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Frederick Brown, Jr. Amphitheater:

Nestled in the pines and located in the heart of Peachtree City, Georgia, Frederick Brown, Jr. Amphitheater has been a summer hot spot with the locals since the late 70s.  With a beautifully intimate setting for a variety of different shows, the Amphitheater has become well-known in the metropolitan Atlanta area.  It's increased popularity and enhanced reputation have since 1994 enabled us to secure billing for top-draw acts to participate in the Summer Concert Series.  Given the venue's advanced production capabilities, recent performers included Kansas, Art Garfunkel, Dionne Warwick and 38 Special.  Past seasons saw performances by country super group Alabama, Gordon Lightfoot, Neil Sedaka, K.C. and the Sunshine Band, Pam Tillis, Chuck Mangione, Air Supply, Mary Wilson of the Supremes, Three Dog Night and Peter Noone.  For ticket info call (770) 631-0630 or visit www.amphitheater.org.

Callaway Gardens:
This 14,000-acre resort has 2,500 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds that includes gardens, lakes and a variety of recreational features.  In the gardens are three golf courses, tennis courts, a large sandy beach for swimming and sunbathing and areas for fishing, boating, picnicking and biking.  Special areas include the Sibley Horticultural Center and the Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center.  Located on Hwy 27 in Pine Mountain.  For more information phone: 1-800-CALLAWAY (225-5292) or visit www.callawaygardens.com.

Cochran Mill Nature Center:
Located in South Fulton County on 50 private acres (a short 30-minute drive from Peachtree City), Cochran Mill Nature Center strives "to teach the importance of our roles in respecting the earth and each other through environmental education and conservation." For more information phone: 770-306-0914 or visit their website:
www.cochranmillnaturecenter.org.

Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park:
This 10,000 acre park was originally built by the CCC under President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal plan.  Facilities include 23 miles of hiking trails, cabins, group camps, RV campsites, pioneer camps, a scenic drive, riding stables, picnicking, a spring fed pool, lakes and fishing.  The park is located at 2970 Hwy. 190 E, Pine Mountain.  For more information phone: (706) 663-4858.

Little White House:
This was the vacation home of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.  He built the house in 1932 so he could be near Warm Springs for polio therapy.  The house is as it was the day he died there in 1945.  The home is located at Ga. 85 & U.S. 27A, Warm Springs.  For more information phone: (706) 655-5870.

Pine Mountain Wild Animal Safari:
This 500-acre park features some 300 species and more than 3,000 free roaming animals.  There is a section for driving or guided bus tours, plus an authentic farm operation, a serpentorium, monkey house, petting zoo and gift shop.  The park is located two miles north of Pine Mountain at 1300 Oak Grove Road.  For more information phone: (706) 663-8744 or 1-800-367-2751, visit www.animalsafari.com or email: info@animalsafari.com.

West Point Lake:
West Point Lake is a 25,900-acre U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lake, and is the centerpiece of a 52,000 acre public recreation area on the Georgia-Alabama state line.  The area features a variety of recreational activities, including fishing, boating , swimming, camping, tennis and playgrounds.  There is also a 10,000-acre wildlife management area.  For more information phone the visitor center off Georgia 29 at (706) 645-2937.

Metro Atlanta Attractions

Atlanta Botanical Garden:
The Atlanta Botanical Garden features 15 acres of landscaped gardens, a 15-acre hardwood forest with walking trails, and the Dorothy Chapman Fuqua Conservatory.
1345 Piedmont Avenue, between Monroe Drive & 14th Street, Midtown Atlanta
404-876-5859

Atlanta Cyclorama:
The Cyclorama is the famous painting-in-the-round depicting the 1864 Civil War Battle of Atlanta.
In Grant Park, 800 Cherokee Avenue, near downtown Atlanta
404-658-7625

Atlanta History Center:
From cotton fields to railroads, the Civil War to civil rights, you'll find the real story of Atlanta's past at the Atlanta History Center. The complex includes the Atlanta History Museum, two houses on the National Register of Historic Places and 32 acres of gardens and nature trails.
130 West Paces Ferry Road, Buckhead
404-814-4000

