HARALSON COUNTY ATTRACTIONS
Mill Town Music Hall
Mill Town Music Hall opened as West Georgia's largest concert and entertainment venue on January 28, 2012 and the community hasn't stopped singing its praises since. The venue is home to quality wholesome entertainment covering multiple music genres ranging from Tanya Tucker, The Oak Ridge Boys, John Berry, and Exile. It's located conveniently off I-20 in Bremen.
1031 Alabama Avenue, Bremen, GA 30110
West Georgia Museum
This museum has something for all ages. A look back at the late 1800 early 1900 era, replicas of old stores, a barber shop and bank, will take you back to an earlier time. For the youngsters, a whole assemblage of dinosaurs greets visitors as they enter the museum. With a 30 ft. Tyrannosaurus Rex towering over several other smaller dinosaurs, it is indeed an awesome site that will inspire young, inquisitive minds. A horse drawn buggy and a restored 1923 Ford Peddlers wagon will bring out the realism of that long ago period.
185 Mann Street, Tallapoosa, GA 30176
The cemetery, containing about 20 graves, has a large arch gateway entrance and a split rail fence along the roadway. In 1888, three winemaking communities were founded here on some 2000 acres. A local land developer, Ralph L. Spencer, invited some 200 Hungarian wine-making families to settle this region. The wine industry flourished in this climate until 1908 when the passage of the Prohibition Act in Georgia spelled their doom. The residents were forced back to the Pennsylvania mines.
“The Southern Roots of Budapest” – a collection of traditional Hungarian and classic Southern recipes is available for sale through the Haralson County Historical Society.
770-646-3369 or 770-630-8946
East of Tallapoosa,Georgia on Budapest Cemetery Road
Haralson County Military Memorial
Preserving the history and service of Haralson County Veterans while providing community service, awareness, and education for current and future generations of Georgia, while honoring our fallen heroes. A memorial to the fallen on 9/11/2001 was added in a dedication on 9/11/2011. This includes a replica of the Twin Towers along with a mangled piece of iron from the New York Towers. Enjoy an audio tour of several of the monuments as you walk around the park.
An Americana Fourth of July Celebration is held here each year to honor our veterans.
678-416-1401 (Sammy Robinson)
Intersection of Hwy 100 N. and Robertson Ave., Tallapoosa, GA 30176
Article about the Creation of the Park
Medal of Honor from President Richard Nixon
Helton Howland Park
This unique park is a continuation of the Veterans Memorial with its displays of military vehicles. Enjoy a walk in the park or a picnic under the covered shelter. Doodle Thrower amphitheater is available for local groups. A fantastic fireworks display is held at the park in July.
2853 Hwy 78, Tallapoosa, GA 30176
“The Standpipe” was Tallapoosa’s first water system from 1890. The old pipe stands on Hwy 78 near the railroad track. The .84 acre park is directly across from the Standpipe and was vacant for many years. The property was purchased by our local historian in May 2015 for the purpose of beautifying the entrance into Tallapoosa from the east.
A main attraction in the park is a huge Deodar cedar, native to the mountain forests of the Himalayas. What started as an entrance to Tallapoosa gradually became an outside art park. This is a labor of love from the local art community. You will find folk art carvings, a Flintstone mobile made from part of an old magnolia tree, various art paintings on plywood used to boarder a section of the park and many metal art creations. Stop by and take a load off at the picnic area under the pavilion built by a local scout for his Eagle Scout project.
770-328-6674 (Mary Tolleson)
2460 E. Atlantic St., Tallapoosa, GA 30176
Bud Jones Taxidermy
Bud Jones Taxidermy is one of the few facilities that has mounted life-size African elephant (for the Anniston Alabama Museum of Natural History). They have also mounted giraffes and rhinos. In recent years, there has risen an interest in western decorative art. They furnish the decor for large restaurant chains and they keep on hand a large inventory of old saddles, boots, branding irons, western printers, and other regalia for the discriminating decorator. It's open to the public Monday to Friday, 8AM-5PM and Saturday’s from 9AM to Noon. Admission is free.
359 GA-120, Tallapoosa, GA 30176
Tally Mountain Golf
Open year-round, Tally Mountain features rolling hills with crowned Bermuda fairways. An 18-hole, championship golf course features a beautiful lake and clubhouse, driving range, putting green, and snack bar. A pool is open during summer months to customers.
593 Golf Course Road, Tallapoosa, GA 30176
Sewell Mill Textile Exhibit
Sewell Mill Events Facility was established in September 2009 to serve as the first multipurpose community and professional center for the residents of Haralson County. The Mill is a catalyst and support system for social gatherings, community functions, and artisan endeavors. Built in 1918, this historical building gives honor and remembrance to our region’s glorious past as “The Clothing Center of The South”. To honor the Textile history of Haralson County, a museum of the Textile Industry in Bremen has been created inside Sewell Mill. You can now take a Self Guided Tour of the museum. As you enter in the front door you will see a Time Clock near photos of some of the history of Sewell Mill. A card is located near the clock to prompt you to each step. Begin by Clocking In. You are now an employee at work at Sewell Manufacturing. Follow the prompts through each step. The tour will take approximately 20 minutes but will take you back in time to the days of the textile experience. Museum is open 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Contact Amanda Mann and enter in the front door of the building facing Hwy 27.
126 Hamilton Avenue, Bremen, Georgia 30110
Little Creek One Room School House
The Little Creek one room school house was built around 1870 in the Little Creek Community of Haralson County, Georgia. It was one of 23 one room – one teacher schools in existence in 1871. It is a 20’x36’ structure with a roof line of 20’. It is the only remaining one room school house in Haralson County and one of a few in the state of Georgia. There were 1016 people in one room schools in the county in 1871. Little Creek ceased to be used as a school in 1932. The school house was donated to the Haralson County Historical Society in 2006 and relocated to its present location at:
155 Van Wert Street, Buchanan, GA 30113
Historic Haralson County Courthouse
A picturesque agglomeration of towers, turrets, arches, differing wall surfaces, windows in a variety of sizes and shapes, and exuberant ornament, the old Haralson County courthouse, which has stood proudly in the center of the square in little Buchanan since 1892, epitomizes the Victorian period. The building is Queen Anne in style. It was designed by Bruce and Morgan, whose partnership produced at least eight Georgia courthouses including several along U.S. 27. The building now houses the local historical society and library.
145 Van Wert Street, Buchanan, GA 30113
Bremen Depot Park
Watch the more than 40 trains that pass through Bremen each day from the comfort of the new Bremen Depot Park. The park shelter was fashioned after the original design of the Train Depot that was located in Bremen for many years. There is a scanner installed in the Depot that lets you listen in on train radio traffic and know what is coming down the tracks. It's sort of like the police scanner but more fun! Plenty of parking and restrooms. The park is open daily.
121 Atlantic Ave., Bremen, GA 30110
Bremen Veterans Park
A walkway to honor military service members in a manner similar to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, whose guards march twenty-one paces next to the Tomb, is part of the park.
“Twenty-one symbolizes the highest military honor that can be bestowed, the twenty-one gun salute,” she said. “In the Bremen Veterans Park, there will be a walkway three feet wide, and sixty-three feet long that simulates the Tomb Guard pathway to provide a salute to all unknown military members, and to provide an interactive opportunity for students, young and old alike, to pace out the twenty-one steps.”
The park includes a designated burn-pit that will be used exclusively for the retiring of old flags in accordance with the U.S. Flag Code, which states that flags must be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.
City of Bremen
301 Hamilton Ave., Bremen, GA 30110