Villa Rica - Home to Georgia's First Gold Rush - 1826

Villa Rica Tourism Bureau
571 West Bankhead Highway
Villa Rica, Georgia 30180

Tel: (678) 785-1014
Fax: (770) 459-7003

Located just 35 miles west of downtown Atlanta, and conveniently located just off Interstate 20. Experience the feel of an old mercantile or stroll along our raised sidewalks, dotted with Crepe Myrtle’s, and choose from a variety of shops and restaurants. Enjoy our Historic Downtown with its authentic architecture and be sure to stop by and view the architecture of Wick’s Tavern the oldest commercial structure in West Georgia. No matter what you’re looking for, you can still discover gold in Villa Rica, Georgia!

  • Home of the Georgia's First Gold Rush in 1826

  • Birthplace of Thomas A. Dorsey, Father of Gospel Music

  • Edna Teal, Missionary to China 1910-1943

  • Home of Wick’s Tavern, the oldest commercial structure in West Georgia

  • Home of Asa Candler, founder of Coca-Cola

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