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Things to do in Atlanta, GA

By Edited Jan 1, 2016 0 1

 

Atlanta, GA has many attractions for the family. From theme parks to outdoor activities, Atlanta has something for everyone of all ages.

Stone Mountain

Stone Mountain Park is located in Atlanta, just fifteen minutes from downtown.  The park features several attractions.  Ticket prices range depending on which option you choose.  A gold family value pass is $155 plus tax, and includes four all attractions adventure passes, four meals, four unlimited coke refills, and four VIP lasershow terrace snack packages. The family value pass is $125 plus tax and includes four all attractions adventure passes, four meals, and four unlimited coke refills.  You can also just buy an adventures pass, at $28 plus tax for ages 12 and up, and $22 plus tax for children age 3 to 11.  This includes tickets to the Sky hike, Camp highland outpost, 4-D theatre, scenic railroad, mini-golf, summit skyride, antebellum plantation, the museum, the great barn, and live entertainment.   Other ticket options are also available.   

Summit Skyride Stone Mountain

Take the summit skyride  to the top of Stone Mountain, where visitors can view the confederate memorial carving up close.  Tickets roundtrip are $9 for adults, $7 child, and $5.50 one way.

 

Sky Hike is a secured hike with your choice of a 12 foot, 24 foot, or 40 foot high trek.  You are secured to an overhead safety system as you walk across suspended bridges, balance on a rope, or climb vertical bridges.  Cost is $14 for ages 3 and up, and children under age 16 must be supervised. 

 

Or take a 4-D hike with Yogi Bear at the theatre, starring Dan Aykroyd and Justin Timberlake.  Individual tickets are not available.  You must have a One day all attractions pass, family value pass, or a mountain membership.

March 31st- October 27th guests can watch the laser show located on the laserlawn.  The show features neon laser lights that tell a story using characters, graphics, and fireworks along with music.  The show is free along with the $10 parking fee.

The Camp Highland Outpost includes outdoor challenges such as rock climbing, ropes course, and zip lines.  Or ride the scenic railroad on a full size locomotive on a five mile trip around the park.  The Great Barn features water slides, trampoline floors, and games. 

Sixflags over Georgia

If your children are old enough to enjoy theme parks, load up and visit Sixflags.  The park offers several roller coasters, family rides, and kiddie rides.  Ticket prices are $54.99 for adults, $39.99 for children under 48", and free for kids 2 and under.  One day parking is $16.  If you plan on visiting Sixflags, be sure to check the website.  Sometimes tickets can be purchased ahead at discount prices.

Sixflags White Water

White water is the place to be for those who enjoy water parks.  Features include an activity pool, wave pool, several slides, rapids, tidal waves, treehouse island and many others.  Tickets are $37.99 for general admission, $26.99 for children under 48", and 2 and under are free.  One day parking is $12.  Be sure to check online for discount tickets.  If you plan on visiting Sixflags AND Whitewater, combo ticket prices are available.

The Georgia Aquarium

GA Aquarium

See all kinds of aquatic life at the Georgia Aquarium.  With several interactive attractions, the kids will love it.  Touchpools with sea anemones, horseshoe crabs, sea stars, stingrays, and shrimp.  Watch sharks, whales, albino alligators, tree boas, frogs, and many other creatures.  Ticket prices vary depending on date.  Discount prices are available online for combined attractions.   

 

Atlanta Braves Baseball

If your family enjoys sports, head to Turner Field and catch a Braves game.  The baseball season runs from April to September.  Ticket prices range from $10 to $30 per person.  Season tickets are also available. 

World of Coca-Cola

Take a tour and visit the Coca-cola museum.  Also features a 3-D movie with moving seats, a 'taste it' lounge, and guests will receive a free 8 oz. bottle of coke.  Ticket prices are $16 ages 13 - 64, $14 for seniors, $12 ages 3 - 12, and children 2 and under are free with a paid adult.

The Children's Museum

Children will love going on an adventure with Clifford, the big red dog.  Or visit adventure center, where kids can rock climb, crawl through tunnels, or fly on a virtual kid size airplane.  Hop on the John Deere tractor and pick vegetables and fruits, buy groceries at the store, and cook a meal in the playhouse.  Be sure to check the website as some attractions are only offered certain times of the year.  Ticket prices are $12.75 for adults and children, with children under 2 free. 

Callaway Gardens

Callaway Gardens is about 45 minutes outside Atlanta on Pine Mountain.  Attractions include a zip line, artwork and exhibits, birds of prey show featuring owls, eagles, falcons, hawks, and vultures, and a butterfly center featuring over 1,000 species of butterflies.  The horticultural center features a large indoor waterfall, rock wall garden, sculpture garden, and seasonal displays.  There are also several nature trails ranging from around 1/2 mile to 1.6 miles.  Or visit the sandy beach and go swimming, play mini-golf, table tennis, paddleboats, or see the circus show.  One day general admission is $18 plus tax for adults, $15 plus tax for seniors, and $9 for children.  Special event pricing is more, and annual passes are available.

Wild Animal Safari

Animal safari
Wild Animal Safari is also located on Pine Mountain near Atlanta.  It is a drive through zoo with animals such as tortoises, alligators, bison, deer, bear, wolves, tigers, sheep, panthers, elk, camels, zebras, lions, monkeys, kangaroos, rhino's, and many more.  You can drive through the park in your own vehicle, ride a complimentary bus tour with a guide, or rent a zebra van.  The ride is 3 1/2 miles in length, through 200 acres.  Guests will be able to pet and feed some of the animals along the way.  Ticket prices are $19.95 for adults, $16.95 for seniors, $16.95 for kids ages 3 - 12, and toddlers 3 and under are free.

Always be sure to check with each attraction before planning your trip as ticket prices are subject to change and some events may be affected due to weather or season.

 

 

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Mar 30, 2012 4:15am
Etcetera
Nice article, I'll send it along to my parents who are going to Atlanta in a few months -a place that makes me think of 'Gone With the Wind'.
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