Rock City, one of the most famous tourist destinations in North Georgia, celebrates its 75th anniversary with special events through Labor Day weekend.
Officially opened on May 21, 1932, Rock City was made famous by the signs painted on barn roofs. By the 1950s, more than 900 barns from Michigan to Texas had "See Rock City" painted on its roofs.
It's one of the few places that pets are allowed to roam the grounds with their owners. And what grounds they are — there's a spot where visitors can see seven states, the "Fat Man's Squeeze," Lover's Leap, Mushroom Rock, Swing-Along Bridge and Deer Park.
On top of Lookout Mountain near Chattanooga, Tenn., it's worth a weekend trip. It's about a six-hour drive from Columbus.
Tickets are $14.95, $7.95 for children ages 3-12.