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Historic Banning Mills offers world class zip-lining

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WHITESBURG, Ga. -

Want to jump off a 15-story tower? Good Day's Paul Milliken did at Historic Banning Mills! With it's 72 zip-lines, 48 bridges, and a world-record breaking climbing wall, the facility is considered by some to be the best adventure getaway in the world.

To get to this 9-mile trek through the tree-tops, all you have to do is travel an hour from Atlanta.

During the early 1800s, Banning Mills was a bustling mill town -- paper, grist, textile and more. It slowed after the Civil War, but the marks remain .

"They can walk on the old town roads, they can walk on the old water raceways, they can explore some of the ruins that we have here," said owner Donna Holder.

"Even before New York City had one light bulb, this place was completely lit here," said owner Mike Holder.
    
More than 100 years later, the Holders took over the property.

"We were looking for some property that had water on it. We weren't looking for historic property, but when we found the property we knew it was special," said Mike Holder.

The facility then claimed another first.

The facility is now a world class zip-lining destination. According to Mike Holder, in 2001 the facility had it's first official zip-line course in the United States. It's the home of record-breaking heights and soaring speeds where people come to make history. With its many zip-lines, people can speed over gorges, and swing through trees.

Now is the time to experience Historic Banning Mills. It's open year-round, and crowds thin a bit once school is in session. It's located on Snake Creek in Carroll County, Georgia. The area was originally home to the Creek and Cherokee nations.

For more information:
Historic Banning Mills
205 Horseshoe Dam Road
Whitesburg, Georgia 30185

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