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Local Attractions

Local Attractions

From golf to scenic gardens to lions, giraffes, and zebras, Mountain Top Inn is centrally located in close proximity to lots of exciting and relaxing adventures. Your activities can be a little or as much as you desire to round out your time on the mountain.

Callaway Gardens

Callaway Gardens is an award-winning 6,500-acre gardens, resort and preserve nestled in the southernmost foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Attractions include the Cecil D. Butterfly Center, Birds of Prey Show, biking trails, world class golf, and other fantastic seasonal events.

Distance: Only a 7 scenic mile drive, from Mountain Top Inn & Resort, down the mountain

Wild Animal Safari Park

Treat yourself and your family to this unique, “hands-on” safari – visitors not only see but can touch and feed exotic animals from all over the world. One of the area’s most popular attractions in Pine Mountain, the 500-acre Wild Animal Safari is a true worldwide safari.

Distance: 13.2 miles drive from the Mountain Top Inn & Resort

FD Roosevelt State Park

A hiker’s dream! Georgia’s largest state park with 9,049 acres including a 23-mile Pine Mountain Trail, which winds through a mix of hardwoods and lead past moss-covered rock outcroppings and waterfalls, providing several options for long and short hikes. The nearby waterfall hike is a Mountaintop Inn staff favorite.

For hours, location and more information, contact the Park Office at 706.663.4858

Distance: Mountain Top Inn is surrounded by FDR State Park.

Roosevelt Riding Stables

Seeing the beautiful Roosevelt State Park on horseback is a wonderful experience. Over 25 miles of marked horse trails cover the mountain from the creek bottom with winding streams and ferns to the Overlook with a breathtaking view of Pine Mountain Valley, Lake Franklin, and the group camps built in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). For the Horse Stables, call 706.628.7463 and for reservations, call 800.864.7275.

Distance: 6 miles from Mountain Top Inn & Resort

Pine Mountain, Georgia

Pine Mountain, Georgia is known for its quaint shops, ice cream, history and Southern cooking. The area is a vacationer’s dream for relaxing, shopping and enjoying the streets come to life. Pine Mountain also has an interesting collection of local artists and craftsmen who sell their work in various parts of the area.

Distance: A seven-mile drive to Pine Mountain’s Downtown shopping district from Mountain Top Inn & Resort.

FDR’s Little White House (State Historic Site)

Franklin D. Roosevelt first came to Warm Springs, Georgia in 1924 to swim in the springs’ naturally heated water. Enchanted with the area, he built a vacation cottage on the side of Pine Mountain while running for president in 1932.

Distance: 8 miles from Mountain Top Inn & Resport, through Warm Springs, GA.

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Warm Springs is a small, quaint town, filled with history, charm and ambiance. History abounds here with quaint specialty shops housed in 100 year old buildings just minutes from fishing, golfing, hiking, nature trails and more. Visit and Shop in the Historic Village of Warm Springs, Georgia. You’ll find a great selection of everyday gifts, collectibles, handcrafted items, wood products, and more.

Distance: Only a 7 scenic mile drive down the mountain from Mountain Top Inn & Resort

West Point Lake

Surrounded by deep forests and rolling fields, West Point Lake extends 35 miles along the Chattahoochee River on the Alabama-Georgia state line. The lake’s 500 miles of shoreline provides excellent opportunities for fishing, camping, boating and other recreational activities.

Distance: 30 miles from Mountain Top Inn & Resort

Coca-Cola Space Science Center

Columbus State University’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center is located in the heart of uptown Columbus along the beautiful Chattahoochee Riverwalk. The Center’s facility houses a Challenger Learning Center, the Omnisphere Theater and the Mead Observatory. Make sure to visit the plaza area for their interactive exhibits and displays.

Distance: 39 miles from Mountain Top Inn & Resort

Sprewell Bluff State Park

Bring the family and fill your day with fun at the enormous Sprewell Bluff Park that features 10 picnic sites with grills, a scenic lake that allows private crafts, a three-mile hiking trail, and several streams. Recreation ranges from a pleasant cool-off in the gently flowing river, to exciting kayak runs among the river’s boulder-strewn waters, to utilizing the volleyball court and playground area.

Distance: 40 Miles from Mountain Top Inn & Resort

White Water Rafting on the Chattahoochee River

Raft the longest urban whitewater course in the world! Whitewater rafting down the Chattahoochee River has been described to be as wild as Colorado and as warm as Costa Rica. Rafting isn’t the only adventure available here: zip lining, stand-up paddle boarding, fishing, and biking alongside of the river come with as many amazing views as they do thrills!

Distance: 36 miles south of Mountain Top Inn & Resort

Springer Opera House

The nationally known Springer Opera House is the finest house between Washington and New Orleans. The Springer is one of America’s most vibrant professional theatre companies and is extremely popular with musicals, plays, operas, and much more.

Distance: 41 miles south of Mountain Top Inn & Resort

Historic Banning Mills Zip Lining Adventures

Experience the longest and largest zip line Canopy Tour in the world. Banning Mills offers over 10 miles of courses where you will explore the whole town from above while zipping through the trees, and soaring in the air!

Distance: 54 miles south of Mountain Top Inn & Resort

Georgia Aquarium

The Georgia Aquarium is an entertaining, intriguing and educational experience for guests of all ages. While promoting a fun and enjoyable learning experience, the Aquarium instills in its guests a new appreciation for the world’s aquatic biodiversity.

Distance: 88 miles north of Mountain Top Inn & Resort

Six Flags Over Georgia

Six Flags over Georgia is Atlanta’s biggest, most popular family attraction featuring dozens of thrill rides, shows, and activities. This 290-acre theme park includes a 7-acre water park and top steel roller coasters, the Goliath and the Mind Bender.

Distance: 88 miles north of Mountain Top Inn & Resort