From A-Z, AlpharettaMoms.Org keeps you updated weekly on fun family things to do! Bunches of information in one place to make our lives a little easier! There are many venues below to make fun family memories from the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Botanical Garden to Chattahoochee Nature Center, Lanier Islands, Legoland Discovery Center Atlanta, Stone Mountain and more!
For those planning a sporting event, family reunion, wedding or other special events, the Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau can be a great help with its free event planning resources that include securing group hotel rates, complimentary welcome bags for guests and insider tips on facilities and vendors. For more information about these services, visit www.awesomealpharetta.com.
The Alpharetta Welcome Center is located at 178 South Main Street, Suite 200 and is the best source for information on Alpharetta and all that it offers in the way of shopping, dining, entertainment and recreation, for visitors and residents alike. Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
We’re cooking up an adventure in Awesome Alpharetta and we’ve got all the ingredients to make your weekend or week-long getaway a winning recipe. Four unique cooking experiences, including the only Publix Apron’s Cooking School in the state of Georgia and one of five in the country, bring culinary tourism to life with classes ranging from basic knife skills to celebrity chef demonstrations. For more information and a full list of events, visit our awesomealpharetta.com
MONDAY MAYHEM Monday Nights 10pm – 2am (18 & up only) 21 & up FREE • 18 – 20 $10 Cover Roswell: Enjoy HALF OFF Racing, Simulators and Dark Ride Motion Theater PLUS Free Arcade Games, Drink Specials, Dancing, Bar Games, Giveaways and More! **Please note Groupons, SweetJack, Living Social and Half Off Depot vouchers are not valid during Monday Mayhem.**
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE
Andretti Karting is saluting those that serve and protect us every day with a 20% discount for all active MILITARY, POLICE, FIRE and EMS personnel. Simply show your military or work ID when purchasing at our facility to receive discount.*Discount not valid in the Grill when paying with a Gift or Game Card.
TEACHER APPRECIATION FRIDAY NIGHTS
Show your school ID and receive a free Three-hour Time Play Video Game Card & 20% off Karting, Attractions and Meals in our Andretti Grill! *Time Play Card does not accrue tickets for redemption and is not valid on prize games.
KIDS EAT FREE Every Tuesday, kids eat free with the purchase of each entree of $8.49 or more. Kids meals for children 12 or younger, beverages not included and are valid for items ordered off our Kid’s Menu only.
EXTREME HAPPY HOUR
Get off the roads and onto the right track to after work fun! Andretti Roswell has some great weekday deals to make your evening commute much better. Monday-Friday, 4pm-7pm, enjoy these great specials PLUS all attractions are 50% OFF with your same-day Happy Hour receipt from the Andretti Grill.* *Half off attractions excludes karting.
Orchid Daze February 9 – April 7: Warm up winter and bring on spring by exploring the exquisite beauty and fragrance of Orchid Daze, the Garden’s annual floral extravaganza, February 9 – April 7, 2019.
The Official Atlanta City Pass gives you admission to 5 Must-See Atlanta attractions and is a way to save money and have fun all at once! Visit the Georgia Aquarium, Fernbank Museum of Natural History, College Football Hall of Fame, Center for Civil and Human Rights and Zoo Atlanta.
The Atlanta History Center’s cornerstone exhibition Gatheround: Stories of Atlanta remains open. Through artifacts, ephemera, interactive media, recording booths, immersive experiences, and Meet the Past museum theatre performances, this 7,700-square-foot exhibition shares the stories of individuals of many different backgrounds and perspectives who helped create the Atlanta we know today.
Conveniently located off of I-75, the Atlanta History Center is a unique 33-acre oasis nestled among one of Atlanta’s most historic neighborhoods. Award-winning exhibitions, historic houses, enchanting gardens, interactive experiences, and a variety of year-round adult and family programs truly offer something for everyone looking to explore our region’s past. Admission tickets are all-inclusive of all History Center attractions, and guests enjoy free parking.
