4600 Glenwood Rd.
Decatur, GA 30035
Phone: (404) 289-4940
Fax: (404) 564-0148
Located near the Avondale Train Station, Wild Heaven Brewery is a fine example of Georgia's beer expertise. Established by Nick Purdy, in association with Eric Johnson, this awesome brewery offers skillfully designed handcrafted brews. Innovation is a strong point at this brewery - although it continues a time-tested European tradition of brewing, these creators infuse a dash of zesty American innovation to it. Big on flavor, beers such as Invocation - an earthy, vanilla oak Belgian golden ale, Let There Be Light, a citrusy and light American pale ale and Civilization, a tart English barleywine are refreshing and delightful, to say the least. Try their tasting tours - if you're a beer fanatic, you'd love this place!
This urban recreation center brings outdoor fun to the southeast side neighborhood of Little Five Points. In addition to a swimming pool (open during summer months only), the park features tennis courts, basketball courts, softball and soccer fields, a children's playground and a large picnic pavilion. The 48-acre (20-hectare) expanse has extensive paved pathways for biking and in-line skating, plus public restrooms and a specially designated pet area. Take the Flat Shoals Road exit off Interstate 20 and head north. Turn right on 2nd Avenue, then right again on Tilson Road to reach here.
The Oakhurst Garden organizes field trips, seminars and events to spread environmental awareness among adults and children. It explains the various arenas of environmental science and nature in order to cultivate a better tomorrow. Visitors are also taught practical approaches of composting and agriculture so that they too can do their bit in preserving the environment. There is a playground for children too. Pets are allowed on a leash.
Agnes Scott College is a women's-only college that imparts education with the aim of empowering women for the changing times. It offers courses in Humanities. Established in 1889 by the Presbyterian Church, it is affiliated to the Emory University and the Georgia Institute of Technology among others.
The Old Scottish Rite Hospital is was originally established as the Scottish Rite Convalescent Home for Crippled Children. It basically functioned to serve the indigent lot of children, who were crippled or had been recovering post a surgery. The house site was swanked by six beds and was a rented cottage. After raising some funds, the hospital has striven its best to expand and currently possesses the space to house 18 patients at one time. The site has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Presently, the west wing is flanked by a full service bar, while the east wing brags of Solarium, which is a fine meeting place.
It's easy to miss this little park located at a busy intersection, in the largely urban neighborhood of Oakhurst. It more than makes up for its size however, by hosting a slew of cultural events and festivals. From musical concerts to art festivals, the park witnesses significant activity throughout the year. In quieter times, it's an excellent place to take a breather before you carry on with your daily grind.
Decatur is a small city located almost 6 miles away from the buzzing city of Atlanta. It has maintained its distinct identity, in spite of its proximity to this capital city. Today, Decatur is known for its numerous historical sites and the different cultural events that take place here. The town has become popular with young families, the gay/lesbian/transgender community and local artists. Hip bars and restaurants flourish in this funky community and there is liberal vibe to the culture and its inhabitants.
The Decatur Cemetery is one of the oldest cemeteries in the region and is surrounded by a lush forest. The graves date back to 1823. Today, one can find a fish pond and a migratory reserve for Canadian geese. Ducks, swans and turtles also abound. To glean more regarding the rich history of the site, enroll yourself for a cemetery tour held regularly.
Located inside the renowned Fernbank Science Center, the Jim Cherry Memorial Planetarium teaches adults and children about the various aspects of the planets. It is touted to be one of the biggest planetariums of the country and features a Zeus Mark V projector. Book your tickets and enjoy the tour through the millions of galaxies.
Lake Claire Community Land Trust offers a green space to relax, unwind and introspect. It is privately-owned, but open to the public and features long, winding paths under shady trees. It also has a pet emu called Big Lou who is loved and petted by most locals. One can rent a piece of land and grow vegetables of one's choice. Lake Claire Community Land Trust is a community park where people come together and maintain the land.
Showcasing ancient Egyptian art, this 45,000-square foot (4180-square meter) museum is a brilliant addition to Atlanta's cultural landscape. Affiliated with Emory University, the museum's permanent collection of over 15,000 objects spans a historical stretch of nearly 9000 years, from the prehistoric cultures of the 7th Century BCE to the 20th Century. The museum also sponsors many special exhibitions, lectures, films, and workshops. Visit Cafe Antico for daily gourmet lunches in a dramatic setting.
Located on the banks of the Candler Lake at the Emory University, Lullwater Park is an expanse of green that offers stimulating trails across the dense countryside. A popular spot for jogging, it also functions as a beautiful picnic site for families. There is a quaint foot-over bridge, a mini creek and waterfall that give a countryside feel. Enjoy fishing by the lakeside too.