Plan Your Visit
Discover a Gateway to the Appalachian Mountains
Dawsonville is located just a short drive outside of Metro Atlanta, hidden in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. No matter the time of year, there are captivating sights to see and adventures to have! Home to NASCAR drivers Bill Elliott, and his son Chase Elliott, our long tradition of involvement in the American Auto Racing industry is just the tip of the iceberg of what North Georgia has to offer.
Zip across the Amicalola State Park or try a world class rafting adventure down the Nantahala River. Experience spelunking a old gold mine from the 1800s and try your hand at panning for gold. With scenic roads to every destination, discover new sites as you embark on your journey. With numerous local vineyards and new cuisines to unearth, let North Georgia whisk you away with southern hospitality. Take in the fresh mountain air and delve into the luxurious views or heart racing adventures found scattered about the Appalachian Mountains.
Wineries & Vineyards
With stunning views of the North Georgia mountains, Wolf Mountain offers an excellent food selection and award-winning wine menu. Taste great wines made right here in Georgia.
One of the most famous wineries in Georgia, Montaluce offers fine wines from some of the southeast’s most celebrated winemakers. Schedule your wine tasting and relax on the beautiful Tuscan architecture.
Kaya Vineyard & Winery
Built atop a ridge in the exquisite North Georgia Mountains, Kaya winery offers their exclusively made wine from estate grown grapes produced on their property. From accommodations to hospitality, check out Kaya Vineyard!
The Great Outdoors
Amicalola Falls State Park
xperience the true beauty of North Georgia, with a hike through Amicalola Falls State Park. With beautiful waterfalls and bubbling streams, this is the perfect place to enjoy nature. The park is just a few short miles from the start of the Appalachian Trail.
Iron Mountain Park & Resort
Nestled in the Great Smokie Mountains, Iron Mountain Park offers 4,300 privately owned acres. From trail riding to vehicle rentals to beautiful campgrounds, they provides the perfect blend of motorsports and nature to create an unforgettable experience.
Chestatee Golf Club
Take a break from your busy schedule and play a round of golf with family or friends. The beautifully-manicured course has stunning views of the North Georgia landscape and top-notch facilities.
From beautiful japanese ponds to colorful water lily ponds, Gibbs Gardens is top tourist destination in the southeast. Tour the 292-acre botanical garden for hours to see rolling hills, streams, and millions of flowers.
Etowah Valley Sporting Clays
For serious sport shooting enthusiasts and beginners, find fun here shooting clay, skeet, trap and five stand. If you want to learn or need tips, skilled veterans teach several courses. Settled in the Appalachian mountain range foothills, come out and give it a shot!
Screaming Eagle Adventures
Experienced guides will lead you through family friendly challenge courses, zipline canopy tours, experiential treetop nature trek, all the while enjoying a birds-eye view of the North Georgia Mountains!
Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze
Ready for Fall? Uncle Shuck’s is home to Georgia’s most popular corn maze. You can even try the Haunted Corn Maze if you’re up for it.
Come experience the fall season at Burt’s Farm in the secluded North Georgia mountains! Enjoy the beautiful fall foliage join with a sea of orange created by thousands of Burt’s pumpkins. Join thousands of families every year for a new Autumn tradition!
Dawsonville is part of the vibrant Lake Lanier community, so it’s easy to go fishing, sailing, boating, rafting, waterskiing or more. From boat rentals to public dock areas, Lake Lanier has it all so that you can enjoy a relaxing day on the lake.
There are variety of shopping centers in the immediate vicinity of Atlanta Motorsports Park. The North Georgia Premium Outlet Mall, is one of Georgia’s top-rated outlet malls, offering over 140 stores. If you are interested in a more vintage style, Dawsonville is also home to Dawsonville Antiques. They offer over 3,000 square feet of vintage furniture and collectibles, all it takes is a stroll through this enormous shop to find undiscovered treasures. Take a piece of history with you or save big on your next purchase with Dawsonville’s vibrant antiques market.
Visit Atlanta Motorsports Park and spend the weekend viewing attractions around Dawsonville. There are many different outdoor activities, landmarks, and excursions for your leisure time before or after your race. We hope you fall in love with Dawsonville like we have!
Racers’ Retreat Bed and Breakfast
Situated in the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains, the Racers’ Retreat Bed and Breakfast is minutes aways from the world famous Appalachian Trail in Amicalola Falls State Park, home to the tallest waterfall in Georgia.
The Lodge at Amicalola Falls State Park
A nature lover’s wonderland, located 8 miles from the Appalachian Trail within the Chattahoochee National Forest. Amicalola Falls Lodge rooms provide breathtaking views, as well as a place to play, discover and explore.
The Hotel at Avalon, Autograph Collection
Experience Atlanta’s hottest new resort enclave, with modern southern hospitality infused throughout a luxurious walkable community of shopping, dining, lodging, working, and entertaining, all in the heart of Alpharetta, Georgia.
Forest Hills Mountain Resort
Near Amicalola Falls, a little slice of heaven is waiting for you on your next vacation. Originally known for romantic honeymoon cabins, we have quickly become a popular destination for families and group retreats.
The Dahlonega Square Hotel
Invision a small boutique hotel with a Victorian lobby to compliment this house turned hotel from the 1880s. Located outside Dahlonega, Georgia this family owned and operated business brings a whimsical astatic to historic buildings.
Dahlonega Resort & Vineyard
A world apart from the noise and sprawl, rock on the porch and bask in the mountain views. Sip on a glass of Georgia wine or wander through a network of wooded trails. Indulge in a massage or facial and invite the opportunity to simply be still.
Atlanta Airport Taxi
Need transportation to or from Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, look no further. From shuttle services, to airport transportation, to car rentals, Atlanta Airport Taxi can get you where you need to go!
Savoir Faire Wine Tours & Taxi
Whether you need a ride home or want to tour wineries around the North Georgia Mountains this first class taxi service is efficient, courteous and timely. They take pride in achieving excellent customer service.
If you need a ride around the area, DahloneGO is available for all of your transportation needs. With Transit Shuttles, Taxies, Group Tour Activities, Trolleys, & Roadster Rentals, explore the area or enjoy a relaxing ride home.
History & Museums
The Dawsonville Pool Room
For a taste of Dawsonville’s racing history, stop by one of the area’s top-rated restaurants for a delicious burger and fries. The restaurant is home to the largest collection of memorabilia based on Bill Elliott’s NASCAR career.
Dawson County Historic Jail & Courthouse
Built in 1881, this old-time jailhouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Take a self-guided tour through old prison cells and learn more about the history of Georgia’s criminal justice system.
Georgia Racing Hall of Fame Museum
In the beautiful city of Dawsonville, City Hall offers a descriptive and easy self-guided tour showcasing local history from antique cars to NASCAR legends. Dawsonville Moonshine Distillery is right next door, so stop by for a tour and a taste their spirits!