Dunaway Gardens was once a large theatrical training ground for producers, directors, and performers. This garden is the South’s largest natural rock and floral garden, and was built by the husband of Hetty Jane Dunaway (Sewell.) It saw the likes of Walt Disney and other famous figures. Sarah Ophelia Colley lived here as a director for several years, known for her character Minnie Pearl.Read More
Have you heard of the Dick Lane Velodrome? You may not even know Atlanta has a velodrome. Heck, you may not even know what a velodrome is. But we assure you that after reading this, you’ll be interested in checking it out for yourself!
Gibbs Gardens, located in Ball Ground, Ga, includes 220 acres of breathtaking gardens set in mature rolling woodlands dotted with 24 ponds, springs, streams with 32 bridge crossings and 19 waterfalls. It’s also the country’s largest residential estate gardens…and it is GORGEOUS!
Fernbank Museum just upped the ante with the addition of WildWoods and Fernbank Forest. These two outdoor additions are serious game changers. In fact, I think it’s fair to say Fernbank Museum is now THE best museum in Atlanta.
The Laser Bunker. Sounds like something out of Star Wars, but it’s actually a real place located in Georgia’s Stone Mountain Park. The droids are computers…
This past weekend we took the boys to the Silver Comet Trail to ride bikes. The Silver Comet Trail is located 13 miles northwest of Atlanta. It’s free of charge, and travels west through Cobb, Paulding, and Polk counties. This quiet, non-motorized trail is for walkers, hikers, bicyclists, rollerbladers, dog walkers, and is wheelchair accessible – which means it’s perfect for strollers too.
Just a few miles from historic downtown Cartersville, Pettit Creek Farms is home to a menagerie of animals to rival a few zoos I have visited. Unlike a traditional zoo however, owners Scott and June Allen have placed most of the animals from different parts of the globe in the same pastures. A glance around any given pasture will show you heart-warming odd animal friends like a baby camel and her best friend, an old goat. The farm is a place where you will actually meet animals instead of just observing them. The Allens have hand-raised many of the animals from birth and are experts in their field.