Helen Visitors Center | Helen, Georgia
Helen GA 30545
In the late 1960’s, the town of Helen was revitalized from a remote mountain community into a replica of a quaint Alpine Village located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Today, Helen is one of the top tourist attractions in the state of Georgia. You'll find shops, restaurants, bed and breakfast inns, mountains, both rustic and luxury mountain cabins, theater, recreation, romantic getaways, beautiful scenery, family activities, waterfalls, museums, history, art, fishing, tubing, golf, and more.
Festivals and special events include a hot air balloon race, Winefest, Volksmarch, Oktoberfest and Christmas parades, Fourth of July fireworks, and Bavarian Nights of Summer. From mid-September through October, Helen hosts the longest Oktoberfest in the South. Alpenfest offers entertainment during the Holiday season from Thanksgiving through December.
Artists and Craftspeople
This area of North Georgia is known for its potters and pottery. The Visitors Center has information on where you can go to watch potters and other artists at work and buy their creations.
When it comes to accommodations, the Helen Visitors Center can direct you to bed and breakfast inns—like Alpine Hilltop Haus in Helen and Lucille’s Mountain Top Inn & Spa and the Sautee Inn in the Sautee-Nacoochee area; vacation rentals—like Bavarian Brook Rentals and Gazebo Creek; or one of the numerous hotels or campgrounds in Helen and White County.
Whether you are looking for a leisurely sit-down meal or a quick sandwich, Helen has a lot of dining options, and the Visitors Center has information on all of them.
Helen and the surrounding area is a unique shopping paradise. From antiques, to Christmas ornaments, to artwork, to European imports, the Visitors Center has information on where to go to get that special gift or souvenir.
There is always something to do in Helen. Stop by the Visitors Center to get brochures and times to visit places like the Helen Amusement Park, Cool River Tubing, or Dukes Creek Gold and Ruby Mines in Sautee-Nacoochee.
Pick up brochures about visiting museums in Helen and Sautee-Nacoochee, such as the Folk Pottery Museum, Gourd Place and Charlemagne’s Kingdom.
If you like the outdoors, you will find much to like in Helen and White County. Stop by the Visitors Center for information on hiking trails, horseback riding, area waterfalls, wilderness areas, Unicoi State Park, and Smithgall Woods State Park.
The Helen Visitors Center has detailed maps and information for touring in Helen or the countryside—including Stovall Mill Covered Bridge, the Folk Potters Trail, Horne’s Buggy Rides, Nora Mill Granary, and Russell-Brasstown National Scenic Byway.
Make your first stop in Helen a stop at the Helen Visitors Center for brochures and maps for all the recreational resources of Helen and White County.