Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Over 200 FREE Family Things To Do In Georgia

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After countless hours of research I have complied a list of over 200+ FREE things to see and do in the Georgia aka the Peach State. All of these places offer FREE admission, please note that some only offer FREE admission on select days! For your convenience I have broken them up into two categories: Indoors and Outdoors. I don't know about you, but I cannot wait to go exploring!

  1. 1894 Hanging Jail - was constructed around 1880, and it is one of the only two hanging jails in the state of GA.
  2. Adairsville Rail Depot Museum - the museum features displays of Adairsville's role in the Civil War railroad espionage attempt by Andrews' Raiders, known as The Great Locomotive Chase. Additional exhibits include railroad memorabilia and tributes to early life in Adairsville.
  3. Albany Museum of Art - showcases exhibits of regional artwork. 
  4. Albany Visitor CenterThe restored circa 1858 Historic Bridge House, now home to the Albany Convention & Visitors Bureau, was built by African-American bridge builder Horace King. A history tour of Albany begins within these four walls. Come by the Bridge House and immerse yourself in the beauty and story of this structure. 
  5. Augusta Arsenal at Augusta State University - was the arsenal to both Federal and Confederate governments, and the commandant’s house was a home to poet Stephen Vincent Benet.
  6. American Museum of Papermaking - trace the history of paper from 4000 B.C. to today's contemporary paper artists.
  7. Anne Frank Museum - this powerful, moving 600-photograph exhibit tells the story of young Anne Frank and explores lessons of the Holocaust and its relevance today.
  8. Antique Funeral Museum/Margaret Mitchell Playhouse - visitors can see a horse-drawn hearse, a pre-Civil War casket and antique Civil War embalming equipment. Visit the room where Mitchell played as a child. 168 N McDonough St., Jonesboro GA (Not sure if they are still open, I cannot find a website or phone number)
  9. Appling County Heritage Center - the center's holdings include agricultural tools, black history, a war room, genealogy room and publications by local historians. The Appling County Heritage Center offers a wide variety of items and records that detail the history of the county. Some of the special features include: a growing turpentine collection, agricultural implements, 19th and 20th Century memorabilia, items representing county architecture, Black history, Genealogy library, county records and manuscripts, War Room, Collections and publications by local historians.
  10. Ashely-Slater House - a turn-of-the-century Italianae mansion that serves as the Douglas Area Welcome Center and Chamber of Commerce. Built in 1912 by Mr. John Marshall Ashley as a wedding present for his wife, the Ashley-Slater House is complete with moldings, beautiful woodwork, and an original mural. Visitors should drop by the get local and regional tourism information and relocation packets as well as a tour of the historic home. There are EVP recordings of ghosts sounds in this house.
  11. Arts Clayton Gallery - displays original art by Georgia artists and four murals depicting life in Jonesboro adorn the side of the building.
  12. Atlanta Contemporary Art Center - (FREE on Thursdays) Atlanta Contemporary Art Center (ACAC) is a non-profit, non-collecting institution dedicated to the creation, presentation, and advancement of contemporary art by emerging and established artists.
  13. Aviation Museum Warner Robbins - a fabulous museum with lots of great history on American wars, artifacts, planes and more.
  14. Baps Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Temple - the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Hindu Temple is one of metro Atlanta's most spectacular cultural, arts and spiritual highlights. One of the largest Hindu temples in the U.S. It is also an architecural masterpiece.
  15. Banks County Historic Courthouse & Museum - one of the oldest courthouses in GA, it houses a local historical society museum with art, WWII memorabilia and historic records.
  16. Barnesville Jail and Museum - this building, completed in 1938, was a WPA structure.  The sheriff and his family lived downstairs and the inmates were housed upstairs in cells.
  17. Barrow County Museum - see jail cells, exhibits of Senator Richard B. Russell, county history and more.
  18. Billy Carter Gas Station Museumthe famous south Georgia service station once owned by Billy Carter has come back to life as a museum, reflecting the former First Brother's life and the station's history. Billy Carter, who died in 1988, lived in Plains most of his life, managing the family peanut business for a while and in 1972 buying the old service station, which became the town hot spot during the Carter campaign.
  19. Blackshear Civil War Prison Camp - visit this historic site of a Civil War prison. The prison was an open camp in an out-of-the-way place, surrounded by a guardline, including some heavy artillery pieces. It was considered as a 'corral for human beings.' The prison guards were mainly from the 2nd Georgia Reserve Regiment and 3 companies of the 4th Georgia Reserves.
  20. Booth Art Museum - (FREE on the 1st Thursday of each month from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm) At the Booth Art Museum you can explore the American West through contemporary art. They have a great children's play area as well!
  21. Brenau University Permanent Art Collection - see over 1,000 pieces of original art that grace the campus. Find sculpture and painting in a variety of media.
  22. Brown House Museum - General Sherman’s headquarters on his March to the Sea. It showcases Civil War and Sandersville historical artifacts.
  23. Bud Jones Taxidermy Museum - includes exotic animal mounts and an extensive fossil collection.
  24. Byron Depot - located in the exact center of town you will find a historic railroad depot and caboose, beautifully restored to reflect times in Byron over a century ago. At this site is a museum showing the history of Byron through pictures, artifacts, and other memorabilia.
  25. Cabbage Patch Hospital - beautifully situated on 650 acres in the North Georgia Mountains, this Southern Style home filled with Cabbage Patch Kids will capture the imagination of your entire family.
  26. Carter-Coile Doctors Museumwas there really once a doctor who set broken bones, delivered babies, performed all types of surgery, and came to his patients' homes at any hour of the day or night? In our sophisticated, automated, and specialized age, the family doctor who treated all illnesses has almost been forgotten -- except in Winterville, Georgia, home of the Carter-Coile Country Doctor's Memorial museum. There are only two museums like this in the USA.     
  27. Center for Puppetry Arts - (FREE on Thursdays from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm) Visit the permanent museum exhibit, Puppets: The Power of Wonder, and the  special exhibits including Jim Henson: Puppeteer, Jim Henson: A Man & His Frog and Jim Henson: Wonders From His Workshop.
  28. Chick-fil-A Tour - (original tour is FREE) The Home Office Backstage guided walking tour will feature the story of Chick-fil-A Founder, Truett Cathy. You will also get a behind-the-scenes look at Chick-fil-A’s food, engage in fun interactions with the Chick-fil-A Cows and get a chance to visit our gift shop to commemorate your experience
  29. Children's Imagine It Museum - (FREE entrance on the 2nd Tuesday of each month starting at 1:30 p.m sponsored by Target) Imagine It! The Children's Museum of Atlanta is fun for all with music classes, painting on the walls and an indoor forest to explore. Learn more about Imagine It!
  30. Church-Waddel-Brumby House Museum - Athens Welcome Center - Athens’ oldest surviving house was built in 1820. Its rescue and restoration in the 1970s sparked the town’s historic preservation movement
