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Small-Town Escape: Dahlonega

Dahlonega, Georgia: One of the places my uncle took us to when we visited him here in Georgia. Beautiful little town!

Consolidated Gold Mine

Dahlonega, Georgia Set in the north Georgia Mountains, Dahlonega was the site of the first U.S. gold rush. Take a mining adventure 60 feet below ground at the Consolidated Gold Mine, where you can try your hand at panning for gold.

North Georgia Mountains - We Found the South's Best Fall Color

Georgia State Capitol

Georgia State Capitol, located in Atlanta, Georgia - The Capitol Dome is layered in 43 ounces of pure gold that was mined in Dahlonega, Georgia - the site of America's first Gold Rush (in 1829).

It's no wonder that Architectural Digest Magazine chose Dahlonega, Georgia as one of their favorite "Best Small Towns" because of its carefully restored historic buildings, wineries, wine tasting rooms, Gold Rush history and plenty more to see and do.

Underground Mining Pit

Open Pit Mining

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