1207 Highway 19 North
Thomaston, GA 30286
Phone: (706) 648-2900
Fax: (706) 648-2900
Located 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the south of Atlanta, off Highways 19 and 41, Atlanta Motor Speedway plays host to some of NASCAR's most exciting racing events. The moderate climate means that the local racing season stretches from early spring to late fall. Ticket prices vary, but there are many suite and VIP packages available for large groups and corporate events. Visit the Website or call for details.
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.
This small movie theater shows the latest releases in comfortable, air-conditioned theaters, including a newly-installed 60-foot (18.2-meter), 3D-capable screen with surround sound! Relax, load up on popcorn and enjoy the show!
Located in McDonough, the Gateway Event Center is a huge venue for corporate functions, trade shows and major events. It is also performance space for live music. Spanning across 58,000 square feet (5388.38 square meters), it can easily accommodate 5,000 people. With state-of-the-art technology and a knowledgeable staff, the Gateway Event Center will ensure to make any occasion a successful one.
Located within the Heritage Park, Jason T. Harper Event Center is a multipurpose venue capable of hosting a wide variety of events from indoor sporting fixtures to large receptions. Bleachers span the length of the warehouse-like space on both sides. The expansive central area is highly adaptable and can be configured to meet various event needs, from seated receptions to standing cocktail parties. Check website for more.
Formerly the Great Escape McDonough, it was acquired by Regal Theatres and was renamed to Regal McDonough Stadium 16. This 16 screens theater features customized sound systems, digital projection screens and stadium seating that enhances your movie watching experience. Some of the screening halls have RealD 3D (digital 3D) which takes new heights to viewing cinema. There are also party and game rooms for added entertainment.
Often referred to endearingly as 'The UC', the Mercer University Center is a multi-functional center that was first opened in 2004. This center boasts of a swimming pool, food courts, basketball courts, an air rifle range and fitness centers. Numerous meeting rooms can be rented out for lectures, discussions, seminars and readings. Concerts are a regular occurrence too so call ahead for more information on any upcoming events.
Spread across 60 acres (24.28 hectares), Middle Georgia Raceway first opened in 1966 as Nascar Grand National's raceway. It was the site of the 2nd Annual Atlanta Pop Festival. It closed down in 1971 and was not in function for decades. Tim Thornton bought the property in 2006 to develop it for commercial purposes but that plan got stalled. Now it hosts the annual Racers Reunion which was first held here in 2011, 2013 Dukes of Hazard Reunion, country music concerts and monster truck shows.
While not a plantation in the classic, antebellum sense, this landmark home has witnessed over 100 years of Atlanta history. Built in 1879, the construction made use of over a million bricks, and required almost a year to complete. Fully restored and refurbished, the mansion has been appointed with period antiques and decorated to reflect daily life of a bygone age. Stop by during the week for a tour. This mansion creates a picturesque backdrop for wedding receptions, corporate and social events.
If you like seeing stars on the rise, this is the Newnan Theater Company for you. This group of suburban thespians maintain an annual schedule of performances that include many contemporary productions and old classics, as well as an annual presentation of Christmas acts. The theater comprises of two stages : Main Stage and the Black Box. The main stage, that can accommodate a maximum of 135 guests, is where most of the action takes place. Mystery Dinner Theater evenings and other special events are frequently sponsored as well, so check regularly to see what you might miss.
If you love musicals and Broadway shows, then this is one of the best of its kind on the south side of Atlanta. The Legacy is known for their entertaining shows such as the Xanadu, Winter Wonderettes and Tarzan. The brainchild of Bethany and Mark Smith, The Legacy Theater features studios, dance classes, theater workshops and Children's Series.
With a major face lift and renovation, the Cox Capitol Theatre re-opened in 2006, thereby adding to the creative and financial wealth of Macon. The entertainment hub resulted in flurry of activities and the adjoining restaurants and bars flourished further. This iconic venue hosts variety of events throughout the year and every performance here is well-attended and appreciated. You can also rent the venue for private functions. For more details, check website.