Family Friendly Attractions & Eats in Atlanta

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Family Friendly Attractions & Eats in Atlanta

Sightseeing & Activities

In West End, you’ll find the Wren’s Nest, former home of Joel Chandler Harris – author of “Brer Rabbit”– and the Hammond’s House Museum which is filled with African-American art. The Wren’s Nest is a perfect destination for parents wanting to introduce their children to the art of storytelling and will give your family memories to last a lifetime, and may even help the little ones start a writing career of their own. -DiscoverAtlanta.com
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The Wren's Nest
1050 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW
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In West End, you’ll find the Wren’s Nest, former home of Joel Chandler Harris – author of “Brer Rabbit”– and the Hammond’s House Museum which is filled with African-American art. The Wren’s Nest is a perfect destination for parents wanting to introduce their children to the art of storytelling and will give your family memories to last a lifetime, and may even help the little ones start a writing career of their own. -DiscoverAtlanta.com
Fans of the popular colorful building brick won’t want to miss a visit to LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta. This ultimate indoor play space features all things LEGO including an Atlanta LEGO replica made of more than one million LEGO bricks, a 4D movie, building sessions, rides and, of course, a LEGO store for plenty of shopping. -DiscoverAtlanta.com
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LEGOLAND Discovery Center
3500 Peachtree Rd NE
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Fans of the popular colorful building brick won’t want to miss a visit to LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta. This ultimate indoor play space features all things LEGO including an Atlanta LEGO replica made of more than one million LEGO bricks, a 4D movie, building sessions, rides and, of course, a LEGO store for plenty of shopping. -DiscoverAtlanta.com
Welcome to Fernbank Science Center...where science truly becomes an adventure! Visit and experience the Jim Cherry Memorial Planetarium and the Ralph Buice Jr. Observatory.
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Fernbank Science Center
156 Heaton Park Dr
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Welcome to Fernbank Science Center...where science truly becomes an adventure! Visit and experience the Jim Cherry Memorial Planetarium and the Ralph Buice Jr. Observatory.
The Center for Puppetry Arts is a unique cultural treasure — a magical place where children and adults are educated, enlightened and entertained. Since 1978, the Center has introduced millions of visitors to the wonder and art of puppetry and has touched the lives of many through enchanting performances, curriculum-based workshops, and the hands-on Museum, as well as Digital Learning and Outreach Programs.
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Center for Puppetry Arts
1404 Spring St NW
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The Center for Puppetry Arts is a unique cultural treasure — a magical place where children and adults are educated, enlightened and entertained. Since 1978, the Center has introduced millions of visitors to the wonder and art of puppetry and has touched the lives of many through enchanting performances, curriculum-based workshops, and the hands-on Museum, as well as Digital Learning and Outreach Programs.
Welcome to a world of hands-on exploration & discovery that sparks imagination & inspires learning.
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Children's Museum of Atlanta
275 Centennial Olympic Park Dr NW
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Welcome to a world of hands-on exploration & discovery that sparks imagination & inspires learning.
Since the Garden opened its doors in 1976, it has become the emerald jewel in the crown of Atlanta culture. The Garden is an ever-evolving destination where the horticulturally-minded, nature-inspired and fun-seeking families come together to feel human again. Renowned plant collections, beautiful displays and spectacular exhibitions make the Atlanta Botanical Garden the loveliest place in the city to visit. An urban oasis in the heart of Midtown, the Garden includes 30 acres of outdoor gardens, an award-winning Children’s Garden, the serene Storza Woods highlighted by a unique Canopy Walk, and the picturesque Skyline Garden.
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Atlanta Botanical Garden
The Prado Northeast
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Since the Garden opened its doors in 1976, it has become the emerald jewel in the crown of Atlanta culture. The Garden is an ever-evolving destination where the horticulturally-minded, nature-inspired and fun-seeking families come together to feel human again. Renowned plant collections, beautiful displays and spectacular exhibitions make the Atlanta Botanical Garden the loveliest place in the city to visit. An urban oasis in the heart of Midtown, the Garden includes 30 acres of outdoor gardens, an award-winning Children’s Garden, the serene Storza Woods highlighted by a unique Canopy Walk, and the picturesque Skyline Garden.
Towering nearly 20 stories above Centennial Park, the SkyView Ferris wheel features 42 climate-controlled + private gondolas providing guests with breathtaking panoramic views of downtown Atlanta and the surrounding metropolitan area. Those looking for an even more enhanced experience will enjoy our VIP gondola boasting Ferrari style seats, glass floor and a longer flight time. With our convenient location just steps from many of Atlanta’s most popular attractions, SkyView Atlanta is the perfect compliment to your downtown adventure.
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SkyView Atlanta
168 Luckie St NW
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Towering nearly 20 stories above Centennial Park, the SkyView Ferris wheel features 42 climate-controlled + private gondolas providing guests with breathtaking panoramic views of downtown Atlanta and the surrounding metropolitan area. Those looking for an even more enhanced experience will enjoy our VIP gondola boasting Ferrari style seats, glass floor and a longer flight time. With our convenient location just steps from many of Atlanta’s most popular attractions, SkyView Atlanta is the perfect compliment to your downtown adventure.
Experience pulse-pounding coasters, dining, shopping, entertainment, and attractions for kids, adults and everyone in-between. We recommend taking an Uber from the house because it is so close that is usually cheaper. Also, purchasing tickets ahead of time online comes with a nice discount. Have fun!
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Six Flags Over Georgia
275 Riverside Pkwy
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Experience pulse-pounding coasters, dining, shopping, entertainment, and attractions for kids, adults and everyone in-between. We recommend taking an Uber from the house because it is so close that is usually cheaper. Also, purchasing tickets ahead of time online comes with a nice discount. Have fun!
Embark on an African safari. Explore the depths of space. Sip cocktails in a Tokyo night market. From exhilarating natural wonders to enriching cultural moments and beyond, you'll be immersed in the world's most extraordinary experiences. Through the combination of state-of-the-art technology such as 4K interactive projection, 360° audio, in-floor vibrations and scent systems, Illuminarium is an attraction that allows you to experience cinematic immersion like never before.
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Illuminarium
820 Ralph McGill Blvd NE
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Embark on an African safari. Explore the depths of space. Sip cocktails in a Tokyo night market. From exhilarating natural wonders to enriching cultural moments and beyond, you'll be immersed in the world's most extraordinary experiences. Through the combination of state-of-the-art technology such as 4K interactive projection, 360° audio, in-floor vibrations and scent systems, Illuminarium is an attraction that allows you to experience cinematic immersion like never before.

