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“Pretty area” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Romeo and Juliet Indian Mound Tragedy Site

Romeo and Juliet Indian Mound Tragedy Site
Helen, GA 30571
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Ranked #15 of 20 Attractions in Helen
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: An Indian burial site for the star-crossed lovers.
Albany, Georgia, United States
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“Pretty area”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

I have driven past this spot for years, even before the put the little white pagoda on top of it. There is a beautiful little church nearby and if you make the right turns in this area you'll find Mark of the Potter which is my usual destination. I am very glad they finally came up with a story for this place. It was a tourist opportunity just waiting to happen. The good folks that thought this story up weren't going to let this place "go unknown" forever. So now we have the Romeo and Juliet Indian Mound tragedy where no doubt the forbidden lovers hurled themselves the six feet to the ground smashing their bodies in the lush grass below. I truly commend the originator of this idea. I covet the originality of your mind. I do hope we meet some day. In the meantime why don't you discuss the four foot piranhas off the balcony at the Mark of the Potter where the innately rude yankee threw their innately rude, yankee child off the balcony to be devoured by the corn hungry trout to the cheers of a crowd of true Southerners. Or the ghost in the little white church that shines a light back at you if you shine a light at one of its mirrored windows. Or the empty tube that floats down the Chattahoochie during the tubing season ridden by the ghost of the tuber that was devoured by the 4 inch trout released into the river too soon and way too hungry. How about pitching those?

Visited July 2012
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Augusta, Georgia
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“Quick stop”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

It's a quick photo stop and interesting to look at. The kids weren't as interested as the adults. There is a small area to pull over and take few picture but thats about it.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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“Neat Tory”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

This place had a really neat story that went along with it but I wouldn't call it an attraction. It's in the middle of a pasture on fenced private property so you can't walk up to it. You can stop and take a picture and that's it. It's pretty though.

Visited February 2013
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Columbus, GA
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“Stop and Go”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

This site is easily recognizable from the road, but the only thing you should do is stop, snapo a picture from your car, then drive away. This site would be better served if it had a small lot to park in and provide more information about the attraction.

Visited January 2013
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Helen, Georgia
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“We always knew where to turn...”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

Like another reviewer stated, "just ride by and wave." You can't go up to it, you can't get a good picture of it, and you can't even get a good story out of it. It isn't even the real burial site, just a memorial. We used it as a landmark. We always knew where to turn to get back to our cabin.

Visited October 2012
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