Category: Entertainment

North Georgia Entertainment

An abundance of theatres, museums, art centers, and festivals are offered in North Georgia to appease the art and cultural tastes of people of all ages. Surrounded by the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains, North Georgia is a hodgepodge of some of Georgia’s finest arts, music, theatre, golf, and cultural festivals.

Arts and Culture
Blue Ridge Community Theater
www.blueridgecommunitytheater.com
(706) 632-9223

Blue Ridge Ghost Tour
www.blueridgeghosttour.com
(706) 455-9866

Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds
www.georgiamountainfairgrounds.com

Holly Theatre, Dahlonega
(706) 864-3759

Swan Drive-In
www.swan-drive-in.com
(888) 469-1955

The Ridges Resort and Marina
www.theridgesresort.com
(888) 834-4409

Wolf Mountain Vineyards
www.wolfmountainvineyards.com
(706) 867-9862

Young Harris College, Young Harris
(706) 379-3111

Family Entertainment
Blue Ridge Scenic Railroad
1-800-934-1898

Brasstown Valley Resort and Spa
www.brasstownvalley.com
(800) 201-3205

Downtown Helen
www.helenga.org
(706) 878-2181

Fort Mountain State Park
www.gastateparks.org
(706) 422-1932

Sports
Atlanta Sky Diving Center
(770) 684-DIVE
www.ascskydiving.com

Brasstown Valley Golf Club
www.brasstownvalley.com
(706) 379-9900

Chateau Elon Golf Course
www.chateauelan.com
(678) 425-6051

Fields Ferry Golf Club
www.fieldsferry.net
(706) 625-5666

Sky Valley Golf Course
www.skyvalley.com
(706) 746-5302

The Golf Club at Bradshaw Farms
www.bradshawfarmgc.com
(770) 592.2222

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Arts and Culture in Atlanta

An abundance of theatres, museums, art centers, and festivals are offered in Atlanta to appease the art and cultural tastes of people of all ages. Quaint and unique galleries and culture-infused theatre companies as well as the Grammy Award-winning Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the exceptional High Museum of Art call Atlanta home. Below are some of the main art and cultural attractions in Atlanta along with websites where more information can be found.

7 Stages Theatre Company

www.7stages.org

(404) 522-0911

Actor’s Express Theatre

www.actors-express.com

(404) 875-1606

Alliance Theatre

www.alliancetheatre.org

(404) 733-4650

The Apex Museum

www.apexmuseum.org

(404) 523-2739

Atlanta Ballet

www.atlantaballet.com

(404) 873-5811

Atlanta Botanical Garden

www.atlantabotanicalgarden.org

(404) 876-5859

Atlanta Braves Museum and Hall of Fame

www.atlanta.braves.mlb.com

(404) 614-2311

Atlanta Contemporary Art Center

www.thecontemporary.org

(404) 688-1970

Atlanta Cyclorama

www.atlantacyclorama.org

(404) 658-7625

Atlanta History Center

www.atlantahistorycenter.com

(404) 814-4000

Atlanta Jazz Festival

www.atlantafestivals.com

(404) 546-6820

Atlanta Motor Speedway

www.gospeedway.com

Atlanta Opera

www.atlantaopera.org

(404) 881-8801

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

www.atlantasymphony.org

(404) 733-4900

Aurora Theatre

www.auroratheatre.com

(678) 226-6222

Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center

www.atlantaciviccenter.com

(404) 523-6275

Booth Western Art Museum

www.boothmuseum.org

(770) 387-1300

Bulloch Hall

www.bullochhall.org

(770) 992-1731

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

www.callanwolde.org

(404) 872-5338

Carter Presidential Center & Library

www.jimmycarterlibrary.org

(404) 865-7100

Center for Puppetry Arts

www.puppet.org

(404) 873-3391

Chateau Elan Winery & Resort

www.chateauelan.com

(678) 425-0900

Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

www.cobbenergycentre.com

(770) 916-2800

Dad’s Garage Theatre Co.

