Ten Reasons to Explore Georgia
Georgia’s animal population
is quickly growing and
features the world’s largest
The Georgia Aquarium is the world’s
largest with 8 million gallons of water and
features something new every 90 days.
Home to whale sharks, the largest fish in
the world, Georgia has the only aquarium
outside of Asia to house them. In late 2010,
the Georgia Aquarium will unveil the new
dolphin exhibit. Did you know that Xi Lan
is the only giant panda cub born in the U.S.
in 2008? And, he was born at Zoo Atlanta.
He hangs out with his parents and big sister
Mei Lan who was also born here in 2006.
Vineyard acreage in Georgia
has more than tripled, in the
last five years
At least seven new vineyards and four
new wineries have been established in
Georgia. Our award-winning wineries offer
memorable experiences to pair with their
blossoming viniculture. Highlights include
tastings, tours and our Wine Highway
Georgia’s Civil War Heritage
The War’s impact on Georgia was greater
than any other event in the state’s history
with some 11,000 Georgians killed and over
100,000 total casualties. There were over
460,000 others emancipated by the war’s end.
From Chickamauga, the second-bloodiest
battle of the Civil War, to Andersonville,
the most notorious prison camp of the War,
Georgia has a wealth of battlefields, cemeteries, arsenals, museums, mansions and stories.
Brasstown Valley Golf Club, Hiawassee
Georgia’s newest attraction
features an 80 foot-long
The Tellus Northwest Georgia Science
Museum opened in Cartersville in January.
The world-class science museum features
a planetarium, interactive gallery, mineral
museum and a replica Wright Flyer.