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North Georgia Entertainment

An abundance of theatres, museums, art centers, and festivals are offered in North Georgia to appease the art and cultural tastes of people of all ages. Surrounded by the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains, North Georgia is a hodgepodge of some of Georgia’s finest arts, music, theatre, golf, and cultural festivals.

Arts and Culture
Blue Ridge Community Theater
(706) 632-9223

Blue Ridge Ghost Tour
(706) 455-9866

Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

Holly Theatre, Dahlonega
(706) 864-3759

Swan Drive-In
(888) 469-1955

The Ridges Resort and Marina
(888) 834-4409

Wolf Mountain Vineyards
(706) 867-9862

Young Harris College, Young Harris
(706) 379-3111

Family Entertainment
Blue Ridge Scenic Railroad

Brasstown Valley Resort and Spa
(800) 201-3205

Downtown Helen
(706) 878-2181

Fort Mountain State Park
(706) 422-1932

Atlanta Sky Diving Center
(770) 684-DIVE

Brasstown Valley Golf Club
(706) 379-9900

Chateau Elon Golf Course
(678) 425-6051

Fields Ferry Golf Club
(706) 625-5666

Sky Valley Golf Course
(706) 746-5302

The Golf Club at Bradshaw Farms
(770) 592.2222

Arts and Culture in Atlanta

An abundance of theatres, museums, art centers, and festivals are offered in Atlanta to appease the art and cultural tastes of people of all ages. Quaint and unique galleries and culture-infused theatre companies as well as the Grammy Award-winning Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the exceptional High Museum of Art call Atlanta home. Below are some of the main art and cultural attractions in Atlanta along with websites where more information can be found.

7 Stages Theatre Company

(404) 522-0911

Actor’s Express Theatre

(404) 875-1606

Alliance Theatre

(404) 733-4650

The Apex Museum

(404) 523-2739

Atlanta Ballet

(404) 873-5811

Atlanta Botanical Garden

(404) 876-5859

Atlanta Braves Museum and Hall of Fame

(404) 614-2311

Atlanta Contemporary Art Center

(404) 688-1970

Atlanta Cyclorama

(404) 658-7625

Atlanta History Center

(404) 814-4000

Atlanta Jazz Festival

(404) 546-6820

Atlanta Motor Speedway

Atlanta Opera

(404) 881-8801

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

(404) 733-4900

Aurora Theatre

(678) 226-6222

Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center

(404) 523-6275

Booth Western Art Museum

(770) 387-1300

Bulloch Hall

(770) 992-1731

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

(404) 872-5338

Carter Presidential Center & Library

(404) 865-7100

Center for Puppetry Arts

(404) 873-3391

Chateau Elan Winery & Resort

(678) 425-0900

Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

(770) 916-2800

Dad’s Garage Theatre Co.

(404) 523-3141

DE Fine Art Gallery

(770) 300-9733

Dogwood Festival

(404) 817-6642

Fernbank Museum of Natural History

(404) 929-6300

The Fox Theatre

(404) 881-2100

Georgia Shakespeare Theatrical Group

(404) 504-1473

Herndon House

(404) 581-9813

High Museum of Art

Historic Oakland Cemetery

(404) 688-2107

Horizon Theatre Company

(404) 584-7450

Imagine It! The Children’s Museum of Atlanta

(404) 659-5437

Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum

(404) 865-7100

Kennesaw Mt. National Battlefield

(770) 427-4686 ext. 0

Margaret Mitchell House & Museum

(404) 249-7015

Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site

(404) 331-6922

Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory

(404) 727-4282

National Museum of Patriotism

(404) 875-0691

New American Shakespeare Tavern

(404) 874-5299

Oglethorpe University Museum of Art

(404) 364-8555

Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History

(770) 427-2117

Theatrical Outfit

(678) 528-1500

William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum

(404) 870-1861

Woodruff Arts Center

(404) 733 4200

Top 10 Atlanta Attractions

Center of Human Rights

Center of Human Rights

1. Center of Human Rights; The Center for Civil 4 and Human Rights in downtown Atlanta is an engaging cultural attraction that connects the American Civil Rights Movement to today’s Global Human Rights Movements.

