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Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

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Looking for fun things to do? Our underground tours are the highlight of any vacation to North Georgia.

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Consolidated Gold Mine

Start planning your visit to the largest hard rock gold mine east of the Mississippi and it’s located right here in Dahlonega, Georgia! Founded in 1896, the gold mine focused on removing gold trapped in quartz veins throughout the property.  Head 200 feet underground and over 100 years back in time to experience life as a turn of the century gold miner.  Your tour guide will demonstrate how miners blasted quartz veins to uncover huge deposits of gold.  After your underground tour, our miners will teach you how to pan for gold and you will have the chance to strike it rich.  We offer gold panning, gem mining, gem cutting and more year round and rain or shine.  So, if you are looking for things to do in Dahlonega, come out to Consolidated Gold Mines, North Georgia’s only underground gold mine tour.

Ranked #1 for Things to do in Dahlonega on Trip Advisor  and Yelp!

The Mine remains at a comfortable 60 degrees year round. As a reminder, this is a walking tour. Guests enter the mine via three flights of stairs and two ramps. Strollers are not permitted in the Mine. Pets are not permitted on the mine tour, mining area or gift shop. Service animals must have proper paperwork to be permitted.  Tennis shoes are recommended and closed toed shoes are a must! Please arrive one hour before close.

6 Things to do in Dahlonega This Holiday Season

The holiday season in Dahlonega is a magical time. The square is illuminated with thousands of twinkling lights. The sounds of jingle bells fill the air as large draft horses pull folks around the square in elegant old-fashioned carriages. If you get lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of Santa and Mrs. Claus in their sleigh or maybe grabbing a bite at Bratzeit, the local German restaurant—something the paparazzi spotted them doing earlier this week. With so many whimsical activities it can be hard to pick any favorites. Well, this is our attempt at picking 6 Things to do in Dahlonega this Holiday Season. See Santa and Mrs. Claus Take your kids to see Santa. Don’t have kids? Go see him yourself and let nostalgia whisk you away to the simpler times of childhood. Even the biggest Scrooge can’t help but feel a little merrier after seeing the jolly guy. Santa’s a busy guy this time of year, so be sure to check his schedule on the Dahlonega Old Fashioned Christmas website before heading to the square. Christmas Parade Bundle up and head down to the square on Saturday at 4:00. See Santa and Mrs. Claus roll by in his sleigh, minus the reindeer. Watch classic cars, big rigs, marching bands, tractors, horses, and floats make their way around the square. The parade is always a family favorite. Maybe you’d even like to participate by driving that ’57 Chevy around the square, or maybe your want your civic organization to be represented. If so, fill out the parade application located on the Parade page on the Old Fashioned Christmas website.... read more

In Memory of Gary Gray

Yesterday, we were saddened to hear that one of our own had passed away. For ten years, he was a guide here at Consolidated. To say he will be missed is an understatement. As I stood outside the office today, I glanced over to an old concrete slab with layers of gold spray paint covering it. That is the spot where Miner Gary would lay his “gold” bar and touch it up with spray paint before his first tour of the day. He painted it religiously. He wanted it to sparkle when he showed it to his tour group. He took great pride in giving the best tour he could and a great tour it was indeed. He often quirked that he gave a “dynamite tour”, both in its quality and the fact that he enjoyed talking about blasting. He even carried a prop stick of dynamite on his tour, to the delight of everyone. It had a real fuse and he lit it up one day in our gift shop, much to our amusement. He passed the stick to Miner Mike to take the blame for the incredible amount of smoke in the shop. On a busy day at the Mine, Gary could outwork the best of us and on a slow day he was the one you wanted to sit down with and talk to. He was a wealth of information, a true renaissance man. He could debate any topic from drag racing to politics, science, history, family, religion and so much more. I don’t think there is a topic under the sun that we didn’t talk... read more

Things to do at Night in Dahlonega

You can feel it, it’s in the air. That cool breeze in the mornings, the way the temperature drops by 10 degrees in the shade, and the days are getting shorter. Fall is clawing tooth and nail to get to us as fast as she can, and boy are we ready for her! Fall brings all sorts of goodies from festivals and funnel cakes to what might be deemed by some as “perfect” camping weather. The leaves will change and hikes will become more vibrant and colorful pretty soon, everything will be pumpkin flavored. With such great weather right on the horizon and plenty to do during the day, we figured we would share some insider information with you about how to spend those beautiful, clear, Fall nights! Eyes on the Skies! On Friday nights the North Georgia Astronomical Observatory hosts an OPEN (Observatory-Planetarium Public Education Nights) program night that is free to the general public. The doors open for the planetarium show at 7:30pm and the show will start promptly at 8:00pm (late admittance will not be allowed under any circumstances). The OPEN program telescopic viewing at the Observatory will begin at 9:30pm (weather permitting). The George E. Coleman, Sr. Planetarium is located in the Health & Natural Sciences (HNS) Building on the UNG Dahlonega campus. For more information about the OPEN Program, show times or directions, check the UNG website. If you’d rather just look at the stars on your own, there are several great spots right around Dahlonega to go and gaze with minimal to no light pollution! Brasstown Bald gives a great pollution-free view at nights... read more

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