Offering nearly 300 acres of venues for many different kinds of sporting events, Heritage Point Regional Park is one of the premier sports complexes in northwest Georgia. Heritage Point Regional Park is located in Dalton, Georgia, a city known as the Carpet Capital of the World. Home to many unique attractions, historical landmarks, and kid-friendly restaurants, Dalton and its neighboring cities make for excellent team travel destinations. While at Heritage Point Regional Park you’ll be just a short drive from almost all of the area’s best things to do and places to eat. This means that whenever your team isn’t competing, they can be spending their time in Georgia having fun and enjoying fantastic food.

Even while they’re competing at Heritage Point Regional Park, your team will still be having a great time. That’s because this park is exceptionally well-equipped and can accommodate a wide variety of different sporting events. Heritage Point Regional Park encompasses a 10-field complex used for softball, baseball, and kickball as well as an 18-hole disc golf course, a pavilion with seating for up to 700, concession stands, two playgrounds, picnic areas with grills, and ample parking. Soon to be added to the park’s already staggering assortment of venues and amenities are fields for soccer, football, and Junior League baseball along with tennis courts and paved trails.

As impressive of a sports complex as Heritage Point Regional Park is, be sure to not spend the majority of your trip to Dalton there. With so much to do right nearby, this trip could easily be one of your team’s best.

Things to Do

Escape Dalton

You and your team can take part in an adventure that crosses the time and space continuum just minutes from Heritage Point Regional Park at Escape Dalton. As one of the area’s newest and most popular attractions, Escape Dalton offers an escape room experience that’s second to none.

No matter which one of their three distinct adventures you choose, you and your team can expect to have your teamwork and problem solving skills put to the test. These include Carpet City Scandal, a heist mission set in a city that’s home to many of the nation’s foremost floor-covering manufacturers; The Mad Scientist, a thrilling race against the clock where you must escape the laboratory of a mad scientist before he returns; and Kidnapped!, a frantic adventure that begins with you just barely escaping the clutches of a captor who’s still hot on your trail. Each of these adventures must be completed in under an hour or else it’s game over! 244 N Hamilton St, Dalton, Georgia 30720

Dalton Falls Fun Center

For a few hours of nonstop fun and excitement, take your team to Dalton Falls Fun Center. Located less than a 10-minute drive from Heritage Point Regional Park, Dalton Falls Fun Center offers all different kinds of ways to have play.

During your visit, you and your team can take part in some friendly competition on their 27-hole miniature golf course or outdoor laser tag arena; bounce around in bubble balls; unleash your inner road rage as you slam into one another in bumper cars; and experience the future of gaming in their state-of-the-art virtual reality arcade. When it comes time to take a break, chill out with one of their delicious frozen confections like hand-dipped ice cream and flavorful Hawaiian shaved ice. 2817 Airport Rd, Dalton, GA 30721

AMC Walnut Square 12

As you probably already know all too well, weather can be unpredictable no matter where you’re visiting with your team. That’s why it’s always a good idea to keep some indoor entertainment options in mind just in case inclement weather puts a damper on your team’s downtime. If that happens to be the case during your visit to Heritage Point Regional Park, don’t just spend the day cooped up in your hotel rooms; you’re just minutes away from one of the area’s premier movie theaters!

With 12 screens showing the latest new releases, AMC Walnut Square 12 makes it easy to choose a movie and show time that best suits your group’s preferences and schedule. For an extra exciting theatergoing experience, upgrade to a RealD 3D screening and prepare to be blown away as the onscreen action appears to take place just inches from your seat. 2170 E Walnut Ave, Dalton, GA 30721

Tunnel Hill Heritage Center and Museum

A great way to learn about the places you travel to with your team is to learn about the history of the area by visiting attractions like local landmarks and museums. During your stay in Dalton, you and your team can get acquainted with the city’s past at the Tunnel Hill Heritage Center and Museum. There you’ll get the chance to venture into the storied Western and Atlantic Railroad Tunnel at Tunnel Hill, visit a house built in 1848 that once served as a hospital and headquarters for the Confederate Army, and more.

Many important events took place at Tunnel Hill but perhaps none more so than the Great Locomotive Chase. The legendary chase took place during the Civil War on April 12, 1862 when volunteers from the Union Army, led by a civilian scout by the name of James J. Andrews, stole a locomotive known as The General in an attempt to disrupt Confederate railways. During your visit to the Tunnel Hill Heritage Center and Museum you’ll be able to trace a portion of the route taken by The General during the chase for a unique experience that is sure to be one of the highlights of your trip. 215 Clisby Austin Dr, Tunnel Hill, GA 30755

Fort Mountain State Park

If you’ve got the time, spend a few hours in the midst of Fort Mountain State Park’s vast natural beauty. Although it’s located just over a 30-minute drive from Heritage Point Regional Park, Fort Mountain State Park is certainly worth the trip. There you and your team can walk along some of the most beautiful trails in Georgia, past dense hardwood forests, blueberry thickets, flowing streams, and a gorgeous, 17-acre lake.

