Tours are an ideal way for anyone to learn more about a new city without resorting to drastic measures such as running for mayor. Get acquainted with several Georgia towns the easy way with this Groupon.
$14 for One Ticket to a Historical Train Outing (Up to $27.99 Value)
Departing from the picturesque Georgia Veterans State Park, SAM Shortline's locomotives weave through the lush countryside with passengers cozily ensconced in coach cars. Tours introduce sightseers to attractions along the way, with layovers affording visits to the Habitat for Humanity Global Village, the boyhood home of President Carter, and the Rural Telephone Museum. Boarding, like having second thoughts about one's wedding, begins 20 minutes before the show starts. Click here for a schedule of available tours.
SAM Shortline Excursion Train
Near the end of the 18th century, Colonel Samuel Hugh Hawkins and the people of Americus decided a new train line was needed to ensure that their town would continue to grow and prosper. The resulting line, called the Savannah, Americus, and Montgomery, helped spur development throughout rural Georgia, and the historic SAM Shortline trains that now traverse its rails pay tribute to both the early line and its founder with the name. Vintage cars from 1949, transformed into comfortable, air-conditioned passenger liners, steer passengers through Georgia's landscape in five tours, with layovers encouraging riders to explore the towns of Plains, Americus, Leslie, and Cordele. A stop in Plains, the hometown of President Jimmy Carter, grants an up-close view of the stateman's boyhood home, campaign museum, and White House replica built entirely from peanuts. Between stops, a well-stocked commissary car lets rail-riders feast on à la carte items, including snacks, hot and cold beverages, and refreshing ice-cream treats.