If you like hominin prehistory. Otherwise, it's a small town. Nothing to see if you're a casual tourist.
Dmanisi would be an amazing setting for a Georgian Studio Ghibli style narrative. Ancient stone sculptures, bronze age settlement, hominin remains, tiny town, 7th and 13th century church styles fused into one, framed photograph of Stalin in the bus stop, lush surrounds, winding river, and farmland.
There are a couple of places with really cheap food but only if you're not vegetarian/vegan. For that, there's a restaurant that has salads and it's more expensive.
There's a chained up dog in the archaeological site that is, as is their wont, too excitable. We gave it some dog food and it stopped barking at us. I don't know why Lana walks around with a bag of dog food.
The humble sign to the archaeological site says just "museum".
Remember to read through the subjectivities of this place and writings about it. National pride skews how it's portrayed.
I guess the first Europeans weren't white.
The site in general. It's also a bronze age settlement.
These ancient stone sculptures guide the winding roads. An appropriate setting for a Hayao Miyazaki style narrative.
Here we are on the top of an ancient, probably bronze age, settlement. The church merges 7th and 13 century elements, so said the priest.