Parks and Lakes

Coot's Lake Beach

Open: Open from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend
Hours: The beach is open from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, 7 days a week.
Admission: Adults - $5.00, Children (under 10) - $2.50

Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site

Dated from 1000 A.D. to 1550 A.D., this 54-acre site protects six earthen mounds, a plaza, village site, borrow pits, defensive ditch, and is the most intact Mississippian Culture site in the Southeast.
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Pickett's Mill Battlefield Site

Civil War and history buffs delight in Pickett’s Mill Battlefield State Historic Site’s meticulously preserved battlefields, mill ruins, hiking trails, and visitor center. A monument and memorial park at New Hope Church commemorate the battle that immediately preceded the Battle of Pickett’s Mill.
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Silver Comet Trail

Open all year, from dawn to dusk, The Silver Comet Trail welcomes cyclists, skaters, runners, walkers, pets on leashes, baby strollers, wheelchairs, and horses. For more information go to or Also, pick up a brochure at the Paulding County Welcome and Information Center
455 Jimmy Campbell Pkwy., Dallas, GA 30132.
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Regional Attractions

> Atlanta Zoo

Don't miss the sight of a pair of Giant Pandas and a new panda cub, or the 24 gorillas in the Ford African Rain Forest, one of the largest captive gorilla populations in North America. 800 Cherokee Ave. SE, Atlanta, GA, 404-624-5600

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> Booth Western Art Museum

Cowboys in Georgia? This museum features contemporary Western artwork, movie posters, and illustrations; Presidential portraits and letters; Civil War art, and more. 501 Museum Dr, Cartersville, GA, 770-387-1300

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> Inside CNN Atlanta

Get an up-close look at global news as it happens when you take the 55-minute guided walking tour inside CNN. 190 Marietta St. NW, Atlanta, GA, 404-827-7300 or 8774CNNTOUR

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> Centennial Olympic Park

Don't miss the world's largest Olympic Ring fountain, concerts, family activities, and festivals at this 21-acre legacy of 1996 Centennial Olympic Games. 265 Park Ave. West, NW, Atlanta, GA, 404-223-4412

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> Center for Puppetry Arts

See amazing performances from the Family Series and New Directions for adults, and don't miss the largest interactive puppetry museum in the U.S. 1404 Spring St. NW, Atlanta, GA, 404-873-3391

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> Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Come face to face with the world's largest dinosaurs, explore the development of life on Earth, connect with cultures from around the globe, and enjoy the incredible 5-story experience of and IMAX film. 767 Clifton Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA, 404-929-6300

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> The Fox Theatre

With its distinct Ottoman ornamentation inside and out, this 1920s era theater is a treat, especially as a venue for Broadway shows, concerts, ballet, and more. 660 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA, 404-881-2100

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> The Georgia Aquarium

Be amazed at the world's largest aquarium as whale sharks, and tiger sharks, beluga whales, sea otters, and other aquatic animals swim and play around your! 225 Baker St. NW, Atlanta GA, 404-581-4000

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> High Museum of Art

This leading art museum in the Southeast is involved in a three-year partnership that brings treasures from France's Musee du Louvre to Atlanta. Expect a broad, diverse selection of art in a variety of media. 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA, 404-733-4444

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> Imagine It! The Children's Museum of Atlanta

The kids will never forget the hands-on, colorful exhibits and activities at Imagine It! The Children's Museum of Atlanta, where children can discover, imagine, and explore as they learn how things work. 275 Centennial Olympic Park Dr. NW, Atlanta, GA, 404-659-5437

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> Jimmy Carter Library and Museum

Learn about the life and work of the 39th president. Walk into an exact replica of the Oval Office, see exquisite state gifts, and view the actual Nobel Peace Prize awarded to President Carter in 2002. 441 Freedom Pkwy., Atlanta, GA, 404-865-7100

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> Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site

Explore the birth home of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the visitor center, historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, and The King Center. Pay your respects to the memory of Dr. King and his wife, Coretta Scott King, at the gravesites, located at The King Center. 450 Auburn Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA, 404-331-5190

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> Tellus: Northwest Georgia Science Museum

Another exciting museum in Cartersville, Tellus features exhibits on fossils and dinosaurs, minerals, transportation, hands- on science. and a 120-seat full digital planetarium. 100 Tellus Dr, White, GA, 770-386-0576

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> Sports in Atlanta

Whether it's Atlanta Braves Major League Baseball at Turner Field, Atlanta Falcons National Football Conference football at the Georgia Dome, or Atlanta Hawks NBA basketball or Atlanta Dream WNBA basketball at Philip's Arena, you can have a ball with Atlanta's professional sports teams.

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> World of Coca-Cola

Experience the 4-D theater, watch a real, live Coca-Cola bottling line, and sample nearly 70 different beverages from around the world at this unique attraction that celebrates the world's most popular soft drink. 121 Baker St. NW, Atlanta, GA,800-676-2653

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> Six Flags Over Georgia

At the Southeast's largest regional theme park, experience thrills on Goliath, ride Thomas the Tank Engine, or cool-off in Skull Island, the world's largest interactive theme park water play structure. 275 Riverside Pkwy. SW, Austell, GA, 770-948-9290

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> Stone Mountain Park

The state's most visited attraction offers 3,200 acres of natural beauty, recreational activities, special events, lodging and camping. See the town of Crossroads which includes live shows, craft demonstrations, shopping and dining. 770-498-5690 or 1-800-401-2407

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> Yellow River Game Ranch

The 240-acre Yellow River Game Ranch features more than 600 native Georgia animals, such as deer, buffalo, bears and the famous weather-predicting groundhog, General Beauregard Lee. 4525 Hwy. 78, Lilburn, GA, 770-972-6643

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