Things to do in Helen, Georgia

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Helen, Georgia is a neat little Bavarian Town that has positioned itself as a destination for tourists. Helen is only an hour and a half from the heart of Atlanta which makes for a perfect road trip from the city.

If you’re coming from the east, Greenville, SC is only an hour and 45 minutes away from Helen. If you’re wanting to visit from the south, Athens is less than 1 and a half hours away.

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This makes Helen, Ga the perfect day trip for those wanting to visit a really unique German-themed town.

Helen, Georgia is Georgia’s 3rd most visited city despite the fact that its population only has 430 residents in its 2.1 square miles. 

Things to do in Helen, GA



If it’s warm outside you may want to go tubing, typically between May and September. Check out Helen Tubing & Waterpark and Cool River Tubing, which drop you off and pick you up.


Who doesn’t love waterfalls?  You’ll want to hike Anna Ruby Falls.

Car Museum

For automotive enthusiasts, Miles Through Time Automotive Museum is a must.  The museum is located inside of the Old Clarkesville Mill, only 15 miles from the heart of Helen, GA. The mill is also home to northeast Georgia’s largest Antique Mall.


Looking for some adventure? Check out Nacoochee Adventures, where you can zipline, bike, swing on the giant swing, or challenge yourself on the course.

Places to stay

There are all kinds of places to stay in and around Helen, from normal hotels and motels to Airbnb. The Valhalla Resort Hotel is Helen’s most luxurious stay with a rooftop bar, in-house spa, golf facilities, and world-class dining.

Shopping and Restaurants

Find yourself a place to park and just walk. There are all kinds of restaurants and shops to visit.


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Vehicle Storage

We offer indoor, climate controlled vehicle storage. Your vehicle is displayed as an exhibit so others can safely enjoy your beauty while you're not driving it.



Those who gift or loan us vehicles, contextual artifacts, library, and archive items, or provide funds toward our operations, education, and collection maintenance.


Miles Through Time is the place to be for car shows, cruise-ins, and events - check our calendar for our upcoming events. If you want YOUR event held at MTT call to reserve your date.

Miles Through Time Automotive Museum is Growing!

Miles Through Time Automotive Museum is will have over 100 vehicles on display & will be one of the coolest event spaces in Northeast Georgia

Donated 1965 Mercury Comet

This 1965 Mercury Comet rolled off the assembly line at Ford’s Lorain, Ohio plant on October 20, 1964, onto a train bound for Ford's Jacksonville, Florida distribution center and ultimately to Stewart Lincoln-Mercury in Hollywood, Florida. Soon after, a Hollywood...

VinWiki Cheap Lambo

We need this Lamborghini in the museum! Ed Bolian from VinWiki, also known as the shrewd negotiator, and YouTube Star through VinWiki Stories and CarTrek has a $35k Lambo for sale. You can see the full listing HERE. Thanks to a partnership with SWAE, Ed is able to...

Georgia’s Car Museum Is Getting Even Better

One of Georgia’s best car museums is getting even better. The museum is growing & the entire experience will be better from the moment you arrive.

Ford Ghia Arioso Concept Car Donated to Car Museum

This one-of-a-kind Ford Ghia Arioso concept car was donated to the Miles Through Time Automotive Museum in Georgia by Dr. & Mrs. Al Morris.


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Museum Admission

Adults $10
Kids 6-12 $6
Under 6 Free

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