Local Attractions

Things to do in Austell GA

SWEETWATER CREEK STATE PARK

Sweetwater Creek is a peaceful tract of wilderness only minutes from bustling downtown Atlanta. A wooded trail follows the free-flowing stream to the ruins of the New Manchester Manufacturing Company, a textile mill burned during the Civil War. Beyond the mill, the trail climbs rocky bluffs to provide views of the beautiful shoals below. The 215-acre George Sparks Reservoir is popular with anglers and provides a pretty setting for feeding ducks and canoeing. Fishing supplies and snacks are available in the park’s bait shop, while maps and park information may be found in the Visitor Center.

 

SIX FLAGS OVER GEORGIA

One of the country top theme parks, there are rides just for children and a host of other children-oriented exhibits. Call (770) 948-9290.

SUN VALLEY BEACH

Located in Powder Springs, this water park features slides, pools, and sand. Camping is also available. Call (770) 943-5900.

 

SIX FLAGS’ WHITE WATER PARK

If the kids like water, they will love Six Flags’, White Water Park. The South’s largest water park features several rides that are perfect for the entire family to enjoy at once, as well as a play area for children. Call (770) 424-9283 or visit their web site.

AMERICAN ADVENTURES

Located next door to Six Flags’ White Water Park, this amusement park is dry fun for children up to ages 12. Rides, arcades, mini-golf, go-carts, and more will keep the kids happy all day long. Call (770) 424-4565.