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AUG 2018

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⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ 2 0 1 8 / 2 0 1 9 M E E T I N G S I T E S G U I D E w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 42 Stone Mountain A popular group outing, the 3,200-acre Stone Mountain Park sees more than 4 million visitors annually. Just 10 miles from downtown Atlanta, it's the world's largest mass of exposed granite. Around the base, the moun- tain provides 15 miles of wooded nature trails, as well as a one-mile hike to the summit of 1,686 feet. A 363-acre lake, Quarry Exhibit, the Confederate Hall Historical & Environmental Education Center and scenic places such as the Grist Mill and the Covered Bridge are all located in proximity to this granite giant. Groups can also take in the park's renowned seasonal Lasershow – an Atlanta tradition – featuring state-of-the-art digital graphics, awe-inspiring effects and fire- works. Antebellum Trolley Tours The essence of the South's Antebellum Period is alive and well in Milledgeville. Centrally located in Middle Georgia's Lake Country, Milledgeville is steeped in history offering visitors views of places such as the Old State Capitol, Rose Hill at Lockerly Arboretum, the exquisite Brown- Stetson-Sanford House and St. Stephens Episcopal Church (where the 107th New York Infantry Regiment under General Sherman took shelter for a brief time). Trolley tours are available seven days a week to take groups back in time to experi- ence some authentic Georgia heri- tage. Tank Town USA Groups looking for something off the beaten path can pay a visit to Tank Town USA in the North Georgia Mountains. Located in the city of Morganton, this extreme experience provides participants with access to an adventure that might otherwise require years of military training: driving a tank. The opportunity to maneuver a mobile weapon is just a reservation away and participants can choose between driving a frontline combat vehicle for 10 minutes or an armored multi-ton tank with which they can crush a car with the mechani- cal might at their fingertips. n City Map Location Page Albany.......................................................... B6 ............................43 Athens ........................................................C2 ............................43 Atlanta ........................................................ B3 ............................43 Augusta ......................................................D3 ............................46 .................... E6 ............................46 Jekyll Island ............................................ E6 ............................46 St. Simons Island .................................... E6 ............................46 Dalton .......................................................... A1 ............................46 Helen ...........................................................C1 ............................46 Macon ..........................................................C4 ............................48 Perry ...........................................................C4 ............................48 Rome ........................................................... A2 ............................48 Roswell ........................................................ B2 ............................48 Savannah .................................................... F5 ............................48 Valdosta .....................................................C4 ............................49 Warner Robins ...........................................C4 ............................49 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 A B C D E F Georgia Arboretums & Antebellum Sites From coastal Savannah and the Piedmont plateau to the Blue Ridge Mountains and sprawling metropolis of Atlanta, Georgia provides enough diversity to appeal to even the most selective groups. The Peach State draws on deep Civil War history and is alive with new, cutting-edge experiences found in some of the most surprising places. Groups can choose from big-city art and culture, a thriving sports scene, myriad outdoor ad ventures or take in the heritage of the deep South. And that just touches the surface of the variety that makes visitors leave singing "Georgia on My Mind." Stone Mountain Antebellum Trolley Tours Photos courtesy of Georgia Dept. of Economic Development

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