School’s out, and the kids are getting antsy, so it’s time to plan some summer adventures! For this year’s Summer Adventure Guide, we’ve listed a number of ways to explore adventures near and far (how about 14,000 feet in the air?!) that are fun for the whole family. From kayaking and zip lines to mingling with dinosaurs and royalty, our guide has something for everyone. Summer is here, so make the most of it!


Take a Walk on the Wildside!

Yellow River Wildlife Sanctuary, formerly Yellow River Game Ranch, has been an iconic destination for Georgians for almost 60 years. Founded as a home for injured and orphaned wildlife and a place where hundreds of families could come to interact with deer, rabbits, goats, and more, the Game Ranch closed in 2018 and re-opened under new ownership as Yellow River Wildlife Sanctuary. The sanctuary has made major improvements to the property and has grown to provide resident animals with enrichment activities, high-quality diets, and well-maintained habitats.

With the help of talented curators, keepers, staff, and volunteers working closely with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Yellow River Wildlife Sanctuary promotes animal appreciation and provides wildlife education. YRWS offers people of all ages opportunities to get very close to and learn about many of Georgia’s native and not-so-native animals right outside of Atlanta.

Check out the black bears playing in the waterfalls. Little ones will love feeding and brushing down barnyard animals like goats, sheep, and the huge but lovable steer Ferdinand. Sit with the bunnies in the bunny yard, feed American bison if you dare. Hang out with lovable lemurs and spider monkeys, and have a howling good time with the coyotes. After enjoying the animals, take a crack at gem mining any rockhound would love.

40155 Hwy 441 South, Commerce

Thrilling Activities in Store for Adventurers of All Ages

Funopolis Family Fun Center is the ultimate destination for entertainment and excitement, catering to families and individuals alike. Nestled in the heart of Commerce, Georgia, Funopolis offers a vibrant array of thrilling activities suitable for all ages. From adrenaline-pumping arcade games to exhilarating go-kart races, the center provides a diverse range of experiences to cre ate lasting memories.

At Funopolis, guests can challenge their skills on their state-of-the-art mini-golf courses or scale new heights on the rock climbing walls. Their indoor playgrounds offer endless adventures for children, while the laser tag arena delivers pulse-pounding action for groups of friends or family members.

Funopolis takes pride in providing a safe and welcoming environment, ensuring that every visitor can relax and enjoy themselves to the fullest. Their friendly staff members are dedicated to delivering exceptional customer service, whether it’s assisting with attractions or helping organize unforgettable birthday parties and group events.

With affordable pricing and an abundance of attractions, Funopolis Family Fun Center offers great fun at a great value. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply seeking a day of enjoyment, Funopolis guarantees a memorable experience for everyone who walks through their doors. Join them for a day filled with laughter, thrills, and endless fun!


3380 Venture Parkway, Duluth


Test Your Skills on a Challenging Championship Course

Putt your way through mysterious mountain caves, over footbridges and under cascading waterfalls! Swashbuckling fun for the whole family! Pirate’s Cove specializes in group outings and birthday parties. They are open year-round, weather permitting. Fun for all ages!


1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd., Stone Mountain

Visit Georgia’s Most Popular Attraction for Families

Home to the world’s largest freestanding piece of exposed granite, Stone Mountain Park includes family-friendly attractions, historical and natural sights, two hotels, Georgia’s largest campground, special festivals, two championship golf courses, and expansive natural woodlands with hiking trails. Minutes from downtown Atlanta, Stone Mountain Park is directly off U.S Highway 78 and is easily accessible.

Experience the Music Across America Drone & Light Show starting Memorial Day Weekend. The show includes state-of-the-art digital video technology, enhanced lasers and lights, immersive music, huge flame effects, extra fireworks, and 250 color-changing drones. This magnificent display of light and sound will transport you to another world!

Park attractions include Dinosaur Explore, Scenic Railroad, Adventure Mini-Golf, Geyser Towers, Skyride, and more. Admission is included with an Attractions Ticket or annual Mountain Membership. Plan your visit now for a summer to remember! For additional information and to purchase tickets, visit



Kayak or Canoe the Broad River

Georgia’s Broad River Outpost offers kayak and canoe rentals with two floats. The first is a mild and scenic float on the “Upper” (section 1) with moving water through shallow shoals. The second option is the Wet and Wild “Lower” (section 2) with fun beginner whitewater containing four large shoals with Class II rapids and calmer waters in between. Bring small coolers only. NO glass or guns allowed. Open March through October. Phone reservations required.


1195 Grady Road, Rockmart


View the North Georgia Hill Country From 14,000 Feet

Family-owned and operated Skydive Spaceland Atlanta is a completely remodeled, gorgeous skydiving center nestled in the hill country just 55 miles northwest of Atlanta. Experience the thrill of a lifetime by jumping out of a perfectly good airplane from up to 14,000 feet, then freefalling at 120 mph! Skydive Spaceland offers group rates as well as discounts for military (active and retired), first responders (police/fire/EMS), healthcare workers, and Merchant Marine. Instant online gift certificates are available. Once you’ve tasted the thrill of skydiving, keep it going by getting licensed to skydive solo — Skydive Spaceland is one of the world’s most progressive skydiving training centers!























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