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Southern Estate Alpacas

2713 Chatsworth Hwy 225 NE • Calhoun, GA 30701

(706) 263-1456

Located on over 50 acres of lush green pastures, Southern Estate Alpacas is home to alpacas and goats. Make a reservation to attend one of their educational farm tours. 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. You can even purchase products made from your favorite alpaca's fleece. 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)! Admission is $20 per person and must be paid in advance. Group rates are available by calling (706) 263-1456. Tours last 1.5 to 2 hours and are available on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 12 p.m. (availability and rates are subject to change). Reservations must be made at least 48 hours in advance.

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“The General” Locomotive Display

Secured by The Friends of Resaca Battlefield, Inc., “The General” locomotive train display is housed in the lobby of the Gordon County Sheriff’s Office. With a photographic back scene of Gordon County countryside, the 16-foot long display consists of the locomotive, wood tender, rail cars, and G.I. Joe-sized figures representing the raiders destroying the tracks. Also included are various framed displays showing the route and telling the story of the Great Locomotive Chase. The Great Locomotive Chase occurred on April 12, 1862 and Gordon County played a major role in the 87 mile chase between “The General” and “The Texas” which resulted in the awarding of America’s first Congressional Medals of Honor. The display was a gift to the Friends of Resaca Battlefield by the Georgia Civil War Commission after the closing of the Nash Farm Museum. The public is welcome to visit the display at the Gordon County Sheriff’s Office from Monday through Friday between 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. ...

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