After we hike past the information sign and a pleasant little grassy area (not bald) set up with a picnic table, the building comes into sight, an imposing round section made of stone and glass with a shingled roof, and a large tower adorned with a dozen or more antennae. An excrescence, if you ask me. The round section contains a Visitor Center complete with rest rooms, a drinking fountain, dioramas and an information desk, sometimes staffed by a knowledgable person who can answer the endless questions posed by visitors. Walking around on the perimeter deck gives you a 360 degree view of some of the best Georgia has to offer, mountain-wise. There are information plaques showing the terrain and the names of various peaks and several silver-colored, permanently mounted binoculars that, for a quarter, draw distant things closer.