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What are some attractions in Helen, Georgia?

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Charlemagne's Kingdom, Dukes Creek Mines, Raven Cliffs Wilderness Area, Dukes Creek Falls, and Habersham Vineyards and Winery are a few of the attractions in and around the German village of Helen, Georgia. There are also several restaurants in the community.

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Charlemagne's Kingdom is an Alpine Model Railroad Museum that features a large, intricate train model of Germany. Willi and Judi Lindhorst are the creators of this 50-foot exhibit, which features railroad tracks extending hundreds of feet. There is also a 22-foot-high Matterhorn model and over 300 gallons of plaster that form the surrounding ice. Additional features include moving hot air balloon figures and three-ring circus tents.

Dukes Creek Gold and Ruby Mines offers gold and gem panning, and there is also a gift shop on the property. Raven Cliffs Wilderness Area features hiking trails that take visitors to the top of a large bluff by the river. Several species of wildlife live in this park. Another outdoor adventure is Dukes Creek Falls, a 200-foot waterfall on Davis Creek. Visitors can access the falls from Dukes Creek Falls Recreation Area in Chattahoochee National Forest.

Habersham Vineyards and Winery allows visitors to tour the vineyards and taste some of the local wine products. Visitors can also reserve group tours.

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