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Stories and Tips Helen

Easy Family Adventure

Written by nan321 on 15 Sep, 2005

Helen, Georgia. We chose Helen because of Unicoi State Park. Helen itself could easily be called Alpine Land. Most of the city is done in a Switzerland Mountain motif. Because I have two children, I couldn't really look at the souvenir shops but what I…Read More

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The Town of Helen

Written by Slaney on 01 Sep, 2004

Friday night after our journey from Atlanta, our first view of Helen left us speechless. Helen used to be a thriving mountain town and when things in the logging industry went downhill, someone came up with the idea of turning it into a Bavarian…Read More

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Cabbage Patch - Babyland General Hospital

Written by susan alsup on 19 Jul, 2005

Near Helen is a one-of-a-kind place for doll lovers of all ages. Here wait hundreds of Cabbage Patch dolls for adoption. Admission is free, but it would be rare not to leave without purchasing one or more of the adorable little cuties. I feel as…Read More

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Food, Eating, History and other interesting places

Written by Slaney on 04 Sep, 2004

We found restaurants to be quite expensive in Helen. We only ate out once which was at Wests Family Diner just outside Helen on the road to Cleveland. The food was fine, but not somewhere I would want to eat every day. We did…Read More

Trip Details--Available Activities in Area

Written by farmgirl40 on 27 Feb, 2003

It's been a while since we went, so bare with me as I try to remember. Activities: On Mother's Day we went white water rafting. Any outfitter will do. They have all level classes available in the area. Of course this was our first time there,…Read More

Helen --- History

Written by AnaMH on 03 Feb, 2001

As you enter Helen, you’ll soon be introduced to the local Tyrolean flavor by the bavaria styled buildings and the smell from the many German bakeries. Helen started out in the mid 1910’s as a lumber town. The city was named after an official’s daughter. During…Read More

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