100 Carriage Lane Margaret Mitchell Memorial Park Jonesboro, GA 30236 +1 770 473 0197
This beautifully restored antebellum plantation has a history as expansive and magnificent as its rooms. Built in 1838 in the Greek Revival style, the home was moved to its present location from outside of Jonesboro and named for the large trees surrounding it. Previously, it had housed both Northern and Southern troops during the Civil War in 1864.
Just a short drive south from Atlanta, the Champions Club at River's Edge is a perfectly manicured par-71 championship course with extremely tight fairways and fast bent-grass greens. This popular suburban course is well known and often busy, so call ahead for tee times. Carts are included in green fees, and rental clubs are available, as is a driving range. Tee times are accepted five days in advance.
4400 Ridge Road Fairburn, GA 30213 +1 770 964 4824
Set in the rolling countryside of Fayette County, it's hard to believe this bucolic facility lies only about 15 minutes south of Hartsfield International Airport. The location is so convenient, business travelers have actually been known to slip in a quick round at this par-3 course during layovers. The course plays 1150 yards (1052 meters) with narrow fairways that open onto wide approach areas and tricky greens. Carts and clubs are available for rent, as well as a driving range for quick warm-ups.
This handsome nine-hole course is perfect for the beginning player. The fairways are wide open and some water comes into play on a couple of the holes, offering a nice chance to hone your skills without too much danger.
4207 Flint Hill Road Austell, GA 30106 +1 770 941 2202
Centered around a large, convoluted lake, the course at Dogwood presents a barrage of water hazards sufficient to test the mettle of any serious golfer. The tight, par-72 bentgrass course negotiates a twisting path of doglegs and double-backs along its 6375-yard (5830-meter) length. Green fees, including cart, are USD43 on weekdays and USD45 on weekends, with a twilight special of USD35 most weekdays. A driving range, small pro shop and rental clubs are also available. Dogwood is located about 15 minutes from downtown Atlanta, and is open to the public.
6305 Spalding Drive Suite D-2 Norcross, GA 30092 +1 770 844 0114
This vintage poster gallery has thousands of posters and prints in stock, including many European pieces dating to the late 19th Century. Subjects range from tobacco and liquor advertisements to political banners and foreign circus promotions. Each is professionally preserved to prevent yellowing, rips, and other deterioration. Custom framing is also available to protect your treasures of the past from the ravages of the future.
813 Indian Mounds Road Southeast Cartersville, GA 30120 +1 770 387 3747
This ancient site was the largest gathering place of Mississippian Indians between 1000 and 1550 CE. The largest mound is three acres (one hectare) in diameter and 63 feet (20 meters) tall, and is thought to have housed the chief's platform. The five other mounds are much smaller, and served primarily as burial sites. Archeological digs have excavated much of the remains, which are on display in a small museum, which also houses exhibits on the area's history.
112 East Ponce de Leon Avenue Decatur, GA 30030 +1 404 378 0118
Right in the middle of downtown Decatur sits one of the most expansive art collections in the metro area. By Hand South features a stunning array of glass and wood works as well as pottery, jewelry, and other functional crafts. The gallery measures over 2000 square feet, and houses many small works by local artists in addition to its larger pieces. This fun gallery is worth a browse even if you're not in the market for fine art.
9696 Highway 52 East Ellijay, GA 30536 +1 706 273 3838
The experience of picking fresh produce is unlike any other, and it can't get any fresher than this. Operating in north Georgia since the 1940s, the farm's scheduled pickings include strawberries in the spring, peaches in the summer and apples in the fall. An on-site bakery and farmer's market offer fresh breads, apple cider and apple slush as well as preserves, apple butter, honey and peach jam. Group tours are available to lead you through the farm's operations and direct you to the petting zoo.
712 LG Griffin Road Locust Grove, GA 30248 +1 770 957 0888
This non-profit organization rehabilitates all sorts of wild and domesticated animals that have met with misfortune, from horses, birds, pigs and sheep to bears, monkeys, cougars, and wolves. It also brings together children and animals so they both can learn to provide unconditional love, service and a future of hope to each other. Visitors are welcome at the animal center throughout the week for guided educational tours. However, inclement weather or special events may alter tour times, so it's best to call ahead to confirm. Although tours are free, donations are appreciated to help the center continue its important work.
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