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Solar System Walking Tour


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Spring Street & Bradford Street, Downtown Square, at the Sun Monument, Gainesville, GA 30501
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

via globes of planetary explantations. novel way of sight seeing but not all that much of tourist attraction.

Thank Bbqman3341
Reviewed 30 July 2018

This sounded fun and we were on the square. Reviews that say the comets are missing are right, you'll need a trail to do it. There's little info on each monument and some have been defaced...someone stole the earth out of it's mounting. This had...More

1  Thank Douglas A
Reviewed 9 June 2018

Solar System walking tour. We started at the "Sun" then followed the paved path to "Pluto". The walk was fun and the scenery was very nice and peaceful. We would do it again. Great family fun!

Thank Teresa M
Reviewed 3 October 2017

I went with a group when I walked the universe! LOL! This is a walk where you can learn about the planets in our solar system. It is to scale so if you want to walk all the way to Neptune you'll need your walking...More

Thank Karen R
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

The in laws read about this in the local paper & thought it would be fun since they are new to Gainesville. My first suggestion is take two vehicles. Drop one off at the tennis courts at Longwood Park. You'll thank me later if you're...More

2  Thank wthomas923
Reviewed 17 August 2017

This is such a great learning tool for children and adults. You start at the "Sun" monument in downtown Gainesville in the center of the square, then follow directions to more planets, moons and notable Milky Way bodies, all the while reading about the size...More

Thank LH2152
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Starting with the sun at one corner of the square, cross the square to the opposite corner where you'll find Mercury and then follow the trail by all the planets in our solar system through city streets, wooded parks along streams and on to the...More

Thank Leviobanion
Reviewed 3 May 2017

It is an unusual walk,Parks,traffic,neighborhoods,interspersed with....planets.Gainesville on the square is the start of your journey.It's a shame that most of the planets have been pried off but the monument parts are still there.There are playgrounds along the way and picnic areas in case the little...More

Thank Marie C
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is one of five scale models in the country and it's worth the two mile hike. Lots to see along the way-parks, flowers and Lake Lanier!

Thank southernbo
Reviewed 5 September 2016

I also wanted to create one of these, but you don't have to. Just go to Gainesville GA who have mapped out our solar system to scale. Gainesville has done a pretty good job at showing how large our solar system is. Although it is...More

Thank Julian32
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