www.dadsgarage.com

(404) 523-3141

DE Fine Art Gallery

www.de-fineart.com

(770) 300-9733

Dogwood Festival

www.dogwood.org

(404) 817-6642

Fernbank Museum of Natural History

www.fernbankmuseum.org

(404) 929-6300

The Fox Theatre

www.foxtheatre.org

(404) 881-2100

Georgia Shakespeare Theatrical Group

www.gashakespeare.org

(404) 504-1473

Herndon House

www.herndonhome.org

(404) 581-9813

High Museum of Art

www.high.org

Historic Oakland Cemetery
www.oaklandcemetery.com

(404) 688-2107

Horizon Theatre Company

www.horizontheatre.com

(404) 584-7450

Imagine It! The Children’s Museum of Atlanta

www.childrensmuseumatlanta.org

(404) 659-5437

Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum

www.jimmycarterlibrary.gov

(404) 865-7100

Kennesaw Mt. National Battlefield

www.nps.gov

(770) 427-4686 ext. 0

Margaret Mitchell House & Museum

www.gwtw.org

(404) 249-7015

Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site

www.nps.gov

(404) 331-6922

Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory

www.carlos.emory.edu

(404) 727-4282

National Museum of Patriotism

www.museumofpatriotism.org

(404) 875-0691

New American Shakespeare Tavern

www.shakespearetavern.com

(404) 874-5299

Oglethorpe University Museum of Art

www.museum.oglethorpe.edu

(404) 364-8555

Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History

www.southernmuseum.org

(770) 427-2117

Theatrical Outfit

www.theatricaloutfit.org

(678) 528-1500

William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum

www.thebreman.org

(404) 870-1861

Woodruff Arts Center

www.woodruffcenter.org

(404) 733 4200

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Top 10 Atlanta Attractions

Center of Human Rights

Center of Human Rights

1. Center of Human Rights; The Center for Civil 4 and Human Rights in downtown Atlanta is an engaging cultural attraction that connects the American Civil Rights Movement to today’s Global Human Rights Movements.

2. High Museum; With its renowned collection of classic and contemporary art and award-winning architecture by Richard Meier and Renzo Piano, the High Museum of Art has grown from its origins in a stately home on Peachtree Street to become the leading art museum in the southeastern United States.

Ga Aquarium

Ga Aquarium

3. Georgia Aquarium; Georgia Aquarium is the world’s most inspiring aquarium with over 8 million gallons of water the top Atlanta attraction, right in the heart of downtown.

4. The College Football Hall of Fame; The College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience open in downtown Atlanta provides visitors with a highly-immersive, interactive, and engaging experience using a blend of historic college football artifacts and state-of-the-art, interactive multimedia exhibits.

5. Stone Mountain Park; Located on 3,200 acres of natural beauty, Stone Mountain Park features a wide variety of fun family activities and things to do such as dozens of fun annual events. Stone Mountain activities are suitable for all ages.

World of Coke

World of Coke

6. World of Coke; The World of Coca-Cola is the only place where you can experience the fascinating story of the world’s best-known beverage brand in a dynamic, multimedia attraction.

7. Fernbank Museum of Natural History; Only at Fernbank Museum can you come face-to-face with the world’s largest dinosaurs, explore the development of life on Earth through the landscapes of present-day Georgia, connect with cultures from around the globe, engage in a variety of hands on and special exhibitions including an incredible 5-story experience of an IMAX® film.

8. Atlanta Botanical Garden; The Atlanta Botanical Garden is a 30 acres botanical garden located Midtown, incorporated in 1976, the garden’s mission is to “develop and maintain plant collections for the purposes of display, education, conservation, research and enjoyment.”

9. Six Flags Over Georgia; The park boasts 12 heart-pounding roller coasters headlined by the hyper-coaster Goliath, ranked as one of the top coasters in the world and Dare Devil Dive, a beyond-vertical coaster that sends you soaring through three inversions. Cool off on Thunder River, a wild rafting adventure or splash around at Paradise Island, a towering water play structure with hundreds of water elements.

Atlanta Cyclorama

Atlanta Cyclorama

10. Atlanta Cyclorama; Visit the Cyclorama in Atlanta’s Grant Park to see artifacts of the war displayed in the Civil War Museum and a steam locomotive known as the Texas, a veteran of the Great Locomotive Chase of 1862.

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Get Out and Play!

Get Out and Play!
North Fulton is home to a multitude of parks, playgrounds, gardens and other greenspaces. There are even dog parks for your four-legged friends to run around off-leash. This list is far from exhaustive, as it doesn’t take into account many of the neighborhood parks, pocket parks and passive spaces scattered throughout the county. Keep in mind that some of these parks are run by the county parks and recreation department, while others are run by the city in which they are located. For more information, visit www.fultoncountyga.gov.

