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Summer 2014 I N D E X O F A DV E RT I S ER S Absolute Mower.................................. 2 Alpine Helen - White County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau... 21 Arbor Creek Landscape Contractors ............. 22 Atlanta Movie Tours..........................18 Bedazzled Flower Shop................. 20 Chattahoochee Bend State Park ........................................16 Coca-Cola Space Science Center.................10 Coweta Film Tours.............................. 8 Discovery Point..................................18 Georgia Military College................... 5 Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds....14 GPS Vacations....................................19 Highland Marina Resort.................... 7 Historic Banning Mills........................ 3 Let Them Eat Toffee........................... 2 Massage Envy....................................17 Newnan Utilities Carl Miller Park................................. 9 Primecare Pediatrics........................15 Premier Title Pawn.......................... 23 Starlite Family Fun Center................ 6 StoneBridge Early Learning............. 6 Uniglobe Travel..................................12 Table Talk of Willow Dell ................10 The Bone Yard...................................14


Research Center. The Atlanta

Hours are 10 am to 5:30 pm

History Center also includes Hike Inn

Monday through Saturday, and

the Margaret Mitchell House,

noon to 5:30 pm on Sundays.

Everyone who makes the five-mile trek through the mountains to the Hike Inn in Chattahoochee National Forest does so for a different reason. Some come to get away from their everyday lives. Some come to spend quality time with their family. Others come for the Appalachian Trail. But no matter the reason, the result is the same—everyone leaves with a sense of belonging. The easy-to-moderate trail takes between two and four hours to complete, crossing small streams, traversing mild ridges, and ambling past the hickory, pine and oak trees of North Georgia. Visitors must check in at the Amicalola Falls State Park Visitor’s Center located at 280 Amicalola Falls State Park Road, 15 miles northwest of Dawsonville on Georgia Hwy. 52. The Hike Inn is a sustainably designed Georgia State Park facility with four main buildings offering 20 private guest rooms, hot showers, fresh linens, and home-cooked meals. Call 800-581-8032 or log on to

located off-site at the center’s

Please call 404-814-4000 or visit

Midtown campus.

The Fred...............................................13 The Grantville Splash Park............ 20 The Legacy Theatre..........................11 Tsunami Volleyball............................16 Vining Stone........................................12 White Water Express........................ 24 FOR ADVERTISING INFORMATION call 770.683.1707 or email 50 THINGS TO DO THIS SUMMER is published by The Newnan Times-Herald, Inc. 16 Jefferson St., Newnan GA 30263 ALSO ONLINE AT:

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ATLANTA Atlanta History Center History can be fun! Especially at the Atlanta History Center in Buckhead. Stroll the 33-acre campus that houses the Atlanta History Museum, Centennial Olympic Games Museum, the Swan House, the Smith Family Farm, six historic gardens, and the Cherokee Garden Library located within the Kenan

This summer, the center will offer two special events for

Atlanta Movie Tours

families starting with Military

Want the inside scoop on movie stars in the South? Atlanta Movie Tours delivers behindthe-scenes stories you’ve never heard before. Board a luxury coach for an entertaining tour with actors who have rubbed shoulders with Hollywood’s elite. Whether you’re in town for a convention, vacation, or family reunion, Atlanta Movie Tours has something for everyone. Visit the shop in Castleberry Hill at 327 Nelson St. SW for merchandise from “The

Timeline from 11 am to 4 pm on May 24 featuring a Civil War encampment, a display of military vehicles, and veterans sharing personal stories. Juneteenth: The First Day of Freedom will take place from 11 am to 4 pm on June 21 and noon to 5 pm on June 22, and will focus on the appreciation, reconciliation, and commemoration of the end of slavery. The center is located at 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW.


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Walking Dead,” “Hunger Games,” “Gone

of his birth and where he played as a child.

With the Wind,” and much more! Log on to

Walk in his footsteps, and hear his voice or call

in the church where he moved hearts and

855-255-FILM to book a tour.

minds. King—an instrument for social change.

Legoland Discovery Center Play in a world of color, creativity, and fun at Legoland Discovery Center located at Phipps Plaza. Primarily for kids 3 to 10 years of age, the popular attraction offers 15 activities including the Kingdom Quest Laser Ride, a 4D cinema, a factory

The Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site includes a number of facilities that are operated in partnership with the National Park Service, Ebenezer Baptist

Summer 2014 War Carroll County” over the summer; the Marti Michell exhibit, lecture, and workshop from October through December; and an exhibit of local artist Bruce Bobick from January to March 2015. The SQTM is open from noon to 5 pm Thursdays and Fridays, and 10 am to 4 pm Saturdays. Please visit or call 770-301-2187.

Church, and The King Center. Within these facilities, visitors can learn about Dr. King’s life and and his influence on others.


tour, Lego Racers: Build & Test, Merlin’s

Visit the site at 450 Auburn Ave. NE. The

Coca-Cola Space Science Center

Apprentice Ride, Duplo Village, a fire acad-

park is open from 9 am to 5 pm daily. Call

emy, a construction site, a master builder

404-331-5190 or go to

the beloved characters Uncle Remus and

Soar into space and explore the last frontier at Columbus State University’s Coca-Cola Space Science Center. Located at 701 Front Ave. in the heart of uptown Columbus along the beautiful Chattahoochee Riverwalk, the state-of-the art facility houses the Challenger Learning Center,

or call 404-848-9252.

Brer Rabbit. Harris lived in this Queen

the Omnisphere Theater, and the Mead

Anne Victorian from 1881 to 1908, and

Observatory. Visit the plaza area for

Imagine It Children’s Museum

penned many of his Brer Rabbit tales on

additional interactive exhibits and displays.