  31. Columbus Museum - founded in 1953, the Columbus Museum is one of the largest museums in the Southeast and is unique for its dual concentration on American art and regional history, displayed in its permanent collection, temporary exhibitions, and educational programs. Features a great children's area also.
  32. Core Performance Studio - Lunchtime in the StudioRe-envision your lunch break with dance by CORE Performance Company and free lunch from a Decatur area restaurant. This hour-long program offers a "backstage pass" to audience members who are able to witness and participate in the internationally acclaimed collaborative process of CORE. The audience will deepen their experience of watching dance by learning about the creative process that takes place in the Decatur studio, where CORE Performance Company creates the shows they tour nationally and internationally. Free lunch is provided for the first 40 attendees. 
  33. Cornelia Historic Depot and Railroad Museum - first built by the Southern Railway soon after the town was founded. Burned in 1910 and replaced in 1914 this large passenger and freight station was once the home to two rail lines The Blue Ridge & Atlantic Railroad and The Georgia Air Line Railroad,now known as Norfolk Southern. Today this depot serves as a railroad museum filled with relics from the days when the railroad ruled.
  34. Coweta County African-American Heritage Museum and Research Center - the first black museum of Coweta County provides a repository for African-American artifacts and records while also serving as a genealogy workroom for African-American research. Adjacent to the museum, which is housed in a restored shotgun-style house, is the Farmer Street Cemetery which may be the largest slave cemetery in the South. This cemetery was a 19th and 20th century burial ground for African-Americans in Coweta County.
  35. Chandler Field Museum - the museum was established to recreate the old Atlanta airport as it existed in the 1920's and 1930's
  36. David Spencer CDC Museum - see how the CDC's work leads to safer and healthier people. A museum, visitors center and interactive educational facility.
  37. Dell Goodall House - the former Screven County seat is said to have been destroyed by a curse. This 1815 house is all that remains
  38. Delta Flight Museum - is an independent nonprofit corporation organized exclusively for public charitable uses and purposes and a qualified 501(c)(3) organization. We collect, preserve and share the history of Delta and over 40 family airlines.
  39. Eagle Tavern Museum - possibly a fort to shelter early settlers from Creek Indian attacks in the 17oos, The Eagle Tavern was built as an inn on a stagecoach route in the 18o0s. The tavern became state property in 1956 and has authentic furniture and decor from the 1800s.
  40. Elberton Granite Museum and Exhibit - in the three stories of self-guided exhibits are educational displays of antique granite-working tools used in the quarry, as well as other artifacts.
  41. Eubanks Museum and Gallery - the collection of J. Robert Eubanks, a benefactor of Shorter College. Personal artifacts from around the world include trophy animals from Africa and India. 
  42. Euharlee Creek Covered Bridge and History Museum - built in 1880 by Washington King, the bridge is on the Georgia Covered Bridge Trail. 
  43. Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Visitors Center and Monetary Museum - explore the Federal Reserve's role in the economy through interactive exhibits. Tour the cash and check operations overlooks.
  44. Fernbank Science Center - (the planetarium shows are $3) The Fernbank Science Center is a museum, classroom, and woodland complex located in Atlanta. It is owned and operated by DeKalb County School System. 
  45. Firehouse Center and Gallery - this historic center contains an original jail, a museum and exhibition space. 
  46. Fire House Gallery - is located in a restored historic fire station. The Fire House Gallery strives to exhibit exciting and challenging contemporary American art for the benefit of the citizens of Louisville, Jefferson County, and the Central Savannah River Area.
  47. First Thursday Atlanta Art Walkit's the perfect time to experience art inside and out.
    Each month art walk invites you to stroll with them through magnificent buildings and streets to enjoy the beauty of Downtown and the art created by local galleries and artists. Take an Art Walk the First Thursday of each month, from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  48. Fitzgerald Grand Theater - this restored movie theater of the 1930s is a performance theater with seats, an orchestra pit and movie projection system with silver screen. This facility can show historic and first run 35 mm film in addition to full live concert and dramatic capabilities.
  49. Flint Riverquarium - parents and pre-schoolers can visit the RiverQuarium the third Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. for a 45-minute sharing time that includes story-time, a craft and a closer look at the animals at the RiverQuarium. Participants will be FREE to enjoy the RiverQuarium on their own after the session.
  50. Folkston Railroad Depot and Train Museum - enjoy old train memorabilia such as logbooks, lights and train maps in this restored depot.
  51. Fort Benning Tourdownload the Fort Benning Self-Guided Tour and you will be on your way to exploring the history and heritage of the former Camp Benning, which is now named Fort Benning "Home of the Manuever Center of Excellence." The map will guide you to 35 unique destinations inside the historic Main Post of Fort Benning. You will learn a little history and see pictures of what the historic site used to look like to compare it with the present day.
  52. Fort Stewart Military Museum - chronicles the story of Fort Stewart from it’s origins in 1940 to the present. See the 3rd infantry division.
  53. Frogbottom Gritsmill - with a pull of the crank on the old John Deere engine, the two large stones grind  corn into grits and cornmeal. This historic facility has been painstakingly restored to its former glory. Visitors can view an old John Deere engine turn two large stones to grind corn into grits and cornmeal.
  54. Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art - this National Register home serves as a center for visual arts classes and changing art exhibitions.
  55. George Coleman Planetarium in Dahlonega - (FREE Friday nights) The star theater seats 46 and houses a Spitz 512 planetarium projector which can display 1000 northern and southern sky stars on a thirty-foot diameter dome. The effect is a realistic simulation of the night sky as seen from anywhere on the surface of the Earth at any time of night and at any epoch from the ancient past to the far future.  In addition, an automated cove lighting system and CRT projector can provide special effects to lift you into the solar system on voyages to the planets
  56. Georgia Children's Museum - (FREE first Friday of every month 5:30 pm -7:00 pm) he Georgia Children’s Museum strives to inspire children of all socio-economic and cultural backgrounds to discover the joy of life-long learning through hands on, interactive activities.
  57. Georgia Museum of Art - exhibits challenging, provocative and innovative contemporary art.
  58. Georgia State Cotton Museum - the history of cotton is told with farm tools, cotton bolls, periodicals, a cotton bale and other agricultural artifacts.
  59. Georgia Southern University Museum -  (FREE last Saturday of every month) See collections, exhibits, and programming interpret the natural and cultural history of Georgia’s coastal plain and the exciting research and work taking place at Georgia Southern University.
  60. Georgia State Capitol and Museum - there is a great museum upstairs and you can also tour the Capitol on your own or sign up for a guided tour.
  61. Gertrude MA Rainey House and Blues Museum - visit the home of the "Mother of the Blues" who was born and died in this home.
  62. Glennville-Tattnall Museum - built in 1911 as a school, the museum showcases local and Southern history with artifacts, photographs and animation.
