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.
The Garden first introduced guests to Imaginary Worlds in 2013 when it presented the United States’ first major exhibition of mosaiculture – the horticultural art of creating giant sculptures using steel forms covered in thousands of living plants. Mosaiculture is the creative genius of International Mosaiculture of Montreal®, a nonprofit group that has staged wildly successful exhibitions of its work around the world.
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.
April 20 Earth Day Celebration:
10 a.m. – 2pm Wild Weekend!
This annual family event encourages all to “take a walk on the wild side,” and features an assortment of games, guests, and nature crafts.
The “Bubble Creation Station” is back by popular demand and will draw attention to the wonderment of bubbles in nature. “Creature Features” will introduce visitors to an amazing array of reptiles, while the “What’s Bugging You?” station will highlight beneficial bugs like butterflies, ladybugs and praying mantis. Additional guests and partnerships will be coming soon!
There is no pre-registration for this event. The fee per guest is $10 or $5 with an Autrey Mill Family Level Membership.
Autrey Mill Nature Preserve & Heritage Center is a non-profit, 501(c)3 charitable organization, established in 1988. Partnering organizations, volunteers, corporate and individual donors support Autrey Mill’s mission: to inspire exploration, appreciation, and preservation of the natural environment and local history.
7pm – 10 pm Butterflies, Botanicals & All Things Wild About Autrey Mill
“Butterflies, Botanicals, and All Things Wild About Autrey Mill” within our beautiful 46-acre nature preserve! It will be a light-hearted evening featuring a wide variety of local food and beverages, entertainment including a live band, a silent auction and much more. A limited number of tickets will be available for $30 per person. Ticket price includes entry to the event, dinner & desserts from local establishments and an assortment of beverages including two beer/wine drinks. A cash bar will be available for additional beer and wine. Funds raised by the event will enable our non-profit to expand programming and services, expand the education in our soon-to-be-remodeled farm museum, add animal ambassadors to our collection, and more.
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
Harold and the Purple Crayon April 2 – May 26: The Center for Puppetry Arts will introduce Harold and the Purple Crayon to the puppet stage, April 2-May 26. Based on five of the books from Crockett Johnson’s beloved series, the original production invites audiences to watch as a curious young boy discovers his power to create anything he can imagine, simply by drawing it with his oversized purple crayon. From enchanted gardens to the circus – even a wild ride to the moon – audiences will watch Harold create his fantasy world in real time on stage.
Harold and the Purple Crayon features blacklight rod puppets and original music written by composer/actor/puppeteer Dolph Amick. The creative team also employs a 19th-century illusory effect, termed “Peppers Ghost,” with the latest projection technology to create Harold’s drawings as onstage holograms.
Continuing a collaborative tradition of working in and with schools to create new works (an initiative started in 2015), Ludwig and Center for Puppetry Arts Education Director Aretta Baumgartner began partnering with Atlanta Public Schools’ Burgess-Peterson Academy in fall 2018 to learn directly from students what they wanted to see in a stage adaptation of the Harold books. As a result, the production includes five stories: “Harold and the Purple Crayon,” “Harold’s Fairy Tale,” “Harold’s Trip to the Sky,” “Harold’s Circus” and “A Picture for Harold’s Room.”
The Center is also proud to announce that Harold and the Purple Crayon will be a featured performance at the TYA/USA (Theater for Young Audiences USA) Festival & Conference this May.
Recommended for ages four and up, Harold and the Purple Crayon will be presented in the Mainstage Theater, April 2 – May 26. The regular show schedule is as follows:
April 9-May 26
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.*
*There will be no shows on Sunday, April 21
All-inclusive ticket prices vary but start at $12.50 (members) and $25 (nonmembers) and include entrance to the Create-A-Puppet Workshop™, where guests can make, decorate and perform with their own Purple Porcupine Rod 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 organized by continent with puppets from all over the globe. Tickets can be purchased online at puppet.org or by calling 404.873.3391.
Feature Exhibit: Run! Jump! Fly! Adventures in Action™ Through 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.
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 $$!!
There’s a buzz in the air at Fernbank as David Rogers’ Big Bugs outdoor installation moves into WildWoods to get guests closer than ever to nature’s most peculiar creatures from April 27 through July 21, 2019.
David Rogers’ Big Bugs features 10 towering wooden sculptures that combine landscape, recycled and environmental art—using natural materials—to showcase the often-unseen animals that play important roles in our ecosystem like the ant, praying mantis and daddy long legs.
“Although their size may make them a bit underappreciated, insects, spiders and bugs act as many things from decomposers to pollinators, and even help with insect control,” said Vice President of Programming Bobbi Hohmann. “With massive sculptures like the 17-foot tall Dragon Fly and the 7-foot wide Lady Bug, this outdoor installation offers an exciting new perspective on these creatures.”