Veterans Park at the Atlanta History Center is dedicated to all of the men and women who have served – and continue to serve – the United States of America. The Park was designed not as a traditional veterans’ memorial, but as a unique gathering place encouraging reflection, personal connections to veterans, and a celebration of the lives of those who have sacrificed to secure our freedom.
Check out their Children’s Classes and Workshops, Cooking and Crafts, After School Explorer and more!
Preserve Hours: Mon-Sun, 8a-Dusk
Visitor Center Hours: Tue-Sat, 10a-4p, Sun, 12p-4p & Mon closed
The Center for Puppetry Arts will debut these new additions to the Worlds of Puppetry Museum’s Global Collection with a special guest appearance by Joel Hodgson, the creator of “Mystery Science Theater 3000.” The unveiling ceremony will take place in Center’s Mainstage Theater, followed by a special presentation by Hodgson about his journey with puppetry. Immediately following the event, the Center will host a reception with light refreshments, beer and wine for purchase and the opportunity for guests to explore the Worlds of Puppetry Museum.
A limited number of special VIP tickets are available. The VIP tickets include a photo opportunity with Hodgson and the newly acquired puppets, following the unveiling ceremony and presentation. These acquisitions were made possible by a Power2Give crowdfunding campaign in conjunction with the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs.
Tickets are $40 (nonmembers) and $30 (Members). VIP Tickets are $65(includes photo opportunity with Joel Hodgson – limit 55)
Recommended for ages 13 and up
Tickets can be purchased online at puppet.org or by calling 404.873.3391
January 22 – March 10 Paul Bunyan and the Tall Tale Medicine Show
It’s time to saddle up for a 10-gallon historical hoedown. The Center for Puppetry Arts is rounding up some of America’s most famous heroes and heroines to present a production packed with tall tales, twangy tunes (performed live) and glory stories of the American west.
Folklore fans will hear how the larger-than-life lumberjack Paul Bunyan and his devoted friend Babe the Blue Ox invent logging; how Hekeke saves her tribe from a terrible people-eating ogre; how John Henry single-handedly hammers his way through a mountain to become a true steel-driving man; and how Pecos Bill tames the wildest stallion in the land to become King of the Cowboys. It’s educational fun for the whole family. Dr. Bigelow will also be on hand to embellish these puppet-infused sagas with a little help from his tall tale tonic.
Adapted and directed by the Center’s Artistic Director Jon Ludwig, Paul Bunyan and the Tall Tale Medicine Show features rod, shadow and hand puppets along with live music. All of the puppets, props and scenery were designed and built onsite by the Center’s staff.
On Sunday, February 24, Girl Scouts are invited to participate in a series of activities to earn all four STEM patches in one day. Scouts will explore the science connections in the show, technology behind puppet performances, engineering used to design some of the puppets in the Worlds of Puppetry Museum exhibits and the math utilized to build a puppet in a customized Create-A-Puppet Workshop™. Activities will take place from noon-3:30 p.m.
Recommended for ages four and up, Paul Bunyan and the Tall Tale Medicine Show will be presented in the Mainstage Theater, January 22 – March 10. The regular show schedule is as follows:
Tuesday – Friday: 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
All-inclusive ticket prices vary but start at $9.75 (Members) and $19.50 (nonmembers) and include entrance to the Create-A Puppet Workshop™, where guests can make, decorate and perform with their own Babe the Blue Ox Hand Puppet, as well as admission to the Worlds of Puppetry Museum, featuring the largest collection of Jim Henson puppets in the world as well as a global gallery. Tickets can be purchased online at puppet.org or by calling 404.873.3391
March 12-17: Award-winning puppeteer Joshua Holden returns to the Center for Puppetry Arts for a limited engagement of The Joshua Show: Episode 2 from March 12-17. In this new production, Joshua’s right-hand man and the grumpiest grump, Mr. Nicholas, is planning to escape to outer space. Through singing, tap dancing and help from a cast of zany puppets, Joshua sets out to convince Mr. Nicholas to stay.
“An unabashed ‘ambassador of joy,’ Mr. Holden has dedicated his shows to lightening the mood of all in the theater, puppets and humans alike.” – The New York Times.
