Gainesville, Georgia

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Gainesville, Georgia, USA

Attractions in Gainesville, Georgia


  • Carousel at Lakeshore Mall 770-536-5209
    150 Pearl Nix Parkway, Gainesville, GA 30501
    This carousel is an imported, 18 foot Venetian Carousel which is exquisitely crafted and operational for visitors of all ages to enjoy. more info  map

  • Paradise Fun Park 770-536-6005
    2500 Old Thompson Road, Gainesville, GA 30501
    A family amusement park which features two 18 hole championship miniature golf courses, six baseball or softball automatic batting cages, sand volleyball and badminton... more info  map

Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Chief Whitepath's Cabin 770-536-0889
    403 Brenau Avenue, Gainesville, GA 30501
    This beautifully restored cabin was the home of Chief Whitepath, a leader at the time of the Trail of Tears. The cabin has been converted into a museum which displays... more info  map

Historic Sites & Monuments

  • Alta Vista Cemetery 770-535-6883
    Located on Jesse Jewell Parkway
    This historic cemetery is the final resting place of two former governors of Georgia, Allen D. Candler and James M. Smith, as well as the trusted commander and leader,... more info  map

Museums & Galleries

  • Beulah Rucker Museum 404-401-6589
    2105 Athens Highway, Gainesville, GA 30507
    Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this center features a cultural museum that features rooms containing early 20th Century furnishings, artifacts, and... more info  map

  • Georgia Mountains Museum, The 770-297-5900
    311 Green Street, Gainesville, GA 30503
    This state-of-the-art museum is filled with history and memorabilia of Georgia's hardy mountainfolk such as medical equipment and memorabilia, early farm tools, pottery,... more info  map

  • Quinlan Visual Arts Center 770-536-2575
    514 Green Street Northeast, Gainesville, GA 30503
    Located in the Green Street Historic District
    Showcasing the works of state, regional, and national artists, this arts museum hosts several touring exhibits plus offers lectures, film presentations, and classes for... more info  map

  • Wages Collection, The 770-534-6244
    406 Academy Street, Gainesville, GA 30501
    Located on Extended Campus of Brenau University
    Situated in a charming Victorian Cottage, this unique gallery displays a lovely collection of vintage clothing from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries.  more info  map

National Parks & Natural Wonders

  • Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests 770-297-3000
    1755 Cleveland Highway, Gainesville, GA 30501
    These two national forests offer a wide range of recreational opportunities including winding hiking trails through scenic mountains and rolling hills, camping,... more info  map

Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • Elachee Nature Science Center 770-535-1976
    2125 Elachee Drive, Gainesville, GA 30503
    Many fascinating experiences await you at this heavily wooded 1,200 acre natural history museum and nature center complex that features exhibits such as please-touch... more info  map


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