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Metro Atlanta Area Attractions

Cobb County and Metro Atlanta Attractions

The following is an abbreviated list of local area attractions in and around Atlanta:

Atlanta Botanical Gardens. Simply beautiful. Take mom there for Mother’s day!

Atlantic Station.  Mixed use facility in Atlanta complete with Marta connection.

Bowlero. Fun family entertainment in Kennesaw. Complete with bowling, lazer tag, games, and a bar!

Centennial Olympic Park. Atlanta did an amazing job of converting a run-down section of town into a 21 acre park for all to enjoy.

Center for Puppetry Arts.  The Center for Puppetry Arts’ mission is to inspire imagination, education and community through the global art of puppetry.  Great kid fun!

Children’s Museum of Atlanta. The Children’s Museum of Atlanta creates environments and activities where young children can experience the power of imagination and the pure delight of learning with each other and with grown-ups.

Dave and Busters. This is a popular entertainment chain found around the country. We have a Dave and Busters here in Marietta. The link takes you to directions.

Fernbank. This site takes you to both the Fernbank Science Center and the Fernbank Museum of Natural History.

Georgia Aquarium. The world’s largest aquarium and a major Atlanta attraction. Featuring eight million gallons of water and more sea life than any other aquarium. Also has an IMAX® Theatre. Visit their site to purchase tickets online.

Kennesaw Mountain. A national battlefield park.

Lake Allatoona. Located only 30 miles from Atlanta, Georgia, Allatoona Lake is situated on the Etowah River, a tributary of the Coosa River. The serene lake and peaceful surroundings offer a respite from the rush of city living.

Marietta Gone With the Wind Museum. Established in April of 2003 and currently houses Dr. Christopher Sullivan’s privately owned collection of Gone With The Wind book and movie memorabilia.

Marietta Square. The heart of an old town, the Marietta square is full of government buildings, local eateries, and niche retailers. The square also hosts multiple family friendly events on weekends and holidays.

Silver Comet Trail. The Silver Comet Trail is part of a larger system that utilizes the railroad track bed that connected Atlanta to Birmingham. This paved pathway extends over 12.8 miles from south Cobb to Paulding County. The eastern extension of the trail will extend to the Cumberland-Galleria area, the largest employment Center in Cobb County.

Six Flags Over Georgia. Roller coasters galore! Six Flags also owns and operates White Water in Marietta.

White Water. Located next to I-75 and the Marietta North Loop, there are more than enough waters activities to keep you busy all season long.

World of Coca-Cola®. Welcome to the world’s largest collection of Coke memorabilia. Located next to the Georgia Aquarium.  The intro film is excellent.

Zoo Atlanta.  Zoo Atlanta is located in historic Grant Park, minutes from downtown Atlanta and is one of Georgia’s most loved institutions. Founded in 1889, it is one of the 10 oldest zoos in continuous operation in the United States.

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