From amusement parks to golf courses

Amusement Parks

American Adventures Family amusement park designed for children under 12. Includes mini-golf course, go-carts, rides, The Foam Factory and Fun Forest. Open March through October. Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun., 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Children 36 inches and over, $15.99-$34.99. Adults with child and children under 36 inches, $5.99. 250 N. Cobb Parkway, Marietta. 770-948-9290. Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun., 12 p.m.-6 p.m.

Lake Lanier Islands Year-round resort with lake houses, golf, rental boats, summertime Beach & Waterpark and Equestrian Center. Holiday Road, Buford. 770-932-7200.

Six Flags over Georgia Largest theme park in Georgia with roller coasters, family rides, live performances and other attractions. $24.99-$59.99. 7561 Six Flags Parkway, Austell. 770-948-9290. Open May-Oct.

Six Flags White Water The South's largest water park featuring water slides, wave pool and Cliffhanger, one of the tallest freefalls in the world. $24.99-$59.99. 7561 Six Flags Road, Austell. 770-948-9290. Daily, May-Aug.

Stone Mountain Park The world's largest mass of exposed granite features an antebellum plantation, Antique Car and Treasure Museum, golf, tennis, camping, swimming, a petting farm and more. Crossroads, an 1870s rural southern town has Tall Tales of the South 4-D Theater. Laser show nightly during the summer. Parking: $8; all-day attractions pass: $14-$22. Exit 39-B, Hwy 78, Stone Mountain. 770-498-5690. Operating hours vary by season.

Sun Valley Beach The largest swimming pool in the south with 1 1/2 acres of water surrounded by sandy beaches, waterslides, log rolls, and diving platforms. $14-$16. 5350 Holloman Road, Powder Springs. 770-943-5900. Daily, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Spring-late summer.


African American Sports Museum of Atlanta Photographs, memorabilia, newspaper articles and gear celebrating the achievements and contributions of black sports players including Jackie Robinson, Hank Aaron, Muhammad Ali and many others. $2-$4. 120 Powers Ferry Road, Marietta. 770-977-0938. By appointment only.

APEX Museum African American Panoramic Experience features permanent exhibits depicting history from the perspective of African Americans. Includes a replica of the Yates and Milton Drug Store, one of Atlanta's first black-owned businesses, and other artifacts, photographs and multi-media presentations on the African American cultural experience. $3-$4. Free for members. 135 Auburn Ave. 404-523-2739. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Archibald Smith Plantation Home Tour the 1845 plantation home and twelve out- buildings with original furnishings from the family. $6-18. 935 Alpharetta St., Roswell. 770-641-3978. Mon-Sat. 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m.; Sun. 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m.

Atlanta Botanical Garden Displays of unusual regional flora and endangered plants from around the world in its Dorothy Chapman Fuqua Conservatory. $7-$12. 1345 Piedmont Ave. 404-876-5859. Tues.-Sun., 9 a.m.-7 p.m. (April-Sept.) or Tues.- Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Oct.-March).

Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum A painting-in-the-round depicting the 1885-1886 Battle of Atlanta created in 1964. Includes three- dimensional figures, sound and light effects, narration. $5-7. 800 Cherokee Ave. SE. 404-624-1071. Daily, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Atlanta History Center Founded in 1926, the center includes the Atlanta History Museum featuring signature and traveling exhibitions, the 1845 Tullie Smith Farm, the 1928 Swan House mansion, research archives/special libraries and 33 acres of gardens. $10-$15. 130 W. Paces Ferry Road. 404-814-4000. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sun., 12-5:30 p.m.

Atlanta Preservation Center Independent advocate for historic preservation offers guided tours of several areas of interest, including downtown, the Fox Theatre, Sweet Auburn, Miss Daisy's Druid Hills, Grant Park and Inman Park. $5-$10. 327 St. Paul Ave. 404-688-3353. Hours vary.

Autrey Mill Nature Preserve A 46-acre center with restored plantation buildings and hiking trails. $10. 9770 Autrey Mill Road, Alpharetta. 770-360-8844. Park: 8 a.m.-dusk. Visitor Center: Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Braves Museum And Turner Field Tours Tours available throughout the year. $5-$10. 755 Hank Aaron Drive. 404-614-2311. Oct.-March, Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; April-Sept., Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Sun. 1-3 p.m.

Brumby Hall Individual tours are given of Brumby Hall & Gardens, a historic home on the grounds of the Marietta Conference Center & Resort. Free tours for groups of 10 or more. 500 Powder Springs Street, Marietta. 770-427-2500. Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Bulloch Hall 1840 home of President Theodore Roosevelt's mother, Mittie Bulloch. Serves as cultural center with photographs and documents from the Bulloch and Roosevelt families, a Civil War room, history room and gardens. $6-$8. 180 Bulloch Ave., Roswell. 770-992-1731. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sun., 1-3 p.m.

Cagle's Dairy Working dairy with livestock and other attractions. $7. 362 Stringer Road, Canton. 770-345-5591. Days and times vary.

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center A 1920 Tudor-style home that once belonged to the son of Coca-Cola founder Asa G. Candler. Features year- round performances, art exhibits, and art education. 980 Briarcliff Road. 404-872-5338. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.


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