  63. Gordon Depot and Railroad Museum - built in 1855, this museum is also a history center. See the extensive Civil War memorabilia, the Old Jail and Confederate cemetery in this town that was part of Sherman’s March to the Sea. There are also antique train cars and historical documents
  64. Governor’s Mansion - is where you can take a tour through the beautiful mansion to learn the history and see its collection of 19th-century neoclassical furnishings, paintings and porcelain.
  65. Grovetown Museum - is a restored 100-year-old dwelling that contains artifacts, military memorabilia and detailed exhibits of the Grovetown area.
  66. Gwinnett Veterans War and Memorial Museum - located inside the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse in Lawrenceville, Georgia, Covers war from the Revolutionary War to the present.
  67. Heard County Historical Center and Museum - the Heard County Historical Society’s purpose is to encourage and promote the restoration of landmarks, to assist with family history and research, disseminate historical information, and encourage the preservation or Heard County’s heritage.    The Society was organized in 1979 and maintains an archive of historical records in the “Old Jail” building in Franklin, Georgia.
  68. Helen Arts & Heritage Center - local artist gallery, craft shop and history museum located in downtown Alpine Heritage.
  69. Historic Mansell House and Gardens - is a 1910 Victorian home, filled with period antiques and surrounded by gardens, houses the records and archives for old Milton County.
  70. Historic Wrightsboro - the 1768 settlement was Georgia’s only Quaker community. All that remains today is the old Wrightsboro Church and cemetery, built c, 1810.
  71. Jekyll Island Museum, Visitor Center and National Historic Landmark District - exhibits detail the island’s history from native inhabitants to the present.
  72. Jones Creek Church Museum - is a small museum that features the slave gallery in the 1856 church building, original cemetery and “baptism hole” in Jones Creek.
  73. Johnny Mize Athletic Center and Museum - named for Baseball Hall of Famer and former Piedont player Johnny Mize, the museum features memorabilia from his career.
  74. Kingston Womans's History Museum - Kingston, rich in antebellum history, displays its pride through artifacts, scrapbooks and photographs in two museums maintained by the Kingston Woman's History Club. The newest museum, The Martha Mulinix Annex, opened in April 1998 and displays material about Kingston and the surrounding area. The Civil War museum portrays Kingston's role in the Civil War along with memorabilia from past Kingston Confederate Memorial Day Observances (the oldest such ceremony in the nation).
  75. Lane Southern Orchards - (only packing line tour is FREE) At Lane’s peach-packing facility, browse the locally grown produce at the market. 
  76. Laurel and Hardy Museumartifacts and exhibits pay tribute to comic duo and Harlem native Oliver Hardy.
  77. Lyndon House Arts Center - Ware-Lyndon House - this unique complex features 5 galleries of local and regional artist, and a historic house museum
  78. McCranie Brothers Turpentine Still - this restored turpentine distillery operated from 1936-1942. “ McCranie’s Turpentine Still in Willacoochie Georgia , one of the most intact of the old fire-burning stills remaining in the southeastern United States. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  79. McIntosh Old Jail Art Center and Museum - this art center has five art galleries, two calssrooms, agit shop and a county history museum in an 1888 jail.
  80. Macon Arts Alliance - the Gallery at Macon Arts Alliance exhibits and sells work by more than 200 artists in an array of media. You’ll find pottery, paintings, jewelry, photography, sculpture, fabric arts and more in the front gallery. The central gallery hosts featured exhibits which rotate each month.
  81. Market House - was built at the crossing of two trails, the open-air building dates back to the late 1700s. In the center hangs a bell that was used to warn of Indian attacks.
  82. Marlow House Gallery - is a quaint gallery features Thomas Kinkade artwork, collectibles and gifts.
  83. Mauldin House and Gardens - is a 19th century Victorian cottage that sits next to a milinery shop and the 1922 Big Holly Cabin.
  84. Marble Museum - tour the local treasure to learn how marble is formed, mined and quarried while exploring its many other uses.
  85. Mark of the Potter - historic mill on the Soque River featuring the works of many local artists and potters. Feed the pet trout and see the inner workings of an old gristmill. 
  86. Marietta Fire Museum - showcases antique fire engines and fire-fighting equipment
  87. Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic SiteThe King Library and Archives in Atlanta is the largest repository of primary source materials on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the American Civil Rights Movement in the world. The collection consists of the papers of Dr. King and those of the organization he co-founded, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, as well as the records of 8 major civil rights organizations and of several individuals active in the Movement.
  88. Michael C. Carlos Museum Emory - (FREE on select Thursdays) The Michael C. Carlos Museum collects, preserves, exhibits, and interprets art and artifacts from antiquity to the present in order to provide unique opportunities for education and enrichment in the community, and to promote interdisciplinary teaching and research at Emory University.
  89. Medieval Times Hall of Arms - visit the display of medieval artifacts and a medieval torture museum.
  90. Mildred Huie Plantation Museum was built in 1929. This museum showcases the work of the legendary impressionist painter Mildred Nix Huie.
  91. Monastery of the Holy Spirit - the Honey Creek Woodlands (HCW) is a conservation burial ground for all faiths on the grounds of the 2,100-acre Monastery of the Holy Spirit near Conyers, Georgia, 20 miles from downtown Atlanta. 
  92. Mountain Life Museum - is the site of the restored 1906 Grapelle Butt Mock House and the restored 1861 John Payne Cabin.
  93. Museum of Colquitt County History - see an overview of the area’s history, from rare Native-American artifacts to Desert Storm memorabilia. 
  94. Museum of History and Holocaustdirected by Dr. Catherine Lewis, the Museum of History and Holocaust Education (MHHE) presents public events, exhibits and educational resources focused on World War II and the Holocaust in an effort to promote education and dialogue about the past and its significance today.
  95. Nash Farm Battlefieldthe 204-acre Nash Farm Battlefield was the site of the largest cavalry raid in Georgia’s history and a huge Confederate campsite. It is the only battlefield south of Kennesaw Mountain that remains meticulously preserved so that visitors can step back in time to the final days of the Atlanta Campaign.
  96. National Infantry Museum - the National Infantry Museum emphasizes the values that define the Infantryman, as well as the nation he protects: Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage. It preserves and displays one of the greatest collections of military artifacts in the world, but it is a museum of people, not things. As a visitor, you will meet the Infantryman face to face and join him on his journey.
  97. NESPAL - this facility is staffed by scientist who develop systems for environmentally and economically sound agriculture production.
  98. Newspaper Museuma newspaper group in north Georgia has saved a piece of history in Banks County. Visit the museum to see type cases where type was set one letter at a time by hand, a small job press that is operated by hand, a Washington iron hand press and more.
  99. Nora Mill Granary - this 1876 working mill is powered by the Chattahoochee River. It is restored and is operated by the Fain family with the original French burr stones.
