Attractions in Helen, GA

Get to know the many lovely attractions of Helen, GA. Set among the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains, Helen, GA offers a charming Alpine village experience with cobblestone alleys, plus plenty of exciting nearby activities. Within just miles of Helen, Georgia, you can take your pick of great outdoor things to do including river tubing, fly fishing, hiking, biking and horseback riding. Or stay indoors, there’s plenty of unique shopping and dining. The Sautee and Nacoochee Valleys are a haven for local artisans. Nacoochee Village is less than a mile from Helen, GA, and the Best Western PLUS Riverpark Inn & Conference Center offers the ideal spot to experience all the great things to do in Helen, Georgia.
Cabbage Patch Kids Babyland General Hospital. The Cabbage Patch Kids Babyland General Hospital is known as the birthplace for the famed dolls that started the legendary craze. See where it all started with the first hand-stitched Cabbage Patch Kids. Cabbage Patch Kids Babyland General Hospital includes historic exhibits of the dolls through the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. For more information on taking the tour and visitor details, go to www.cabbagepatchkids.com.

Greater Helen Area Chamber of Commerce. Get local information about all the fun things to do in Helen, GA. The Greater Helen Area Chamber of Commerce offers visitor information on local arts and crafts, unique shopping, dining and restaurants, wineries, museums, plus outdoor recreation including fly fishing and hiking trails. For more details on the Greater Helen Area Chamber of Commerce, go to www.helenchamber.com.

Cool River Tubing Company. The Cool River Tubing Company offers fun-filled tubing trips down the Chattahoochee River. Door-to-door service includes shuttle transportation to and from the river. Or don’t leave the Cool River Headquarters at all, and just play on the waterslide. The Cool River Tubing Company features changing rooms, showers, and a gift shop with water shoes and supplies. For more details about fun things to do in Helen, GA with the Cool River Tubing Company, visit www.coolrivertubing.com.  [Top]
Magnolia Terrace Wedding Chapel Magnolia Terrace Wedding Chapel. The Magnolia Terrace Wedding Chapel is magnificently set upon a hilltop looking out over the Blue Ridge Mountains and provides everything you need to create aperfect day including full-service catering DJ, flowers, photographer and videographer.  To learn more about the facilities at the Magnolia Terrace Wedding Chapel, visit www.magnoliaterrace.com.

The Folk Pottery Museum. The Folk Pottery Museum offers one of the country’s most acclaimed destinations for Folk Art. The Folk Pottery Museum was the recent recipient of the "Local Legacies" designation from the Library of Congress, in recognition of their work to preserve the local heritage. For more information on the Folk Pottery Museum, one of the leading attractions in Helen, GA, visit www.folkpotterymuseum.com.

Sautee Nacoochee Valleys. The Sautee and Nacoochee Valleys are set in the lovely North Georgia hills and offer art galleries and crafts shops, theater, music and restaurants. There are plenty of activities for outdoor enthusiasts who want to enjoy the beauty of the North Georgia hills. Take a rafting trip, get in some fly fishing, or go horseback riding. To learn more about things to do in the Sautee and Nacoochee Valleys, visit www.sauteenacoochee.com.  [Top]
Scenic Highway 197. Take a day of fly fishing for trout on the Soque River. Hit the trail on horseback. Stroll lovely arts and crafts shops displaying local regional arts, including rustic furniture, stained glass, pottery, painting and woodcarving. Scenic Highway 197 winds along historic Clarkesville, and Clayton, Lake Rabun, Lake Seed and Alpine Helen. For more details on Scenic Highway 197 and things to do in Helen, GA, visit www.scenic197.com.

Smithgall Woods. Smithgall Woods outfitters is a premier recreational area offering wildlife conservation tours, catch-and-release fishing along Georgia’s prime trout streams, birding expeditions and nature and wildlife walks. Take to miles of lovely paths for hiking, biking and walking. Smithgall Woods provides more than 20 miles of trails. For more information on Smithgall Woods and outdoors things to do in Helen, GA, visit www.smithgallwoods.com.

Innsbruck Resort & Golf Club.Innsbruck Resort & Golf Club The Innsbruck Resort & Golf Club offers splendid views of Georgia’s famed Blue Ridge Mountains. Designed by Bill Watts, the Innsbruck’s championship golf course ranks among Golf Digest’s “Best Places to Play 2006/2007.” The Innsbruck Resort & Golf Club also offers a pro shop. For more details about the course and playing at Innsbruck Resort & Golf Club, visit www.innsbruckgolfclub.com.  [Top]
Gold ‘n’ Gem Grubbin. Gold ‘n’ Gem Grubbin offers you the chance to rake in gold and gems, just like the old-time gold miners by panning for gold and gems in the river. Once you make a valuable find, you can choose from a large range of custom mountings to place your gem or mineral. For more information on Gold ‘n’ Gem Grubbin, one of the top attractions in Helen, GA, visit www.goldngem.com.

Habersham Vineyards and Winery. The Habersham Vineyards and Winery is one of Georgia’s largest and most well respected vineyards. The home of award-winning wines since 1983, Habersham Vineyards and Winery is located in picturesque Nacoochee Village, close to great shopping, restaurants and outdoor activities. For more information on visiting Habersham Vineyards and Winery, go to www.habershamwinery.com.   [Top]

Best Western Plus Riverpark Inn & Conference Center Alpine Helen
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8220 South Main Street, Helen, Georgia 30545
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