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

Copper Creek Farm :

A place where families, school groups, and businesses can have fun, learn, and make memories! The farm is home to two annual events: Sunflower Festival during the summer and Corn Maze & Pumpkin Fest during the fall. Copper Creek Farm – 1514 Reeves Station Road, Calhoun, Georgia, (706) 280-5592, Website

Southern Estate Alpacas :

The two-hour tour begins with an "Alpaca 101" inside the farm store to learn the origins of alpacas and see the many exquisite products made from their elite herd. Once you learn the basics, step out into the pasture and come face-to-face with the friendly alpacas, who will happily eat right from your hands (and provide great photo opportunities for you and your family)! Southern Estate Alpacas – 2713 Chatsworth Hwy 225 NE, Calhoun, Georgia 30701, (706) 263-1456, Website

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