  100. Oakleigh Historic Home - General Sherman used this historic home as his headquarters in the Civil War. It is now home to the Gordon County Historical Society.
  101. Ogeechee River Mill - located on the beautiful Ogeechee River. This corn mill has been in operation since 1826.
  102. Old Greene County Gaol - the Goal is one of the oldest standing masonry jails in Georgia, and the building is patterned after the bastilles of 100 years ago.
  103. Old Liberty County Jail - built in 1882, former home of the Hinesville-Liberty County Chamber of Commerce. Tours available during week. Call first for tours.
  104. Old Pickens County Jailfrom 1906 to 1980, this structure's purpose was two-fold: to house the county inmates on the top floor and to serve as the residence of the county sheriff or deput on the first level.
  105. Old Sautee Store & Museum - this 136-year old store is now a museum and historical landmark.
  106. Old Stone Church Museum - built around 1850, the recently restored church still has its original pews. It now houses the Catoosa County Historical Museum. 
  107. Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Centeropened in 1995 as a collaboration among Columbus State University, Columbus Water Works, and the City of Columbus, Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center provides exhibits, displays and nature trails, and also offers formal and informal educational programs about the ecology and natural history of the region.
  108. Pierce County Heritage Museum, Genealogical Library and Depot - is a restored 1902 train depot that now houses a Civil War museum, with county history and a genealogical library.
  109. Plains Historic Inn - Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter have joined their hometown in developing an Historic Inn & Antiques Mall  located on Main Street in Plains. Step back in time and enjoy the accommodations of one of  seven period suites, authentically furnished  from the 1920s to 1980s -"every room a  history lesson." You do not have to be an inn guest to tour the amazing rooms upstairs. 
  110. Polk County History Society Museum - a former children’s library houses this local museum, which chronicles the history of Polk County.
  111. Richland City Hall and Rail Museum - is the town's late 1800s train depot that now houses a railroad museum along with related memorabilia.
  112. Rome Area History Museum - tales of adventure, exploration and dedication await, from DeSoto to the Civil War, from early barnstormers to more recent Rome history.
  113. Roswell Fire Museum - this small local museum focuses on the history of the Roswell Volunteer Fire Department.
  114. Roswell Mills & Mill Life - experience the mill village and mill life through exhibits at the Roswell Visitors Center.
  115. Smallest Church in America - Christ's Chapel in Memory Park - located in north McIntosh County, this little sanctuary has become a stop for thousands of I-95 and US Highway 17 travelers. Situated near the South Newport River, the church was constructed in 1949, and represented a dream come true for Mrs. Anges Harper, a local grocer. She wanted the chapel to serve as a place of meditation and rest for weary travelers.
  116. Sound Play, Inc- tour the workshop and play drums shaped like alligators, metallophones and other unusual outdoor musical instruments.
  117. Sunrise Planetarium & Science Museum - (open by appointment only, groups preferred) View a planetarium show or the science museum. 
  118. Suttons Corner 1844 Frontier Store Museum - is endorsed by museum curators as one-of-a-kind in America, this frontier store is rated among the top five US heritage museums. See more than 4,000 authentic and original artifacts.
  119. Tannery Row Artist Colony in Buford - in the summer of 2003 a birth at the historic Tannery building in Buford, Georgia began with a hand full of artists. Now, the few artists have grown to a colony of very talented artists. With 17 artists of different cultural backgrounds, a unique atmosphere has developed and the first artist colony under one roof was forged in the historic Tannery Row building.
  120. Teaching Museum North - exhibits document the history of the U.S., Georgia and Roswell.
  121. Telephone Museum AT&T - (must schedule tour) The Telephone museum uses interesting and nostalgic exhibits, photographs, tapes and slides to commemorate the first century of  telecommunications in the United States.
  122. Tellus Museum - (FREE on select days for Bank of America customers) Tellus is a world-class 120,000 square foot museum located in Cartersville, GA just off I-75 at exit 293. The museum’s exhibits open minds and ignite a passion for science. Tellus features four main galleries.
  123. The Big Chicken - (not free to eat but certainly free visit) A well known Marietta landmark that rises above a KFC restaurant at the intersection of Cobb Parkway and Roswell Road. It is a large steel-sided structure with a moving beak and eyes. The restaurant was built in 1963 for a restaurant called Johnny Reb’s Chick-Chuck-’N'-Shake. The owner, Stanley R. “Tubby” Davis, created the seven story tall structure as a way to advertise his restaurant. 
  124. The Gourd Place - International Museum - This gourd museum and retail shop features more than 200 gourds from 23 countries.
  125. The Smith House Mine - view the mine shaft located underneath the Smith House, and see some of its artifacts.
  126. The Varsity - (not free to eat but certainly free visit) The World's Largest Drive-in Restaurant. We have been serving customers here in Atlanta since 1928. People from all over the world come to experience The Varsity because there is nothing like it anywhere! We invite you to explore, learn about our history and reminisce.
  127. Thomasville Aviation Museum: Power of the Past - museum features a collection of antique airplanes, airplane motors and airplane memorabilia. This is the personal collection of the James Dekle Family of Thomasville Georgia.
  128. Thronateeska Heritage Center(the planetarium shows are $3.50) Thronateeska's campus includes a history museum, science museum, rail car display, and a 40' full dome HD planetarium system, the first in the world of its kind. The museum facilities are housed in historic structures and new construction designed to reflect and retain the railroad heritage of the area. 
  129. Underground Atlantaa shopping and entertainment district in the Five Points neighborhood of downtown Atlanta, Georgia filled with history!
  130. U.S. Army Signal Corps Museum - is located on Ft. Gordon’s Army base, this museum displays Signal Corps artifacts from the Civil War forward.
  131. U.S Mint Site at University of North GA - visit the University of North Georgia's iconic Price Memorial Hall with its gold-covered steeple. Price Memorial Hall stands on the foundation of the civil war era U.S. Branch Mint, erected in 1837, that operated until seized by the Confederates in 1861. It produced gold coins estimated to exceed $6,000,000 in value.
  132. U.S National Tick Museum GA Southern UniversityWorld's largest tick collection. Open for one hour every Wednesday or by appointment. With over 125,000 accessioned lots, over one million specimens, their associated data, and an extensive library (reprints, monographs, and books), the U.S. National Tick collection is one of the largest curated tick collections in the World, if not the largest.
  133. Valdosta Museum - see artifacts from early Lowndes County families and documents on county history from the settlers until today. Displays, which center on the rich culture and diverse population of Southern Georgia contain many rare and fascinating items.
  134. Veteran's Historical Museum at Heritage Park - impressive collection of original uniforms and military paraphernalia from World War I to present. Veteran tour guides give visitors a look into the life of the soldiers who wore the uniforms on display.
  135. White County Historical Museum - the White County History Museum is located in the old courthouse on the Cleveland square and is home to White County Historical Society. The building was completed by a local contractor using local labor and handmade bricks in 1859.
