340 Upper Riverdale Rd
Jonesboro, GA 30236
Phone: (770) 991-0069
Fax: (678) 519-1390
Dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara, the Hindu Temple of Atlanta stands out on the Georgia highway, towering over the other buildings in the vicinity. Constructed in true South-Indian style, it has a distinct architecture made of sandstone and marble; and resembles the Venkateswara temple of Tirupati. One part of the temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, while the other part is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. There are other deities as well. Hindu devotees from the neighboring areas gather here for the daily prayer and services.
Milton Daniel Park is tucked away near the Morrow City Hall and is known for its Christmas In the Park and Safe Halloween annual events. This green space has got picnic tables, restrooms, and playgrounds for children. It has also got walking trails and its not uncommon to see walkers early in the morning doing their rounds.
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.
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.
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.
This farm is not far from downtown Atlanta, and offers a sweet retreat from city life. Trail rides, picnics, and many other activities are offered on this 100-acre (40-hectare) estate, which features both farmland and woodlands. Perhaps the most popular events are the moonlight hayrides, offered nightly throughout the year in fair weather. Business retreats, office picnics, and private events can all be organised, and 15 acres (six hectares) can be for camping.
Dating to 1868, this two-story farmhouse was the home of Jeremiah Gilbert, the son of the first doctor to settle in Fulton County. The fieldstone and mortar construction is a rare surviving example of the type of farmhouse that flourished in the region during the Reconstruction era, and many of the home's original outbuildings still stand on the property. The house has been restored to its original condition, and stands as one of the oldest surviving buildings in Atlanta.
The Siloam Church International was established in 1997. It has a membership of around 3000 people. The church aims to spread the message of Christ and promote oneness among everyone. It organizes community events too.
A little park located not far from the city center, Welcome All offer exciting recreational facilities. Besides the lush park expanse, that is ideal for family picnics, the park also offers extensive sports facilities including a football field, five baseball fields, a basketball court, tennis courts as well as a general playground. Apart from these, the park also has indoor facilities like a swimming pool, an equipped fitness center as well as a rental space capable of hosting numerous events. Check website for more.
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.
Just minutes from downtown Atlanta in historic Grant Park, the exciting Zoo Atlanta features the Southeast's most impressive collection of wildlife from around the globe. Legend says that the zoo got its start when the owners of a traveling animal show went bankrupt and suddenly fled town. Today, popular exhibits include daily elephant demonstrations, giraffe feedings, and the acquired Chinese pandas. Various spots within the zoo make for wonderful locations to host private celebrations.
A popular place for walking and jogging, Rose Circle Park fulfills the recreational needs of the city. It features green grass and lush trees that provide a relaxing break from stressful life. Major events and gatherings are held here.