Winder, Georgia offers plenty of local attractions for visitors in the Barrow County area. The town is northeastern Georgia and has a variety of entertainment options for a small town with a population of just more than 10,000 according to CNNMoney.
Barrow County Historical Museum
74 West Athens Street, Winder, GA 30680, (770) 307-1183
One of the main highlights of this museum is that it is located in the Barrow County jail. Operated by the Barrow County Historical Society, the museum features old newspapers, sculptures and photographs from World War I and II, The Barrow County Historical Museum is open Monday through Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. Call ahead of time to request a tour from a museum volunteer.
Fort Yargo State Park
210 S. Broad Street, Winder, GA 30680, (770) 867-7275
Visitors looking for outdoor adventure in the Winder area can stop by Fort Yargo State Park. According to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, the park has over 18 miles of trails for hikers and bikes to enjoy. The park’s lake is available for swimming, fishing and boating. The park also has a section for camping by the lake.
Veterans’ Memorial Park
113 East Athens Street, Winder, GA 30680, (770) 867-3106
Veterans’ Memorial Park honors Winder residents who had served in the armed forces for our nation. The park features engraved bricks with the names of veterans. According to the City of Winder, the Veterans’ Memorial Park is adjacent to the Winder Community Center.
Pine Hills Golf Club
661 Hog Mountain Road, Winder, GA 30680, (770) 867-3150
Golfers should check out this Winder golf course for an affordable game of 18 holes. This public golf course has early Tee Time booking starting at 7 a.m. Just call the club to make a reservation. The Pine Hills Golf Club has a snack bar and porch for lounging between rounds.
Winder Cultural Arts Center
105 East Athens Street, Winder, GA 30680 (678) 425-6884
The Winder Cultural Arts Center is an entertainment facility and frequently has local productions at its Colleen O. Williams Theater. Check out their website see what festivals, performances and workshops are happening during your visit.
NASCAR Lanier National Speedway
1 Raceway Drive, Braselton, GA 30517, (770) 967-8600
Although the NASCAR Lanier National Speedway is 12 miles northwest of Winder, many visitors take the short drive to the track. This is a great family attraction and many people take their own grills and have a picnic in the parking terraces.
“Best Places to Live 2007: Winder, GA,” CNNMoney.com
“Community Center,” City of Winder
Georgia State Parks, “Fort Yargo State Park,” Georgia Department of Natural Resources