Spring and Summer at Fernbank features plenty of additional nature experiences:
- Atlanta City Nature Challenge, all ages: April 26 – 29 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Games in the Gallery, all ages: May 25 – Aug. 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Adult Summer Camp, outdoor entertainment for ages 21+: June 21 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
David Rogers’ Big Bugs is on view from April 27 through July 21 in Fernbank’s WildWoods. To enjoy other outdoor programming, including Ranger Explorations, Forest Walks, Tadpole Tales or Bird Walks, visit Fernbank’s Calendar of Events at FernbankMuseum.org.
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.
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 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.
Flying Monsters 3D will show daily at Fernbank Museum’s Giant Screen Theater from Jan. 11 until June 1, 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.
Great Barrier Reed 3D:
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.
Atlanta becomes the first city in Georgia to participate in the City Nature Challenge through Fernbank Museum of Natural History’s leadership, joining hundreds of other cities around the world for the 2019 City Nature Challenge beginning Friday, April 26 through Monday, April 29.
In Atlanta, Fernbank Museum has recruited local partners to participate in the challenge, including the Amphibian Foundation, the Atlanta Audubon Society, Clayton County Water Authority’s Newman Wetlands Center, the West Atlanta Watershed Alliance, the Southern Conservation Trust and Trees Atlanta.
The challenge spans four days while locals document observations of any living wild organisms found inside their city and share it by way of the iNaturalist app. Anyone with a smartphone can easily participate by snapping a picture of a plant, animal or fungi and uploading it to the app’s online community for proper classification and documentation.
For an observation to count toward the 2019 City Nature Challenge, uploads must take place between April 26 and April 29. Cities will be judged based on total number of observations for each city, total number of unique species found and total number of participants.
To celebrate Atlanta’s first year of participation, Fernbank Museum of Natural History will award family 4-packs of museum admission tickets to the first place Atlanta winners for total number of unique species found and total number of observations made. Winners will be announced by Fernbank Museum on Friday, May 6.
***Fernbank Museum of Natural History announces plans for Fantastic Forces, an all-new 3,500-square foot permanent exhibit set to open summer 2019 with thirteen new interactives featuring STEM learning activities in the form of exciting, hands-on experiences.
Fantastic Forces provides guests the opportunity to interact with the forces and processes that shape our planet, from the constructive and destructive forces of nature to the physical forces that influence the motion and behavior of all matter.
Multiple interactive components explore these forces up close and in action, where guests can expect to launch air rockets, create tornadoes, build wax volcanoes, harness the forces of an earthquake, lift themselves up with pulleys and more in this immersive experience.
Fantastic Forces opens summer 2019 and begins construction on April 22. To make way for this new exhibit, Sensing Nature will close after April 21. Favorite activities from Sensing Nature will be relocated to the museum’s upper level and available during construction.
In addition to three floors of indoor exhibits and 75-acres of outdoor trails and experiences, Fernbank has added a variety of additional programming during construction, including:
- Sun, Earth, Universe Naturalist Center exhibit opening April 2019
- David Rogers’ Big Bugs outdoor exhibit on view from April 27-July 21.
- Games in the Gallery outdoor installation from May 25-Aug. 4.
- Monster Fish: In Search of the Last River Giants special exhibit from June 8 –Aug 18.
Champions Magic Summer Spectacular July 20
The five world-class illusionists that make up this mind-bending theatrical production are coming to Atlanta for the very first time, following sell-out shows around the globe, rave reviews and a run in London’s West End. Catch this incredible show for the whole family at the Fox on Saturday, July 20, 2019!
“The most incredible show!” NBC
With over 30 million online views between them, this cast of top magicians includes international award winners present incredible illusions with supercars, an impossible escape from Houdini’s water torture cell, a mind-blowing prediction that has to be seen to be believed, levitation high above the stage and a finale beyond explanation. Their skills have been seen around the world on TV with appearances on ‘Access Hollywood Live’, ‘The Today Show’, ‘Penn & Teller: Fool Us’ and ‘Caught On Camera with Nick Cannon’. Champions Of Magic has been seen by thousands across the world, now is your chance to see why fans return to see one of the world’s biggest touring illusion shows time and time again.
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.
“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 through 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.
Visitors become LEGO City Heroes Through New Rescue Missions from May 4 – June 30
Families are preparing to report for duty at the all-new LEGO City Event at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta. From May 4 – June 30, guests will become a LEGO City Hero by completing many interactive and fun challenges. From creating a LEGO police car to filming a daring police chase, the LEGO City Event will be bustling with new interactive activities. Kids can also snap the perfect picture with a LEGO police woman to celebrate becoming a LEGO City Hero.
Direct and Film Your Own LEGO Chase
Guests can make their own stop motion police chase mini movie by creating a personalized police pursuit scene out of LEGO bricks and chasing down a burger burglar, rabbit robber or even a big brother!
Zip In For The Rescue
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No; it’s a LEGO Helicopter zipping into action. Families can work together or compete to make their best LEGO Helicopter dash into action for the rescue.
Ultimate Pursuit Vehicle
What does the ultimate police car look like? Kids can create their own wicked-cool police pursuit vehicle to conquer any LEGO rescue mission, then display their amazing vehicle and show-off the bricktastic build on the LEGOLAND Discovery Center Cool Creations Wall.
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.
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 at 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
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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