Blue Ridge, Georgia, is home to tons of fun family activities, from family farms and hiking trails to a Bigfoot museum and a wildlife park. Pick your own apples, go horseback riding, take a scenic drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway, visit a state park, and enjoy the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains from your cabin’s deck. There are plenty of “classic” Blue Ridge activities, but if you’re looking for something completely unique, a must-visit is The Zoo – Groovy Yard Art in Mineral Bluff, Georgia.
Bring your love of animals home from “the zoo” at this unique shop-and-attraction-in-one stop! At The Zoo – Groovy Yard Art, browse among the 50 different animals before finding the perfect one to take home! This yard art is one-of-a-kind home decor made with various mediums to fit your hippie, funky, and fun style. The whole family can get in on picking out something new made of metal, wood, and aluminum.
As you check out happy hippos, playful pigs, goofy goats, hawing horses, rocking roosters, zany zebras, prancing peacocks, pretty penguins, valiant velociraptors, flourishing flamingos, grand giraffes, dashing dragons, rowdy rhinos, a terrifying T-rex, hoppy hares, and more, read the info panels for interesting facts about the animals. But zoo animals aren’t the only thing at this “tongue and cheek zoo.”
Find a fun yard sign to show off, choose a Bigfoot silhouette, or dot your yard with yard art in the form of flowers, cacti, mushrooms, butterflies, and more! Browse around outside or in the bus-meets-gift shop before finding the perfect friend to take home! And don’t forget to meet a local favorite – Harold, the giraffe! He’s 20 feet tall and a charmer!
The Zoo…Groovy Yard Art
8341 Lakewood Highway, Mineral Bluff, GA 30559
Monday – Saturday | 10 AM – 5 PM
Sunday | 11 AM – 5 PM
Where to Stay in the Blue Ridge Mountains
After an afternoon of meeting all the zany animals at The Zoo – Groovy Yard Art, come back to your cozy North Georgia cabin. Nights by the fireplace, games with the family, sipping coffee on the deck, making meals together, relaxing in the hot tub…our gorgeous Blue Ridge retreats have all you need for a fantastic vacation. Need a pet-friendly cabin? We have YOU covered! Is a mountain view a MUST on your getaway? We’ve got it! Planning a romantic weekend away? Check out our cozy 1-2 bedroom cabins. Have a big group to house? Check out a large group lodge!
More Fun Places to Shop in Blue Ridge
Have specific items on your shopping list or want to find something unexpected and unique? Blue Ridge has plenty of fun local shops! Spend a day strolling around downtown Blue Ridge, filling up on sweet treats, enjoying a farm-to-table meal, and popping in the shops! Some fun area shops include:
Blush 809 | 705 E Main St | face + body products
Bear Store | 601 E Main St | all things BEAR
Huck’s General Store | 500 E Main St | old-fashioned candies + gifts
Blue Ridge Antique Mall & Consignment | 793 E Main St | unique antiques + treasures
Wrapsody in Blue | 625 E Main St | unique home decor + accessories