The Joshua Show: Episode 2 is part of the Center for Puppetry Arts’ Family Series and is recommended for ages 4 and up.
The Joshua Show: Episode 2 presented by Joshua Holden of New York, N.Y.
Joshua’s right hand man plans an escape to outer space with singing, tap dancing and a cast of zany puppets
Show times are as follows:
Tuesday-Friday: 10 am and 11:30 am
Saturday: 11a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Enchanted Woodland Trail through February 28: Featuring fairy houses and Gnome homes! Back by popular demand, our fairies and gnomes have been busy building whimsical houses along our Kingfisher Pond Trail this winter. More than twenty miniature abodes line our trails – slow down as you search for the houses made from tiny natural objects. Bundle up and head out to the trail with us this winter and perhaps create your own house in our Free Play Area while you are here!
Children’s Museum of Atlanta
2019: Children’s Museum of Atlanta invites families to jumpstart 2019 with a sensational selection of January programs! Little ones can build bubble wands on New Year’s Day, hear Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous speech, score big during special football themed events and more! Children of all ages can also explore the new feature exhibit Run! Jump! Fly! Adventures in Action™, opening on January 19.
Feature Exhibit: Run! Jump! Fly! Adventures in Action™ January 19-May 27, 2019
Run! Jump! Fly! Adventures in Action™allows children to enter an interactive world to learn the importance of health and wellness. Visitors are invited to visit Children’s Museum of Atlanta to explore the exhibit that helps families get up and get moving, while exercising their brains at the same time. From catching the perfect wave on a motion-sensing surfboard to perfecting the three principles of kung fu in a bamboo forest, children will learn new ways to stay active while enjoying extreme sports and activities. For more information about Run! Jump! Fly! Adventures in Action™ daily programs, visit childrensmuseumatlanta.org/calendar.
Boom! Pow! Zap! Families are invited to soar to Children’s Museum of Atlanta and discover the magical powers behind science at its annual Superhero Science Night on Saturday, March 9 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.Kids are encouraged to dress up as their favorite superhero as they learn how to save the world using the powers of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The action-packed night will feature a variety of hands-on activities, including learning how the forces of air help Supergirl fly, discovering tastes and sounds with Daredevil and solving crimes in Gotham City from the Batcave. To conclude the event, Professor Labcoat will perform a special a weather-themed Spectacular Science Show, sure to end with a splash!
Guests can also look forward to a robotics demonstration from the Oak Grove Elementary GroveBots and appearances by the Chick-fil-A Cows and Cosplay Volunteers of Atlanta.
Superhero Science Night at Children’s Museum of Atlanta
Families are invited to blast off into the wonderful world of science
Saturday, March 9
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Tickets are $10 for members and $20 for non-members and must be purchased in advance. Tickets will not be sold at the door. For tickets, visit bit.ly/SuperHeroScienceNight2019 or call 404-420-5910.
Family Free Days!! Children’s Museum of Atlanta will once again provide free access to resources and experiences that promote learning through the power of play with Family Free Days. Made possible by the support of the PNC Foundation and The Coca-Cola Foundation, the admission-free events aim to reach over 7,200 children and caregivers who might not otherwise be able to visit the Museum due to economic challenges. The next Family Free Day will take place on TBA. Family Free Days will include three two-and-a-half hour sessions per day to maximize attendance, visitor experience and impact; extended after-school and after-work hours designed to reach 1,800 guests each day; themed content, such as literacy, STEM, healthy living, social and emotional skills, etc., presented in a festival-like atmosphere; full access to the Museum; and more. Family Free Days will begin in February 2019 and will take place in the spring, summer and fall. For more information or to register, please visit childrensmuseumatlanta.org.
Largest gold mine east of the Mississippi. Travel 200 feet underground and hear tales of miner’s struggles to uncover gold deep within large quartz veins. Your tour guide welcomes interaction from the group as you experience life as a miner at the turn-of-the-century. They also offer gemstone mining – find colorful gems in every bucket!
Check out their New Year’s Eve plans for the whole family!
