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Opposite page: Tourists explore rural life at the Jimmy Carter Boyhood Farm in
Archery, just outside of Plains. Above: Restaurants and stores in downtown Plains
cater to visitors. Be sure to save room for treats like peanut butter ice cream and
peanut candies.

Warm Springs was made famous for its natural pools
that boasted soothing, restorative powers. Its reputation
was cemented when Franklin D. Roosevelt, then governor of New York, set up his Southern headquarters at the
Little White House, gastateparks.org/littlewhitehouse,
which is now a state historic site. During his fourth term
as president, Roosevelt died at the Little White House in
1945. Visitors will find the rooms close to how they were
left on that day, including a partially completed portrait
for which the president was posing. Among the artifacts
on display are his wheelchair and leg braces, rare photos
of Roosevelt swimming and the 1938 Ford convertible he
drove with hand controls.
About 25 minutes away in Pine Mountain is
Callaway Resort & Gardens, callawaygardens.com, a
2,500-acre retreat noted for its lavish landscaping, glass
butterfly house, beach, golf course, zip line and spa.
The nearby 9,000-acre F.D. Roosevelt State Park,
gastateparks.org/fdroosevelt, features 40 miles of trails,
two lakes, a swimming pool, campgrounds, cottages
and stables.

Georgia has an abundance of mountain
destinations, including Dahlonega, dahlonega.org,
which offers a historic 1836 courthouse, shopping
district, nearby waterfalls and places to pan for gold.
At the Dahlonega Gold Museum State Historic Site,
gastateparks.org/dahlonegagoldmuseum, learn
about the town's gold rush history and the U.S.
mint that once produced $6 million in coins. On the
square are restaurants and a local theater, nearby
wineries offer tastings and tours, and the natural
beauty of the area invites visitors to hike, bike and
explore.
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Stroll from the hotel to the Rylander Theatre, built in 1921 in the art
deco style. After sitting empty for almost 40 years, the 600-seat theater was
refurbished and reopened in 1999. Today, it is home to the Sumter Players
community theater group, sumterplayers.org, and hosts a variety of performances, including concerts on its 1928 Möller pipe organ.
About 15 minutes west of Americus, the tiny town of Plains,
plainsgeorgia.org, honored its favorite son by turning the former Plains
High School building into a museum dedicated to his life. The Jimmy
Carter National Historic Site, nps.gov/jica, also includes the Carter family's
farm, which stands as it did in the 1930s when it produced peanuts, corn
and cotton; the Plains Depot, where the SAM Shortline Excursion Train
stops; and Plains Historic District, with a small section of shops and cafes.

A juried artists market is one of the highlights of the Bear
on the Square Mountain Festival each April in downtown
Dahlonega.

Learn about former President Franklin D. Roosevelt's life at his Southern
home and see artifacts such as his 1938 Ford convertible with hand controls
at Roosevelt's Little White House State Historic Site in Warm Springs.
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