At Lanier Islands you’ll find 1,500 acres of jam packed family fun. From luxurious accommodations at Legacy Lodge, LakeHouses or Villas to their wildly popular beach, boardwalk and entertainment district known as LanierWorld, there is something for everyone! At LanierWorld you can catch a giant wave in the Southeast’s largest Wavepool, fly full speed down the Intimidator water slide, zip high above the beach on a canopy tour or cannonball off the tower of their inflatable obstacle course. Add movies on the 5-story spectacular screen, music at Sunset Cove Café and a plethora of dining options and you have a vacation made for memories. Best of all, all of this is in our own backyard just 10 minutes north of Suwanee! And, while LanierWorld will keep you busy for days, you might want to take a break and rent a pontoon to explore the lake, take in a round of golf at Legacy Golf Club, relax at Tranquility the Spa or explore the trails of one of our Islands from the back of a horse all guided by their equestrian center experts. If relaxing in the Lodge is on tap for one day then grab a lounge chair poolside and set up camp next to our heated salt-water pool. Later you can enjoy fine dining in Sidney’s while the kids enjoy dinner and a kid’s night out with our Legacy Kids counselors. It’s all waiting for you. See you at the Lake!
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Stone Mountain Park is home to the world’s largest freestanding piece of exposed granite. Stone Mountain Park also features a historical Memorial Carving, the world’s largest relief sculpture. The 3,200-acre park includes more than a dozen attractions, historical and natural sights, two Marriott hotels, Georgia’s largest campground, two championship golf courses, and expansive natural woodlands with hiking trails. Minutes from downtown Atlanta, Stone Mountain Park is directly off of U.S. Highway 78 and is easily accessible from Atlanta interstates. New for 2017 is “Dinosaur Explore,” featuring 20 animatronic dinosaurs representing 14 species. At the center of the fun is the Dinotorium, an all-new indoor experience with T. Rex meet and greets, baby dinosaur interactions and a dino dig play area. Also making its debut is the loveable herd from Ice Age in the new “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs™ 4D Experience.” Sid, Manny, Diego and the rest of the crew embark on an action-packed adventure when they discover a lost world of dinosaurs. Dinosaur Explore is open now and will only be available for the 2017 season. Admission is FREE with any paid daily Adventure Pass or Mountain Membership. An Adventure Pass also gives you access to the park’s family fun attractions such as Summit Skyride, Geyser Towers®, SkyHike®, The Great Locomotive Chase Adventure Golf, Scenic Railroad, Historic Square and Discovering Stone Mountain Museum. To view their operating calendar or for more information, visit StoneMountainPark.com
About two hours south of Suwanee in Pine Mountain, Georgia, Wild Animal Safari is a drive-through animal park that lets you get face to face with hundreds of animals from all over the world. The park is home to over 650 animals on 500 acres. You can rent a zebra minivan, take the tour bus when it’s available, or drive your own vehicle through the 3.5 mile Serengeti Adventure. You will get the opportunity to pet, feed and photograph many of the over 75 different species that call Wild Animal Safari home. There are animals from all over the world residing at the park, many of them on the threatened or endangered species list. After experiencing the drive through adventure, hop out of the vehicle and enjoy the Walkabout, which is more like a traditional zoo. The Walkabout is home to baboons, kangaroo, tigers, peacocks, tortoises, singing dogs, lemurs and more. Wild Animal Safari is consistently rated as one of the top drive through zoos in the country, and attracts visitors from all over the world. The park additionally offers a café and gift shop, and is a popular choice for families, school field trips, church groups, veteran groups, special needs groups and more. You can be sure it will be an incredible experience! The park is open every day of the year other than Christmas Day. For more information, hours and directions visit them online at AnimalSafari.com/Georgia
Andy’s Trout Farm is nestled on 325 beautiful acres at the foot of the Appalachian Mountains in Northeast Georgia. Andy’s offers a tranquil respite with lodging in their rustic cabins by the creek, fishing and hiking the trails with nature at your side, enjoying the quiet peace and relaxation away from the hustle and bustle of life. Cope Hall is the new mountain venue for church groups, family reunions and special events! Call for special group pricing! Email them at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow them on Facebook.
Want to know about zip lining? Google it. Want to know about Lake Lanier Canopy Tours? Go see them! They’ve got the World’s Longest Zip line over Lake Lanier. They’ve got the World’s Largest collection of LLCT T-shirts at Lake Lanier. But seriously, they do have the WORLD’S GREATEST GUIDES anywhere.
Award-winning parks offer a never-ending source of fun activities any time of year. You can explore the past at historic sites and museums or stroll on a trail, play a sport, or attend a pottery class. There are lovely views of woodlands, lakes, meadows, streams and gently rolling hills.
Honoring Tyrus Raymond Cobb “The Georgia Peach” – 1st inductee in baseball’s Hall of Fame. Experience Major League Baseball at its foundation. Open Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm and Saturday, 10am-4pm. Closed all major holidays. Group Tours by appointment – call 706-245-1825. Visit them online at TyCobbMuseum.org or on Facebook and Twitter.
Visit the hands-on learning environment at interactive neighborhood for kids in Gainesville, Georgia. Museum admission is only $8/person and good for the entire day. Check out their Gift Shop and Pottery Studio! They offer scheduled group rates and birthday parties! Hours: Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 1pm-5pm.