Come and play at Dave & Buster’s newest location in Alpharetta ~ the one and only place you can enjoy great food and play hundreds of awesome arcade games! Conveniently located across from North Point Mall, Dave & Buster’s offers fun for the whole family! The restaurant’s mouth-watering, chef-crafted menu and beverage items, combined with the latest games and attractions provide the perfect setting for kids parties, corporate and group events. Guests can play more than 150 of the latest games including the Walking Dead, Tailgate Toss and Justice League!
Hours and Location:
6500 North Point Parkway
Alpharetta, GA 30022
Sun – Thur 11:00 a.m. – Midnight
Fri – Sat 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.
View our article HERE on Dave & Busters weekly specials to save $$!!
Fernbank Museum of Natural History allows guests to venture closer than ever before to the flying reptiles who once dominated the skies in new special exhibit Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of the Dinosaurs on through May 5, 2019. Close relatives of dinosaurs, these extraordinary winged reptiles—the first back-boned animals to evolve powered flight, and the only vertebrates to develop this ability besides birds and bats—are the focus of Pterosaurs. The exhibit features dozens of casts and replicas of fossils in addition to real fossil specimens and is the largest exhibition about these flying reptiles ever mounted in the United States to date.
Pterosaurs offers a rare look at the various species of flying reptiles ranging from pint-size to truly gargantuan through the use of life-size models, captivating videos, interactive elements and rare fossils and casts. Come face-to-face with a model of the largest pterosaur species known featuring a 33-foot wingspan, see an exquisitely preserved three-dimensional fossil of a pterosaur originally found in Brazil and even fly like a pterosaur with motion-sensing technology.
Fernbank Museum additionally features two species of pterosaurs in the Giants of the Mesozoic exhibit including a flock of 21 Pterodaustro and three Anhanguera. Fernbank further spotlights life in the age of the dinosaurs inside A Walk Through Time in Georgia exhibit.
For additional immersive programming, Flying Monsters 3D takes viewers back in time inside to explore why these prehistoric reptiles took flight, how they changed over time and why they went extinct. Flying Monsters 3D shows daily beginning Jan. 11 through June 1 at Fernbank’s Giant Screen Theater, available with purchase of a Value Pass combination ticket, offering movie and museum admission for $23-$27.
Great Barrier Reed 3D: This winter, leave the cold weather behind and dive into warm waters at Fernbank Museum of Natural History’s Giant Screen Theater as Great Barrier Reef 3D takes viewers on an unforgettable island adventure.
Throughout Great Barrier Reef 3D, guests follow Jemma Craig, a young underwater photographer and reef native, in her mission to document work being done by volunteers, researchers and citizen scientists to better understand and protect the reef and its inhabitants.
The movie uses stunning 3D footage shot exclusively for giant screen and IMAX® theaters to provide audiences with an up-close view of the fascinating creatures that live there such as Dwarf Minke whales, migrating green sea turtles, fluorescent corals only visible after dark and the Maori Wrasse named Wally who is a local legend on the reef.
Great Barrier Reef 3D will show daily at Fernbank Museum’s Giant Screen Theater until May 2, 2019. Giant Screen Theater tickets are $13 for adults, $12 for seniors, $11 for children and $8 for Museum members. Save on movies with the purchase of a Value Pass combination ticket, offering the movie and museum admission for $23-$27.
Georgia Aquarium is an entertaining, intriguing and educational experience for guests of all ages. While promoting a fun and enjoyable learning experience, the Aquarium instills in its guests a new appreciation for the world’s aquatic biodiversity. One of the Georgia Aquarium’s major goals is to be the leading facility for aquatic animal conservation and research.
Ways to Save:
11am – 4pm – Buy Online and Save: When you purchase your General Admission tickets online in advance, you’ll save over 10% off our walk-up pricing. Click here to purchase.
After 4pm – Imagination Nights: Enjoy Georgia Aquarium by night at a special ticket price! Visit the Aquarium after 4pm every day of the week to save over 30% off full priced admission. You’ll enjoy full access to the entire Aquarium! Restrictions apply.