  136. Wildman's Store Confederate End Timeconfederate pride burns white hot in Wildman's Civil War Surplus. Run by octogenarian Dent "Wildman" Myers, it's been a fixture in downtown Kennesaw since it opened in 1971. Some townspeople can't wait for it to go away; others hope Dent never leaves.
  137. World War II Flight Training Museum - interprets the story of men and women who volunteered to fly and fight in the world's greatest airborne conflict.
  1. Alpharetta Arboretums - arboretums at Cogburn Road Park, Willis Park and Webb Bridge Park showcase the natural beauty of local trees. Complimentary brochures for self-guided tours availablen at the Alpharetta Welcome Center.
  2. Alpharetta’s Big Creek Greenway - offers a wide range of outdoor adventures, including a 6-mile path for walkers, joggers, skaters and bike riders. Total length of the Big Creek Greenway, from Webb Bridge Road to Mansell Road, is approximately 6.2 miles'
  3. Athens World's Only Double-barreled Cannon - built at the local foundry in 1863 when an anxious community feared attack by invading Northern armies, this one-of-a-kind weapon is among the most unusual relics preserved from the Civil War. The concept was to load the cannon with two balls connected by a chain several feet in length. When fired, the balls and chain would whirl out and cut down the unfortunate enemy soldiers caught in the path. Legend has it than when test-fired, a field of unfortunate cows became the only victims of this new weaponry technology. A spectacular failure in testing, it has met with success as a cherished landmark of Athens.
  4. Atlanta Beltline - the BeltLine is a former railway corridor around the core of Atlanta, Georgia which is under development in stages as a multi-use trail. Some portions are already complete, while others are still in a rough state but hikeable. Free tours can be scheduled as well.
  5. Andersonville National Historic Site - Andersonville National Historic Site comprises three distinct components: the former site of Camp Sumter military prison, theAndersonville National Cemetery, and the National Prisoner of War Museum, which opened in 1998 to honor all U.S. prisoners of war in all wars.
  6. Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Center - this 46-acre nature center has 2 acres of walking trails, scenic creeks, native plants, animal life and farmstead buildings from the 1800s. Provides ongoing heritage and scout programs.
  7. Battle of Altamaha Bridgeon Dec. 1, 1864, the Georgia Militia Fourth Brigade under Brig. Gen. H.K. McKay arrived in Wayne County to prepare a defense of the Savannah and Gulf Railroad bridge over the Altamaha River. A historical marker (U.S. 301 on the north side of the river) stands near the location of the Confederate victory.
  8. Bear Hallow Zoo - a popular place located in Athens, GA where families can see Georgia’s native wildlife.
  9. Big Trees Forest Preservethe John Ripley Forbes Big Trees Forest Preserve is a beautiful and unique 30-acre Fulton County Tree, Plant and Wildlife Sanctuary.
  10. Bonaventure Cemetary - though not Savannah’s oldest cemetery, Bonaventure is certainly its most famous and hauntingly beautiful. Quintessentially Southern Gothic, it has captured the imaginations of writers, poets, naturalists, photographers and filmmakers for more than 150 years.
  11. Callaway Gardens - (FREE in January and February during weekdays) Callaway Gardens is a 6,500 acres resort complex located in Pine Mountain, Georgia, just outside of Columbus, Georgia. 
  12. Calhoun Produce - ($5 parking free) find fresh fruits, vegetables, gift baskets, ice cream and lemonade. Calhoun Produce is the place to come for good family fun-and it’s educational too! Come see the farm market and experience a day in the country. There are farm animals, large playground area, covered picnic area, and restrooms. We serve peanut butter ice cream, strawberry ice cream, strawberry lemonade slushes, strawberry shortcakes, strawberry pudding, homemade soups, sandwiches and salads. 
  13. Centennial Olympic Park  - features the Olympic Rings Fountain, playgrounds, a visitors center, water gardens, the Quilt Plaza and Centennial Plaza. This park is 21 acres.
  14. Charlie Elliot Wildlife Center - the 6,400-acre Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center, managed by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, offers a variety of activities and programs. This beautiful area is centrally located in the state in a beautiful wooded setting near Mansfield, Georgia, making it easily accessible from Atlanta, Athens and Macon.
  15. Chattahoochee River & Trailshas sixteen miles of trails wind through the city, through many parks, streets, historic sites and topography. Discover Miles of trails wind through the city, encompassing many portions of the parks, streets, historic sites, and topography. Miles of trails wind through the city, encompassing many portions of the parks, streets, historic sites and topography. Vickery Creek Park has an interpretive walk highlighting the old mill ruins and Vickery Creek Dam. The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area is linked to the trail by the scenic Vickery Creek Covered Pedestrian Bridge. A 7-mile linear park, encompassing Azalea Park on Azalea Drive, Don White Park on Riverside Road, and Riverside Park on Riverside Road, provides the opportunity to enjoy the Chattahoochee River through Roswell. A simple stroll in the historic district, a river walk, nature study or exercise. . . you're sure to find just the right spot. 
  16. Chattahoochee River Walk -  the RiverWalk is an outdoor 15-mile linear park that hugs the banks of the Chattahoochee River. For centuries, the Chattahoochee River has flowed from the mountains of North Georgia to the oyster beds of the Florida Panhandle. Sometimes a trickle. Sometimes angrily slapping against the rocks. Always telling a story of the history of Georgia and of Columbus. The relationship between Columbus and the Chattahoochee predates written history.
  17. Chehaw - (Park fee $3 adults, $2 children) With over 700 acres of pristine, conservation land and a wild animal park dedicated to education, Chehaw is a unique attraction for South Georgia (zoo is extra fee). There is a large children's play park, picnic areas, BMX track, Disc Golf course, stocked catfish pond, nature trails, boat dock on Lake Chehaw, Mountain Bike Trail and camping area.
  18. Chestatee River Diving Bell - as a must-see artifact from the Gold Rush days, the Chestatee River Diving Bell exhibit and plaza is located in downtown Dahlonega’s Hancock Park at Hawkins Street.
  19. Chickamauga National Military Park - in 1863, Union and Confederate forces fought for control of Chattanooga, known as the "Gateway to the Deep South." The Confederates were victorious at nearby Chickamauga in September. However, renewed fighting in Chattanooga that November provided Union troops victory and control of the city. After the fighting, a Confederate soldier ominously wrote, " the death-knell of the Confederacy."
  20. Coastal Botanical GardensCoastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm is roughly 10 miles southwest of downtown Savannah. 
  21. Confederate Cemetery Battle of Resaca - in May 1864, the Civil War battles raged in the community of Resaca. Hundreds of Confederate and Union soldiers died during the battles. Col. John F. Green was forced to take his family and flee his home in Resaca.
  22. Confederate Nuclear Missilealong I-75, drivers can glimpse a relic of the Cold War, a Titan I missile. This retired delivery system for nuclear payloads has stood outside Cordele since July 17, 1969, when the local Rotary Club christened it. 
