An accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), Zoo Atlanta inspires value and preservation of wildlife through a unique mix of education and outdoor family fun. From well-known native wildlife to critically endangered species on the brink of extinction, the Zoo offers memorable close encounters with more than 1,500 animals from around the world. A slate of new up-close-and-personal experiences opened in spring 2012: giraffe feeding and Wild Encounters, three new behind-the-scenes adventures with African elephants, giant pandas and Komodo dragon. Other highlights include the largest collections of gorillas and orangutans in the U.S.
800 Cherokee Avenue, S.E.
Atlanta, GA 30315
The Stone Mountain Park
Stone Mountain Park is Georgia's most popular attraction and home to the world's largest freestanding piece of exposed granite featuring a historical Memorial Carving. The 3,200-acre park includes more than a dozen attractions, Lasershow Spectacular, two Marriott hotels, world famous festivals and events, Georgia's largest campground and two championship golf courses. Private terraces and VIP Lasershow seating are also available. Stone Mountain is open year-round, but attraction hours vary by season.
1000 Robert E. Lee Drive
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
Atlanta Botanical Garden, Inc.
Renowned plant collections, beautiful displays, and spectacular exhibitions make the Atlanta Botanical Garden the loveliest place in town to visit in every season. An urban oasis in Midtown, the Garden includes 30 acres of outdoor gardens, an award-winning Children's Garden, a one-of-a-kind Canopy Walk through Storza Woods
1345 Piedmont Avenue, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30309
The Stone Mountain Lasershow Spectacular
Stone Mountain will spotlight the captivating choreography and astounding pyrotechnics of the old-school laser show, which transforms the park into an open-air theater. CGI displays accompany popular music and long-loved tall tales, putting a high-tech twist on your traditional story-time!
Runs in the summer only.
1000 Robert E. Lee Drive
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
Chestatee Wildlife Preserve, A North Georgia Zoo
An educational and non-profit organization licensed to exhibit exotic as well as domestic wildlife. Chestatee Wildlife Preserve is located on 30 acres of gently rolling farm land. A volunteer based staff works with the animals while visitors have the opportunity to observe and interact. The preserve cares for over 125 animals with a variety of species from around the world. Featuring the rare White Siberian Tiger, Chimpanzees, African Lions, Servals, Leopards, Zebras , Macaws, Emus and more. Pack a picnic and enjoy lunch while you watch the animals play. Open to the public 7 days a week 10-4. $10 for adults, $5 for 11 and under.
469 Old Dahlonega Hwy.
Dahlonega, GA 30533
Georgia Aquarium is the world's largest aquarium, covering 13 acres, and is home to tens of thousands of animals, including 500 species from around the world. Georgia Aquarium holds more than 10 million gallons of fresh and salt water and features more than 60 separate exhibits for visitors to explore. The largest exhibit, Ocean Voyager, holds 6.3 million gallons of water and houses thousands of animals, including four whale sharks and four manta rays; it is the only aquarium in the western hemisphere to showcase these animals. Other exhibits feature beluga whales, penguins, sea otters, tropical fish and more. Georgia Aquarium features two theaters, one of which plays an animated 4-D film.
225 Baker Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30313
World of Coca-Cola
At the World of Coca-Cola, experience the fascinating story of the world's most famous beverage brand in a dynamic, multimedia attraction. Walk through a fully-functioning bottling line that produces a complimentary glass bottle of Coca-Cola for each and every guest. View over 1,200 never-before-displayed artifacts ranging from vintage bottles to a 1939 Coca-Cola delivery truck from Argentina. Experience the thrilling 4-D movie, "In Search of the Secret Formula", with 3-D glasses plus moving seats. Take your taste buds on a trip around the world and sample over 60 different beverages made by The Coca-Cola Company in the Taste It! beverage lounge.
121 Baker Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30313-1807
Six Flags Over Georgia
As the largest regional theme park in the Southeast, Six Flags Over Georgia is home to more than 40 rides and attractions. With 11 roller coasters, 3 children's areas, 3 water rides, award-winning shows and numerous classic and thrill rides, families can spend a day making memories to last a lifetime.