Whether it’s your first time or 50th time

its front porch. The house, located at 1050

at the Imagine It Children’s Museum,

Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. SW., is open

the center’s ten summer camps: Space Ex-

there is always something new to learn

from 10 am to 2:30 pm Tuesday through

travaganza; Rocket Boosters; Space Robot-

and experience. The museum is located

Saturday, with storytelling at 1 pm every

ics; So You Want To Be An Astronaut; Lego

in the heart of downtown Atlanta at 275

Saturday. A quaint gift shop sells books

Camp; Embry-Riddle Teen Aerospace,

Centennial Olympic Park Drive NW, across

and T-shirts. Local restaurants are just a

Unmanned Systems & Robotics; Space-O-

the street from Centennial Olympic Park,

hop, skip, and jump from the Wren’s Nest.

Rama; Embry-Riddle Women in Aviation

World of Coca-Cola, and within walking

Please visit or call

& Space; and Lightspeeders. Camps run

distance of the Georgia Aquarium, CNN


from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm for a week at a

academy, and more. Legoland is located at 3500 Peachtree Road NE, and is open from

Wren’s Nest

10 am to 7 pm Sunday to Friday, and 10 am

Take a step back in time as you visit the

to 9 pm Saturdays. Please visit

home of Joel Chandler Harris, creator of

If your child is a space buff, check out

time throughout the summer. For a regular

Center, and numerous family-friendly


visit, the exhibit gallery is open from 10

museum offers families a place to launch a

Southeastern Quilt & Textile Museum

theater shows from 11 am to 3 pm. On Sat-

full day of play!

After 14 years of searching for a permanent

restaurants. Perfect for a picnic or additional play time in the “backyard,” the

Museum hours are 10 am to 4 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, and 10 am to 5 pm Saturday and Sunday. The museum is closed on Wednesdays. Call 404-659-5437 or go to

home, the Southeastern Quilt & Textile Museum found a residence in Carrollton at the site of a historic cotton warehouse.

am to 4 pm Monday through Friday, with urdays, the gallery is open from 10:30 am to 6 pm with theater shows from 11 am to 5 pm. Call 706-649-1477 or check to find out more.

With the help of the Carroll County Board of Commissioners, 306 Bradley St. became

Columbus Lions Indoor Football

the physical site of the museum. In Septem-

Die-hard football fans should take a drive to Columbus this summer for the last three home games of Lions Indoor Football season. The team, which boasts both former and up-and-coming NFL players, will play the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks on May 31, Alabama Hammers on June 7, and Nashville Venom on June 14. All

ber of 2012, museum doors opened with Martin Luther King Jr. Historic Site

an exhibit of quilts from the West Geor-

A young boy grows up in a time of seg-

gia Quilters Guild. Over fifty quilts were

regation. A dreamer is moved by destiny

displayed. Upcoming exhibits include “Our

into leadership of the modern civil rights

Own Voice,” an educational outreach and

movement—this was Martin Luther King

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games kick off at 7 pm. Fans are invited to join players on the field after each game for autographs and photos. At the June 7 game, fans will be in for a special treat as the famous San Diego Chicken makes a guest appearance. Games are played at the Columbus Civic Center, 400 Fourth St. Call 706-322-3336 or visit National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center Boasting a collection of over 70,000 artifacts from over 200 years of American military history, the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center is as patriotic as they come. With 190,000 square feet of space, you could spend days roaming one gallery to the next and not see everything. Make sure you sign up for the World War II Company Street tour, test your

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soldiering skills at the rifle range and combat simulators, and when your feet get tired, take a break in the stunning IMAX Theatre! Special events this summer include Celebrate Freedom Fest 2014 on July 4 with music, kids’ activities, historical reenactments, food, and fun! And mark your calendars for the Fifth Annual 1775 Society Gala and Silent Auction on August 16. Throughout the year, the National Infantry Museum hosts living history demonstrations and costumed reenactments. Plus twice a year, on Memorial Day and Veterans Day, area Boy Scouts hold proper flag retirement ceremonies at the fire pit behind the museum. Bring your own tattered or soiled flag for disposal either on the day of the event or in advance. The museum is located at 1775 Legacy Way. Hours are 9 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Saturday, and 11 am to 5 pm

Sundays. Closed on Mondays. Visit or call 706-685-5800 or for details. WhiteWater Express For a rafting experience that’s “as wild as Colorado and as warm as Costa Rica,” hop on a raft on the Chattahoochee River with WhiteWater Express. The outfitter offers the longest urban whitewater rafting in the world through Columbus, Ga. and Phenix City, Ala. USA Today picked the Chattahoochee WhiteWater Park, located at 1000 Bay Ave., as one of the top 12 manmade adventures in the world. This course consists of class III-V whitewater at high water. The biggest distinction between this river and others is the volume of water in the river when it’s rafted. For instance, the rapids on the Ocoee River can reach up to 1,100 cubic feet per second in volume,

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With hits like “My Girl,” “Get Ready,” and “Papa Was a Rolling Stone,” the Temptations Review featuring key member Dennis Edwards will have you dancing in your seats on July 12. Gary Puckett & the Union Gap, the Grammy-winning pop band, will take you down memory lane on July 26 with their classics “Young Girl,” “Lady Willpower,” and their version of “To Love Somebody.” Closing out the season on August 9 is none other than fabulous fiddler Charlie Daniels and the Charlie Daniels Band. Daniels’ blend of southern rock and country catapulted him to worldwide fame with songs like “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.” For ticket information, call 770-719-4173 or visit