Centennial Olympic Park:
This 21-acre site in downtown Atlanta is a legacy from the 1996 Summer Olympic Games.
International Boulevard/Techwood Drive/Marietta Street area, Downtown Atlanta
404-222-PARK(7275)

Fernbank Museum of Natural History:
This museum offers children and adults the opportunity to learn how the world works in a variety of permanent and traveling exhibits. The museum's IMAX Theater features films on a screen five stories high.
767 Clifton Road N.E., Atlanta
404-378-0127

Georgia State Capitol:
With one of the largest gold domes in the nation, the 1889 building has natural science displays, a Hall of Flags and a Hall of Fame commemorating outstanding Georgians. Call for information on free tours.
Capitol Hill at Washington Street, downtown Atlanta
404-656-2844

Governor's Mansion:
A 1968 Greek Revival building, the mansion reflects an architectural style popular in the South during the first half of the 19th century. Free tours are offered Tuesday – Thursday, l0 – 11 a.m.
391 West Paces Ferry Road, Buckhead
404-261-1776

Jimmy Carter Library & Museum:
The Carter Presidential Center features a museum detailing Georgian Jimmy Carter's life and presidency.
1 Copenhill Avenue at North Highland, near downtown Atlanta
404-331-0296

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park:
This 2,884-acre park is the site of a crucial engagement in the 1864 Civil War Battle of Atlanta.
Old Highway 41 & Stilesboro Road, Marietta
770-427-4686

Lake Lanier Islands:
The l,200-acre Lake Lanier Islands complex offers water sports and other outdoor activities galore.
6950 Holiday Road, Buford (45 miles northeast of Atlanta)
770-932-7200

Margaret Mitchell House & Museum:
This 1800 Tudor Revival mansion is where Margaret Mitchell lived and wrote her Pulitzer prize-winning book "Gone With the Wind."
Peachtree Street at 10th Street, Midtown Atlanta
404-249-7012

Martin Luther King, Jr., National Historic Site:
The two-block historic district commemorates the civil rights leader and Atlanta's African-American heritage. Included are Dr. King's birth home, the church where he preached and Dr. King's gravesite on the grounds of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Non-violent Social Change.
450 Auburn Avenue, downtown Atlanta
404-331-5190

SCITREK-The Science & Technology Museum of Atlanta:
This hands-on museum allows visitors to explore the ideas and activities of science, math and technology.
395 Piedmont Avenue, downtown Atlanta
404-522-5500

Six Flags Over Georgia:
This family theme park features more than 100 thrill rides, family rides and water adventure rides, plus Broadway-style musicals and on-ground entertainment.
I-20 West at Six Flags Parkway, Mableton
770-739-3400

Stately Oaks Plantation Community & Ashley Oaks Mansion:
These two historic homes are located south of Atlanta near Jonesboro. Stately Oaks is a Greek Revival plantation home that brings to life the customs of the 1800s. Ashley Oaks, built in 1879-1880, is a beautiful example of a planter's town home.
Stately Oaks, 100 Carriage Lane, Jonesboro
770-473-0197
Ashley Oaks
144 College Street, Jonesboro
770-478-8986

Stone Mountain Park:
This 3,200-acre park features the figures of three Confederate heroes engraved on the side of the granite mountain, plus a beach, picnicking, swimming, fishing, tennis, golf, a skylift, a museum, a railroad, a riverboat and more.
Hwy. 78 East, Stone Mountain
770-498-5690

Underground Atlanta:
The historic birthplace of Atlanta, Underground Atlanta features restaurants, specialty shops, entertainment, push cart merchants and more.
Peachtree Street at Alabama Street, downtown Atlanta
404-523-2311

White Water Park:
This park features water slides, speed flumes, a wave pool and other water-related activities. Open May - Labor Day.
250 North Cobb Parkway, Marietta
770-424-WAVE(9283)

The World of Coca-Cola:
This three-story complex features exhibits that trace the history of the world's best-selling soft drink - Coca Cola.
55 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, downtown Atlanta
404-676-5151

Zoo Atlanta:
Zoo Atlanta features more than l,000 animals living in naturalistic environments, including a new $7 million Giant Panda Exhibit. There is a Petting Zoo, a train, a playground and more.

800 Cherokee Avenue, near downtown
404-624-5600

 

 
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