* Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park: The oldest and largest of America's Civil War parks spans the borders of Georgia and Tennessee, with major units at Chickamauga, Lookout Mountain, Missionary Ridge, Orchard Knob, Signal Point and Moccasin Bend. The battlefield features a 7-mile self-guiding auto tour, monuments, historical tablets, hiking trails and horse trails. http://www.nps.gov/chch/
Chattanooga: The nearby city is nestled in a bend of the Tennessee River and surrounded by mountains and lakes. Attractions include the River Walk (http://www.chattanooga.gov/PRAC/30_TennesseeRiverPark.htm) and Point Park, site of the the battle of Lookout Mountain (http://roadsidegeorgia.com/site/pointpark.html) and a top-tier aquarium (http://www.tnaqua.org/Home.aspx). Chattanooga is two hours away and boasts a lively arts, music and dining scene all along the riverfront. (http://www.tnaqua.org/VisitorInfo/Riverfront.asp)
How to get there
From Interstate 75: It's about 110 miles and takes 1 hour, 50 minutes from downtown Atlanta.
Links of interest
* Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce: www.chattanooga-chamber.com/