Georgia Things to Do

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    by rexvaughan
  • Things to Do
    by rexvaughan
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Georgia Things to Do

  • Stone Mountain Park

    Atlanta Things to Do

    Way back in 1991, while on a summer trip with my parents and brother, I visited Stone Mountain Park and spent the night at the at the adjacent Stone Mountain Inn. Located in the eastern suburbs of Atlanta, Stone Mountain is actually a massive monolith--solid granite that has pushed up through the earth's crust to form a mountain of solid rock. A...

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  • Forsyth Park

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Savannah Things to Do

    Tennis courts, basketball courts, large exercise area ( soccer field, lacrosse etc ) all on the South side of the park. The North side has a beautiful fountain, small café, bathrooms, playground and plenty of benches for sitting, On Sunday they have a small farmers market on the southern promenade.

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  • Rock Eagle Mound

    Eatonton Things to Do

    Shaped like a prone bird, the Rock Eagle Mound is a stone effigy. Measuring eight feet high at the breast and consisting entirely of milky quartz rocks, it was probably built about 2,000 years ago by Native Americans. The head of the Eagle faces due East, towards the Sunrise. Many believe it was built for religious or ceremonial purposes. The...

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  • Providence Canyon

    Georgia Things to Do

    Providence Canyon is sometimes called Georgia's "Little Grand Canyon". Unlike the real grand canyon which was formed by the erosion caused by the Colorado River this was caused by poor farming practices. Providence Canyon is considered one of the geological wonders of the southeastern United States. Providence Canyon State Park offers camping,...

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  • Underground

    2 out of 5 stars

    Atlanta Things to Do

    This place was once kind of neat. I had been here years ago, took my wife and niece since they had never been. What a disappointment this turned out to be. We visited on 9-6-2014, most of the stores are vacant, watched a drug deal go down in plain sight, smells awful, but if you are looking for thug city this is your place. The web page is very...

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  • Ghost Tours

    Savannah Things to Do

    So disappointed in this tour especially because we were all so excited for it! The guide was incredibly rude and was "trying to be funny" but in a completely condescending and unnecessary manner. Original tour we wanted was full and only had two spaces left. Seeing as our group had 8, we booked this one and wrongly assumed the tour was going to be...

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  • World of Coca-Cola

    4 out of 5 stars

    Atlanta Things to Do

    I went to the World of Coca Cola and looked around the museum and had a blast! I wanted to take pictures with the polar bear, but I decided not to purchase them that day and that I would email them to get the proofs and order online. Before I left the museum, they told me that it would take 24 to 48 hours for them to receive the email and reply...

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  • Trolley and Carriage Tours

    Savannah Things to Do

    The Old Town Trolley is a fun and enjoyable way to see Savannah. Convenient with pick up at the Savannah Visitor Center. Free parking at the Old Town Trolley lot across the street. The driver/guides were very good. The history shared during a tour is a good way to quickly learn about the city. Recommend visitors review the tour and stops ahead of...

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  • CNN Center

    Atlanta Things to Do

    The CNN Center, the global headquarters of CNN (Cable News Network), is worth a stop to check out their amazing facility, go on a studio tour, and pick up some nice CNN souvenirs. There is also a food court here, excellent to stop for lunch while visiting downtown Atlanta.

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  • River Street

    Savannah Things to Do

    While River Street is becoming a tourist mecca, it is still the happening place in Savannah. Walking along the streets we admire the transformation of warehouses and factor houses to hotels, inns, shops, and eateries. Plus the historical aspect is still maintained is this charming southern city. Be sure to walk along this unique cobble stone street...

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  • Georgia Aquarium

    Atlanta Things to Do

    This newly opened aquarium boasts the world's largest salt water tank which hosts several whale sharks (also the only place in the world to see these fish in captivity) among some 50,000 other fish. There are many exhibits, including a few hands-on areas to touch small rays, sand sharks, horseshoe crabs, etc. You can plan on spending a good half...