Food & Family Fun!

A truly unique offering in Atlanta is Ponce City Market, a renovated, historic Sears building turned marketplace with a food hall, shops and living space. Up on the roof is The ROOF, a great place to dine, have cocktails and experience Boardwalk-style rides and games. Zoom down the three-story slide, play miniature golf or try your hand at games like skeeball, break-a-plate and horse derby while enjoying spectacular views. Check out the seasonal calendar for special events geared toward children and families. -DiscoverAtlanta.com
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Ponce City Market
675 North Avenue NE
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A truly unique offering in Atlanta is Ponce City Market, a renovated, historic Sears building turned marketplace with a food hall, shops and living space. Up on the roof is The ROOF, a great place to dine, have cocktails and experience Boardwalk-style rides and games. Zoom down the three-story slide, play miniature golf or try your hand at games like skeeball, break-a-plate and horse derby while enjoying spectacular views. Check out the seasonal calendar for special events geared toward children and families. -DiscoverAtlanta.com
Outrageous, colorful and mouth watering milkshakes are what you’ll find at The Yard. Fun and picture-perfect for the entire family. Try concoctions like “Who’s your Patty?” and “The Mermaid”. The Yard Milkshake Bar offers a huge variety of gourmet milkshakes along with sundaes, coffee drinks and edible cookie doughs. -DiscoverAtlanta.com
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The Yard Milkshake Bar
341 Marietta St NW
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Outrageous, colorful and mouth watering milkshakes are what you’ll find at The Yard. Fun and picture-perfect for the entire family. Try concoctions like “Who’s your Patty?” and “The Mermaid”. The Yard Milkshake Bar offers a huge variety of gourmet milkshakes along with sundaes, coffee drinks and edible cookie doughs. -DiscoverAtlanta.com
If you’re in the mood to explore with your kids, we suggest a ride along Buford Highway, a cultural melting pot that has attracted a high population of international communities. During your visit you can stop at the Buford Highway Farmers Market for tasting snacks and candy from all over the world. A trip down Buford Highway will give you culinary options ranging from rolled ice cream to a wide variety of international cuisines, Boba tea and more. Don’t miss a stop at Plaza Fiesta for a unique and colorful shopping experience. Kids will love the arcade. -DiscoverAtlanta.com
Buford Highway
Buford Highway
If you’re in the mood to explore with your kids, we suggest a ride along Buford Highway, a cultural melting pot that has attracted a high population of international communities. During your visit you can stop at the Buford Highway Farmers Market for tasting snacks and candy from all over the world. A trip down Buford Highway will give you culinary options ranging from rolled ice cream to a wide variety of international cuisines, Boba tea and more. Don’t miss a stop at Plaza Fiesta for a unique and colorful shopping experience. Kids will love the arcade. -DiscoverAtlanta.com

Food - Quick, Cheap, & Delicious!

YES, we have a simple menu. YES, we strive everyday to serve you the highest quality chicken finger box in the market. FRESH. HOT. FAST. -Guthrie's, The Original Chicken Finger Restaurant
Guthrie's
787 Veterans Memorial Highway Southeast
YES, we have a simple menu. YES, we strive everyday to serve you the highest quality chicken finger box in the market. FRESH. HOT. FAST. -Guthrie's, The Original Chicken Finger Restaurant
Waffle House is an iconic Southern chain restaurant that is worth a visit if you love diner style breakfast and lunch offerings for any budget.
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Waffle House
135 Andrew Young International Blvd NW
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Waffle House is an iconic Southern chain restaurant that is worth a visit if you love diner style breakfast and lunch offerings for any budget.
Marco's Pizza is just a few minutes away by car, and is a great option for quick take home dinner for the whole family. If you prefer delivery, we recommend using Uber Eats for a wide selection of available options (even for pizza).
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Marco's Pizza
2170 Briarcliff Rd NE
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Marco's Pizza is just a few minutes away by car, and is a great option for quick take home dinner for the whole family. If you prefer delivery, we recommend using Uber Eats for a wide selection of available options (even for pizza).
Craving Chinese takeout? China Inn is only a few minutes away by car and their large menu surely offers something for everyone. A paper copy of their menu can be found in the kitchen drawer next to the fridge. Enjoy! Menu: http://get2chinainn.weebly.com/menu.html
China Inn
1025 Veterans Memorial Highway Southeast
Craving Chinese takeout? China Inn is only a few minutes away by car and their large menu surely offers something for everyone. A paper copy of their menu can be found in the kitchen drawer next to the fridge. Enjoy! Menu: http://get2chinainn.weebly.com/menu.html
Slow-smoked Southern goodness. Jim 'N Nick's celebrates the artistry of slow cooked BBQ with recipes handed down for generations.
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Jim 'N Nick's Bar-B-Q
4574 S Cobb Dr SE
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Slow-smoked Southern goodness. Jim 'N Nick's celebrates the artistry of slow cooked BBQ with recipes handed down for generations.