2. High Museum; With its renowned collection of classic and contemporary art and award-winning architecture by Richard Meier and Renzo Piano, the High Museum of Art has grown from its origins in a stately home on Peachtree Street to become the leading art museum in the southeastern United States.

Ga Aquarium

Ga Aquarium

3. Georgia Aquarium; Georgia Aquarium is the world’s most inspiring aquarium with over 8 million gallons of water the top Atlanta attraction, right in the heart of downtown.

4. The College Football Hall of Fame; The College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience open in downtown Atlanta provides visitors with a highly-immersive, interactive, and engaging experience using a blend of historic college football artifacts and state-of-the-art, interactive multimedia exhibits.

5. Stone Mountain Park; Located on 3,200 acres of natural beauty, Stone Mountain Park features a wide variety of fun family activities and things to do such as dozens of fun annual events. Stone Mountain activities are suitable for all ages.

World of Coke

World of Coke

6. World of Coke; The World of Coca-Cola is the only place where you can experience the fascinating story of the world’s best-known beverage brand in a dynamic, multimedia attraction.

7. Fernbank Museum of Natural History; Only at Fernbank Museum can you come face-to-face with the world’s largest dinosaurs, explore the development of life on Earth through the landscapes of present-day Georgia, connect with cultures from around the globe, engage in a variety of hands on and special exhibitions including an incredible 5-story experience of an IMAX® film.

8. Atlanta Botanical Garden; The Atlanta Botanical Garden is a 30 acres botanical garden located Midtown, incorporated in 1976, the garden’s mission is to “develop and maintain plant collections for the purposes of display, education, conservation, research and enjoyment.”

9. Six Flags Over Georgia; The park boasts 12 heart-pounding roller coasters headlined by the hyper-coaster Goliath, ranked as one of the top coasters in the world and Dare Devil Dive, a beyond-vertical coaster that sends you soaring through three inversions. Cool off on Thunder River, a wild rafting adventure or splash around at Paradise Island, a towering water play structure with hundreds of water elements.

Atlanta Cyclorama

Atlanta Cyclorama

10. Atlanta Cyclorama; Visit the Cyclorama in Atlanta’s Grant Park to see artifacts of the war displayed in the Civil War Museum and a steam locomotive known as the Texas, a veteran of the Great Locomotive Chase of 1862.

Don’t Forget to Have Some Fun!

North Fulton County has a wealth of entertainment options for families. Explore everything from symphony performances and arts festivals to museums exhibitions and hiking trails. Below are just some of the family attractions North Fulton has to offer, along with websites for more information.

Abernathy Arts Center
(404) 612-5780
AAC is the county’s oldest neighborhood arts center and offers day and evening classes for both children and adults.

Andretti Indoor Karting and Games
(770) 992-5688
Enjoy go-karts, food and games at this facility named after racing legend Mario Andretti.

Autrey Mill Nature Preserve & Heritage Center
(678) 366-3511
The preserve includes 46 acres of ravine forest as well as 2 miles of walking trails and a Heritage Village that recreates life in the 19th century.

Barrington Hall
(770) 640-385
Located just off Roswell Square, this 19th century home features the metro area’s only antebellum garden.

Bulloch Hall
(770) 992-1731
This antebellum home is best known as the location of the marriage of Mittie Bulloch and Theodore Roosevelt, the parents of future U.S. President Teddy Roosevelt.

Chattahoochee Nature Center
(770) 992-2055
The metro area’s largest nature center features a butterfly garden, native plant garden and a green room garden in addition to children’s programming and hiking trails.

Chukkar Farm Polo Club
(770) 664-1733
This family-run business boasts 173 acres of pastures and woods and hosts polo events throughout the year.

Georgia Ensemble Theater
(770) 641-1260
Open since 1993, this ensemble is the resident professional theater at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center.

Heritage Green
(404) 851-9111
This sprawling complex includes gardens, a nature walk and an entertainment lawn, as well as the Williams-Payne House which houses the Heritage Sandy Springs Museum.

