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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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Don’t Forget To Have Some Fun!

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

Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
www.cobbenergycentre.com
(770) 916-2800

The 2,750-seat venue hosts Broadway shows, ballet, concerts, educational shows, family performances and the Atlanta Opera.

Earl Smith Strand Theatre
www.earlsmithstrand.org
(770) 293-0080

This renovated 1935 Art Deco theater located on Marietta Square has a full calendar of movie screenings, concerts and other performances.

The Georgia Ballet
www.georgiaballet.org
(770) 528-0881

In addition to their performances at the Marietta Performing Arts Center, this troupe operates a dance school for children and provides field trip performances for area students.

Georgia Symphony Orchestra
www.georgiasymphony.org
(770) 429-7016

Founded in 1951 and now under the direction of Michael Alexander, the GSO attracts talented musicians from all over the metro area for its annual performances.

Gone With the Wind Museum
www.gwtwmarietta.com
(770) 794-5576

This museum opened on the Marietta Square in 2003 and boasts an extensive collection of memorabilia from the famed book and movie, including scripts and costumes.

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
www.nps.gov/kemo
(770) 427-4686

Relive one of the key battles of the Civil War’s Atlanta Campaign at this 2,923-acre battlefield.

Mable House Arts Center
www.mablehouse.org
(770) 819-7765

From children’s music classes to tours of the historic house and a free summer concert series, this Mableton arts complex has something for everyone.

Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art
www.mariettacobbartmuseum.org
(770) 528-1444

As the only art museum in the metro area to focus on American art, the MCMA has cultivated an impressive collection of pieces from the 18th century to the present.

Marietta Museum of History
www.mariettahistory.org
(770) 794-5710

This museum makes its home in a 19th century cotton warehouse that also served as a hospital during the Civil War. Its recently opened Aviation Wing brings the area’s aviation history to life.

Mountasia Family Fun Center
www.mountasia.com/site/marietta
(770) 422-3440

Engage in some friendly competition at this recreational complex that includes go karts, mini golf and an arcade.

The Root House Museum
www.cobblandmarks.com/root-house
(770) 426-4982

The Cobb Landmarks and Historical Society operates this Greek Revival house that originally belonged to one of Marietta’s first druggists.

Silver Comet Trail
www.silvercometga.com
(404) 875-7284

From the trailhead in Smyrna, this 61.5-mile paved trail created from abandoned railway lines extends all the way to the Georgia/Alabama state line.

Six Flags Over Georgia
www.sixflags.com/overgeorgia
(770) 739-3400

A state-of-the-art theme park with more than 100 rides, shows and attractions.

Six Flags White Water
www.sixflags.com/whitewater
(70) 948-9290

Take the edge off the summer heat at this waterslide amusement park. Enjoy body slides, tube slides and a lazy river that winds its way around the park.

Smith-Gilbert Gardens
www.smithgilbertgardens.com
(770) 919-0248

Boasting more than 3,000 species of plants, this garden is an impressive blend of art and horticulture.

Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History
www.southernmuseum.org
(770) 427-2117

Learn all about Cobb County’s role in some of the region’s most important transportation and commerce railway lines.

Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw State University
zuckerman.kennesaw.edu
(770) 499-3223

Housed within KSU’s Department of Museums, Archives and Rare Books, this museum displays works from the university’s permanent collection as well as contemporary work from local and national artists.

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Family Entertainment in Atlanta

Entertaining shows and activities for families of varying interests are provided in Atlanta for all to enjoy. Families can have educational experiences on a tour of one of Atlanta’s studios or factories, cultural explorations at a festival or theatre, and outdoor adventures at a park or zoo. Below are some of the major family attractions in Atlanta and websites to find out more information.

 

Amicalola Falls State Park

www.gastateparks.org

(706) 265-4703

Atlanta Botanical Garden

www.atlantabotanicalgarden.org

(404) 876-5859

Atlanta History Center

www.atlantahistorycenter.com

(404) 814-4000

Atlantic Station

www.atlanticstation.com

(404) 733-1221

Cagle’s Dairy Farm

www.caglesdairy.com

(770) 345-5591

Callaway Gardens

www.callawayonline.com

(800) 225-5292

Centennial Olympic Park

www.centennialpark.com

(404) 223-4412

Center for Puppetry Arts

www.puppet.org

(404) 873-3391

Chattahoochee Nature Center

www.chattnaturecenter.com

(770) 992-2055

CNN Studio Tour

www.cnn.com

(404) 827-2300

Fernbank Museum of Natural History and IMAX Theatre

www.fernbankmuseum.org

(404) 929-6300

The Foam Factory

www.whitewaterpark.com

(770) 424-9283

Georgia Aquarium

www.georgiaaquarium.org

(404) 581-400

Georgia Renaissance Festival

www.garenfest.com

(770) 964-8575

Georgia World Congress Center

www.gwcc.com

(404) 223-4000

High Museum of Art

www.high.org

(404) 733-4444

Imagine It! The Children’s Museum of Atlanta

www.childrensmuseumatlanta.org

(404)659-KIDS [5437]

Jimmy Carter Library and Museum

www.jimmycarterlibrary.gov

(404) 865-7100

Kangaroo Conservation Center

www.kangaroocenter.com

(706) 265-6100

Lake Lanier Islands

www.lakelanierislands.com

(770) 945-8787

Marietta Theatre in the Square

www.theatreinthesquare.com

(770) 422-8369

Margaret Mitchell House

www.margaretmitchellhouse.com

(404) 249-7015

Medieval Times

www.medievaltimes.com

1-866-543-9637

Off Broadway Dance Children’s Theatre

www.offbroadwaydance.com

(770) 664-2410

Piedmont Park

www.piedmontpark.org

Red Door Playhouse

reddoorplayhouse.com

(770) 649-9994

Roswell Ghost Tour

www.roswellghosttour.com

(770) 649-9922

Six Flags Over Georgia

www.sixflags.com

(770) 948-9290

Stone Mountain Park

www.stonemountainpark.com

(770) 498-5690

Tanglewood Farm

www.tanglewoodfarmminiatures.com

(770) 667-6464

Underground Atlanta

www.underground-atlanta.com

(404) 523-2311

WhirleyBall Atlanta

www.whirlyballatlanta.com

(770) 998-6161

Whole World Improv Theater

www.wholeworldtheatre.com

(404) 817-7529

World of Coca-Cola Tour

www.worldofcoca-cola.com

(404) 676-5151

Yellow River Game Ranch

www.yellowrivergameranch.com

(770) 972-6642

Zoo Atlanta

www.zooatlanta.org

(404) 624-9453

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