FOREST PARK Tsunami Volleyball Tsunami Volleyball is a not-forprofit Junior Olympic Volleyball Club founded 14 years ago in the Atlanta area. Tsunami’s mission is to provide the highest level of coaching available for girls and boys volleyball players seeking to improve their individual skills and to compete at the highest level possible with their team. While improving individual and team volleyball skills is important, the club also believes in teaching players to value hard work, discipline, commitment, sportsmanship, teamwork, competition, and respect for themselves and their teammates as well as a life-long love of the game! Tsunami offers a complete set of tools including club volleyball teams, youth devel-

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opment programs, summer camps, individual skills training, and small group clinics to help improve volleyball skills and physical fitness. Coaches also offer individual guidance regarding college recruiting along with several useful tools which will help players achieve their dreams of playing volleyball at the next level. Check out Tsunami at 5163 Old Dixie Hwy., Suite 100. For information call 770-462-4950 or visit

GAINESVILLE Elachee Nature Science Center Take a breath of fresh air this summer at Elachee, one of the premier environmental education centers in Georgia serving 35,000 students from more than 22 school systems and an additional 30,000 visitors to the museum and preserve each year. Located in the 1,400acre Chicopee Woods Nature Preserve in North Georgia at 2125 Elachee Drive, the center is celebrating more than 30 years of building environmental literacy for Georgians through quality educational experiences, museum exhibitions, special programs, and resources for schools and the general public. Elachee’s curriculum is designed to develop a healthy ecological consciousness and includes preschool, elementary, and secondary education programs paralleling the Georgia Performance Standards. Other offerings include teacher education, summer day camp, special public programs, scout and home school programs, children’s birthday parties,

and facility rentals. Elachee is a private, not-for-profit institution supported by program fees, memberships, fundraising events, museum admissions, and donations from corporations, foundations, and individuals like you. Call 770-535-1976 or visit to learn more.

GAY Big Red Oak Plantation Big Red Oak Plantation, located at 8428 Greenville St., provides one of Georgia’s finest bobwhite quail and whitetail deer hunting habitats on 2,500 acres. Stroll a certified forest with gently rolling hills, tall oak and pine trees, broom sedge, and other native grasses. The plantation’s southern boundary runs along beautiful Red Oak Creek, which attracts an abundance of wildlife. Plus, the plantation offers a worldclass state-of-the-art sporting clays facility, host to the 2013 Georgia State Sporting Clays Association Championship. The facility attracts worldclass coaches and is gaining recognition as one of the premier sporting clays courses in Georgia and in the Southeast. Log on to or call 706-538-6870 for more information.

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at Splash Park at 54 Post St. Special attractions include a rain tree, water mushroom, pipe falls, volcano sprays, deck sprays, and a tipping bucket, plus many more water jets and sprays. The park will be open from 10 am to 8 pm from Memorial Day through the end of September. During the school year, the park will be open from 10 am to 7 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Call 770-583-2289 or visit

HAMPTON Atlanta Motor Speedway Speed. Adrenaline. Exhilaration. That’s what you’ll find at Atlanta Motor

Coweta Film Tours are scheduled so you may enjoy a full day visiting filming locations around the region.

SENOIA ON THE BIG SCREEN WALKING TOURS (begin and end at The Georgia Mercantile Co. in Senoia)

ELDERS MILL WATERFALL AND CAMPSITE (located on Elders Mill Road outside of Senoia)

WALKIN DEAD TOURS AND EVENTS (begin and end at Cherokee Rose in Haralson)

GRANTVILLE DEAD WALKING TOURS (begin and end at Zombie Geeks in Grantville)

GRANTVILLE The Grantville Splash Park On a sweltering summer day, nothing feels better than a cool splash of water. Cool off

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become a premiere facility for multiple

Alpine Helen - White County

forms of racing in addition to a wide range

Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains on the Chattahoochee River, this Northeast Georgia village has a rich history linked to the Cherokee Indians and Indian burial mounds as well as early settlers who arrived to mine for gold and cut virgin timber for a thriving lumber industry in the early 1900s. Helen is a re-creation of an alpine village complete with cobblestone alleys and old-world towers. With shopping, camping, both rustic and luxury mountain cabins, restaurants, bed and breakfast inns, mountains, theater, recreation, romantic getaways, beautiful scenery, family activities, waterfalls, museums, history, art, fishing, tubing, golf, and more—there’s something for every member of the family. Over the summer, events from the 41st Annual Helen to Atlantic Hot Air Balloon

of other events including concerts, family gatherings, business conventions, and the Georgia State Fair. This summer’s line up features Friday night drag races, Richard Petty driving experiences, the Thursday Thunder legends racing series, Driving 101 NASCAR racing experiences, and the 17th Annual Bandolero Nationals on June 27 and 28. The summer season ends with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Qualifying & Spring Car Shootout on Aug. 29, the NASCAR Nationwide Series Night Race on Aug. 30, and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Night Racing Returns on Aug. 31. The track’s physical address is 1500 Tara Place. Check or call 770-946-4211 for details.

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HIAWASEE Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds For a weekend of wine, music, and art, head to the mountains on Lake Chatuge. The Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds will play host to the Appalachian Wine, Jazz & Art from noon to 7 pm June 13 and 14 at 1311 Music Hall Road. Stroll the grounds with a souvenir wine glass and savor samples from 14 to 16 Georgia and North Carolina wineries. Area restaurants will offer savory food for a price. Local artisans with handcrafted wares plus jazz music will

Newnan Utilities has helped Coweta County grow and prosper for over 100 years. We’re proud to sponsor numerous events throughout the year that enrich and strengthen this vibrant community. We hope you’ll visit Newnan Utilities’ Carl Miller Park and enjoy this beautiful natural setting with outdoor activities for all ages.