Johns Creek Arts Center
(770) 623-8448
This non-profit arts center’s mission is to “inspire artistic development for youth and adults by embracing community and corporate relationships that stimulate creative growth and opportunity.”

Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra
(678) 748-5802
Comprised of professional musicians from across the metro area, the symphony is under the direction of founder J. Wayne Baughman.

Roswell Cultural Art Center
(770) 594-6232
Featuring a 600-seat theatre as well as meeting rooms, exhibits halls and a research library, and hosts events from puppet shows to corporate meetings.

Roswell Mills and Old Mill Park
Visitors to this historic site can see the remains of Roswell’s cotton mills and tours tell the story of the “Lost Workers of Roswell,” who were charged with treason and sent north during the Civil War.

Smith Plantation
(770) 641-3978
The perfectly preserved home of one of Roswell’s founding fathers includes a two-story farm house, outbuildings, slave quarters, barn and carriage house.

Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park
(404) 733-5010
Open since 2008, this 12,000-seat amphitheatre hosts a wide range of concerts and, during the summer months, is home to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

Don’t Forget To Have Some Fun!

Cobb County has a wealth of entertainment options for families. Explore everything from opera performances and arts festivals to museums exhibitions and hiking trails. Below are just some of the family attractions Cobb County has to offer, along with websites for more information.

Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
(770) 916-2800

The 2,750-seat venue hosts Broadway shows, ballet, concerts, educational shows, family performances and the Atlanta Opera.

Earl Smith Strand Theatre
(770) 293-0080

This renovated 1935 Art Deco theater located on Marietta Square has a full calendar of movie screenings, concerts and other performances.

The Georgia Ballet
(770) 528-0881

In addition to their performances at the Marietta Performing Arts Center, this troupe operates a dance school for children and provides field trip performances for area students.

Georgia Symphony Orchestra
(770) 429-7016

Founded in 1951 and now under the direction of Michael Alexander, the GSO attracts talented musicians from all over the metro area for its annual performances.

Gone With the Wind Museum
(770) 794-5576

This museum opened on the Marietta Square in 2003 and boasts an extensive collection of memorabilia from the famed book and movie, including scripts and costumes.

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
(770) 427-4686

Relive one of the key battles of the Civil War’s Atlanta Campaign at this 2,923-acre battlefield.

Mable House Arts Center
(770) 819-7765

From children’s music classes to tours of the historic house and a free summer concert series, this Mableton arts complex has something for everyone.

Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art
(770) 528-1444

As the only art museum in the metro area to focus on American art, the MCMA has cultivated an impressive collection of pieces from the 18th century to the present.

Marietta Museum of History
(770) 794-5710

This museum makes its home in a 19th century cotton warehouse that also served as a hospital during the Civil War. Its recently opened Aviation Wing brings the area’s aviation history to life.

Mountasia Family Fun Center
(770) 422-3440

Engage in some friendly competition at this recreational complex that includes go karts, mini golf and an arcade.

The Root House Museum
(770) 426-4982

The Cobb Landmarks and Historical Society operates this Greek Revival house that originally belonged to one of Marietta’s first druggists.

Silver Comet Trail
(404) 875-7284

From the trailhead in Smyrna, this 61.5-mile paved trail created from abandoned railway lines extends all the way to the Georgia/Alabama state line.

Six Flags Over Georgia
(770) 739-3400

A state-of-the-art theme park with more than 100 rides, shows and attractions.

Six Flags White Water
(70) 948-9290

Take the edge off the summer heat at this waterslide amusement park. Enjoy body slides, tube slides and a lazy river that winds its way around the park.

Smith-Gilbert Gardens
(770) 919-0248

Boasting more than 3,000 species of plants, this garden is an impressive blend of art and horticulture.

Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History
(770) 427-2117

Learn all about Cobb County’s role in some of the region’s most important transportation and commerce railway lines.

Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw State University
(770) 499-3223

Housed within KSU’s Department of Museums, Archives and Rare Books, this museum displays works from the university’s permanent collection as well as contemporary work from local and national artists.