  23. Coopers FurnaceThe only remains of the bustling industrial town of Etowah is the furnace at Cooper Iron Works. Built by Jacob Stroup in the 1830's, this foundry was the first in the area. A politician named Mark Cooper purchased the foundry from Stroup in 1844 after losing the election for governor to George Crawford in 1843. Cooper later sold half of this business and used the money to build the Etowah Railroad, a short run spur that passed his furnace. The Yonah, the first engine used by the crew of the General during the Great Locomotive Chase was his engine.
  24. Cumberland Island National Seashore Museum - houses artifacts from Native Americans, African-Americans and the Carnegie family. 
  25. Dauset Trails Nature Centera non-profit 1,200 acre nature center in central Georgia, USA, with native mammals, birds of prey, and reptiles. There are 6 miles of trails, gardens and more to explore.
  26. Davidson-Arabia Nature Preserve - this 535-acre preserve offers indestructible granite and fragile flowers, mosses and lichens. The broad expanses of rock are home to tenacious and fairly rare plant life such as brilliant red diamorpha, sunnybells, "Sparkleberry," yellow daisy and Georgia oak. Located in Lithonia Georgia. 
  27. Destiny Alpacas - is a working farm where you can learn about these wonderful animals. Gift shop carries Alpacas yarns and handmade knitted items. 
  28. Dunwoody Nature Center  - is a nonprofit organization established to develop and preserve a natural classroom for environmental education. It has wetland, woodland and streamside trails and wildlife. This 22-acre wetland has over 40 wildlife, including muskrat, red fox, snapping turtle and rufous-sided towhee. You can now get a bird's-eye view of nature from a treehouse rising above the wetlands. 
  29. Elder's Mill Covered Bridge - this bridge was constructed in 1897 by Nathaniel Richardson in the town lattice style. It is 100 feet long. The bridge originally spanned Calls Creek on the Watkinsville-Athens Road and was moved by wagon to its present location by John Chandler of Watkinsville in 1924. It goes over Rose Creek and has also been known as Rose Creek Bridge.
  30. Elachee Nature Center Trails - 1,400 acre forest nature preserve with 10 miles of hiking trails. The preserve serves as a plant and animal sanctuary and an ideal outdoor classroom. 
  31. Elsie A. Holmes Nature ParkMr. Holmes wanted to provide a place for people to experience the beauty of this natural environment for many generations to come. The park includes over two miles of hiking/walking trails through a hardwood forest and wooded creek bottom land. 
  32. Earth Day Nature Trail - features a wading-bird habitat, an osprey and eagle nesting platform, wildlife observation decks and an observation tower.
  33. Fancy Feather Farm - interact with emus, ostriches, miniature goats and more. Featuring crafters, neighborhood yard sellers and great food.
  34. Flat Creek Nature Area - the Southern Conservation Trust preserves 513 acres of wetlands. The  trail begins at the native plant garden in front of the Fred Brown Amphitheater. A 1,200-foot boardwalk allows you to explore the bottomland forest and keep your feet dry. 2 observation decks with benches provide spots to sit and bird watch.
  35. Forsyth, GA Walking Tour - this brochure will provide you with a walking tour map and information about historic downtown Forsyth.
  36. Georgia GuidstonesThe Georgia Guidestones are a Stonehenge replica of sorts, but also a time capsule, and a Rosetta Stone to mutant societies of the far-flung future. "America's Stonehenge" of the South, the Guidestones are cryptic by design, and of particular interest to mystery fans and conspiracy theorists.
  37. Georgia State Botanical Garden - a 313-acre botanical garden on the Middle Oconee River serves as a cultural, educational and recreational facility and is one of Athens' most-visit.
  38. Goat Farm Arts Centerthe Goat Farm Arts Center is a hybrid project that assembles art, performance, science, design, and technology entities in developments that simultaneously operate as centers for contemporary art and performance. Several movies and shows were filmed here like Hunger Games Catching Fire and The Walking Dead.
  39. Gwinnett Environment and Heritage Center Trails - there are lots of great trials and heritage sites at this center.
  40. Habitat for Humanity Global Village & Discovery Centerat the organization's international headquarters, Habitat for Humanity Global Village & Discovery Center exhibits examples of what they build, but also examples of what they hope to eliminate. 
  41. Jekyll Island Beachon Jekyll Island, you are close to nature, close to home and will experience a place to hold close to your heart. Walk along the 10 miles of sandy shoreline and watch as the gentle tide washes away your footprints, preparing the sand anew for those who will visit next. Fall into the rhythm of the waves as you explore the beaches of this barrier island.
  42. John Ripley Forbes Big Tree Preserve - 30-acre forest preserve that offers nature walks along 1.5 miles of walking trails. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessiblity for mobility-impaired and Party Facilities.
  43. Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park - civil War battlefield offers trails, recreation and picnicking facilities.
  44. Kitty’s Cottage and Old Church - tour the 1841 church, which was the first chapel of Emory University. Kitty’s Cottage was the home of a freed slave who did not want to return to Africa.
  45. Line Creek Nature Area - three miles of trail wind through this 70-acre refuge managed by the Southern Conservation Trust. A gazebo, picnic area, , nature trails, fishing dock and fishing pond near the entrance might tempt you to stay close to the car, but be sure to walk to the rocky shoals of Line Creek.
  46. Little Red Caboose - step inside this little red train caboose for a healthy dose of Wayne County history, from General “Mad Anthony” Wayne to the railroad boom.
  47. Little Tybee Island - just south of Tybee is Little Tybee Island, a wilderness island of marches, forests, and pristine uninhabited beaches. Enjoy beachcombing, fishing, picnicking, bird watching, nature hiking, kayaking, camping.
  48. Living Walls - seeking to promote, educate and change perspectives about public space in our communities via street art.
  49. Lullwater Park - offers multiple scenic walking and running trail loops nestled within Emory University’s North Decatur campus near Atlanta. The Lullwater Trail passes the Lullwater House mansion, skirts Candler Lake and crosses a span bridge to explore mill beside a tumbling spillway waterfall in a beautiful, wildlife-rich forest.
  50. Lockerly Arboretuma public garden and historic house in Milledgeville, GA.
  51. Marietta Aviation Museum - ($5 parking fee) The Marietta Aviation Museum is part of the Marietta Museum of History and features a variety of civilian and military aircraft from the latter half of the twentieth century. Te 15+ acre park also features several examples of aircraft that were produces right in Marietta.
  52. Millennium Solar System Walk - true scale/walking tour of our solar system in Gainesville, GA.
  53. Morton Theatre - is one of the first African-American vaudeville theaters in the US. Morton opened in 1910 and it is fully restored 
  54. Newman Wetlands Center - come learn about wetlands, see educational exhibits, have a picnic and take a scenic stroll. Come learn about wetlands, see educational exhibits, have a picnic and take a scenic stroll. The Center is a 32-acre site that includes a wetlands trail and a 4,800 square-foot building complex. It is comprised of an exhibit-learning area, a 50-seat auditorium, offices and a conference facility.
  55. Noah's Ark Animal Rehabilitation Center - houses rehabilitated exotic animals such as bears, lions, tigers and monkeys. Picnic while viewing the animals.
  56. Oakhill Cemeteryis the final resting place of soldiers who did not survive the Civil War. It includes a section dedicated to 269 Confederate soldiers. The Oak Hill Cemetery in Newnan, Georgia was established in 1833 and is the final resting place for some of Coweta County's most prominent citizens.
  57. Oakland Cemetery - is the final resting place for 6,900 Confederate Soldiers, author Margaret Mitchell, and golfer Bobby Joners.