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add to the down-home, yet sophisticated

include the Rhododendron Festival

sists of 17 courts with certified instructors,

ambiance. To learn more, call 706-896-4191

through May 17; Georgia Mountain

a Pro Shop, daily classes, and is host to an

or visit

EggFest on May 17; Tasting of Southern

array of state and local tournaments. The

Highlands on June 3; 4th of July Fireworks

beach is open from Memorial Day through

your style, plan on heading to the 64th an-

on July 4; Georgia Mountain Moonshine

Labor Day, and provides family fun and

nual Georgia Mountain Fair from July 18 to

Cruiz-In from August 7 to 9; and the

entertainment for all ages including two

26. Thousands of visitors from across the

Georgia Mountain Fall Festival from Oct.

water slides, a kiddie pool, water trampo-

region have experienced the event’s excite-

10 to 18. The fairgrounds are located

line, indoor playground, an array of picnic

ment and nostalgia. Experience first-class

at 1311 Music Hall Road. For ticket

tables, stationary grills, and pavilions avail-

musical performances, arts & crafts, fun

information, call 706-896-4191 or visit

able for rental. Visit

carnival rides, unique attractions, and a

glimpse into North Georgia’s rich history

and culture.


If pig races and country music are more

Musical guests include Aaron Tippin,

or call 770-477-3766. Road to Tara Museum Whether you’re a “Gone With The Wind”

Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers, the

Clayton County International Park

fan, Civil War buff, or history lover, you’ll

Bellamy Brothers, Joe Diffie, and Mel

Clayton County International Park at 2300

find something to enjoy at the Road to Tara

Tillis, to name a few. Plus, don’t miss the

Hwy. 138 SE offers year-round activities

Museum, located in Jonesboro’s 1867 His-

Miss Georgia Mountain Fair Pageant, a

and amenities ranging from birthday party

toric Train Depot. Nowhere can the impact

pioneer village, and everyone’s favorite —

packages, beach volleyball, fully-stocked

of Margaret Mitchell’s literary tribute to

pig racing!

fishing lakes, and hiking or biking trails

her ancestral home—and the classic 1939

on over 200 acres. The tennis complex con-

film based on it—be felt more deeply than

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in this museum. The spirits of Mitchell, Rhett Butler,

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at the Southern Museum of Civil War

and 11 am to 6 pm Sundays. Log on to

& Locomotive History. A prestigious or call

Scarlett O’Hara, and a host of other

Smithsonian Affiliations member, the

770-427-2117 for details.

Hollywood characters color the exhibits

museum provides visitors with a unique

that include such treasures as Margaret

perspective into the strategic and

Mitchell’s china, detailed and accurate

economic use of railroads during and

reproductions of the movie’s costumes,

after the Civil War. The museum is home

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Located on magnificent West Point Lake

book, and many items from the personal

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private collector of GWTW memorabilia.

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assembly line. The Jolley Education Center

weekend getaway. An area well known


offers numerous hands-on and interactive

by water sport enthusiasts and fisherman

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alike, West Point Lake offers 27,000 acres


and the Cobb Energy Gallery features

for fishing, cruising, and skiing fun. As one

traveling exhibits from the Smithsonian

of the hottest fishing lakes in the nation,

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Camp Legacy Campers will experience theatre games, acting workshops, dance classes, voices lessons, a talent show and much much more! They will also be taught a number to perform as pre-show entertainment for Legacy's professional production of "The Music Man!" Half Day: July 14th-18th • 9am-12pm • Ages 5-7 Cost: $150 Full Day: July 21st-25th • 9am-5pm • Ages 7-17 Cost: $300


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The show follows fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments for a boys’ band he vows to organize - despite the fact that he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. “Trouble,” “My White Knight,” and “76 Trombones” are just a few of the showstopping numbers in this Meredith Wilson classic. * Ticket prices do not include 6% sales tax.

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Whether it’s tubing or wakeboarding, fishing or jet skiing, or an incredible week of soaking up the sun on the sandy beach, there’s always something for everyone at Highland Marina Resort. Call 706-8823437 or visit

LAWRENCEVILLE Medieval Times Be swept away to an age of bravery and honor, and witness epic battles of steel and steed at Medieval Times located at 5900 Sugarloaf Pkwy. From ringside seats, discover a feast of the eyes and appetite with all the splendor and romance of 11th century Spain. As you thrill to a rousing, two-hour live jousting tournament, and marvel at awe-inspiring horsemanship and falconry, you can savor a four-course meal fit for royalty. Noble guests feast on garlic bread, tomato bisque soup, roasted

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chicken, spare ribs, herb-basted potatoes, pastry of the castle, coffee, and two rounds of select beverages. A full-service bar is also available for adult guests. Vegetarian meals are available upon request. Medieval Times also features an excellent bar with dance floor, Hall of Arms displaying medieval artifacts, and a medieval torture museum. For showtimes, call 866-543-9637 or visit

LOCUST GROVE Noah’s Ark Rehabilitation Center With over 1,500 animals and 100 different species, Noah’s Ark, a non-profit animal sanctuary, brings children and animals together to provide unconditional love, unconditional service, and a future full of hope. Noah’s Ark is a 250-acre sanctuary for abused, unwanted and neglected animals set in a beautiful park with paved

pathways. Pack a lunch to enjoy at the picnic area and playground. While Noah’s Ark never charges admission, the facility accepts and appreciates donations to help feed and care for the animals. If you and your kids are animal lovers, check out Camp Safari. Zookeepers lead surprise animal encounters and play flashlight safari, followed by a hot dog and marshmallow roast and campfire stories at the overnight camp. A continental breakfast is served the following morning before heading back to the habitat to feed the tigers. Noah’s Ark is located at 712 L.G. Griffin Road. The animal habitat is open from noon to 3 pm Tuesday through Saturday, and the welcome center, picnic area, and office are open from 9 am to 4 pm Tuesday through Friday. Before your visit, call 770-957-0888 to ensure the habitat is open. Visit for more information.