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  • Bonaventure Cemetary

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Savannah Things to Do

    For some tourist Bonaventure Cemetery is A Garden of Good & Evil sort of thing for others and locals it is a beautifull place for a walk. Situated on a beautiful bluff overlooking a river Bonaventure Cemetery has some unusual headstones memorializing the deceased. One of my favorite is an organ for a music store owner. It is still being used for...

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  • Centennial Park

    4 out of 5 stars

    Atlanta Things to Do

    This is a downtown park which has a lot going for it, especially these fountains in the summer---a great place, free, to take the kids when in town for some energy releasing fun...There are places to eat close by as well, so make an afternoon of it. Sometimes they have concerts here---I have seen Tito Puente and others in the past.

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  • City Market

    4 out of 5 stars

    Savannah Things to Do

    CITY MARKET is not a place you visit. It's a place you discover and explore. A place that's romantic, historic, serene and exciting. A place where there's always something new to encounter, something different to find, something hidden to uncover. You may have to look around a corner, behind an old door or up a remote staircase. But that's just...

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  • Martin Luther King Center

    4 out of 5 stars

    Atlanta Things to Do

    The Martin Luther King Jr. Center is worth visiting to learn about this great historical figure. You can also see the nearby birthplace and home of Dr. King on Auburn Avenue. Admission and parking are free.

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  • Riverboats

    Savannah Things to Do

    This is a nice cruise up and down the Savannah River a good to get a view of the city from the river. Since Savannah is a port city, the primary scenery once you are outside the River Street area is of the various ports and shipping companies to Savannah. While this is educational it is not a "scenic" river tour. We really did learn a lot about the...

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  • Margaret Mitchell House

    4 out of 5 stars

    Atlanta Things to Do

    Margaret Mitchell and her husband lived in the ground floor apartment of this historic home (which she referred to as "The Dump") from 1925 -1932. While living there, Mitchell wrote the bulk of her novel, Gone with the Wind. Today, there is a docent-led tour of the apartment (all two rooms), which was entertaining. The house also contains a...

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  • Factors Walk

    4 out of 5 stars

    Savannah Things to Do

    Each time we visit Savannah we delight in the new and unusual shops that can be found in Factors Walk. Years ago on my first visit to Savannah there were no shops here. Over the years specialty retail businesses have opened shops in this area, making it a great place for shopping and find unique and unusual gifts. Be sure to stroll the shops and...

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  • Zoo

    4 out of 5 stars

    Atlanta Things to Do

    The best part of our new zoo is the new ape habitat and also the lions areas....really much better than alot of zoos around the world---more natural looking than just bars. The snake and reptile house is also a favorite. Located in Grant Park and near the Cyclorama for a full afternoon's visit.

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  • Mercer Williams House

    Savannah Things to Do

    the mercer house was designed by john norris for general hugh mercer the grandfather of the famous composer johnny mercer. construction of this house began in 1860 and was completed in 1868. the constuction of this home was interrupted due to the civil war. in 1969 jim williams, a private restorationist bought the then vacant mercer house and...

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  • Atlanta Braves - Turner Field

    Atlanta Things to Do

    We got tickets to see the Braves vs Nationals at Turner Field while in town. We sat in the outfield behind the right foul pole, and seats were $23 each, a little expensive considering the obstructed view ... the foul pole eliminated my view of the batter's box. The Atlanta Braves are considered the the oldest continuously playing team in American...

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  • Colonial Park Cemetery

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Savannah Things to Do

    There are some very historic markers in the cemeteries. Colonial Park is on 6 acres and the burials started in 1750;s and continued through 1853, when closed due to overfill of bodies. There are 5 primary older cemeteries in the local area. Tombstones are fun reading to get the feel for history.