Toddler Time: 10-11:30 a.m. on select dates
Event Fee: Each adult and child must have a paid ticket to attend. Cost does not include Aquarium Admission.
$16 ($8 per person) – Member
$20 ($10 per person) – Non-Member
Every Second Sunday of the Month enjoy FREE admission from 12 –5pm for all visitors. Enjoy special family-friendly programming from 1-4pm.
Every Thursday from 4-8 pm enjoy 1/2 priced admission. Toddler Thursdays: Bring your tot Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a new way of looking at the High’s collection through letters, numbers, colors, and shapes.No registration required. Free with museum admission. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Weekend Family Tours on Saturdays and Sundays at 2 pm. The High Museum of Art is part of the Woodruff Arts Center.
First Saturday of Each Month between 9 a.m. – 12:00 pm. FREE hands-on workshops designed for children ages 5 – 12 at all Home Depot stores. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills, tool safety and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a FREE Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin and certificate of achievement.
AlpharettaMoms has a comprehensive list of ice skating rinks open over the holiday season. There are several indoor rinks listed that are open year-round.
“The Lego Movie” Fans of Emmet, Wyldstyle, MetalBeard, Unikitty and Benny can rejoice! LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Atlanta is celebrating the long-awaited “The LEGO MOVIE™ 2: The Second Part” with movie-themed event days from Saturday, February 16 – Sunday, April 28. After guests rush to the local theater to watch the sequel to the first blockbuster, opening nationwide on Friday, February 8, they can come to LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta, the ultimate indoor LEGO playground amidst 10 LEGO build & play zones, a 4D cinema, rides and special movie-themed fun all geared for families with children ages 3 to 10.
“The LEGO MOVIE” Days at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta include the following activities which are all included with purchase of admission:
- “The LEGO Movie” Mystery Mosaic
Guests work together to help build a mystery LEGO mosaic throughout the weekend. What will it look like? No one knows until it’s complete! After all, it’s all about teamwork!
- Character Meet and Greets
Want a family picture with one of The LEGO Movie stars? Meet Emmet during character meet and greets!
- “The LEGO Movie” Scavenger Hunt
Help Emmet find his friends in Miniland! Wyldstyle, MetalBeard, Unikitty and Benny have lost their way and need you to save the day! Guests can submit an entry to win a LEGO prize pack at www.LEGOLAND.com. See website for official rules.
Click HERE for AMO’s article on local library events that are FREE. Events range from infant to teenagers and adult!
Free Kids Clinics offered 1-2x per month on Saturdays year round from 10 a.m. – 11:00 a.m
Medieval Times is a thrilling, family-friendly dinner attraction inspired by an 11th-century feast and tournament. Guests are served a four-course banquet and cheer for one of six Knights competing in the joust and other tests of skill. See AMO’s post here with more detail on this fun entertainment for the family.
Margaritaville at Lanier Islands will be transformed for the winter with real snow, courtesy of six, state-of-the-art snow-making machines. A diverse entertainment complex set for all kinds of wintertainment, License to Chill Snow Island will feature:
- The fastest snow-tubing hill in North America at 400 ft long with 10 lanes
- A four-lane snow-tubing slide on Paradise Beach
- A snowball fight area at LandShark Landing, complete with throwing targets along the lake
- A snow-clad beach bar
- Snow play areas for children throughout the destination
- 13 winter-themed carnival rides such as bumper cars, a Ferris Wheel and more
- An ice-skating rink
- Santa’s Surf Shack at LandShark Landing, where children can meet with St. Nick and take a photo to capture the memory
- Sleigh rides down Paradise Beach
- Firepits for roasting marshmallows and making s’mores
License to Chill Snow Island will be open through February 24, 2019, and guests can experience all the holiday fun with Winter Chill Season Passes. Ranging from $89.99 to $149.99, these all-access passes include admission to License to Chill Snow Island and Margaritaville’s Magical Night of Lights in addition to exclusive discounts, offers and merchandise. Daily tickets are also available for purchase beginning at $24.99.
