There is a cool new arcade in Underground ATL. It's a huge arcade named PAC-MAN PLAY Arcade. It has like 50+ games of all kinds and has a store where you take the tickets you win from games and cash them in for prizes. Lots of Braves fans bring there kids to play a few games before taking the Braves Shuttle over to Turner Field. Finally, an arcade in downtown.
It is a family style restaurant, place to stay and relax in a small community of only this complex. The specialty is the food. The presentation was good, with about 7-8 vegetable dishes, and 3-4 meats. For dessert, they offered apple cobbler with ice cream. The meals are family style and the restaurant serves as much as you want to eat. People rave over the food, and many come from Atlanta to eat here, just for a day ride. Price is set at $18.95 an adult person, fixed.
I would say the country ham is my normal favorite choice because it is hard to find around Kansas City. Dillard also features the country ham as a specialty in shipping around the country. I have had better family style food, probably none better than the Mom from north Georgia, who knew how to cook a good home style meal and it was very tasty.
Dillard has mail order packages of ham, jams, honey, various other items from the South and various gift baskets. The ham starts in price of around $7.00 a lb. and goes up from there. The baskets are $13-80 depending of the items included.
The Dillard is a complex of restaurant, chalet village for 25 cottages and 70 rooms, and trails to hike in the area, horse riding, and all amenities as swimming pool tennis courts, etc. The Dillards' have controlled the area since 1794 when 1,000 acres was granted after the Revolutionary War. In 1917, Carrie Dillard started the house for boarding.
Babyland General Hospital-This is the home and long time-35 year tradition of the Cabbage Patch dolls. Yep, after nearly 20 years of being away, someone "adopted" a couple of them for the next generation. The rates to adopt are as mind boggling as before when they were only $100 range. NOW, they are WEW-$185-360. The fad has apparently not worn off. Xavier Roberts is still alive and active in the community. He made his millions-like $150MM plus royalties back in the 1970's. The good thing still is going on now. Traffic around here can be maddening during peak season months, and access the the highway nearly impossible.
The old 5,000 SF facility is going to move into an 11,000 SF space to allow more room for visitors/shoppers. Rooms are covered with the dolls and the layout is interesting and themes take you through the life of a doll. You can adopt a newborn if you are there at birthing.
the historic town of kennesaw is an interesting side trip when visiting the atlanta area. of interest to the tourist is kennesaw's museum of civil war locomotive history, the historic kennesaw depot, and near by kennesaw mountain national battlefield park. kennesaw once known as big shanty was the site of the hijacking of the confederate steam engine "the general" on april 12 th 1862. for those interested in civil war history kennesaw is well worth a visit in the atlanta area.
from downtown atlanta take I-75 north about twenty miles to exit 273. go west on cherokee street n.w. about two miles to kennesaw.
Kennesaw mountain is a short drive from Atlanta and is located just west of Marietta. The park was the site of two major civil war battles during Georgia's attempt to prevent the Union army from invading the destroying the state in its campaign to reach Atlanta. Although the Confederates held the mountain during the battle, they were eventually forced to retreat.
The battlefields and earthworks have been left intact at this now pretty and popular park. Several small monuments and markers stand in tribute to those lost on both sides of the conflict.
For more information, feel free to visit my Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield State Park page.
Actually everyone is welcome in Little 5 Points in East Atlanta. It's got tattoo shops, crystal shops, leather and lace and Birkenstocks. I love it, even my hippie parents are known to still go and hang out. A must stop off is Junkman's Daughter. Check out the upstairs full of the funkiest shoes you can find! You can go to shop, or just people watch. I don't go at night, and be wary of bums and pickpockets.
It might sound scary, but Atlanta has some great places for biking. You can bike around Piedmont Park if you want to play it safe, or you can go out and see a lot of the city from the Atlanta/Dekalb bike trail. The trail starts at Georgia Tech in Midtown and goes all the way to Stone Mountain. You can ride all or part of it. Some of it is on city streets, but most of those trail stretches are separated from motor traffic with a bike lane that is well-marked. Much of the trail is off-road on paved paths. It's a great way to see a lot of different parts of the city if you want to get out of the car or off the bus for a day.
You can rent bikes from the nice people at
Skate Escape, 404-892-1292
1086 Piedmont Ave. (Corner of 12th & Piedmont)
kennesaw mountain battlefield park is located northwest of downtown atlanta off of I-75 exit 269. between june 19 1864 and july 2 1864 this was the site of a famous civil war battle. the battle was between general joseph johnson CSA and union general w.t. sherman. sherman defeated the confederates which resulted in the burning of atlanta and his infamous march to the sea. this national park is a very interesting site to visit for those interested in civil war history. also the park has miles of hiking and nature trails and a beautiful vista of downtown atlanta from the top of kennesaw mountain. a very nice park to visit when in the atlanta area. see my kennesaw mountain national battlefield park page for more information.
roswell is an affluent suburb of atlanta located on the northern edge of the atlanta urban sprawl. roswell has a charming downtown historic district with a number of shops and restaurants. for those interested in history and architecture roswell has scores of beautiful antebellum and post civil war homes and buildings. when in the atlanta area roswell is a great place to get away from the congestion of downtown atlanta. to get to roswell from downtown take roswell road (SR 9) north. for more information see my roswell pages.
marietta is a suburb in the northwest corner of the atlanta urban sprawl. this charming town has a very nice town square that is lined with shops, restaurants, and bars. downtown marietta has a collection of historic buildings and homes. for those interested in civil war history marietta was the starting point of the 1862 great locomotive chase. marietta is a very nice part of the metro atlanta area to visit. marietta is located 20 miles northwest of downtown atlanta off of I-75. for more information see my marietta pages.
Serenity abounds at High Falls lake and state park. Some people like to fish, others like to kayak, some like to putter around on their pontoons, and still others like to hike. Beautiful, peaceful, and tranquil. Check out my homepage.
Pasaquan is a property that was developed into a piece of art, kind of similar to Howard Finster's Gardens, if you have been there. St EOM, or Eddie Owens Martin, created this world-famous art environment painting the buildings and adding artistic flair to this Southeastern Georgia area near Buena Vista (pronounced Byoo-na-vista) :>
It is only open the first saturday of each month so make your plans accordingly. A very cool place to see if you are in the Callaway Gardens neighborhood or just for a day trip from Atlanta.
This place has ruins from the Cival War era---a mill on a large Creek which has trails and interactive areas all along the banks of Sweetwater Creek. The Mill ruins are especially cool for photo buffs...bring your favorite model! Or bring the family----the trails are not hard and you can decide how far you want to go easily.....Fishing is also allowed with the proper liscences.
Basically I-20 West about 10 miles outside I-285. Exit Thornton Road turn left, cross the X-way and turn right at the sign.
Atlanta Book Exchange is located across the street from political hub Manuel's Tavern in Poncey-Highlands and just up the street from new Poncey-Highlands staple - King of Pops.
The place is literally a house full of books. All books are half off retail value and they accept used books in exchange for credit.
Dwarf House is the original home of Chick Fil A, so if you're dying to order a burger and straight fries at Chick-Fil-A, now's your chance!
Features the same menu items as a regular Chick Fil A but also contains generic diner food such as its famous Dwarf House burger and various pies you don't find on the Chick Fil A menu. Wait staff has generally been there for years and are all very friendly (especially if they know you're a tourist).
Small museum featuring pictures and the original Dwarf House door are on display by the entrance.
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