275 Riverside Parkway, SE
Austell, GA 30168
Wild Animal Safari
Take on our Wild Animal Safari from the comfort of your own vehicle, or go along with our Complimentary Bus tour lead by an Animal Safari Tour Guide. Experience the 5 mile Drive-Thru and all that it has to offer over 250 acres! Come face to face with a Camel, or hand feed an American Bison. You’ll be able to see Elk, Water Buffalo and Wildebeest running free. Tigers, Hyenas and Zebra are just a few of the animals that you’ll see on your safari!
1300 Oak Grove Rd
Pine Mountain, GA 31822
Phone: (706) 663-8744
Six Flags White Water
Six Flags White Water in Marietta offers splashy fun for even the tiniest tadpoles. This top-10 rated water park boasts thrill rides – the nine-story free fall on the Cliffhanger is not for the faint of heart – and gentle, family-oriented activities, too. Choose from lazy or “whitewater” rivers, a giant wave pool that’s metro Atlanta’s answer to the Atlantic Ocean, or any of the park’s two dozen other rides for a good soaking. New Wiggles Water World, a kids’ attraction with a 25-foot interactive play ship, slides, water cannons and more.
250 Cobb Pkwy. N.
Marietta, GA 30062
Malibu Grand Prix
Malibu Grand Prix This family amusement center offers many activities for the whole family to enjoy such as a miniature golf course, bumper boats, batting cages, a game-room, and an Indy style go-kart racing track.
5400 Brook Hollow Parkway
Norcross, GA 30071
Phone: (770) 416-7630
Callaway Gardens is an award-winning, 6,000-acre gardens, resort and preserve nestled in the southernmost foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, in Pine Mountain, Georgia. In addition to three types of accommodations, nine restaurants and plenty of shopping, guests at this family-friendly getaway enjoy lots to see and do. The Callaway Gardens Summer Family Adventure is designed to allow you to choose from diverse activities that appeal to all interests, ages and skill levels. Callaway Gardens is also a wonderful experince for groups, associations, reunions and training sessions and weddings.
17800 U. S. Hwy. 27
Pine Mountain, GA 31822
Phone: (706)-663-2281/ (706)-663-2281
North Georgia Zoo and Petting Farm
Home to over 400 animals, North Georgia Zoo is sure to be the highlight of your family adventure. NGZ has one of the largest petting zoos in Georgia and is full of fun and educational experiences for all ages.
Come pet and feed a variety of miniature and rare breed livestock including potbelly piglets, miniature goats, sheep, donkeys and deer. Babies are born year around!, join us for a guided Wildlife Walk, trained animal shows, wagon ride to the camels and zebras or take a pony ride.
From alligators to zebras you will surely not be disappointed. A family, fun, interactive adventure awaits you. North Georgia zoo is a partner in conservation and ZAA accrediated.
2912 Paradise Valley Rd,
Cleveland, GA 30528
Rock City Gardens
Located atop Lookout Mountain, six miles from downtown Chattanooga, Rock City is a true marvel of nature featuring massive ancient rock formations, gardens with more than 400 different native plant species, and panoramic views 1700 feet above sea-level. Rock City’s Enchanted Trail includes a 100-foot waterfall and Swing-A-Long bridge. Also on-site; Starbucks, Big Rock Grill, Rock City Pavilion, Critter Classroom, Fairyland Caverns and Mother Goose Village.
1400 Patten Road
Lookout Mountain, GA 30750
SAM Shortline Excursion Train
Riding in air-conditioned, 1949 vintage cars, you’ll enjoy a mix of romantic yesteryear with the excitement of today’s South. The SAM Shortline stops in quaint towns filled with fun attractions, restaurants and shopping.
SAM Shortline Excursion Train travels through southwest Georgia in air-conditioned 1949 vintage cars mixing a taste of the old rural south with today's excitement. There are fun and exciting train stops at the Georgia Veterans State Park at Lake Blackshear, the Telephone Museum Leslie GA, Americus GA, Plains GA, and Archery (Jimmy Carter's childhood home). While in Americus, you can visit the historic Windsor hotel, Global Village which is part of Habitat for Humanity or the exciting Rylander Theater. Plains is the current home of the 39th President, Jimmy Carter. Enjoy walking the streets of history in hopes of catching the former President in town shopping. The last stop is at President Carter's Boyhood Farm.
105 E. 9th Ave.
Cordele, GA 31015