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Old 05-30-2007, 12:15 AM
 
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Moving to GA and looking for Children and family oriented things to do in besides the whole 6 Flags themes. Any suggestions?
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Old 05-30-2007, 06:56 AM
 
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Moving to GA and looking for Children and family oriented things to do in besides the whole 6 Flags themes. Any suggestions?
GO City Kids/Parents Guide to Summer Activities>>>
GoCityKids Atlanta | Summer Camps (http://www.gocitykids.com/browse/subcat.jsp?area=183&category=157 - broken link)
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Old 05-30-2007, 08:23 AM
 
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GA is a diverse state with a population of around 8 million people. Atlanta alone provides enough activity for even the busiest family. In addition, GA is blessed with mountains in the northern part of the state, coastline in the southeast, and rivers and lakes all over. Historic sites, check. Museums, check. Plays and concerts, check. Sports, check. Churches, double check. triple check. Camps for kids, check. Look online, but here's a basic list to get you started. Good luck on your move.

Hiking: North GA
Biking: Everywhere. Check out BRAG.
Go to the Beach.
Go Kayaking.
Go Whitewater rafting.
Go to a museum: Too many to list. gamg.org
Go to a kids camp. too many to list.
Volunteer to count the wild horse herd on Cumberland
Volunteer for Habitat humanity
Volunteer at Humane Society.
Volunteer period. It teaches good values.
Go to a movie.
Visit the home of the girls scouts: Savh.
Go to outdoor concerts and laser light shows at Stone Mt.
Visit Lake Oconee.
Okefenokee Swamp. Not right now, though. Fires.
Ga Renaissance Festival
Go to a Braves game.
Attend a play at GA Shakespeare Festival.
GA State Fair
Zoo Atlanta
GA Aquarium: largest in the world
Callaway Gardens
Wild Adventures
Visit the Carter Center
MLK Natl. Historic Site
Go fishing: almost anywhere
Ride go karts
Play sports
Drink lemonade on the front porch.
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Old 05-30-2007, 08:56 AM
 
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Some of our favorites:

Stone Mountain Park
The Museum of Arts and Sciences in Macon
Fernbank
The Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island (just opened last weekend)
The Center for Puppetry Arts
The State Botantical Gardens in Athens (it's free and gorgeous)
while in Athens go to Memorial Park And Bear Hollow Wildlife Trail
Callaway Gardens....don't miss their butterfly center

And, of course, our many state parks.....
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Old 05-30-2007, 09:22 AM
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Both Fernbank Museums are good. They're near Decatur/Emory.

Downtown Atlanta has a children's museum.

Yellow River Game Ranch near Stone Mountain.

Pirate's Cove Putt-Putt Golf next to Gwinnett Mall.

Rainforest Golf and roller skating near Stone Mountain.

What do you do with your kids where you live now? You can probably do all those things here, too.
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Old 05-30-2007, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Hermitage, Tennessee
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Smile More to do in Georgia

New World of Coca-Cola
NEW World of Coca-Cola® - Atlanta, GA - Now Open

Callaway Gardens
Callaway Gardens | Home

Coca-Cola Space Science Center
Coca-Cola Space Science Center

I'm moving to Georgia, too, in three days. Seems like there's a ton of stuff to do there. Plus Georgia is centrally located to many nice cities.
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Old 05-30-2007, 10:42 AM
 
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Cool Places to see

Where are you located? That might make a difference, although no place is too far to go for a 3 day weekend.

One of the best kept secrets around Atlanta is the Chattahoochee Nature Center off Roswell Road. Walking trails, birds, all kinds of animals in their native habitat. Inexpensive too!
We also like Fernbanks near Emory in Atlanta. Dinosaurs, and all sorts of nature stuff. You can "walk through Georgia" and see all of the different landscapes and animals native to that area. (Georgia is very diverse!)
The zoo in Atlanta is nice too.
There is a water park in Atlanta.
A number of state parks throughout the state; Confederate battlefields too.
North of Atlanta is Sun Valley, a "beach" fun place. Haven't been but it looks like fun.
Tybee Island and St Simons Island have great beaches.
There is plenty to keep a family busy if you just look around.
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Old 05-30-2007, 11:16 AM
 
Location: The Great City of Macon
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Six Flags isnt to far from Macon, GA and there are some great attractions here along with great shopping here are some sites that you may find useful.

The Official City of Macon Web Site - Home Page
Macon Georgia CVB: Macon Hotels, Vacations, Attractions and Tourism
www.bibb.co.us.ga (broken link)
Macon.com | Homepage
2chamber.com
Macon Hotels, Macon Vacations & Tourism, Macon Attractions - Yahoo! Travel - 156k - May 29, 2007 -
Air museum of aviation including military aircraft collection aviation history united states air force on georgia base
The Capitol Theatre
Tubman African American Museum
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum
Georgia Music Hall of Fame
Prime Retail
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Old 05-30-2007, 11:52 AM
 
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Thanks for all the info., I had no idea that GA was that family oriented or so full of activities. I was afraid my 12yr old would get bored.
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Old 05-30-2007, 08:46 PM
 
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SW Georgia's Plantation country is a must see. The area’s 71 plantations represent the largest cluster in the country, covering more than 300,000 acres to the southeast and southwest and across the Florida state line. Pebble Hill plantation which covers more than 3,000 acres and the stately main house has more than 40 rooms.

The jewel in Thomasville's crown may be the glamorous Melhana Plantation. Originally set on 7,500 acres, its 30 historic buildings now sit on just 40 beautified ones. Seeking refuge in the peace of this quiet corner of the south, it's understandable why Jacqueline Kennedy headed to Melhana, now a resort, immediately following the assassination of her husband.

Thomasville also has a 323 year old oak tree it's the largest live oak tree east of the Mississippi and is wider than the Niagra Falls is deep.

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