Student Edutainment Itinerary

Build your own itinerary according to your interests. From day trips to week-long tours, students of all ages will experience fun in learning at these regional favorites!

New Echota Rivers Alliance (NERA):

The New Echota Rivers Alliance (NERA) offers guided paddle trips on Gordon County’s rivers from March through November. Website


Appalachian Trail Hikes from Springer Mountain:

Day hikes or overnight camping Appalachian Trail Hikes – Website


Blue Ridge Scenic Railroad/Ocoee River “Rails and Raft”:

Ride the train to the put-in point on the Toccoa River. Blue Ridge Scenic Railroad – 241 Depot St., Blue Ridge, 877-413-TRAIN (8724), Website


Tree Flight Canopy Tour at Historic Banning Mills:

North America’s longest and highest canopy tour. Historic Banning Mills – 205 Horseshoe Dam Rd., Whitesburg, (770) 834-9149, Website


Lake Winnie Amusement Park:

All ages will love the rides, games, and entertainment; group shelters available for picnics. Lake Winnie Amusement Park – Lakeview Drive, Rossville, 877-LAKEWIN (525-3946), Website


Payne Farm & Produce:

Hands-on learning at a real working farm. Payne Farm & Produce – 204 Salem Road, Calhoun, Georgia, Website


Oak Hill and the Martha Berry Museum:

Educational experience at the 170-acre estate of Martha McChesney Berry, founder of the Berry Schools. Oak Hill & The Martha Berry Museum, 24 Veterans Memorial Hwy., Rome, (706) 291-1883, Website


Bartow History Museum:

Indian, Civil War, and Local Life heritage displays. Bartow History Museum - 13 North Wall St., Cartersville, (770) 382-3818, Website


Rome Area History Center:

Indian, Civil War, and Local Life heritage displays. Rome Area History Museum - 305 Broad St., Rome, (706) 235-8051, Website


New Echota Historic Site:

Cherokee Capital site; interactive educational tours and official site on the Trail of Tears. New Echota State Historic Site – 1211 Chatsworth Hwy., Calhoun, (706) 624-1321, Website


Funk Heritage Center:

Georgia’s Official Frontier and Southeastern Indian Interpretive Center. Funk Heritage Center – 7300 Reinhardt College Cir., Waleska, (770) 720-5970, Website


Chieftains Museum:

An official site on the Trail of Tears; educational programs and storytelling tailored for students. Chieftains Museum – 501 Riverside Pkwy., Rome, (706) 291-9494, Website


Chief Vann House Historic Site:

Home of Cherokee plantation owner; interpretive educational tours. Chief Vann House – 82 GA Hwy. 225 N., Chatsworth, (706) 695-2598, Website


Pickett’s Mill Battlefield Historic Site:

Civil War battlefield with interpretive tour by park rangers. Pickett’s Mill Battlefield Historic Site - 4432 Mt. Tabor Church Rd., Dallas, (770) 443-7850, Website


Chattanooga-Chickamauga National Military Park:

Oldest and largest military park in the U.S.. Chattanooga-Chickamauga National Military Park – Lafayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe, (423) 752-5213, Website


Lee and Gordon’s Mill:

A working grist mill and general store. Lee and Gordon’s Mill - 71 Red Belt Rd., Chickamauga, (706) 375-4728, Website


6th Cavalry Museum:

Military history of the 6th Cavalry; WWI-II, Korean War, Vietnam War. 6th Cavalry Museum – Barnhardt Circle, Fort Oglethorpe, (706) 861-2860, Website


Tunnell Hill Heritage Center and W & A Railroad Tunnel:

Railroad tunnel; Civil War, railroad, textile heritage. Tunnell Hill Heritage Center - 215 Clisby Austin Rd., Dalton, (706) 876-1571, Website


Booth Western Art Museum:

Art appreciation for all ages; President’s room; special programs. Booth Western Art Museum – Gilmer Street, Cartersville, (770) 387-1300, Website


Tellus: Northwestern Georgia Science Museum:

Interactive displays, digital planetarium, classroom activities. Tellus Science Museum - 100 Tellus Drive, Cartersville, (770) 606-5700, Website


View live entertainment at Calhoun’s GEM Theatre and the Harris Arts Center – GEM Website and HAC Website


Rome Braves Baseball:

AAA Baseball. Rome Braves – 755 Braves Blvd., Rome, (706) 368-9388, Website


See Rock City:

See 7 States from high atop Lookout Mountain. Rock City - 1400 Patten Rd., Lookout Mountain, (706) 820-2531, Website


Wilderness Outdoor Movie Theater:

Family shows; 2 screens. Wilderness Outdoor Movie – 217 Old Hales Rd., Trenton, (706) 657-8411, Website

where to stay

Motel 6

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