Lake Winnepesaukah Am
Touted as the South's favorite family fun park, Lake Winnepesaukah, or Lake Winnie Amusement Park, is just two miles east of the city proper. This favorite playground for Rossville residents is also one of the 10 best family amusement parks in the nation by Travel and Leisure magazine. Thrill rides, family rides, the Stay & Play Hideaway playground, and the SoakYa Waterpark ensure there are tons of activities for all members of your brood. A prime destination for the Independence Day holiday, with spectacular fireworks shows and live music, Lake Winnepesaukah hosts events throughout the season including the popular summer concert series, Jukebox Junction.
The John Ross House
Rossville is the historic home of John Ross, the community's namesake, Chief of the Cherokee Nation, and the strongest advocate of the last eastern Cherokee. This long-standing community resides on the site of the former Cherokee town of Poplar Springs. Ross' early 19th century home still stands today. Dating to 1797, it is the oldest building in northeastern Georgia and one of Rossville's most historic landmarks. The two-story log home has a small, wooded compound downtown, tucked away behind commercial properties and municipal buildings. Group and school tours occur year round, but the Ross House is only open to the public in the summer season.
The Snack Shack
The Snack Shack on the city's south side keeps Rossville residents' appetites sated with huge, country-style breakfasts, lunchtime burger deals, and a nice dessert selection. This family owned and operated diner has been in the same spot for years and often serves the weekend, post-game crowds from the Rossville Recreational Area ball fields. A hometown favorite for carryout, too, the Snack Shack doubles as a bakery, selling cake and other desserts by the slice. Stop in for breakfast or lunch, or pick up dinner before heading home. You can always anticipate mouthwatering meals and hospitable service there.