SRM has about 90 different cars, including Pullman cars, classic steam locomotives, and antique diesel-electric trains. Ride in restored cabooses and learn about the famous trains that made history! Special admission price of $7 and free train rides for home-schooled kids and their families! Learn about the building of the Transcontinental Railroad through arts and crafts, special exhibits, and scavenger hunts. 3595 Buford Hwy Duluth
Southern Museum offers a Mommy & ME preschool program every Thursday 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 am. Designed for preschool age children ages three to five-years-old and their caregivers, the Museum’s history, themes and exhibits provide a fun and exciting starting point for educational activities. Free with museum admission. No reservations required.
The Southern Museum, in association with the Smithsonian Institution, is a premier metro Atlanta museum, featuring exhibits on Civil War and locomotive history. The Southern Museum is home to the General locomotive, stolen during the Civil War’s Great Locomotive Chase; a reproduction of the locomotive assembly line from the Glover Machine Works; weapons, uniforms and every day items of Civil War soldiers; and the Jolley Education Center that features train history, hands-on activities for children and Georgia’s French Gratitude Train. Kennesaw
Returning for an exciting 11th seas until Feb. 24, Snow Mountain features 18 lanes of daytime tubing fun. Guests zip down a 400-foot hill on real snow in family-sized tubes or race their friends down multiple lanes in a single rider tube. And back for a second season, Galactic Snow Tubing after dark has more lights, more lasers and more music. Ticketed time slots for tubing also include all-day access to the Snow Zone, an open snow play area with smaller slides for kids, activities and periodic “snow falls.”
An All-Attractions Pass includes access to the Crossroads area of the park, with all the Stone Mountain Christmas attractions. Snow Mountain tickets include a two-hour tubing session and an all-day snow play access. Galactic Snow Tubing sessions begin at 5:30 p.m. on Snow Mountain operating days. Space is limited and advanced reservations are strongly recommended.
Are you looking for something adventurous AND nature-oriented? Treetop Quest is an aerial adventure park which means ziplines and obstacles in the trees! 2 locations in Gwinnett and Dunwoody. Great family fun for ages 4 and up! Come swing in our trees with us!
Treetop Quest is a self-guided activity comprised of treetop obstacles and zip-lines. Our courses range in difficulty from easy to very challenging, so the entire family will have a blast! Once you are equipped, we will teach you how to operate your equipment and you will be good to swing through each course as many times as you want, for 2.5 hours (according to age limit as indicated below).
Amicalola Falls at Amicalola Falls State Park which is Cherokee for “tumbling waters,” boasts seven cascades at Amicalola Falls State Park. At 729 feet, it is the tallest waterfall in the state. Located in the Northeast Georgia Mountains north of Dawsonville, the park and falls are a perfect family destination for the adventure set. Plan to spend the day hiking the trails near the waterfalls, ranging from short journeys to an eight-mile approach trail that will lead you to Springer Mountain, the southern end of the Appalachian Trail. When you’re ready to rest, options range from camping, to a more hotel-style mountain-top lodge, to the Len Foote Hike Inn, Georgia’s only backcountry lodge, reachable by a 5-mile hike.
Tallulah Falls in Tallulah Gorge State Park is a series of six falls cascading through the 1,000-foot-deep Tallulah Gorge. Snap a photo of your view from the suspension bridge swaying 80 feet above the gorge floor. An easily accessible pathway leads to Toccoa Falls, a 186-foot, free-falling waterfall on the campus of Toccoa Falls College. Anna Ruby Falls, formed by Curtis and York creeks, are local favorites in Helen. Hike the easy-to-moderate half-mile trail from the parking lot to the foot of the falls, and you just might agree.
Angel Falls Trail in Rabun offers two waterfall gems. Hike about a half-mile to view Panther Creek Falls and then continue on, passing by rhododendron, mountain laurel and American holly, to Angel Falls. Holcomb Creek Falls in Clayton is yet another hike that rewards your effort with double waterfalls. First, find the 120-foot drop of Holcomb Creek Falls and then continue to the viewing deck at the foot of Ammons Falls. To see Raven Cliff Falls, near Helen, is about a five-mile round-trip hike. Savor the beautiful views of Dodd Creek as you make your way to the 90-foot drop of the main attraction.
