McDONOUGH — You know how you can live somewhere for ages, but not explore your own area?
Visit Henry County, GA is aiming to help you with that while educating visitors about what our county has to offer.
The Henry County Convention and Visitors Bureau unveiled a new visitors guide and brand this week — Better Explored.
“The brand and new tagline are a result of more than a year of research that found that while visitors to Henry County have a favorable impression, they seldom venture off the main road to find the heart of Henry County,” said Laura Luker, director of tourism.
Luker noted that “hidden gems” are all over the county, from a hangar filled with Vietnam Huey helicopters to a restaurant tucked behind a gas station “serving up flavorful breakfast delicacies cooked by a retired U.S. Army grenades instructor.”
Though everyone is staying safe at home during the pandemic, Luker said Visit Henry County still wants to inspire travel and exploration when allowed. The new guide includes interviews with local chefs, details about free and affordable attractions and history about the city of Stockbridge’s role in the King legacy.
She said the county’s location makes Henry an “ideal stop” for travelers.
“We want to expand their range beyond the interstate corridor,” Luker said. “With this shift in direction we want to challenge what people think they know about Henry County and to encourage them to explore and discover.”
To order the new guide, visit www.betterexplored.com where you can choose either a free digital or free print version. Anyone who orders a copy before April 29 will get a sticker featuring the new logo.