Local and Atlanta Attractions
Atlanta/Gwinnett….Enough Fun for Everyone!
Please visit Gwinnett Convention and Conventions Bureau for more information
Gwinnett County…the state’s largest suburban county and Atlanta’s most accessible affordable and family-friendly County.
We’re the home of Atlanta’s biggest and newest shopping destinations – including the Mall of Georgia, the Forum Shops at Peachtree Parkway, Discover Mills Outlets, The Avenue at Webb Gin and Gwinnett Place Mall – more than 800 stores, restaurants and outlets! Our small towns are full of charming cafes, galleries and shops, plus live music, seasonal festivals and art weekends.
Golfers can hit one of our dozen top courses including one of only five “Bear’s Best” courses nationwide. Kids will love the Georgia’s official transportation history museum, the Southeastern Railway Museum, the feed-the-animals Yellow River Game Ranch, and we’re just minutes away from Historic Old Norcross and Stone Mountain Park/Village.
Check out a Gwinnett Gladiators or Georgia Force game at The Arena at Gwinnett Center or take in a game at our new minor league stadium and watch our AAA Gwinnett Braves.
We’re easily accessible to I-85 and 285, and just a short drive from Lake Lanier Islands, Chateau Elan, as well as Atlanta’s newest attractions, the Georgia Aquarium, Atlantic Station, the NEW World of Coke and Centennial Olympic Park!
What to do….Where to go?
Southeastern Railway Museum (7 miles)
3595 Peachtree Road, Duluth
The SRM features 90 items of rolling stock including historic Pullman cars and classic steam locomotives. Ride a restored caboose behind steam or diesel locomotives.
Malibu Grand Prix (8 miles)
5400 Brook Hollow Parkway, Norcross
Malibu is a family entertainment center that offers real Indy-style racing, bumper boats, batting cages, mini-golf and a game room.
Pirates Cove Adventure Gold (13 miles)
3380 Venture Parkway, Duluth
Test your putting skills in a fun-filled setting of natural wonders, lavish landscaping and delightful pirate themes.
Hours/Days of Operation: Monday – Thursday 10a.m. – 10p.m.; Friday – Sunday 10a.m. – 11 p.m.
Yellow River Game Ranch (27 miles)
4525 Highway 78, Lilburn
Visit with more than 600 friendly animals that enjoy food and petting! There are deer, bear, buffalo, farm animals, ducks and squirrels living along a naturally wooded path by the Yellow River. Don’t forget to stop by the estate of General Beauregard Lee, Georgia’s official groundhog weather prognosticator!
Days/Hours of Operation: Open 9:30a.m. Sell last ticket at 5p.m.; close 6p.m.
Duluth History Museum (8 miles)
3582 Hill Street, Duluth
Aurora Theater (9 miles)
3087 S. Peachtree Street, Duluth
Lauded by the Atlanta-Journal Constitution’s art critic as “the new, hip destination for in-town theater-goers’…the shows just get better and better. The Aurora is the only professional theatre in Gwinnett County. They produce three plays and three musicals annually.
Jacqueline Casey Hudgen’s Children’s Museum and Center for the Arts (13 miles)
6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth
There’s something for every age, from a “do-it-yourself” puppet theater to a magic kaleidoscope to art-related classes, children’s gift shop, art exhibits and more than 40 classes.
Hours: Open Tues – Fri 10a.m. – 5p.m., Sat 10a.m. – 3p.m.
Gwinnett History Museum (15 miles)
The Lawrenceville Female Seminary
455 S. Perry Street SW, Lawrenceville
Housed in the historic 1838 Lawrenceville Female Seminary Building, the Museum has a permanent collection of Gwinnett County’s historic and folk artifacts.
Gwinnett County Veterans War Memorial (15 miles)
185 Crogan Street, Lawrenceville
Gwinnett Historic Courthouse (21 miles)
185 West Crogan Street, Lawrenceville
770-822-5174 (Historical Society)
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the site of concerts and festivals. Self-guided tours of the Courthouse, the site of publisher Larry Flynt’s trial and subsequent shooting, are available year-round.
Hungry?….Good food to be found in Norcross/Peachtree Corners
- Atlanta Bread Company
- Chiplote Mexican Grill
- Caribou Coffee
- J. Alexander’s
- Jason’s Deli
- Moe’s Southwest Grill
- Mambo Italiano
- Grace 1720
- Ted’s Montana Grill
- The Famous Fish Co.
- Thai Spice
- The Grape
- El Torreo Mexican
- Palomilla’s Authentic Cuban Cuisine
- From Blimpie’s to Wendy’s….. all a short distance away
Shop until you drop!
The Forum Shops at Peachtree Parkway (2 miles)
5141 Peachtree Parkway, Norcross
This beautiful open-air shopping center is home to more than 60 upscale retailers, outlets and restaurants. The center’s European architecture, brick facades, copper gutters and cobblestone streets are reminiscent of a small country village.
