Posted: 3:09 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, 2011

Viewers submit more Hidden Treasures

We asked viewers to submit their ideas for what they consider a "Georgia Hidden Treasure." We received dozens of entries! We weren't able to feature all of the destinations but they were great just the same and may be used in future shows! Here are some of the places our viewers suggested.

Name of Place Suggested: Chestatee Wildlife Preserve
County or City Where its Located: Lumpkin County
Web Site:www.ChestateeWildlifePreserve.org
Why do you consider it one of " Georgia 's Hidden Treasures"?
It is so wonderful that we have a zoo right here in the North Georgia Mountains where you can take kids to see zebras, monkeys, and all kinds of wild animals that you can not find anywhere else (that I know of anyway!!)

Name of Place Suggested: The Sandbar
County or City Where its Located: Bowman
Web Site: www.TheSandbarBroadRiver.com
Why do you consider it one of " Georgia 's Hidden Treasures"?
It's a great place for families to enjoy a day together on the beautiful Broad River. Restaurant, KAYAKING, river-side cabins, tent camping, and hiking and horse trails.


Name of Place Suggested: Cherokee Center of the World
County or City Where its Located: Hart County
Web Site: My.Georgia.org
Why do you consider it one of " Georgia 's Hidden Treasures"?
One reminder of the Cherokee Indians is an area designated the Center of the World, marked by a historical monument on U.S. 29 about three miles south of Hartwell. The site was a Native American assembly ground where they met for various councils and with traders from Augusta and other southern locations. The Native Americans bartered hides, furs and blankets with the traders. It is reported that their trails radiated from the site to many locations throughout the Cherokee Nation as well as to early settlements.


Name of Place Suggested: Lake Oconee and the Great Waters Golf Course
County or City Where its Located: Eatonton, Ga. in Putnam County
Web Site: www.Oconee.org
Why do you consider it one of " Georgia 's Hidden Treasures"?
Every morning I wake up to a breathtaking view of Lake Oconee. With my coffee cup in hand, I sit and take in the view. One particular morning I was sipping my coffee and through the windows I saw two beautiful fawns grazing in the grass. This is truly a place where beauty and nature is in perfect harmony!


Name of Place Suggested: Lake Hartwell
County or City Where its Located:Hartwell, Ga.
Web Site: www.Lake-Hartwell.com
Why do you consider it one of " Georgia 's Hidden Treasures"?
A beautiful, safe and affordable leisure destination here at home to share summer memories with friends and family. Time with the family is the hidden treasure.



Name of Place Suggested: Ashley-Slater House
County or City Where its Located:Douglas, Ga. in Coffee County
Web Site: My.Georgia.org
Why do you consider it one of " Georgia 's Hidden Treasures"?
The Ashley-Slater House has a ghostly story (4 deaths, including one suicide occurred in the home) along with beautiful architecture. The house features an original mural, a piano from 1862, and recently discovered love letters and artifacts from the home.



Name of Place Suggested: Broxton Rocks
County or City Where its Located:Broxton in Coffee County
Web Site: www.Nature.org
Why do you consider it one of " Georgia 's Hidden Treasures"?
The Broxton Rocks features plants native to both the tropics and to the Appalachian Mountains, yet is located in southeast Georgia! A waterfall, caves, and rare plant and animal life make the Broxton Rocks a spectacular sight.

Name of Place Suggested: Heritage Station Museum
County or City Where its Located:Douglas in Coffee County
Why do you consider it one of " Georgia 's Hidden Treasures"?
Built in the early twenties, our depot now contains the history of Coffee County and a wonderful railroad room.



Name of Place Suggested: Prisoner of War National Museum and Andersonville National Cemetery
County or City Where its Located: Macon and Sumter counties at Andersonville, GA
Web Site for Museum:www.AndersonvilleGeorgia.com/pow_museum
Web Site for Cemetery:www.nps.gov
Why do you consider it one of " Georgia 's Hidden Treasures"?
Very interesting to see and learn of the history and hardships at the Civil War POW camp and its many beautiful monuments from the Yankee states as well as the comprehensiveness of the POW Museum beginning with the Spanish- American War.



Name of Place Suggested: Jefferson Davis Memorial State Historic Site
County or City Where its Located: 1 mile north of Irwinville, GA
Web Site:www.GaStateParks.org
Why do you consider it one of " Georgia 's Hidden Treasures"?
This is the site where Jefferson Davis was captured to end the Civil War. He had made camp here on his way to the Trans-Mississippi theater of war where he planned to continue fighting the "lost cause". Our site is in a very peaceful rural section of Georgia and a large memorial, civil war museum, historical nature trail and picnic sites highlight the grounds of the site.

Name of Place Suggested: Minnehaha Falls
County or City Where its Located: on Lake Rabun in NE Georgia
Web Site:www.GeorgiaTrails.com
Why do you consider it one of " Georgia 's Hidden Treasures"?
Walk through virgin timber that seems to reach to the clouds. Underneath the tall trees is rhododendron. The entrance is not well marked (maybe on purpose.) The trail takes about 8 minutes until you hear the rushing of water over the rocks and though the rhododendron. You then come to the beautiful cascading falls which are about 90-100 ft. tall.


Name of Place Suggested: Sawnee Mountain Preserve
County or City Where its Located: Forsyth County
Web Site:www.SawneeMountain.org
Why do you consider it one of " Georgia 's Hidden Treasures"?
963 acres of scenic passive space, natural rock formations called Indian Seats, panoramic views, hiking trails, amphitheatre. Beginning Appalachian chain named for Cherokee Chief Sawnee.



Name of Place Suggested: Northeast Georgia History Center at Brenau University
County or City Where its Located: Gainesville, Ga.
Web Site:www.negahc.org
Why do you consider it one of " Georgia 's Hidden Treasures"?
The History Center tells personal stories of those who have lived in Northeast Georgia and their regional impact through interactive exhibits and hands-on experiences.


Name of Place Suggested: Andalusia Farm
County or City Where its Located: Milledgeville, GA (Baldwin County)
Web Site:www.AndalusiaFarm.org
Why do you consider it one of " Georgia 's Hidden Treasures"?
Andalusia Farm is truly one of the forgotten literary landmarks. It served as one of the main inspirations for many of American author Flannery O’Connor’s works.



Name of Place Suggested: Cooper’s Museum
County or City Where its Located: Coopers, GA (Baldwin County)
Why do you consider it one of " Georgia 's Hidden Treasures"?
This museum was crafted by the love felt by one man for Coopers. It houses thirty-three miniature replica’s of the houses and public buildings that once existed in this small town.

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