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  • Cyclorama

    Atlanta Things to Do

    This was a "must see" for me on my recent trip to Atlanta. The Battle of Atlanta of the American Civil War, is depicted in the world’s largest oil painting (circa 1885), and diorama. You sit in seats in the middle of the building, which slowly rotate to view highlighted portions of the painting and diorama while being told the story of the Battle...

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  • Tybee Island

    4 out of 5 stars

    Savannah Things to Do

    My boyfriend and I visited Tybee Island back in April 2011, and we had the best time! It is now our favorite beach and we will visit numerous times yearly now! Also, check out the Pirate Fest that is usually in October every year!

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  • Oakland Cemetery

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Atlanta Things to Do

    Oakland Cemetery is the oldest cemetery in Atlanta, dating to 1850. I came across it by accident after leaving the Cyclorama, so I stopped in for about 30 minutes. There are many old graves, dating to the Civil War. I stumbled across the grave of Margaret Mitchell, author of Gone With the Wind, and Maynard Jackson, Atlanta’s first African American...

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  • Fort Pulaski

    Savannah Things to Do

    Located on Cockspur Island at the mouth of the Savannah River and started to be built 1829, the new fort was named Fort Pulaski in honor of Kazimierz Pulaski, a Polish soldier and military commander who fought in the American Revolution under the command of George Washington. Wooden pilings were sunk up to 70 feet (21 m) into the mud to support an...

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  • State Capitol

    4 out of 5 stars

    Atlanta Things to Do

    The Georgia State Capitol Building was constructed in the 1890's and is open to the public on Mondays-Fridays from 8AM to 5PM and closed on weekends. There are tours you can take through the building that are free---just check the website for cancellations. There is a museum focusing on the building's history and also of Georgia's past history as...

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  • Owens-Thomas House

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Savannah Things to Do

    The Owens-Thomas house has a lot of architectural quirks, including an indoor bridge and false doors. The tour includes a guided house tour and a do-it-yourself slave quarters tour. Worth the money. Buy your tickets at the gift shop at the back of the house, next to the slave house. Bathrooms available on premises.

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  • Fox Theater

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Atlanta Things to Do

    I used to usher at events in the 70's at the Fox, including the Rolling Stones, Frank Sinatra, Chuck Mangeone and many other cool bands---even met my wife-to-be there. This is a great place of historical value which was almost torn down by Southern Bell Company to make room for an office building...... If you get a chance to tour this place, or...

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  • Waiving Girl Statue

    Savannah Things to Do

    Elba Island lies at the mouth of the Savannah river, Georgia, and during the closing years of the 19th century its range lights were tended by a disabled Civil War veteran named George M. Martus. He and his sister, Florence, had grown up on Cockspur Island, where their widowed father served as keeper of a small government beacon. The romantic story...

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  • High Museum of Art

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Atlanta Things to Do

    This is one of the premier Museums in the USA, and I am proud to say that my Great grandfather J.J.Haverty donated his American art collection to help found the museum which now has famed architects' Richard Meier and Renzo Piano's buildings for the people of Atlanta. This is a huge museum and has classical and modern art as well as photography....

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  • Andrew Low House

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Savannah Things to Do

    The Andrew Low house was where Juliet Gordon Low lived after returning from England after her husbands death. The carriage house in the rear the 1st Girl Scout headquarters. You can tour the inside of this house for a small fee.

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  • Six Flags Over Georgia

    4 out of 5 stars

    Atlanta Things to Do

    100 acre Large park with cool roller coasters, parachute jumping, bumper cars, games and fairly good food----also music acts during the summer season...opens March 19 for weekends until the summer. Online special buy 1 get 1 at regular adult price of $49.99 for 2011 kids $34.99 parking is $15. Not a cheap park, but can be fun for the right age...

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  • Telfair Museum of Art

    4 out of 5 stars

    Savannah Things to Do

    This is one of Savannah's most beautiful and distinctive buildings. Completed in 1819 for Alexander Telfair, son of a Revolutionary War hero, it was designed by English architect William Jay in the neoclassical Regency style. It remained in the Telfair family until 1875. In 1886, it was opened to the public as an art museum and school, following a...