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Macon Music Package June 27 to 29 and July 25 to 28 Celebrate Macon’s rich musical history by attending Bragg Jam on July 26, and visiting The Allman Brothers Band Museum at The


August 2

Tickets for this show only available now as part of Concert Series packet.

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June 6

The Rat Pack is Back Sept. 13

Hotel California

Bret Michaels

Sept. 6

Night Fever

Beyond 5

July 11

Macon Memories Package June 13 to 15 and July 12 to 14 With picturesque architecture and a rich historical past, the best sights and activities in Macon are the city itself. Suggested activities include Wesleyan Market with its offerings of art, music, and organic produce, Rock Candy walking tours, Second Sunday in the Park featuring free concerts, Mercer Village, Lane Southern Orchards Farm Tours, Ocmulgee National Monument, Lake Tobesofkee, Museum of Arts and Science, Historic House Museums, the Museum of Aviation, and more.

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Summer Celebration Packages

African American Heritage Package June 20 to 22 and July 18 to 20 Explore Macon’s museums and cultural sites that illuminate the lives of African Americans. Suggested activities include heritage monuments, the Tubman African American Museum, Douglass Theatre, Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, Washington Memorial Library, Rock Candy walking tour, H & H Restaurant, and several historic districts and downtown churches.

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MACON Looking for a weekend of fun that’s not too far from home, easy on the pocketbook, and great for the entire family? Look no further than the city of Macon’s Summer Celebration Packages. Each package focuses on a theme from historical to athletic. Here’s the lowdown:

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June 7

arguably the best views in the Southeastern United States along the north and south ridgelines of Lookout Mountain. For details, log on to

Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers

July 26

and climbs, peaceful sections of pristine wilderness, and what are

Gladys Knight

June 21

Strap on your hiking boots and get ready for the hike of a lifetime. The Lookout Mountain Valley Trail boasts stunning bluff views, creek crossings, and waterfalls. Beginning at Covenant College, 14049 Scenic Hwy., hikers can admire Lookout Valley and downtown Chattanooga before descending to the Nature Center on the historic Guild-Hardy Trail, which was built on the base of the Chattanooga and Lookout Mountain Railroad. After climbing back out of the valley and passing through the start-finish area, hikers cross over the mountain and Gerber Creek, and arrive at Lula Lake Land Trust passing the lake, waterfalls, and Eagle Cliff, before departing for Long Branch Residential Preserve. This course includes technical sections with rocky downhills


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Big House, Rose Hill Cemetery, the burial place of Duane Allman and Berry Oakley of the Allman Brothers Band, and more. Get Outdoors Package June 6 to 8 and July 4 to 6 Outdoor enthusiasts will relish the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, Lake Tobesofkee, Macon’s own lake featuring three parks with white sandy beaches, Lane Southern Orchards with its peaches and pecans, Ocmulgee Heritage Trail, Ocmulgee National Monument, a guided earth lodge tour in July, and more. For details about all four packages, visit or call 800-768-3401.

facility sanctioned by the new USABMX association. The track features a 50 foot starting hill with 3 paved high-banked turns connected by 800 feet of jumps, whoops, rollers, and step-ups. The track is available for all to ride when not racing, although a helmet is required. For more information, call 770-288-7300 or visit The racing schedule can be found at Follow BMX Sandy Ridge on Facebook or call 770-616-0075.


Summer 2014 two collections of short stories. Native Americans inhabited this region for at least 12,000 years, leaving behind an impressive array of earthen mounds, pottery, tools, weapons, and place names. In fact, several major trading paths converged at a site near Milledgeville. When the city was surveyed in 1803, it was on the very edge of the Georgia frontier. The 544-acre estate located at 2628 N. Columbia St. is composed of gently rolling hills divided into a farm complex, hayfields, pasture, man-made and natural ponds, and forests. Tobler Creek, a spring-fed

Andalusia—Home of Flannery O’Connor

waterway, intersects the property entering


Rolling hills, red clay, pine trees, and

near the west corner and meandering

hardwoods characterize Andalusia’s

down to exit at the middle of the southeast

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surroundings, the home of American

boundary. The farm complex at Andalusia

Sandy Ridge Park, located at 1200 Keys Ferry Road, is home of the Sandy Ridge BMX track — a premier racing

author Flannery O’Connor from 1951 until

consists of the main house, a peafowl

her death from lupus in 1964. This is where

aviary, Jack & Louise Hill’s House, the

O’Connor completed her two novels and

main cow barn, an equipment shed, the

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Summer Summer 2014 2014 milk-processing shed, an additional smaller barn, a parking garage, a water tower, a small storage house, a horse stable, a pump house, and three tenant houses. Andalusia is open for selfguided tours on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10 am to 4 pm. All other visits are by appointment. Visit or call 478-454-4029.