Gwinnett Place Mall (9 miles)
2100 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth
Surrounded by restaurants and specialty shops, restaurants and theaters. Mall programs include Mom & Tot’s weekly program.
Discover Mills (17 miles)
5900 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville
Discover Mills features 200 of the best names in factory/retail outlets, off-price retailers and specialty stores. Enjoy Discover Mills’ “A Place to Grow” children’s play area; ESPN Skate park, Georgia Music and Sports Hall of Fame annexes and 18-screen AMC movie theaters!
Mall of Georgia (25 miles)
3333 Buford Drive, Buford
Mall of Georgia, the Southeast’s largest shopping destination, has more than 225 stores, restaurants and entertainment!
An outdoor Village recreates the Georgia town squares of old – and features shopping and dining as well. The Pavilion stage hosts seasonal outdoor concerts and live performances. A 20-screen Regal Cinema with stadium seating, IMAX 3-D theater, NASCAR Silicon Motor Speedway and seasonal special events provide family-friendly entertainment options.
- Celebrity Golf Club – 14.3 miles, 25 min – www.celebritygolfclub.com
- Collins Hill Golf Club -24.6 miles, 41 min. – http://www.collinshillgolf.com
- Bear’s Best Golf Course – 19 miles, 39 min. – www.clubcorp.com
- Chateau Elan Golf Course – www.chateauelan.com/energize/golf
- St Marlo Country Club – www.stmarlo.com
Going into Atlanta?
Stone Mountain Park (20 miles)
Highway 78 East, Stone Mountain
With 3,300 acres of natural beauty, the Park is a fun destination where friends and families can enjoy the outdoors or visit the 1870s town of “Crossroads” and meet fascinating townsfolk and skilled crafters. Crossroads includes the new Tree House Challenge – Atlanta’s Ultimate Kid’s Adventure, and live entertainment. Other attractions include: the Skylift, Railroad, Riverboat, Antebellum Plantation & Farmyard, Antique Car Museum and more!
Days/Hours of Operation for attractions vary by season. Park gates open at 6a.m. $8 vehicle admission plus one day or all attraction passes.
The Georgia Aquarium (18 miles)
225 Baker Street, Atlanta
The world’s largest aquarium will excite and entertain visitors of all ages. The Aquarium houses more than 55,000 animals and 500 species including sea dragons, beluga whales, giant pacific octopus and more!
Hours: Sun – Thurs 9a.m. – 6p.m.; Fri – Sat 9a.m. – 8:00p.m.
World of Coca-Cola (20 miles)
121 Baker St. Atlanta, GA 30313
Coca-Cola – past, present and future – told through fascinating exhibits, memorabilia collections, radio and TV advertisements, bottling exhibits and a futuristic soda fountain.
Hours: 10am daily, closing times vary by attraction
Atlanta History Center (19 miles)
130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta
General admission includes the AHC’s permanent and traveling exhibitions, the 1845 Tullie Smith Farm, the 1928 Swan House mansion and 33 acres of gardens.
Open Mon – Sat 10a.m. – 5:30p.m.; Sunday, Noon – 5:30p.m.
High Museum of Art (22 miles)
1280 Peachtree Street, Atlanta
Designed by renowned architect Renzo Piano, the new High expansion (177,000 sq. ft.) opened in November 2005. Special events are held year-round, including Friday night jazz (3rd Friday monthly).
Hours: Tues – Wed 10:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.; Thurs – Fri 10:00a.m. – 8:00p.m.; Sat 10:00a.m. – 6:00p.m.; Sun 10:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.
CNN Center (24 miles)
One CNN Center, Atlanta
Take the behind-the-scenes CNN Studio Tour; reservations are required.
Hours: Studio tours operate daily from 9a.m. – 5p.m.; call 404-827-2300 for reservations.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site (25 miles)
405 Auburn Avenue, N.E., Atlanta
Visit the King Center site and Dr. King’s grave, birth home of Dr. King, and Ebenezer Baptist Church.
Open daily 9a.m.-5p.m. Free of charge.
Atlanta Braves Stadium/Braves Museum (26 miles)
755 Hank Aaron Drive, Atlanta
Home of the pennant-winning Braves, Turner Field is a year-round destination. Great restaurants, kids activities, and the 500 plus artifacts of the Braves Museum.
Hours: Daily 9:30a.m. – 5:00p.m.
Zoo Atlanta (28 miles)
800 Cherokee Avenue, S.E., Atlanta
Zoo Atlanta is home to nearly 1,000 animals – large, small, furry, scaly, feathered, hoofed, winged, striped and horned. Habitats include the Ford African Rain Forest, the Giant Panda Exhibit, the Sumatran Tiger Forest and the Masai Mara.
Days/Hours of Operation: Closed major holidays.