Thursday, August 6, 2009

This Weekend in Georgia

37th Atlanta Model Train and Railroadiana Show

Saturday, August 8, 2009 North Atlanta Trade Center, Norcross, GA

Sponsored by Golden Spike Enterprises, this model train show is a real treat for kids and grownups alike! Browse through thousands of model trains and accessories, as well as authentic railroad memorabilia. Huge operating model train layouts are also featured! Between model trains in any scale, railroad timetables, CDs and DVDs about railroading, there's bound to be something that will toot your whistle. The folks at the Train Show are very friendly and are generally thrilled to help newcomers get started in this fascinating hobby. For more information, visit the Golden Spike Enterprises website.

Gold Fever at Smithgall Woods

Saturday, August 8, 2009 Smithgall Woods State Park, Helen, GA

This weekend, explore the history of gold mining at Smithgall Woods State Park in Helen with a gold panning demonstration, a hike on the Martin Mine Trail, and talks about gold mining and local area geology. There is a small parking fee. For more information, visit Smithgall Woods State Park's website. Georgia Traveler's David Zelski paid a visit to Smithgall Woods in the Second Season. Click here to see the episode!

Astronomy Night

Saturday, August 8, 2009 Georgia Veterans State Park, Cordele, GA

On Saturday from 8 PM to midnight you can explore the heavens at Georgia Veterans State Park in Cordele. A very small fee gets you in for planet and star watching in this beautiful 1300 acre nature preserve. Stunning views are promised! Here's the website for more info.

And those are just a few of the events you can find this weekend in Georgia. For more ideas, visit the ExploreGeorgia website operated by our production partners at the Georgia Department of Economic Development.


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