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Radium Springs, Georgia: Radium Springs Gardens

A bluish pool known as Blue Springs was renamed Radium Springs in 1925 for its curative atomic power. Developed into an attraction on the old Dixie Highway, now sleepy and forgotten. No swimming.

2501 Radium Springs Rd, Radium Springs, GA
Entrance on the west side of Radium Springs Rd just south of its intersection with Holly Drive.
Grounds open Tu-Sa 9-5, Su 1-5. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Radium Springs Gardens

The city is currently (2023) fighting an invasive plant in the water, which makes Radium Springs Gardens not quite as pretty, but still nice. Interesting fact: this is the entrance to an underwater cave system several hundred feet long.

Also, beware: the city closes the park if it is sprinkling rain or expecting rain.

[Terri Fullerton, 10/14/2023]

Radium Springs Gardens.

Radium Springs Gardens

Hard to believe there used to be a thriving tourist business at this almost forgotten piece of Americana. Wander for a while and imagine what it was like in its heyday.

[Cosmic_Adventurers, 07/23/2023]
Radium Springs Gardens

Pretty little park to stretch legs on a long trip. The handout map makes it hard to understand what the layout truly was. There is a better map on the wall between the clean restrooms. The water had algae so it was not so pretty.

[Susan, 03/27/2023]

Radium Springs.

Radium Springs Gardens

Radium Springs flooded and is closed for repairs. The clean up crew allowed us to go in and take some pictures before their supervisor showed up and chased us out!

[Joseph Duncan, 01/23/2019]

Swamp at the Gardens.

Radium Springs Gardens

Former resort based around radium-rich springs. The ruins of the casino and grounds have been turned into a park and gardens.

[Paul Davis, 05/07/2014]

Ah, to float in healthful radium and renew one's vim and vigor! Unfortunately, no swimming allowed.

Nearby Offbeat Places

Ray Charles Musical Revolving SculptureRay Charles Musical Revolving Sculpture, Albany, GA - 4 mi.
Dixie Highway ArchDixie Highway Arch, Putney, GA - 6 mi.
Georgia Rural Telephone MuseumGeorgia Rural Telephone Museum, Leslie, GA - 30 mi.
In the region:
Folk Art: Pope's Store Museum, Cairo, GA - 37 mi.

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