NEWNAN Brown’s Mill Battlefield Historic Site Salute those who fought bravely during the Civil War at Brown’s



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Mill Battlefield Historic Site, 155 Millard Farmer Road. The Battle of Brown’s Mill was fought July 30, 1864, in Coweta County during the Atlanta Campaign of the Civil War. Edward M. McCook’s Union cavalry, on a daring raid to sever communications and supply lines in southcentral Georgia, was defeated near Newnan by Confederate forces under Joseph Wheeler. Brown’s Mill changed Brown’s Mill Battlefield Historic Site

the course of the Atlanta Campaign, forcing Sherman to abandon his

efforts to use cavalry to cut Atlanta’s railroads and compelling him to begin a lengthy siege of Atlanta. The site is open from 8:30 am to 7 pm Monday through Saturday, and 1:30 pm to 5 pm Sundays. Make plans to attend the first battle reenactment at Brown’s Mill on Oct. 10 to 12. Plus, enjoy a period dance, a ladies tea party, interpretive history activities, and much more. To learn more, visit or call 770-254-2627 org. Chattahoochee Bend State Park Chattahoochee Bend State Park showcases a spectacular tract of wilderness in northwest Coweta County. Located at 425 Bobwhite

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Way in a graceful bend of the Chattahoochee River, the park is a haven for paddlers, campers, and anglers. At 2,910 acres, Chattahoochee Bend is one of Georgia’s largest state parks, protecting five miles of river frontage. A boat ramp provides easy access to the water, while more than six miles of wooded trails are open for hiking and nature photography. An observation platform provides pleasant views of the river and forest. Although most of the park has been left in its natural state, campers have many options for staying overnight within park boundaries. RV owners will enjoy the camping section with sunny pull-through and back-in sites. Tent campers can choose from riverfront platform sites, walk-in sites and traditional developed

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Fourth of July Parade and Fireworks

Saturdays at MainStreet Newnan Mar-

There’s nothing more Americana than

ket Days. Vendors on the lovely square

4th of July festivities featuring a patriotic

offer fresh food, pottery, jewelry, arts and

parade and a fabulous fireworks display.

crafts, sweet-smelling soaps and lotions,

MainStreet Newnan sponsors the parade

children’s clothing, locally-grown produce

which marches from downtown onto

and honey, pet accessories, jams and jel-

LaGrange Street and weaves its way to

lies, fresh-squeezed lemonade, salsas, and

Newnan High’s Drake Stadium. Festivities

more. Pickin’ on the Square, a gathering of acoustic players, sets up on the courthouse

at the stadium include inflatable slides and

steps and performs bluegrass, gospel, and

bounce houses, face painting, and clowns Chattahoochee Bend State Park

campsites. The park even offers screened Adirondack-style shelters for families and groups who want a unique camping experience. Bathhouses with hot showers are a short walk from most campsites.

a number of favorite songs for the crowd.

making balloon animals. Local musicians

Market Days go from 10 am to 2 pm the

and bands will provide live music. To

first Saturday of the month.

cap off the day, the Newnan Rotary Club

Admission is free. For more information,

along with the city, the county, and local

visit or call

merchants will present a 30-minute


fireworks show. Call 770-253-8283 or visit for details.

Newnan Utilities Carl Miller Park

Covered picnic shelters may be rented for birthday parties, reunions, and other

MainStreet Newnan Market Days

For a relaxing break in your day, head

gatherings. Call 770-254-7271 or visit

Homemade, homegrown, and handmade items describe the specialties you’ll find on

over to Carl Miller Park at 70 Sewell Road.

The park offers ample parking, a restroom

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features wooden climbing

stop in and visit downtown Newnan’s mer-

areas, swings, assorted

chants at the annual “Summer Wined Up”

bridges, tunnels, forts,

event on June 13. Merchants will feature

playhouses, cars, boats,

different wines for tasting with whites and

and trucks and airplanes

reds available to sample. Event goers must

for kids to play in, on and

provide a valid photo ID at the registration

around. The playground

table on East Court Square for admittance.

even offers xylophones

Please visit or

and wooden drums for

call at 770-253-8283.

the musically inclined. A brick walkway leads to the entrance with names Newnan Utilities Carl Miller Park


of sponsors engraved

The Fred

on each brick. Hours of

Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater, better

facility near the popular castle playground,

operation through October are 8 am to 9

known as The Fred, is one of the leading

four pavilions for groups up to 150 people,

pm, and 8 am to 7 pm from November to

outdoor entertainment venues in the metro

picnic tables, and a walking/jogging trail

March. For more information, call 770-683-

Atlanta area located at 201 McIntosh Trail.

that stretches 6/10 of a mile.

5516 or visit

This intimate, family-friendly venue has

Built in 1998 by local volunteers and

hosted hometown favorites and national

funded through local donations, the

Summer Wined Up Event

touring acts for more than thirty years.

32,000-square foot castle playground

Stroll the streets and sample wines as you

This year’s summer concert series features



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world-renowned acts including Gladys

attractions at Robin Lake Beach including

Knight on May 17, Bruce Hornsby and the

live music, the Callaway Gardens Farmers

Noisemakers on June 21, the Beach Boys

Market, beach activities, kids zones, great

The Rock Ranch

on July 12, Michael Bolton on July 26, Ar-

food, drink specials, and much more.