ALPHARETTA
Big Creek Greenway
Five access points in Alpharetta (Alpharetta YMCA; Haynes Bridge Road; North Point Mall; Kimball Bridge Road; Marconi Drive)
Info: 8-mile concrete trail

Cogburn Road Park
12825 Cogburn Road
Info: 2 picnic pavilions; playground; walking trails; arboretum

North Park
13450 Cogburn Road
Info: 7 lighted tennis courts; 2 multipurpose synthetic turf fields; 8 lighted softball fields; 2 picnic pavilions; 2 playgrounds; adult activity center; arts building; Rotary Reflection Garden; walking trail

Providence Park
13440 Providence Park Drive
Info: Park center building; pavilion; hiking trails; outdoor amphitheater; grills; picnic tables; overnight camp sites; lake; creeks/wetlands; rappelling and rock climbing areas; rock climbing cliff; climbing walls; high ropes challenge course

Rock Mill Park
3100 Kimball Bridge Road
Info: Pavilion; outdoor classroom

Union Hill Park
1590 Little Pine Trail
Info: 2 outdoor roller hockey rinks (1 covered); concession stand

Webb Bridge Park
4780 Webb Bridge Road
Info: 2 grass soccer fields; 1 multipurpose synthetic turf field; 4 baseball fields; 4 tennis courts; walking trail; arboretum; concession stands; 3 picnic pavilions; playground

Wills Park
Old Milton Parkway (west of Georgia 400 and west of Highway 9)
Info: 7 grass baseball fields; 1 synthetic turf baseball field; 2 T-ball fields; 5 picnic pavilions; 3 playgrounds; disc golf course; 6 lighted tennis courts; 1.8-mile walking trail; Alpharetta Community Garden; Alpharetta Arboretum at Wills Park

JOHNS CREEK
Autrey Mill Nature Preserve & Heritage Center
9770 Autrey Mill Road
Info: 46 acres; visitor’s center; Heritage Village with historic buildings; replica Native American dwellings; farm museum; picnic pavilions; 2 miles of nature trails; wildlife and animal displays

Newtown Park
3150 Old Alabama Road
Info: 46 acres; lake; 2 miles of walking/jogging trails; 3 multipurpose athletic fields; 2 basketball courts; 3 softball/baseball fields; 6 hard tennis courts; 13 picnic pavilions; 2 playgrounds; community clubhouse; community garden; dog park; active adult center

Ocee Park
10900 Buice Road
Info: 37 acres; walking/jogging track; 2 basketball courts; batting cages; 8 lighted softball/baseball fields; T-ball field; 2 hard tennis courts; 2 sand volleyball courts; 4 picnic pavilions; 2 playgrounds

Shakerag Park
10945 Rogers Circle
Info: 66 acres; walking/jogging track; 3.8-acre lake; 3 multipurpose athletic fields; playground; 3 picnic pavilions; community room

ROSWELL
Azalea Park – Chattahoochee National Recreation Area
203 Azalea Drive
Info: 10.2-mile walking trail

Big Creek Park
1600 Old Alabama Road
Info: 1-mile walking trail; 1.3-mile concrete multipurpose trail; mountain bike trails

Don White Memorial Park
925 Riverside Road
Info: 2 sand volleyball courts; picnic pavilion; outdoor exercise equipment; fishing dock; access to Roswell River Walk

East Roswell Park
9000 Fouts Road
Info: 1.4-mile walking trail; playground; disc golf; tennis courts

Garrard Landing Park
8000 Holcomb Bridge
Info: 0.6-mile walking trail; playground

Grimes Bridge Park
830 Grimes Bridge Road
Info: Soccer fields; football fields

Hembree Park
850 Hembree Road
Info: 1-mile walking trail; tennis courts; batting cages; recreation center; baseball fields

Leita Thompson Memorial Park
1200 Woodstock Road
Info: 2.3-mile walking trail; off-leash dog park

Riverside Park
575 Riverside Road
Info: 23 acres; picnic tables; grills; playground; open field; trail system; concession stand; sprayground

Roswell Area Park
10495 Woodstock Road
Info: 1.6-mile walking trail; 7.4-mile historic trail; playground; picnic tables

Sloan Street Park
75 Sloan St.
Info: Playground

Sweet Apple Park
11850 Crabapple Road
Info: 1.1-mile walking trail; multipurpose fields

