• Gold Museum
  • Smith House Mine
  • Home Slide Gold Panning
  • Consolidated
  • "Top 25 Best Small Cities in America"
    - Charles Anderson's In Search of Eden
  • "4th Best Summer Weekend Escape"
    - USA Today Travel 2014

  • "10th Best Course You Can Play in Georgia - Achasta"
    - Golfweek Magazine
  • "Wine Tasting Room Capital of Georgia"
    - Georgia's State Senate Resolution 2015

  • "National Main Street City"
    - National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • "Official Appalachian Trail Community"
    - Appalachian Trail Conservancy 2010
  • "Georgia's Premier Sports Cycling Community"
    - Georgia General Assembly Resolution 2005
  • "Dahlonega: Small-town Escape"
    - Southern Living Magazine 2012
  • "Best Wine Town Runner Up, Southern Dream Towns"
    - Garden & Gun Magazine 2012
  • "Site of First Major U.S. Gold Rush"
    - Thousands of Miners, 1829-1849

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Chestatee Wildlife Preserve  (678) 859-6820
   469 Old Dahlonega Highway, Dahlonega, Georgia 30533

The Chestatee Wildlife Preserve features over 100 animals, with many different species and sits on over 20 acres of gently rolling farmland. The Preserve is a magical place to walk around or feed some of the animals. The pace of the Preserve is meant to be slow as guests meander among the exhibits. They can’t help but see and hear new things. This is when the questions usually start and volunteers circulating throughout the property are quick to help with answers that hopefully lead to more questions.

Chestatee Wildlife Preserve is a non-profit corporation and fully licensed rescue, exotic animal and wildlife preserve. The Preserve is funded through guest admission fees, corporate, and personal donations.

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Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Chamber & Visitors Bureau  |  13 South Park Street  |  Dahlonega, GA 30533  |  (706) 864-3711 or (800) 231-5543