Georgia World War II Heritage Trail receives TravelBlazers Award

Last month the new Georgia World War II Heritage Trail was presented with a TravelBlazers Award by the Georgia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus at their annual conference in Savannah.

GACVB Executive Director Jay Markwalter says quote, “This tourism award recognizes a variety of new destination attractions and innovative ideas that have resulted from the creativity, passion and teamwork of community leaders from various…sectors. These new projects make a significant impact on the economic development of the community and enhance its vitality of a region,” end quote.

As WNEG News reported earlier this year, The Currahee Military Museum in Toccoa is a stop on the new Heritage Trail.

The Heritage Trail is one of only four World War II Trails in the nation.

According to Currahee Military Museum Executive Director Brenda Carlin, Discover Georgia has been looking for a way to encourage Georgia residents to get on the road and travel around the state.

Carlan says the Currahee Military Museum is part of one leg of the trail.

Carlan says the role Toccoa played in World War II is truly unlike any other place in the state.

Other stops on the trail include the Commemorative Air Force Museum in Peachtree City, Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins, the National Infantry Museum in Columbus, the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame in Warner Robins, the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force in Pooler, the National Prisoner of War Museum in Andersonville, the WWII Home Front Museum in St. Simons, the WWII Flight Training Museum in Douglas, and the St. Mary’s Submarine Museum in St. Mary’s.

To learn more about the Georgia World War II Heritage Trail visit