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The Cyclorama Building, in Atlanta, contains a three-dimensional painting-in-the-round some 385 feet long of the Battle of Atlanta. The painting, said to be the largest mural in the world, depicts a panoramic view of the Civil War battle and forms the background for lifelike models of soldiers arranged in a battle setting.
Stone Mountain Memorial Park, northeast of Atlanta, is the site of a huge memorial to the Confederacy, with images of Confederate leaders carved on the face of Stone Mountain. Also in the park are a museum and a scenic railroad.
The African-American Panoramic Experience (APEX) is a museum dedicated to black American history. It is noted for its rare collection of records and documents on black history.
Jefferson Davis Memorial Park, north of Irwinville, marks the site where Davis, president of the Confederacy, was captured by Union troops in 1865. In addition to the home of native Jimmy Carter, Georgia also contains another well-known site associated with a U.S. president.
The Little White House, at the city of Warm Springs, was built for the use of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. He died there, and the structure and grounds, including a museum, now serve as a memorial in his honor.
The Carter Presidential Center in Atlanta includes a full-size replica of the White House's Oval Office.
Other sites associated with famous people include the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace in Savannah, which is maintained by the Girl Scouts as a memorial to the organization's founder. Wren's Nest, in Atlanta, was the home of Joel Chandler Harris, author of the popular Uncle Remus stories.
Zoo Atlanta was completely renovated in the 1980s and now features animal exhibits in natural settings. Callaway Gardens is a botanical garden open year-round for educational as well as recreational use. The large garden complex is located north of Columbus in Pine Mountain.
Dahlonega, in northern Georgia, was the site of one of the country's first important gold discoveries. It is now the site of a museum where gold-mining equipment is displayed. Visitors may try panning for gold.
Etowah Indian Mounds, near Cartersville, is the site of at least six large mounds and other remains of a Native American village. One mound, covering about about 3 acres is one of the nation's largest known.