Apparently, Georgia has seven natural wonders right here inside of the state. Can you name them all? One of the wonders that is sometimes forgotten about might be the coolest. Radium Springs Garden is somewhere you should take a road trip to this summer.
Right in Albany, Georgia, lies Georgia's largest natural spring in the entire state. It pushes 70,000 gallons of water per minute, according to Explore Southern History, into the Flint River. The water also stays at a cool 68 degrees all year!
Back in the day, this was an active swimming and fishing hole because the water was so blue and clear. Who wouldn't want to jump in on a hot summer day?
Curious about how the Springs got its name? There was a discovery of Radium in the springs...aka a radioactive chemical.
This being said, you obviously cannot swim or fish in these springs anymore, unless you want to start glowing or grow an extra arm.
Today, you can walk through this park and spend time taking in the beauty of it for FREE!
It takes pride in its various botanical aspects, which were made to attract monarch butterflies. You can see unique flowers and gardens, and maybe some rare butterflies.
As you walk through the gardens, you will notice the Spanish moss hanging down near the springs which make for a picture perfect scene.
There is an observation point at the springs where you can overlook the entire park. Remember, all of this is completely free.
There are also bridges and gazebos to stand on and look over to see the fish in the springs and to just relax.
Make sure you put on your best walking shoes because that is exactly what you will be doing during your visit. There are kiosks all around the springs that give you information and history about this place.
You will want to walk around the place a few times because it is just that cool.
Radium Springs is located at 2501 Radium Springs Rd. Albany, GA 31705 and is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.