This North Georgia garden has more than 50 miniature rock castles, chapels

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The Calhoun Rock Garden is free to visit, explore

Looking for a summertime day trip from Atlanta? Look no further than a rock garden in North Georgia.

The Calhoun Rock Garden is only about an hour north of Atlanta and features a variety of miniature chapels and castles made out of things like pebbles, shells and, you guessed it, rocks.

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Located at 1411 Rome Road SW, this hidden gem in North Georgia has more than 50 structures to check out, including ones that look like the Colosseum and Notre Dame.

According to Explore Georgia the structures “are designed to imitate their larger counterparts; wee-sized churches, houses, castles, a monastery, cathedrals with stained-glass windows; and manikin porcelain figures of people and animals, some as small as two inches.”

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DeWitt "Old Dog" Boyd designed the rock garden in 2007, according to Atlas Obscura. Boyd is a member of the nearby church Calhoun Seventh Day Adventist Church and had previously made similar figurines for his family members.

Now, the project is a family endeavor and free to the public to visit. The garden is open daily.

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