  58. Ocmulgee National Monument - this park is a memorial to the relationship of people and natural resources.  Native Americans first came here during the Paleo-Indian period hunting Ice Age mammals. Different cultures occupied this land for thousands of years.  The Mississippian culture arrived here around 900 constructing mounds for their elite. Today the mounds still remain for all to see.
  59. Oconee National Forest - the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests provide the finest outdoor recreation opportunities and natural resources in Georgia. Featuring nearly 867,000 acres across 26 counties, thousands of miles of clear-running streams and rivers, approximately 850 miles of recreation trails, and dozens of campgrounds, picnic areas, and other recreation activity opportunities, these lands are rich in natural scenery, history and culture.
  60. Old Rope Mill Parkthe trails here are the Explorer Trail (about 3.5 miles total) and the Avalanche Trail (6.25 miles total), but each trail is made up of three loops that are "stacked" so you can choose your mileage. There are paved and off-road trails suitable for walkers, runners, hikers and bikers.
  61. Paradise GardenHoward Finster transformed his yard into what he called Paradise Garden, four acres of quirky buildings, junk-studded pathways, and sculptures made from other people's trash. He dated and numbered every one of his 48,000+ artworks, usually colorful plywood cutouts covered with busy designs and Bible verses in tractor enamel paint. Howard was known for painting 2-D Coke bottles and angels, spaceships and smiling clouds. Caps and hats in his artwork often had human faces, like Howard's finger.
  62. Radium SpringsOne of Georgia’s Seven Natural Wonders, Radium Springs Garden pumps 70,000 gallons of clear, 68-degree water per minute from an underground cave. Walk through a courtyard where the former Radium Springs Casino once stood, enjoy foliage-draped hillocks, crystal clear waters and flora both indigenous and exotic. The park features a restored terrace, new sidewalks, a casino garden and gazebos.
  63. Reynolds Memorial Nature Preserve - hosts programs for conservation and offers trails, a historic barn and gardens.
  64. Rock Eagle Mound - shaped like a prone bird, the Rock Eagle Mound is a stone effigy. Measuring eight feet high at the breast and consisting entirely of milky quartz rocks, it was probably built about 2,000 years ago by Native Americans. Many believe it was built for religious or ceremonial purposes.
  65. Sandy Creek Nature CenterSandy Creek Nature Center is a gateway to outdoor exploration.  The property features 225 acres of woodlands and wetlands with over 4 miles of trails, including an ADA interpretive trail and connections to the North Oconee River Greenway and Cook's Trail.
  66. Savannah Botanical Gardensthe site was conceived and designed in the late 1980's as an all volunteer effort and is located just minutes from Savannah's Historic District. The garden includes both formal and naturalistic plantings as well as a two acre pond, amphitheater, nature trails, archaeological exhibit and the historic Reinhard House. 
  67. Silver Comet Trail - this trail is 13 miles and located 13 miles northwest of Atlanta, GA. The trails is paved and travels west through Cobb, Paulding, and Polk counties.
  68. Sope Creek Mill - tucked into a high-end neighborhood just outside Atlanta, Sope Creek offers over 3 miles of hiking, mountain biking and running trails. Here on the banks of Sope Creek stand the multi-story ruins of a paper mill, destroyed by Union troops during the Civil War. 
  69. Tail of the Dragon (spans 3 states) - this road is considered by many as one of the world's foremost motorcycling and sports car roads. Anyone looking for an exciting highway will enjoy a drive on this 120 mile loop.
  70. Tybee IslandTybee Island, also known as Savannah Beach, is an easily accessible barrier island located just 18 miles away from the Hostess City of the South, historic Savannah, Georgia. Savannah’s Beach is an amazing tourist destination that has something to offer every vacationer. Rich in both history and natural beauty, Tybee Island is also famous for its diverse cuisine, excellent accommodations, and a variety of exciting recreational activities.
  71. T.R.R Cobb House  - Cobb’s restored antebellum home is now a museum with Civil War exhibits. Cobb was a UGA graduate and chief author of the Confederate Constitution.
  72. McIntosh Sugar Mill Ruins - these ruins are believed to have been built in the late 1820's. It is a tabby structure with very thick walls. At the time the sugarhouse was constructed, it is believed that thick-walled buildings such as this tabby one built by McIntosh were essential to insure the warmth needed for Superior production of sugar.
  73. The Tree That Owns Itself - the famous "Tree that Owns Itself" is a white oak located in Athens, GA. The original tree was granted a plot of land 8 ft. in radius by its owner.
  74. Veterans Memorial Walk - (opening Nov. 2014) located in Newtown Park this memorial will be a place to pause and remember the men and women who served our country.
  75. Vickery Creek Millthe Vickery Creek hiking trails explore the surrounding rolling forest and steep banks of Big Creek, also known as Vickery Creek, near Roswell, Georgia. It’s one of the many Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area parks near Atlanta, though its trails don’t follow the banks of the Hooch. Instead, this hike explores the historic millworks and dam on a Chattahoochee tributary, rolling through beautiful forest and catching views of the rushing dam waterfall from a steep, carved rock bluff.
  76. Warm Springs National Fish Hatchery - over a century ago, it was recognized that conservation measures were necessary to maintain good fishing in our public waters. Fishing has always been one of America’s leading forms of outdoor recreation. The Warm Springs Regional Fisheries Center endeavors to preserve this tradition for present as well as future generations of Americans.
  77. Watson Mill Bridge - ($5 parking fee) one of the most picturesque state parks in Georgia, Watson Mill Bridge contains the longest covered bridge in the state, spanning 229 feet across the South Fork River. Built in 1885 by Washington (W.W.) King, son of freed slave and famous covered-bridge builder Horace King, the bridge is supported by a town lattice truss system held firmly together with wooden pins.  At one time, Georgia had more than 200 covered bridges; today, less than 20 remain.
  78. West Point LakeWest Point Lake is a man-made reservoir formed by the damming of the Chattahoochee River by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. This reservoir extends for about 35 mi along the Chattahoochee River near the Alabama-Georgia state boundary.
  79. Woodland Fairy Garden at Sleepy Hollow - explore unique fairy houses and enchanted gardens. 
  80. Worlds Largest Peanut - in excellent repair, lovingly maintained, the World's Largest Peanut is as fresh as the day it was manufactured. Floodlights surround it; bicycle reflectors are on the tips of the crown on which it sits to catch the light. A plaque on its brick base says that the peanut was erected in February, 1975, was designed by A.R. Smith, Jr., and was dedicated to the memory of Nora Lawrence Smith, member of the Georgia Journalism Hall of Fame and co-publisher of the Wiregrass Farmer.
More outdoor activities:
I encourage you to check out the Georgia State and National parks. Several times a year National parks and Georgia State parks offer FREE admission (regular admission is generally $3-$5). Also see if you can check out a GA State Park Pass from your local library. State and National parks offer families a variety of activities including hiking, swimming, camping (find out more about the 1st time camper program for a FREE night), Junior Park Ranger program, Get Fit program, geocaching and more. You may even find historical buildings, historical markers and even small nature centers at many of them.

