The following first appeared as part of Live & Play, a special section in the June issue of Military Officer magazine. The magazine is available to all MOAA Premium and Life members. Learn more and access the digital edition here; learn more about joining MOAA here.)
By Christina Wood
The Peach State has many must-see attractions, including:
- The Bear on the Square Mountain Festival, an Appalachian Heritage Festival held in Dahlonega featuring bluegrass and old-time music, storytelling, a juried Artists Market Place, traditional mountain crafts, and more.
- The Georgia Aquarium, home to tens of thousands of animals swimming in more than 10 million gallons of water.
- The Martin Luther King. Jr. National Historic Park, which includes King’s birthplace; the Ebenezer Baptist Church, where he and his father preached, and the King Center, where King and his wife are buried.
- Andersonville, an infamous Confederate prisoner of war camp during the Civil War, encompasses the 13,000 graves of the Andersonville National Cemetery and the National Prisoner of War Museum.
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- Fifteen barrier islands; you can only reach four of them by car. The others are unspoiled natural escapes accessible only by boat.
- The Old Soldiers Day Celebration, which the City of Alpharetta and the American Legion have hosted for nearly 100 years. The celebration, which is always held on the first Saturday in August, includes a patriotic concert and parade.
Live & Play State Listing
- Live and Play: Alabama
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- Live and Play: North Carolina
- Live and Play: Oregon
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- Live and Play: Texas
- Live and Play: Utah
- Live and Play: Virginia
- Live and Play: Washington