Waller Park
250 Oak Street
Info: Recreation center; playground; baseball field; outdoor soccer field; picnic area; Hog Waller Creek; access to Historic Roswell Trail System

SANDY SPRINGS
Abernathy Park
254 Johnson Ferry Road
Info: Tennis courts; playground; picnic tables; arts center

Allen Park
5900 Lake Forest Drive at Allen Road
Info: Playground; multipurpose court; walking trail; basketball court

Hammond Park
705 Hammond Drive at Glenridge
Info: Multipurpose building; gym; game room; soccer field; lighted tennis courts; basketball courts; picnic pavilions; playground; restrooms

Heritage Green
6075 Sandy Springs Circle
Info: Williams-Payne House; bandstand; walking trail; boardwalk

John Ripley Forbes Big Trees Forest Preserve
7645 Roswell Road
Info: Nature trails; tree; plant and wildlife sanctuary 

Morgan Falls Overlook Park
200 Morgan Falls Road
Info: Picnic pavilions; children’s playground; boat dock/fishing pier; hiking trail (less than 1 mile); fire pit; porch swings

Ridgeview Park
5200 South Trimble Road
Info: Nature trails; picnic pavilion; playground

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Don’t Forget to Have Some Fun!

North Fulton County has a wealth of entertainment options for families. Explore everything from symphony performances and arts festivals to museums exhibitions and hiking trails. Below are just some of the family attractions North Fulton has to offer, along with websites for more information.

Abernathy Arts Center
www.fultonarts.org
(404) 612-5780
AAC is the county’s oldest neighborhood arts center and offers day and evening classes for both children and adults.

Andretti Indoor Karting and Games
andrettikarting.com
(770) 992-5688
Enjoy go-karts, food and games at this facility named after racing legend Mario Andretti.

Autrey Mill Nature Preserve & Heritage Center 
www.autreymill.org
(678) 366-3511
The preserve includes 46 acres of ravine forest as well as 2 miles of walking trails and a Heritage Village that recreates life in the 19th century.

Barrington Hall
www.barringtonhall.net
(770) 640-385
Located just off Roswell Square, this 19th century home features the metro area’s only antebellum garden.

Bulloch Hall
www.bullochhall.org
(770) 992-1731
This antebellum home is best known as the location of the marriage of Mittie Bulloch and Theodore Roosevelt, the parents of future U.S. President Teddy Roosevelt.

Chattahoochee Nature Center
www.chattnaturecenter.org
(770) 992-2055
The metro area’s largest nature center features a butterfly garden, native plant garden and a green room garden in addition to children’s programming and hiking trails.

Chukkar Farm Polo Club
chukkarfarmpoloclub.com
(770) 664-1733
This family-run business boasts 173 acres of pastures and woods and hosts polo events throughout the year.

Georgia Ensemble Theater
www.get.org
(770) 641-1260
Open since 1993, this ensemble is the resident professional theater at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center.

Heritage Green
www.heritagesandysprings.org
(404) 851-9111
This sprawling complex includes gardens, a nature walk and an entertainment lawn, as well as the Williams-Payne House which houses the Heritage Sandy Springs Museum.

Johns Creek Arts Center
www.johnscreekarts.org
(770) 623-8448
This non-profit arts center’s mission is to “inspire artistic development for youth and adults by embracing community and corporate relationships that stimulate creative growth and opportunity.”

Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra
www.johnscreeksymphony.org
(678) 748-5802
Comprised of professional musicians from across the metro area, the symphony is under the direction of founder J. Wayne Baughman.

Roswell Cultural Art Center
www.roswellcac.com
(770) 594-6232
Featuring a 600-seat theatre as well as meeting rooms, exhibits halls and a research library, and hosts events from puppet shows to corporate meetings.

Roswell Mills and Old Mill Park
www.georgiatrails.com
Visitors to this historic site can see the remains of Roswell’s cotton mills and tours tell the story of the “Lost Workers of Roswell,” who were charged with treason and sent north during the Civil War.

Smith Plantation
www.archibaldsmithplantation.org
(770) 641-3978
The perfectly preserved home of one of Roswell’s founding fathers includes a two-story farm house, outbuildings, slave quarters, barn and carriage house.

Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park 
www.vzwamp.com
(404) 733-5010
Open since 2008, this 12,000-seat amphitheatre hosts a wide range of concerts and, during the summer months, is home to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

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