Athens is known for its antebellum architecture, marking the start of the state`s Antebellum Trail of historic Civil War towns. With a world-renowned for its music scene and a historic downtown, Athens, is one of the classic cities of the South. Athens also has quite a variety of museums, art galleries, breakfast spots, performing arts, and a spectacular botanical garden. As with many university towns, there is an emphasis on art and culture in the community. It is a mid-sized city in northeastern Georgia and the location of the state's public research university: The University of Georgia and in fact it has a vibrant and exciting downtown core.