions.
The mountainside behind the main attractions. | Source
This is a great shot of the attraction.  This is a must see!
This is a great shot of the attraction. This is a must see! | Source
There are many old fashioned, interesting items to see.
There are many old fashioned, interesting items to see. | Source
That's one fat goat!
That's one fat goat! | Source
This child is pedaling to cause a tin can with goat pellets in it to rise up to the goat.
This child is pedaling to cause a tin can with goat pellets in it to rise up to the goat. | Source
...and here is the goat waiting for the tin can.
...and here is the goat waiting for the tin can. | Source
I heard this was actually quite yummy!
I heard this was actually quite yummy! | Source
Do you see that?  It's a "Goat Whisperer", so I guess it was close to being "Ghosts on the Roof"
Do you see that? It's a "Goat Whisperer", so I guess it was close to being "Ghosts on the Roof" | Source

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      Mmargie1966 4 years ago from Gainesville, GA

      Thank you, summerberrie! I love Helen also!

      Thanks for commenting!

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      summerberrie 4 years ago

      Mmargie1966, I have actually been to Goats on the Roof! I try to keep myself cultured. Great experience. We were visiting friends in Helen and they had to take us. I'm glad they did. Nice hub. Beautifully done.

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      Mmargie1966 4 years ago from Gainesville, GA

      Thank you, kittyjj! I believe there are other locations in other parts of the country, so you may not need to go to Georgia.

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      Ann Leung 4 years ago from San Jose, California

      This place sounds perfect for my kids because they looooove animals. I love the videos. Voted up and shared.

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      wetnosedogs 4 years ago from Alabama

      This would be a peak of interest for me. Thanks for sharing your fabulous day.

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      Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

      I want to go to this just because of the neat name! I think we need to transplant them to Austin - we capitalize on weird here! Fun hub - voted up!

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      Mmargie1966 4 years ago from Gainesville, GA

      Thanks, Cre8tor! It was a lot of fun.

      Thank you for commenting also.

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      Dan Robbins 4 years ago from Ohio

      I will definitely stop by next time I make my way through Georgia. Very interesting and voted up!

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      Mmargie1966 4 years ago from Gainesville, GA

      I'm glad you enjoyed the hub, RTalloni! Enjoy yourself!

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      Well, some of them were white! :) It's a good thing they aren't holding their breath for the mother ship.

      If I ever see one of the Goats on a Roof stops I will laugh for more than one reason now. And probably stop--thanks to you for sharing about your fun outing.

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