Henry County, Georgia
Only 30 minutes south of Atlanta, and the perfect stopping point for those en route to Savannah or Orlando, Henry County is a destination where the stories of the people weave together to form the fabric of an unforgettable community—where history has a name.
Southern Belle Farms brings new meaning to eating locally. Here, pick your own strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and peaches or pick up a pound cake or homemade peach ice cream you were able to watch being made in their bakery. In the fall, cheer for your favorite pig during a pig race or weave your way through the corn maze. Peruse Henry County’s French Market & Tavern, housed in a former 1900’s hardware store, where New Orleans meets the South in an eclectic experience that merges the worlds of taste bud temptations and treasure hunting.
Get your heart racing at the 887-acre Atlanta Motor Speedway with track tours, racing and driving schools. Let soldiers’ stories come to life at the Heritage Park Veterans Museum where more than $5 million in donated artifacts reveal stories of those who served our country while providing a place of healing and inspiration. Visit the 250-acre Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary, home to the remaining members of the famous BLT—the bear, the tiger and the lion, which passed away in August of 2016. Noah’s Ark is supported by donations and cares for animals that are abandoned, abused and orphaned while enriching the community with educational experiences.
Take flight at the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation and Flying Museum where you can fly in a 50-year-old army helicopter while gaining insight into the importance of aviation to our country’s military history. Hungry for more? Quell hunger pangs at Shane’s Rib Shack—Henry County is home to the original location where the popular chain first got its start. Plan to visit seasonally during events like Taste of Henry, the Georgia State Fair and the Atlanta Motorama Car Show. At the end of the day, rest easy choosing from a variety of lodging options including name brand hotels and beautiful campsites.