Many GA Wildlife Management Areas and US Army Corps of Engineers (FREE depending on who is operating) are FREE to visit. There are a variety of activities including hiking, caving, bird-watching and more. Some even offer FREE primitive camping. Some may require parking fees or licenses now so check the website or call before visiting.

Why not check out the Georgia Historical Markers? Did you know that there are thousands of markers in GA that can easily be searched at the Georgia Historical Society website.

For more information on all of the Georgia beaches check out the Visit Georgia Coastal website.

For even more FREE hiking spots in Georgia check out my friend Leslie's post 52+ Hikes Around Atlanta for Kids (under 2 miles).

This is by no means an entire list of all the free stuff there is to see and do in Georgia, I know there are many more. As I find other things I will add them and I will try to keep this list as updated as possible, so make sure you pin or bookmark this post. If you know of a place that is free to visit year round or on certain days please post a comment!

*At the time of this posting all of places on this list offered FREE admission at all times or select times (indicated in parenthesis). However things do change so please make sure you check their website or contact them to confirm admission is still FREE before visiting. Several  places on the list offer FREE admission, but require a parking fee (which is also indicated in parenthesis). If you find a broken link please let me know.


Heidi Stearns said...

Great list! Thank you so much for all the work you put into this and for sharing it with us!

grace said...

Wow! Amazing list!!! Thanks for all the links too. Unless I missed these, you could add Etowah Indian Mounds, Kolomoki Indian Mounds, Prater's Mill, Chief Vann House, New Echota. Gosh, Georgia is full of amazing things to do!

Jenn @TreasuringLifesBlessings said...

Wow, that is a great list! :)

leahrc said...

What a great list! I'm pinning it.

Melissa said...

What a fantastic list! I am in TN, so not to far, would love to come explore GA!

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