Quality Inn & Suites
2014 North Expressway
Griffin, GA 30223
Phone: (770) 229-6001
Fax: (770) 223-9391
This non-profit organization rehabilitates all sorts of wild and domestic animals that have met with misfortune - from horses, birds, pigs and sheep to bears, monkeys, cougars, and wolves. It also brings together children and animals so they both can learn to provide unconditional love, service and a future of hope to each other. Visitors are welcome at the animal center throughout the week for guided educational tours. However, inclement weather or special events may alter tour times, so it's best to call ahead to confirm. Although tours are free, donations are appreciated to help the center continue its important work.
Starr's Mill is a tiny village a few miles south of Peachtree City off of Highway 74. The area is extremely picturesque and makes for a nice drive. In particular, be sure to check out the actual Starr's Mill building (from which the village grew around) located off Highway 85 on Starr's Mill Pond - it was a major filming location for the movie Sweet Home Alabama.
This majestic antebellum house and city landmark, built in 1855, is now converted into a historic museum housing a variety of historic exhibits. Passed down through several historic Fayetteville families (which explains the multiple names), the museum features an exhibit of memorabilia from Margaret Mitchell's Gone With The Wind, a replica of the first flag made in Fayette County, relics from the Civil War and a garden of native and historically important plants! Self-guided and guided tours available.
This beautifully restored antebellum plantation has a history as expansive and magnificent as its rooms. Built in 1839 in the Greek Revival style, the home was moved to its present location from outside of Jonesboro and named for the large trees surrounding it. Previously, it had housed both Northern and Southern troops during the Civil War in 1864.
Located 30 minutes southwest of the city, this amusement park is open on weekends. Although there's plenty of fun for adults, the park is geared toward kids, with bumper boats, batting cages, laser tag, and three go-cart tracks. A miniature golf course, video arcade, and play maze are also available. Bulk tickets can be purchased 200 at a time since they are the cheapest. There are also occasional "armband specials" that offer unlimited access to certain rides for a certain price.
Clayton County International Park, located 20 minutes to the south of Atlanta, was constructed for the beach volleyball competition of the 1996 Olympic Games, and now serves as one of Atlanta's most complete water parks. In addition to a 6200 capacity volleyball stadium and 13 courts, the park offers a beach on its six-acre (2.5 hectare) lake, several water slides, and a pool for small children. Miniature golf, basketball, softball, hiking and fishing are also offered. Check the website for varying schedule of operations.
The Dixie Wing Commemorative Air Force is a fully functional World War II aircraft museum that focuses on educating people on the history and aircraft technology of the period. In addition to providing live examples of aircraft, the Air Force puts on regular events that showcase the historical airplanes in flight. In addition to highlighting the best American aircraft used during World War II, the Dixie Wing Commemorative Air Force also presents select aircraft from other countries in an effort to provide a complete educational experience for each of its visitors.
The Flat Creek Nature Area is easily accessible from the McIntosh Trail complex. Once inside the area, there are 513 acres (207 hectares) of wetlands for you to explore. A wooden boardwalk and viewing platforms are conveniently placed to allow you to explore the wetlands without getting your feet wet!
The McIntosh Trail Recreation Complex offers everything you could possibly want in a single park and more. The complex features a large loop trail, along which visitors can access plenty of attractions. These amenities include a BMX track, skateboard ramp, senior center, picnic area, the Flat Creek Nature Center, and the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater, home to plenty of exciting concerts from major artists.
The Peachtree City Dog Park is a great place for dogs, their owners and dog lovers alike to meet, socialize and play. It features plenty of open space, pet pools, a toy fire hydrant and plenty of benches for dog owners. The park is fenced into two halves, with one reserved for small or senior dogs. Best of all, there are two gazebos where dog owners can gather to talk and enjoy the shade.
This open-air amphitheater (known to locals as The Fred) was originally built to be the home for the famous drama The McIntosh Trail. Over the years, its purpose evolved. In the late 1980s, with the help of the City's Recreation Department, it began to hold concerts for senior citizens. Local theater groups then began to use it for their shows, as did the Atlanta Pops Orchestra. It is now most famous for the summer concerts series, where wonderful artists come out to perform for crowds that can reach 1600 people.
Peachtree City BMX is a place for BMX riders of all ages and abilities to practice and engage in friendly races. Bring your own bike and helmet and have a great time!