Dalton, GA Offers Plenty of Fun Things to Do
Explore downtown Dalton's unique shops, historic sites, outdoor markets and a plethora of restaurants during your stay in northwest Georgia. If you're looking for something more adventurous, hike the trails at nearby Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest, tour Tunnel Hill Heritage Center or climb aboard the thrill rides at Lake Winnie Amusement Park. History buffs won't want to miss the Chief Vann House Historic Site or Prater's Mill, a living history museum.
Check out these popular regional attractions:
- Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest (2 miles)
Slip on your comfortable hiking boots for an adventure in this beautiful national forest, spanning 867,000 acres with trails and streams.
Phone: +1 (770) 297-3000
- Chickamauga National Military Park (28.6 miles)
Take a self-guided audio tour of Chickamauga National Military Park, site of one of the largest battles in the Civil War. Encompassing more than 9,000 acres, this park offers a visitor center with exhibits and a film covering the September 1863 Battle of Chickamauga.
Phone: +1 (706) 866-9241
- Chief Vann House Historic Site (12.3 miles)
Once the home of Cherokee Indian leader James Vann, this historic house is open for tours. Highlights of the tour include the home's beautiful hand carvings, a floating staircase, a 12-foot mantle and numerous antiques throughout the house.
Phone: +1 (706) 695-2598
- Fort Mountain State Park (22.9 miles)
Hike, horseback ride or mountain bike along the winding trails of this scenic park, which also offers spectacular views on the drive to the park via Highway 52.
Phone: +1 (706) 422-1932
- Historic Downtown Dalton (2.8 miles)
Spend a fun afternoon exploring downtown Dalton, where you can find shops, restaurants, art galleries, outdoor markets and seasonal festivals.
Phone: +1 (706) 278-3332
- Lake Winnie Amusement Park (23.9 miles)
Find something fun for everyone in the family at this nearby amusement park with traditional rides like a carousel, a Tilt-a-Whirl and the exciting Cannon Ball Roller Coaster. Cool off at SOAKya waterpark, and then stop by the kids' section for rides like ladybug cars, boats and swings.
Phone: +1 (706) 866-5681
- Prater's Mill (13.4 miles)
There's plenty to keep you busy at Prater’s Mill, a living history museum that features a working grist mill, a general store and a cotton gin. Hike the nature trails, take a canoe ride on Coahulla Creek or treat the kids to a pony ride.
Phone: +1 (706) 694-6455
- Tunnel Hill Heritage Center (7.5 miles)
Tour the 1,477-foot Western and Atlantic Tunnel, the visitor center, museum and the 1848 Clisby Austin House at Tunnel Hill Heritage Center. Learn all about this historic railroad tunnel, built in 1848, and its impact on the Civil War.
Phone: +1 (706) 876-1571
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