The premises of Fort Mountain State Park also feature a stone fire tower that visitors can climb up on Saturday and Sunday afternoons to experience gorgeous scenic vistas as well as six picnic shelters, a gift shop, a playground, and a serene lakeside beach open seasonally during the summer. 181 Fort Mountain Park Rd, Chatsworth, GA 30705

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park

Although it’s located a little bit farther away than Fort Mountain State Park, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park is just as worth visiting during your team’s trip to Georgia. This is especially true if many members of your group enjoy American history as much as they do the great outdoors. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park is a storied site bears just as much historical significance as it does natural beauty. That’s because this park once served as the backdrop for two major battles of the Civil War: the Battle of Chickamauga and the Chattanooga Campaign.

Spanning nearly 10,000 acres, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park offers plenty of things for you and your team to do during your visit. This includes touring the park on a self-guided tour or with a park ranger; enjoying a variety of outdoor activities like hiking and picnicking; visiting the park’s visitor centers, which feature indoor exhibits detailing the history of the area; and so much more. 3370 Lafayette Rd, Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742

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Places to Eat

Oakwood Cafe

A Dalton institution since the 1940s, Oakwood Cafe is a charming, down-home restaurant where locals go whenever they’re in the mood for a meal that tastes homemade. They offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner, making Oakwood Cafe a great place to go no matter when your group gets hungry.

For breakfast, Oakwood Cafe serves everything from French toast to Eggs Benedict, as well as omelettes, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, a selection of hearty breakfast meats, and more. If you and your team visit Oakwood Cafe for lunch or dinner instead, come hungry. Their lunch and dinner menu features plentiful portions of authentic barbeque, savory side dishes, and other delicious Southern staples. 201 W Cuyler St, Dalton, GA 30720

Miller Brothers Rib Shack

Miller Brothers Rib Shack is an ever-popular Dalton eatery that’s been wholly dedicated to putting the Georgia barbeque scene on the map one satisfied customer at a time since they first opened in 1982. During your visit to Heritage Point Regional Park, you and your team can add yourselves to this extensive list of pleased patrons.

On their menu you’ll find succulent barbeque staples such as St. Louis-style ribs, pulled pork, sausage, and chicken. They also offer fried catfish, hot dogs, and a variety of sandwiches. Of course no meal at Miller Brothers Rib Shack would be complete without enjoying some of their classic sides. These include baked beans, coleslaw, French fries, corn on the cob, smoky Brunswick stew, and more. 606 E Morris St, Dalton, GA 30721

Las Palmas Mexican Restaurant

If you and your team are in the mood for food with south of the border flair, look no further than Las Palmas Mexican Restaurant. Located less than a 15-minute drive from Heritage Point Regional Park, Las Palmas serves a wide variety of kid-friendly Mexican favorites, such as burritos, tacos, quesadillas, and fajitas. For the adventurous eaters in your group, Las Palmas also serves more traditional Mexican dishes like enchiladas rojas or verdes, chiles poblanos, and tamales chilangos. Since every dish served at Las Palmas is prepared using fresh ingredients and authentic recipes you can expect that no matter what you order, your taste buds are in for a flavor fiesta. 1331 W Walnut Ave, Dalton, GA 30720

The Butcher’s Market

The Butcher’s Market is a deli in Dalton that sells fresh meats hand cut in-house along with sides like chicken salad, pasta salad, coleslaw, baked beans, pimiento cheese, and salsa. When The Butcher’s Market first opened its doors, hungry patrons had to wait until they got home to enjoy their delicious meats and side dishes.

That’s no longer an issue now The Butcher’s Market also features the Blues Street Cafe, a full service restaurant serving everything offered at the deli counter along with some other delicious dishes. At the Blues Street Cafe you and your team can enjoy sandwiches piled high with everything from pulled pork and house-smoked brisket to fried chicken and corned beef; as well as tacos; salads; crowd-pleasing finger foods like chicken wings, onion rings, cheese sticks; and much more. If you happen to visit the Blues Street Cafe on a Saturday night, there’s a good chance you’ll get to enjoy some live musical entertainment with your meal too! 3619 Cleveland Hwy, Dalton, GA 30721

For a city known as the Carpet Capital of the World, Dalton certainly has much more to offer than just carpet manufacturing plants. Whenever your team isn’t busy competing at beautiful Heritage Point Regional Park, get adventurous and venture out into the surrounding area. With so much to see and do only a short drive from the park, everyone in your group is in for a fantastic time during your visit to this part of northwest Georgia.