Rock Ranch is a beautiful 1,500-acre cattle

rival—the Music of Abba on Aug. 2, and one other act to be announced for a Sept. 27 show. Spotlight shows include Beyond 5 on June 6, Night Fever—the Bee Gees Tribute on June 7, Hotel California on July 11, Bret Michaels on Sept. 6, and the Rat Pack is Back on Sept. 13. Call 770-631-0630 or visit


The celebration begins early and lasts

ranch located at 5020 Barnesville Hwy.,

well into the night at the annual July 4th

about an hour south of Atlanta in Upson

Star Spangled Beach Party at Robin Lake

County. It’s a place where families, school

Beach. Highlights include beach activities, live music headlined by the Swingin’ Medallions, the FSU Flying High Circus, and the annual Fireworks Extravaganza. Soar into September at the 16th annual Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival. The weekend kicks off with the extraordinary

Callaway Gardens

Friday Night Balloon Glow. Watch beautiful

Kick off the summer at Callaway’s

balloons in flight or hop in a basket for your

Memorial Day Weekend Festival from

own tethered balloon ride.

groups, and even businesses can get a taste of “agritourism.” The Rock Ranch is owned by Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy and dedicated to “Growing Healthy Families.” A day at The Rock Ranch is packed full of excitement, fun, adventure and making memories. Train rides, zip lines, cane pole fishing, paddle boats, and horse rides are just a few of the attractions that will make your day truly memorable. Rock Ranch also grows fresh produce

May 23 to 26. The festival features the

Callaway Gardens is located at 17800 US

like strawberries, blueberries, and corn

55th Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard

Hwy. 27. Visit or

just to name a few. Plus, the ranch offers

Tournament and a host of other fun

call 800-CALLAWAY.

fresh, grain-fed, hormone-free, and

Margaret Mitchell’s

Big Zombie Part 2 tour now meeting at The Woodbury Shoppe, "the official Walking Dead store" in Senoia.


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fun-filled dinner, magical moonlight, and

with the “Senoia on the Big Screen Walking

lavish brunches. Join the captain and an

Tour” starting at The Georgia Mercantile

award-winning crew on board for a unique

Company, 60 Broad St., Building A. You

tour and cruise attraction in Savannah’s

will be guided on a two-mile, two-hour tour

beautiful waters. Special holiday excursions

highlighting sites used in the production

will be held on Father’s Day and the 4th of

of “The Walking Dead,” “Drop Dead

July to name a few. Meet at 9 East River St. Visit or call The Rock Ranch


steroid-free, all-natural beef. Check out

SENOIA for a calendar of summer events or call 706-647-6374.

Diva,” “Fried Green Tomatoes,” and more. Next, visit Haralson for the Haralson Walkin’ Dead Tours and Elders Mill to see production sites for “The Walking Dead,” “Lawless,” and more. These tours are held onsite at Cherokee Rose Retail and at the

Coweta Film Tours

waterfall on Elders Mill Road. Finally, make

Plan a day full of film tour adventures

your way to Grantville for a treat to see a


by walking in the footsteps of the stars

set reproduction from season three of “The

throughout Coweta County. Countless

Walking Dead” with a special showing of

Savannah Riverboat Cruises

productions from the present to 20 years

the episode “Clear” filmed in downtown

Take a relaxing ride and experience

past have been produced throughout the

Grantville. Who knows, you may even get

refreshing river breezes on a sightseeing

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Historic Downtown Senoia

to stand out like a sore thumb, feel free

Want a few exciting reasons to visit Senoia?

to mispronounce Senoia. No one will say

open from 10 am to 9 pm Monday through

From May 27 to Aug. 5, Starlite will be

Start with the artsy boutique shops and an-

anything, but every one will know you’re

Thursday, 10 am to 11 pm Fridays, 10:30

tique stores. Add several tantalizing cafes

not a local! Contact 770-599-3679 or log on

am to 11 pm Saturdays, and 1 pm to 7 pm

and restaurants like Zac Brown’s Southern


Sundays. Join fellow skaters for all-night parties on May 25 and Aug. 31.

Ground Social Club. Mix in quaint streets that serve as the backdrop for AMC’s “The Walking Dead.” It’s a recipe for a fun family day! Twenty-five years ago, much of Senoia’s

For details, call 770-252-9500 or visit


Starlite Family Fun Center Starlite offers a family atmosphere where


residential area was placed on the National

visitors can roller skate on the genuine

Register of Historic Places with more than

hardwood maple floor, play laser tag, jump,

St. Marys Submarine Museum

100 homes in the district. Two inns, the

slide, and swing in the soft playground,

This is where the legacy of the great

Culpepper House and Veranda B&B, ac-

or win tickets for prizes in the huge

submarine vets and ships lives on. As you

commodate out-of-town guests or locals

arcade. Not so good on wheels? Sign up for

explore the nearly 20,000 artifacts, paint-

who want a relaxing little getaway.

Starlite’s Saturday morning skate lessons.

ings, models, historical documents and

To tempt your tummy, Starlite, located at

photos, you get a sense of what life aboard

that Senoia would be pronounced "Seh-

55 Thomas Grace Annex, serves pizza,

a submarine is all about. As home of Kings

noy-yuh," but don’t be fooled. Residents

burgers, chicken, and lots of other

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here simply call it "Seh-noy." If you want

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Page 21 sonar panels, a history of submarines, a gift shop, and a display dedicated to the eight submariners who received the Medal of Honor. Located at 102 St. Marys St. W., you can visit the museum from 10 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Saturday, and noon to 5 pm Sundays. Call 912-882-ASUB or check for information.

THOMASTON Skydive Atlanta

Skydive Atlanta only natural that St. Marys plays host to one

working periscope is among the most mod-

Tandem skydiving is the most popular way

of the world’s most extensive collections of

ern at any museum in the world, and kids of

to experience skydiving for first timers.

submarine memorabilia and displays.

all ages love trying their hand at a lookout.

