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13 reasons you should 'never' visit Georgia

As Buzzfeed noted, with tongue firmly in cheek, "Many people believe the South is some kind of beautiful place. Their beliefs are 100% false!" To prove this point -- or, actually, its opposite -- Buzzfeed compiled 25 beautiful photos from Tennessee, Texas and more. But with respect to those other states, you could just as easily have made an entire gallery of places from Georgia. So we did: here are 13 reasons you should "never" visit.
As Buzzfeed noted, with tongue firmly in cheek, "Many people believe the South is some kind of beautiful place. Their beliefs are 100% false!" To prove this point -- or, actually, its opposite -- Buzzfeed compiled 25 beautiful photos from Tennessee, Texas and more. But with respect to those other states, you could just as easily have made an entire gallery of places from Georgia. So we did: here are 13 reasons you should "never" visit.

Credit: Submitted by Tracy Newsome

Credit: Submitted by Tracy Newsome

As Buzzfeed noted, with tongue firmly in cheek, "Many people believe the South is some kind of beautiful place. Their beliefs are 100% false!"

To prove this point — or, actually, its opposite — Buzzfeed compiled 25 beautiful photos from Tennessee, Texas and more.

But with respect to those other states, you could just as easily have made an entire gallery of places from Georgia. So we did.

Here are 13 reasons you should "never" visit.

Amicalola Falls
Amicalola Falls

1.

Amicalola Falls

is the tallest cascading waterfall in the Southeast

.

(Jason Getz/AJC)

Tallulah Gorge
Tallulah Gorge

2. Because we have more than 2,600 acres of park land, including six waterfalls, just at

Tallulah Gorge.

(AP/Nathan Bolster)

Untamed
Untamed

3. Because you can probably go see a wild horse right now, at

Cumberland Island. 

Jekyll Island
Jekyll Island

4. Because we don't just have one island. We've also got

Jekyll Island

...

Tybee Island
Tybee Island

5. ... And

Tybee Island

. (And those are just the ones everyone will tell you to visit.) (Kay Shumate)

Forsyth Park Savannah
Forsyth Park Savannah

6. Because

Savannah's Forsyth Park

, erected in 1858, includes 30 pedestrian-friendly acres, including its centerpiece fountain. (Contributed by Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce)

Stone Mountain laser show
Stone Mountain laser show

7. Because

Stone Mountain

isn't just a great way to get a good workout. It's also host to the summertime "lasershow spectacular." (Handout)

Georgia’s wilderness areas enjoy highest levels of protection
Georgia’s wilderness areas enjoy highest levels of protection

8. Because the

Okefenokee Swamp

is one of the state's

Explore"seven natural wonders."
Chattahoochee Whitewater
Chattahoochee Whitewater

9. Because

ExploreUSA Today called

the

Chattahoochee's whitewater course in Columbus

the greatest man-made adventure on the planet. (Kent D. Johnson/AJC)

High Museum of Art
High Museum of Art

10. Because the state seriously lacks for culture and history -- if you ignore the the

High Museum of Art

(and the

Fox Theatre

, and the

National Center for Civil & Human Rights

, and ...). (Hyosub Shin)

Rock City
Rock City

11. Because

Rock City in Lookout Mountain

is exactly what it sounds like: an entire tourist attraction, but made of rock. (AP/Juliette Coughli)

Callaway Gardens azalea
Callaway Gardens azalea

12. There's always something blooming at Callaway Gardens. (David Tulis)

Government shutdown crimps fall leaf watching
Government shutdown crimps fall leaf watching

13. Because

Brasstown Bald

, the highest natural point in the state, is an excellent perch for watching the leaves turn in fall.