Take an Educational and Fun Tour around Dalton’s Top Attractions in a Charter Bus
Discovering the Layers and Colors of Dalton’s History and Culture
Dalton has a very rich Civil War history, hence, it is of no surprise at all that there are countless historic homes, iconic landmarks and attractions to visit. And thanks to its location, it enjoys a humid subtropical climate, giving it hot summer months and cooling winters. With that said, any time is a good time to plan an educational trip to Dalton, Georgia. Some of these attractions and historical landmarks holds year-round events so, don’t forget to check them out and stop by when you are there.
Dalton is in close proximity to some of the most fun and historically-rich attractions in Georgia. You will get the chance to spend some time outdoors with your loved ones at Lake Winnepesaukah Amusement Park’s rides and game centers, have a few rounds of laser tag at Dalton Falls Golf and Laser Tag, explore inspiring artworks at The Hunter Museum of American Art, play glow-in-the-dark mini golf at Dalton Falls Miniature Golf and learn about the region’s history from the exhibits at Historic Western and Atlantic Railroad Tunnel. Many of these attractions can be rented for group events like wedding receptions, birthday parties, corporate functions, business meetings, family gatherings, anniversaries, festivals and other forms of events and festivals. If you are looking around for reliable and professional bus rental services in and around Dalton, please do not hesitate to give US Coachways a call to find out more about the vehicle options.
Getting to Know Dalton, GA’s, Top Attractions and Historical Landmarks
Regardless of your age and preference, there is always something fun and educational to do in the city of Dalton. It could be picnicking in a large, spacious park, eating out with your family and friends in a downtown eatery or visiting a nice art gallery in a neighboring community. Check out some of these interesting points of interest and add them to your travel itinerary.
- Entertainment & Amusement Parks — Let your hair down and have all the fun that your heart desires at a place like Lake Winnepesaukah Amusement Park. It features exciting roller coaster rides, kid-friendly rides and a full scale water park. The atmosphere gets hiked up a notch or two whenever there is a concert or a special event, so, if you are keen about making the 30-minute drive there, check the schedule and plan your itinerary ahead of time. In downtown Dalton, you can also book your group for a game of mini golf and laser tag at Dalton Falls Golf and Laser Tag, do some skating with your family and friends at North GA Skate Shop and Park, enjoy some cosmic, glow-in-the-dark bowling, pool and billiards at Miracle’s Cosmic Bowling, enjoy bumper car rides or relax in Pin Strike’s lounge or catch the latest Hollywood film at Carmike Cinemas 12.
- Art & Cultural — If you are an art lover, worry not, there are lots of galleries and art centers for you to visit in Dalton and its surrounding neighborhoods; however, there are others that are worthy of holding top spots and one of them is Dalton Little Theater on Pentz Street which is a historical site as well. To learn about the region’s culture and history, check out the historical hotel and resort the Chattanoogaa Choo Choo. As its name might suggest, there is a Victorian-style train car for you to ride in as well as an indoor and outdoor pools and a gorgeous garden to relax in. The Hunter Museum of American Art is very popular amongst art lovers because it holds a vast number of artwork from the Colonial period. Housed in 3 architecturally-interesting and unique buildings, it also features modern, contemporary fine art paintings and photography.
- Restaurant & Shopping — Shopping at the historical Walnut Square Mall is almost like walking down memory lane, as you explore the quaint outlets and family-run businesses, it will feel like shopping in a quaint mall that is considered by many as a hidden gem. There is also a wide range of products you can purchase at Walmart Supercenter or The Home Depot both located along Shugart Road. You can also find department store, TJ Maxx Store #1106 and Kmart along W Walnut Avenue where there is plenty of bargain buys for you to shop for. Tuesday Morning is an intimate local department store with a reasonable number of shops and options; it makes for a nice place to do some people-watching. And when you are in the city of Dalton, be sure to grab some Southern-style BBQ smoked chicken and pulled pork from Oakwood Cafe, sample some comfort food from The Filling Station, bite into some delicious Tex-Mex burrito and chips at Buckin’ Burrito, savor the salads, sandwiches and soups from Panera Bread or delight your senses with an authentic Italian meal by Tony’s Italian Restaurant.
- Golf Courses & Sports Venues – As you will soon see for yourself, the residents of Dalton, GA, love their sports facilities and golf courses. You can check out Dalton Falls Miniature Golf course at Airport Road in downtown Dalton which has a 27-hole mini golf facility with challenges and obstacles with varying difficulty levels. Non-golfers are invited to indulge in some games in the arcade or go full swing at the laser tag facility instead. You can also organize a group weekend trip out to North Georgia Speedway which is approximately 8 miles away from Dalton for the 1/3-mile clay speedway with its multiple high speed turns and long straight tracks. There is also some horseback riding provided by professionals at Fort Mountain Stables in Chatsworth, biking, softball, baseball, soccer, football and hiking at Calhoun City Recreation Department and exciting ballgames, tennis, walking track and scenic paths at Lookout Mountain Playground.
- Historical Sites & Landmarks — Tunnel Hill is one of the most distinguished museums of its kind and you can learn all about it at the Historic Western and Atlantic Railroad Tunnel which is both a museum and an iconic landmark in the state of Georgia. Here, visitors will learn about the link between the country’s Civil War, history of slavery, railroad and the city’s growth through exhibits, rides and re-enactments. Chief Vann House Historic Site was built completely from clay-made bricks as a home to Cherokee Chief at the time and it includes many historical artifacts and objects from a time before the Civil War. It is sure to be an inspiring, educational and eye-opening visit for history lovers. Another important historical site located within a short drive away from Dalton is the Red Clay State Historic Park. In the 260-acres of narrow valley land, there is a park which serves as a weekend getaway for families, companies and organizations or a tourist attraction for those who wish to learn about the local Cherokee people in the United States. Other interesting historical landmarks are Tennessee Valley Railroad with its interpretive exhibits, hands-on activities and various outreach programs; and we are not forgetting The Battles for Chattanooga Museum at Lookout Mountain. Come enjoy and experience a 3D simulation of what happened during the battle and explore the 5,000 miniature soldiers and 650 lights which tells of tales about the epic 1863 battles.
- Parks & Outdoor Activities — Looking for a place for a good hike or a picnic with your family? There are playgrounds, picnic spots, cozy cottages and spacious campsites for you to spend the night being surrounded by nature. Booker T. Washington State Park, in the meantime, is located right next to Chickamauga Lake, offering visitors mountain biking trails, an outdoor pool, and a scenic picnic spot. Point Park, on the other hand, can be found on top of Lookout Mountain; since it was established in 1905 as a part of commemorative efforts of Civil War’s Battle Above the Clouds, it has been providing the locals and tourists with a calming spot to relax in and a museum with a host of memorabilia.
- Zoos & Aquariums — When the kids are restless while traveling, try organizing a day trip out to Tennessee Aquarium or Chattanooga Zoo, both of which are approximately 30 minutes drive from downtown Dalton. Come visit the aquarium’s colorful sea of marine animals like jellyfish, dolphins and sharks while you will get the chance to marvel at Chattanooga’s large red panda exhibit, one of the largest in the world.
Renting a Charter Bus in Dalton, GA, is Quick, Easy, Affordable and Convenient!
US Coachways makes it easy for our customers to book a charter bus for any type of event, be it a wedding, a prom or a corporate function. All you need to do is to call 1-855-BUS-CHARTER and our customer service consultants will be ready to answer your questions. Alternatively, our staff is ready to send you a quick quote via email when you complete the contact us form on our website.