Villa Rica can boast the first Gold Strike in Georgia as well as being home to Coca-Cola legend Asa Candler and Gospel Music founder Thomas A. Dorsey. 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. Visit the Pine Mountain Gold Museum where you can walk the trails where miners walked, pan for gold and gems and enjoy the museum and documentary film, all in one location! No matter what you’re looking for, you can still discover gold in Villa Rica, Georgia!