The 100-foot, stair-stepping falls of Minnehaha Falls in Tallulah Falls inspire many a photo op, particularly in spring when the surrounding forest puts on a display of blooms. DeSoto Falls, near Cleveland, is named after the Spanish explorer Hernando Desoto, who traveled through the region in the 16th century. It’s located in the Chattahoochee National Forest. If you’re visiting Vogel State Park, make a pit stop at Helton Creek Falls, to see these family-friendly falls. In the summer, wear your swimsuits and splash around in the pool at the bottom of the falls.
Also, the Vickery Creek Trail (also known as Big Creek) in Roswell is a pretty 2-mile hike with a beautiful waterfall. The hike starts just off Riverside Road in Roswell, climbs over a series of short ridges and then descends to a man-made waterfall that was once the site of an old mill. The Vickery Creek Trail explores the historic Roswell Mill and the surrounding rolling forest on the banks of Big Creek, also known as Vickery Creek, near Roswell, Georgia. It’s one of the best hikes in the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area parks near Atlanta, though its trails don’t follow the banks of the Chattahoochee River. Instead, this hike explores the historic remains of Roswell Mill and visits the mill’s spillway dam waterfall on a Chattahoochee River tributary. The 5+ mile Vickery Creek trail network hikes through beautiful, rolling forest and catches views of the rushing dam waterfall from a steep rock bluff. The hike crosses a wood bridge at 2.5 miles, the sound of falling water echoing through the forest. The hike visits the southern bank of the Roswell Mill waterfall from a tall bluff alongside its rushing, tumbling waters. The hike reaches a covered bridge at 3 miles. The view from the bridge upstream is beautiful, as Vickery Creek cascades over a rock creek bed. Reaching the end of the covered bridge, the hike hangs a right, following the trail eastbound and passing a historic brick machine shop. The trail reaches the ruins of the old Roswell Mill, looping around the mill, the old rusted mill chase, and catching an up-close view of the dam waterfall and spillway waterfall from Vickery Creek’s northern bank.
Yellow River Game Ranch is a popular destination to encounter, feed and pet animals. Located 2 1/2 miles east of Stone Mtn on Hwy 78, it offers a chance to meet wildlife on a close and personal basis. Stroll along a mile-long trail on 24 wooded acres and encounter white-tailed deer, bunnies, buffalo, sheep, kid goats, black bears and more!
Every Sunday from 1:00–4:00 p.m., visit the Woodruff Arts Center for FREE family activities, including art-making workshops, ASO backstage tours and more! The Woodruff Arts Center Atlanta, Georgia is one of the only arts venues in the United States to offer both visual and performing arts on a single campus. The Woodruff produces outstanding theatre, music and exhibitions for over 800,000 patrons each year.
The Woodruff Arts Center serves over 200,000 students annually and is proud to be recognized as Georgia’s largest arts educator. Whether it’s summer camps for middle school students or theatre made for the youngest audiences, families with children of all ages will be able to explore, play, learn and create art in an interactive environment.
An integral part of downtown Atlanta’s fabric for more than 25 years, World of Coca‑Cola has welcomed guests from six continents, more than 100 countries, all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. Join over 25 million people who have visited the Atlanta attraction and experience the history of the world’s most famous beverage brand at the dynamic, multimedia home of the 132-year-old secret formula for Coca‑Cola. Get closer than ever before to the vault containing the secret recipe, view more than 1,200 historic artifacts and get a behind-the-scenes look at the bottling process. Take a trip around the world in a thrilling 4-D movie experience, take a photo with the Coca-Cola Polar Bear and tempt your taste buds with more than 100 beverages from around the globe.
World of Coca-Cola offers more than 100 drinks from around the world in its one-of-a-kind Taste It! Beverage Lounge. From delicious classics to your new favorite that you probably didn’t even know existed, you can sample and savor them all. Plus, sip on some of the latest and greatest Coke products at the lounge’s Sampling Bar.
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