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Georgia’s Premier Adventure Resort

World’s Longest Zip Line Canopy Course, World’s Tallest Free-standing Rock Wall, Aerial Adventure Courses, Suspension Bridges, Eco-Spider ATVs, Kayaking, Horseback Riding, Unique Lodging Options, Scenic and Historic Hiking, Gourmet Dining, Team Building, Corporate Meeting Spaces and More!

We will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, November 24th.

We wish you all a happy Thanksgiving!

Welcome to the Premier Adventure Resort in the USA

Welcome to Historic Banning Mills. We are an adventure resort in Whitesburg, GA (about 45 min. from Atlanta). We hold the world record for the longest zip line canopy tour and tallest free-standing rock wall in the world (yes, that is two certified Guinness world records)! Our adventure options include zip lining, aerial adventures, kayaking, Eco-Spider ATV tours, hiking trails with suspension bridges, horseback riding, summer camps, team building, meeting spaces, birds of prey nature shows, and special events. We offer treehouses, cabins, and Inn rooms. Historic Banning Mills is a public 501(c)(3) conservation and retreat center with a mission to preserve the unique and pristine ecosystems of the Snake Creek Gorge and Chattahoochee watershed areas, as well as the extensive history of the Banning Mills township and gorge areas.

Guinness Book of World Record

Longest zip line

The longest zip wire course (combined length) is Screaming Eagle (USA) measuring 11.92 km (39,127 ft) at Historic Banning Mills, Whitesburg, Georgia, USA, and verified on 17 November 2012. At the time our course was measured it consisted of 135 ziplines including the 3,000 ft Flight of the Falcon, and would take approximately 12 hours to complete the entire course.

tallest freestanding

The tallest artificial climbing wall measures 41.89 m (137.42 ft) and was constructed at Historic Banning Mills, Whitesburg, Georgia, USA. Our climbing wall was measured on 9 December 2011. It was measured by William Hutson (Land surveyors & engineers, state of Georgia, License LS002312) of Georgia & West Inc., using a Topcon GTS 233W total station laser measuring device. The wall was climbed by Kalib Robertson, an experienced climber, in approximately 12 minutes on 9 December 2011.

Historic Banning Mills

We want your stay at Historic Banning Mills to be as enjoyable as you could possibly imagine. We are situated in the historic Snake Creek Gorge. When you visit Historic Banning Mills, you can expect to be greeted by a serene natural environment. While we offer modern amenities, being in a gorge presents challenges for modern conveniences like high-speed Wi-Fi while you are out enjoying the natural environment of Historic Banning Mills. You will have Wi-Fi service in certain areas around the property, but it is not high speed. We do have high-speed Wi-Fi available at the main lodge with dedicated Wi-Fi in our meeting spaces for our corporate guests.

Awesome Advertising

Have you seen our ads? What you might not know is we're partnered through our advertising efforts with Eden Reforestation Projects, who plant trees for every thousand impressions we receive through our ads! We're so excited to have this opportunity to give back to Mother Nature through our advertising efforts and are so thankful to groups like Eden Projects for making it possible!