Family Activities in Helen, GA

When you stay with Georgia Mountain Rentals, we promise you won't run out of fun activities for the entire family! From tubing down the river and speeding down mountain coaster rails to zip line tours and horseback riding, you will find it all in and around Alpine Helen. If you need suggestions, give us a call!

Georgia Mountain Coaster



Helen, Georgia already has all the charm in the world. This bustling North Georgia town attracts thousands of visitors annually, but there's a new reason to plan a road trip here. The Bavarian-styled wonderland is now taking things to new heights (literally) with the addition of an alpine coaster that takes you on a crazy ride through the mountains. 


An alpine coaster is basically a miniature rollercoaster. Don't let the miniature part sway your interest. It is a tiny cart, but it has the same level of excitement as any amusement park. Unlike a rollercoaster, riders have more control over their experience. You can choose to control the speed or ride with the brakes off. You can hit 25 mph, which is pretty fast when you're aimlessly flying down an open track. 


Georgia Mountain Coaster is the first of its kind in Georgia, so you're guaranteed a completely unique experience. You'll be surrounded by lush greenery as you hit the up and downs of the Helen hillside. If you're a screamer, you can opt to ride solo. If you need moral support, you can ride with only one other buddy. 

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Welcome to MindEscapes’ stunning escape room experience, where we strive to challenge you with our mind-bending puzzles! Our team of designers and game masters have created a selection of rooms perfect for everyone that is sure to keep you guessing. So add some excitement to your vacation with some fun-filled entertainment sure to keep the whole family on their toes! Reservation required. Guests under 16 years old must have a parental consent form filled out for them to participate. If your party contains less than 8 people, then you may be placed with others. Arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled game time.

Choose from: Clue Me In, Cabin in the Woods, Bomb Squad or Trapped in Misery


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Alpine Fun Factory

Extreme Speed Dominator Go-Karts

Come and check out the heart pounding, adrenaline pumping action at Alpine Fun Factory. The Extreme Speed Dominator Go-Karts are the fastest in Helen and the slick track is unrivalled by any other. No reservation required. 


Extreme Laser Tag

Experience the Call of Duty Black Ops style Extreme Laser Tag! Become fully immersed in the arena featuring incredible sound, lighting, and realism. No reservation required. 


The Bounce Zone

The Bounce Zone has 10,000 sq ft of fun for all ages. There are the traditional favorites like slides, jumpy houses and obstacle courses. there is also a sports complex, a jousting arena and boxing ring.



The Arcade features classic favorites such as Packman, claw machines, Terminator and others. 


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Miniature Golf

Alpine Mini Golf

Play-A-Round of Miniature Golf! Located at the south end of Helen on Main Street, you will see the beautiful 18-hole Helen Alpine Mini Golf Course. We’re kid friendly, family friendly, and even pet-friendly! No reservation required. Open daily March to November. Open weekends December, January, February as weather permits, from 10 am to 10 pm. Shirt and shoes required. 

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Bavarian Mountain Miniature Golf

Bavarian Mountain Miniature Golf and Arcade is the place to unwind, enjoy the scenery and most of all… HAVE FUN. They have two 18 hole min-golf courses and "The Largest Arcade" within a 30 mile radius complete with games of chance and super arcade challenges! 

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Pirates Cove Adventure Golf

Pirate's Cove, "the Original Adventure Golf," offers an unequaled miniature golf experience! The adventures and legends of infamous pirates come to life in our award-winning theme park settings. Putt your way through caves, over footbridges, and under cascading waterfalls, all amidst a fun-filled atmosphere of flowing water, extraordinary landscaping, and enchanting pirate lore. Less than a block from downtown, we are located across from the famous Oktoberfest Festhalle at the corner of Edelweiss and Munich. Our 18-hole course will challenge family members of all ages! The course is barrier-free so wheelchairs and strollers are always welcome.

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Zip Line Tours

Sunburst Zip Line Adventures
Sunburst has a variety of themed zip lines hung through the trees totalling 7,000 feet and counting! Over ponds, through caves, at great heights, wowing lengths, and even with surprising twists, our zip lines have something the whole family can enjoy! Reservation required. 

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Nacoochee Adventures: Moonshine Canopy Tour
The Moonshine Canopy Zip Line Tour allows you to zip across a series of lines in the trees with our certified guides. All of our platforms are tree based. This tour includes a series of zip lines through the forest starting low and slow then gradually building up. Highest platform is 70 feet. Come to enjoy an exciting outdoor adventure with us and get your vacation started today! Reservation required.  

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Unicoi State Park Zip Line Tour
This state park offers three levels of difficulty in their Zip Line Adventures. You need to have good balance capabilities, be able to walk on uneven terrain, and have full range of motion in your upper and lower extremities. It's a work-out! While they do accept walk-ins, reservations are highly recommend.

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Yonah Quest Adventure Park

This is a three level, twenty-seven element ropes course that offers your body and soul the opportunity to become the Bear in this rite of passage! Each level has nine elements designed to keep you thinking and moving. Work through each obstacle to make your way to the top while our experienced guides supervise from the sidelines. Reservation required. Tour length approximately one hour. Closed-toe shoes are required. Please dress comfortably for wearing a full body harness. Minimum weight is 40lbs and maximum weight is 250 lbs. Guests must be at least eight years old.

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Mining for Gold & Gemstones

Outpost Gold & Gem
Strike it Rich in Helen, Georgia! Try your luck with our Georgia Gemstone Buckets with rare earth gems, such as rubies, sapphires, and emeralds! All of our panning tables are covered and we are open rain or shine. No reservation required. Fun for all ages!


Dukes Creek Gold and Ruby Mines
Hunt for a wide variety of gemstones treasures, including rubies, sapphires, emeralds, amethyst, and more! We offer convenient panning tables so your can sit comfortably under the shade while you pan just like the ole' timers did. Our trained staff will evaluate your “finds” for cutting and setting. Also, we remodeled our gift shop into the Dukes Creek General Store, with Dukes Creek Farm Jams & Jellies, Hot Sauce, BBQ Sauce, fresh Boiled Peanuts, Chow Chow, Pickled Veggies, Salsa, and so much more! All Farm Fresh and Georgia Grown!





Get Ready To Raft On March – October! Incredible scenery, interspersed with stretches of top-notch whitewater, will highlight this generally relaxing float trip with Southeastern Expeditions. Chattooga River Rafting on Section III is a perfect fit for someone who wants to experience the exhilaration of whitewater rafting with plenty of time for soaking in remarkable surroundings as well. Reservations required. For adults and children ages 10 and up. Rafting trip lasts 6 hours and includes a riverside lunch. Participants must be physically able to do some light hiking and 6 hours of paddling. All rafters must sign a waiver. Recommended Attire: swimsuit/nylon shorts, shoes that can get wet, and hat. Bring a towel, sunscreen, water, and change of clothes. 

North Georgia Wildlife Park & Safari

North Georgia Wildlife Park & Safari offers so many options to be with the animals. Wear comfortable shoes for this walking tour. Bring your camera to snap your close encounters & personal interactions. Reservation required. Peak season (Memorial Day to Labor Day): Open Tuesday to Sunday. During the offseason, the zoo is open weekends or Saturday only. Tour is guided and includes a wagon ride and petting zoo. You can bring a picnic lunch. Snacks available for purchase. The last tour is at 3 pm.