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Old 03-06-2013, 12:21 PM   #16
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The Dr. Martin Luther King birthplace and museum is very cool. We really enjoyed our visit there. Dr. King home
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Old 03-06-2013, 12:46 PM   #17
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Chattanooga is just a couple hours drive
What's there to do in Chattanooga? Thanks!
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Old 03-06-2013, 12:47 PM   #18
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The Dr. Martin Luther King birthplace and museum is very cool. We really enjoyed our visit there. Dr. King home
We did this a couple of days ago. We, too, thought it was very cool! Thanks!
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Old 03-06-2013, 01:00 PM   #19
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What's there to do in Chattanooga? Thanks!
They have their own aquarium, which is awesome. Ruby Falls/lookout mountain, Imax theater, children's discovery museum, coolidge park has a nice carousel, and the bluff art district has lots of outdoor art along the river.
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Old 03-06-2013, 01:24 PM   #20
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Helen GA is a nice walking area in the mountains...outlets in Dawsonville...Stone Mountain is fun too.
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:00 PM   #21
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Visit Centennial Park.

CNN has a tour and the longest escalator in the world or something like that. There used to be an amusement park in their building. They have a gift shop.

Riding the subway could be interesting if you're not used to that.

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Old 03-06-2013, 02:13 PM   #22
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Visit Millennium Park.

CNN has a tour and the longest escalator in the world or something like that. There used to be an amusement park in their building. They have a gift shop.

Riding the subway could be interesting if you're not used to that.
I think you mean Centennial Park? Very likely they already did though, since they've been all around it with CNN, World of Coke and Georgia Aquarium.
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:20 PM   #23
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And it's not good weather in Atlanta.

Carter Center (Actually pretty interesting and your kids can go in the Oval Office) They work hard at making in 'interactive' for kids. Not far from downtown
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:34 PM   #24
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Have you done Legoland? My 12 and under kids love it.

It is suppose to warm up a quite a bit tomorrow and Friday. The Botanical Gardens are nice and ST. Mountain could be fun as well.
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Old 03-06-2013, 05:19 PM   #25
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The Tellus Science Museum is about 45-60 min drive outside of downtown in Cartersville, GA.

I don't know where you are staying, but there are several indoor water parks in Gwinnett County that are very inexpensive - Bethesda Park Aquatic Center
225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville 30044

Callaway Gardens in a little over an hour South of Atlanta. Very close to Callaway, is Wild Animal Safari (rent a bus and and feed Giraffes, Zebras, etc out of your hand). Also, nearby is the Little White House.

In Conyers, Yellow River Game Ranch is nice.
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Old 03-06-2013, 05:22 PM   #26
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Good. Most of my ideas for day trips have already been mentioned (Stone Mountain, Helen, Chattanooga/Lookout Mountain).
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Old 03-06-2013, 05:37 PM   #27
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They have their own aquarium, which is awesome. Ruby Falls/lookout mountain, Imax theater, children's discovery museum, coolidge park has a nice carousel, and the bluff art district has lots of outdoor art along the river.
Don't forget Rock City and the Incline.
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Old 03-06-2013, 05:41 PM   #28
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The Tellus Science Museum is about 45-60 min drive outside of downtown in Cartersville, GA.

I don't know where you are staying, but there are several indoor water parks in Gwinnett County that are very inexpensive - Bethesda Park Aquatic Center
225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville 30044

Callaway Gardens in a little over an hour South of Atlanta. Very close to Callaway, is Wild Animal Safari (rent a bus and and feed Giraffes, Zebras, etc out of your hand). Also, nearby is the Little White House.

In Conyers, Yellow River Game Ranch is nice.
Callaway Gardens and the Wild Animal Safari are located in Pine Mountain and very easy to get too.

Both are great places to visit.

The Little White House is located in Warm Springs and not far from Pine Mountain. Very interesting to visit and you will learn a lot about FDR's stay there.
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Old 03-06-2013, 07:27 PM   #29
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Atlanta History Center in Buckhead has a civil war museum, history of Alanta museum, a plantation farmhouse, and an antebellum southern mansion.

If you want amazing pizza- try Antico's. It's near Georgia Tech.

Mall of Georgia in Buford if you want to shop.

Andretti Motor Speedway in Roswell is an indoor video game and go cart place. A lot of kids like it.

Amicalola Falls is a very pretty waterfall and state park about 2 hrs north of Atl.

Good luck! Too bad the weather is so cold here right now!
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Don't forget Rock City and the Incline.
And the Chattanooga Choo Choo
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