5 Helen Attractions You Don't Want to Miss

Have a wonderful vacation with the fabulous Helen attractions in Helen, Georgia. This community began as a little mining town that went from prosperous to struggling several times before becoming the flourishing town that it is today. Millions of visitors come to Helen each year, enjoying the amenities that it has to offer. Experience these 5 fantastic attractions for yourself while staying in your Helen Bed and Breakfast.

1. Alpine Carriage Company
20 Dandy Lane
Helen, GA 30545
(706) 892-8134
http://www.helenga.org/business/alpine-carriage-company

Alpine Carriage Company features lovely horse-drawn carriage rides through the beautiful Alpine Village. They provide all types of carriage rides, including romantic rides for two. Alpine Carriage Company tries to accommodate your every need by offering pick-up services and special scenic rides. Rent your 30-minute or hour-long ride today.

2. Alpine Extreme Speed 
115 Escowee Rd.
Helen, GA 30545
(706) 878-8404
http://www.rememberwhentheatre.com/alpine_extreme_speed/crowej on pendragon/Alpine_Extreme/Alpine_Extreme_Speed.htm

Experience a fun time at Alpine Extreme Speed. If you plan on taking the kids out for the day, this is the place to visit. You won't find any indoor go-cart action at your Helen Inn, but you'll find it at Alpine Extreme Speed. They feature an inside race track for kids 52 inches or taller. There are arcade games for younger kids to enjoy. The adults can play a game of pool at the billiard tables while the kids have a blast on the other great amenities. Make sure to call for group rates.

3. Alpine Helen Mini Golf
7914 South Main St.
Helen, GA 30545
(706) 878-3328
http://www.helenminigolf.com/

Alpine Helen Mini Golf isn't your average mini golf experience. This terrific park features an 18-hole golf course, surrounded by gorgeous flower gardens. You can also grab some delicious ice cream from the on-site ice cream parlor. Bring a picnic basket, packed with goodies from your Helen Bed and Breakfast. You can enjoy a fantastic picnic right under the large shady trees. Visit this fun-filled park March through November, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Call for the times and hours during the months of December, January and February. If the weather isn't too cold, the park stays open.

4. Anna Ruby Falls Visitor Center
3455 Anna Ruby Falls Rd.
Helen, GA 30545
(706) 878-1448
http://www.helenga.org/business/anna-ruby-falls-visitor-center

For a fee of $2.00 per person, you can visit this lovely park. Featuring twin waterfalls, Anna Ruby Falls presents a beautiful picture of nature at its best. Amenities include hiking, picnic tables, restrooms and a visitor center. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Gates lock at 5 p.m. The park also closes on Christmas Day.

5. Balloons Over Georgia
112 Jason Ln.
Cumming, GA 30040
(678) 947-9866
http://balloonsovergeorgia.com/

If you're adventurous and enjoy the great blue yonder, Balloons Over Georgia is perfect for you. Take a fabulously exciting hot air balloon ride over North Georgia. This activity is worth a day trip away from your Helen Inn. Balloons Over Georgia takes you over the mountains in Georgia, including the Stone Mountains, Kennesaw Mountain and parts of the Appalachian Mountains. You'll also see Lake Lanier and the wildlife of the terrain.