With less than 30 minutes of training, you

The museum features models of torpedoes,

can jump attached to an expert instructor

right on the riverfront and offers visitors an

deep-sea diving suits and submarine uni-

at Skydive Atlanta at 2333 Delray Road. An

opportunity to get up-close and personal

forms, command plaques, photographs and

instructor with a minimum of three years

with the history and operation of America’s

scaled replicas of submarines, an area for

experience in skydiving, 500 jumps, and a

most famous submarines. The museum’s

watching movies on submarines, working

USPA Master Skydiving license,

St. Marys Submarine Museum is located

Page 22 teaches an overview of the process, correct freefall body position, emergencies, exiting the aircraft, operating the parachute after freefall, landing approach, and landing. Call 800-950-JUMP or visit

TYRONE The Legacy Theatre Join Professor Harold Hill as he cons the good people of River City, Iowa in the Legacy Theatre’s production “The Music Man”—family entertainment at its best! The show follows fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he convinces townspeople to buy instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band he vows to organize, despite the fact he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. “Trouble,” “My White Knight,” and “76 Trombones” are just a few of the show-stopping numbers in this Meredith Wilson classic. Show dates are June 11 to Aug. 3. If your child has been bitten by the acting bug, check into the Legacy’s all-day musical theater camp from 9 am to 5 pm from July 21 to 25 for ages 7 to 17. Participants will experience theater games, acting workshops, dance classes, develop commercials, voice lessons, a talent show, and much more. Campers will perform in a showcase for parents on the final day of camp, and will be taught a number to perform as pre-show entertainment for “The Music Man.” Register children ages 5 to 7 for a mini camp from 9 am to noon July 14 to 18. Participants will present a showcase for parents the final

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50 things to do day of camp, and will also be taught a production number to perform in a pre-show performance of “The Music Man.” Legacy also offers a wide range of dance classes including ballet, tap, jazz, and hip hop. Visit The Legacy Theatre at 1175 Senoia Road. Log on to or call 404-895-1473.

VILLA RICA Pine Mountain Gold Museum Local artifacts dating back to 12,000 BC are on display at the Pine Mountain Gold Museum, a facility dedicated to preserving the rich history of Villa Rica’s gold mining industry. The newest addition to the park is the C.P. Huntington train for the Pine Mountain Scenic Railroad. Kids of all ages will enjoy a scenic trek around the mountain on the Golden Nugget engine, touring some of the sites of the gold mining process from the 1800s, and riding through new exhibits. Pine Mountain Gold Museum also offers a 50-seat theater with a 20-minute documentary on the history of the Villa Rica mines, a covered gold and gemstone panning area, an authentic grist mill and water wheel, a 27-acre park with over three miles of self-guided walking trails with interpretive signage, knowledgeable guides available for group tours of 15 or more, west Georgia’s only authentic 19-century gold stamp mill, and a live farm animal exhibit. Bring the family and enjoy a day in the park, a picnic in the covered pavilion, panning for gold, a tour of the intact ruins of Pine Mountain’s gold mines

on the mountain, and a viewing of the museum exhibits. The museum and grounds are located at 1881 Stockmar Road. Hours are 10 am to 4 pm Monday through Saturday, and 1 pm to 4 pm on Sunday. Panning and train rides close at 3:30 pm daily. Call 770-459-8455 or visit for information.


country inn. The grounds boast the longest and largest zip line canopy course in the world, verified by two Guinness World Records, and the amazing “Flight of the Falcon,” a 3,400-foot long super eco zip line, one of the longest and the most exciting zip lines in the world! Plus, it offers almost 10 miles of zip lines and sky bridges, and six levels of exciting eco zip line treks. Glide up to speeds of 60 mph

Historic Banning Mills

over the lost gorge and ruins

Historic Banning Mills is located in Georgia’s only hidden gorge on beautiful Snake Creek in Carroll County—an area rich in history and home to a cozy

of the ghost town Banning. Additional adventures include a ropes course, GPS adventures, an aerial adventure park, kayaking, horseback riding, hiking, team building, falcon



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Historic Banning Mills

hunts, falconry arts, and a climbing wall. Historic Banning Mills, located at 205 Horseshoe Dam Road, is a family run and built, non-profit organization. All proceeds go to the conservancy, history center, and educational programs. Log on to or call 770-834-9149.

WILLIAMSON Candler Field Museum Enjoy an afternoon of aviation history at the Candler Field Museum, established to recreate the old Atlanta airport as it existed in the 1920s and 1930s. The American Airways Hangar, the one hangar that is currently open, was completed in September 2008

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and includes a collection of airplanes, cars, clothing, and other items relevant to the era. Plus, the new Barnstormers Grill is open with room enough for parties, banquets, and corporate events. Plans to construct additional buildings are underway. The museum’s aircraft collection includes a 1917 Curtiss JN-4, a 1928 Curtiss Robin, a 1930 6L Stearman, a 1940 Douglas DC-3A, a 1941 PT-17 Stearman, and a Waco YMF-5. In fact, you can experience the thrill of a lifetime by taking a ride on the Waco, an open cockpit biplane with seats for two people in the front cockpit while the pilot flies from the cockpit behind.

Fifteen- to 20-minute rides are sold by appointment. Or, celebrate Vintage Day on June 7, or the 8th Annual Veterans Day event on Nov. 8. Located at 349 Jonathan’s Roost Road, the museum is open Tuesday through Sunday. Call 770-467-9490 or visit

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