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  • Fernbank Museum

    4 out of 5 stars

    Atlanta Things to Do

    This is a natural history museum, a planetarium, a virgin forest trail with a waterfall, an education facility for local schools, an observatory and more at this wonderful spot in the middle of Atlanta. My sister-in-law got married on the forest trail at the waterfall, and you can see lots of birds and plants on the trail. The museum is first rate,...

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  • Lafayette Square

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Savannah Things to Do

    Another pretty park with a fountain in the center commemorating the 250 anniversary of the founding of Georgia. The Hamilton Turner house was a college fraternity house in the late 60's. Today it is a beautifully renovated house turned into a B&B.

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  • Botanical Gardens

    Atlanta Things to Do

    Just had a nice trip to the gardens with my girlfriend, lots of spring flowers in bloom like tulips, rhododendrons, daffodils and much more---they also had an Orchid show with lots for sale and more to lust over----lots of pitcher plants as well, one of my favorites. About $30 for the both of us plus $7 for parking, definitely worth it (take MARTA...

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  • Roundhouse Railroad Museum

    Savannah Things to Do

    On the site of the oldest and most complete antebellum railroad manufacturing and repair facilities still in tact in the U.S., including the roundhouse and turntable, built in 1859. You can inspect over half a dozen old trains and other historical displays. Admission: $4.25 adults, $3.75 children.

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  • The Swan House

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Atlanta Things to Do

    The Edward Hamilton Inman House, the Swan House, is located at the Atlanta History Center. It was designed by Philip Trammel Shutze in 1928. Swan is the motif of the house, you will see swan everywhere from roof, wall to furniture and even dinning silverwares. This is a place most tourists missed. More later

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  • Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

    5 out of 5 stars

    Savannah Things to Do

    The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, is Savannah's Roman Catholic cathedral and the seat of its diocese. It was originally built in the 1870s and then rebuilt around 1900 after a fire. The cathedral's interior is beautiful, with marble columns, frescoes, a painted ceiling, and plenty of stained glass windows.

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  • Coca Cola World

    Atlanta Things to Do

    A trip to Atlanta is not complete without visiting the World of Coca-Cola. Learn about the history of the company and the production process, see an interesting film, and the best part of all is taste all kinds of Coca-Cola drinks from all over the world! You even get to take a specially bottled bottle of Coke home with you. The store is filled...

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  • Old Fort Jackson

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Savannah Things to Do

    Old Fort Jackson is named in honor of Georgia governor and Revolutionary War soldier James Jackson. Built in 1808, it is the oldest standing fort in Georgia. The fort is one of only eight Second System fortifications (a series of forts built prior to the War of 1812) still standing in the United States. This is a great place for adults and kids to...

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  • Carter Center

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Atlanta Things to Do

    The Jimmy Carter Library and Museuam is located on the Carter Center grounds---also there are gardens open to the public. Located about a mile and a half east of Atlanta, they are one of the largest Pro-Peace organizations in the world. Lots of cool exhibits and lectures in the Library/Museum as in any Presidential Library.... M-S 9-4:45 Sun...

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  • City Hall

    Savannah Things to Do

    savannah's city hall is located at the intersection of bay and bull streets. designed in 1905 by hyman whitcover, it was inspired by the chicago worlds fair and the "city beautiful" movement. city hall was carefully sited to provide a spectacular vista for bull street.

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  • Motor Speedway

    Atlanta Things to Do

    For the Nascar fans, and even those who don't have an ounce of interest like myself, going to the race is a fun event. The Atlanta Motor Speedway is located about 30 minutes from downtown Atlanta in the Locust Grove/ McDonough area (where I grew up.) Traffic can get very bad on 75 and the roads leading the the speedway so prepare ahead of time....

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