Sightseeing in Anniston

Admission for Two or Four or Individual or Family Membership to Chieftains Museum (Up to 50% Off)

Chieftains Museum

Rome

$10 $6

Major Ridge's home in Georgia is now a site that celebrates Cherokee history and culture at large

Visit for Two or Four, or Membership for One, Two, or Four to Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum (Up to Half Off)

Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

Birmingham

$30 $21

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Display of 750+ vintage and modern motorcycles and classic racecars; Porsche ride for "plus" members

Haunted-History Walking Tour for Two or Four with Ghost-Hunting Equipment from Spirit Expeditions (Half Off)

Spirit Expeditions

Fountain Heights

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

$8 for Visit for Four to the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame (Up to $20 Value)

Alabama Sports Hall of Fame

Birmingham

$20 $8

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33,000 sq. ft. museum showcases more than 5,000 sports artifacts; gift shop peddles local college team regalia

Tour and Wine Tasting with Lunch for Two or Four at Vizzini Farms Winery (Up to 55% Off)

Vizzini Farms Winery

Calera

$32 $16

Tours lead groups through picturesque winery before tasting of wines from West Coast and Alabama grapes and lunch of Italian-style deli food

Ave Maria Grotto Visit for Two or Four Adults or Two Adults and Two Kids (Up to 52% Off)

Ave Maria Grotto

Ave Maria Grotto

$14 $7

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Landscaped four-acre park holds 125 miniature replicas of the world's famous churches and shrines

Fall Visit for Two, Four, or Six at Pettit Creek Farms (Up to 47% Off)

Pettit Creek Farms

Cartersville

$24 $13.99

Farm well-known for its petting zoo hosts hayride and corn maze; pumpkins are available for sale

$89 for 20-Minute Biplane Flight from Biplane Adventures, Inc. ($178.20 Value) 

Biplane Adventures, Inc.

Acworth-Kennesaw

$178.20 $89

Passengers feel the breeze in the open-cockpit vintage biplane, flown by an FAA-certified pilot over Lake Allatona and Red Top Mountain

Visit for Two, Four, or Six or One-Year Gold-Membership Package at Marietta Museum of History (Up to 57% Off)

Marietta Museum of History

Downtown Marietta

$14 $7

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Four galleries filled with artifacts team up with rotating exhibits and aviation wing to honor history of Marietta and Cobb Counties

$289 for a Hot-Air Balloon Ride for One Person at Balloon Atlanta ($650 Value)

Balloon Atlanta

Woodstock

$650 $289

Soar over the Chattahoochee River or Lake Lanier during a one-hour hot-air balloon ride

Museum of Design Atlanta Visit for Two or Four (Up to 48% Off)

Museum of Design Atlanta

Midtown

$20 $11

The museum focuses on design by architects, graphic artists, and industrial designers through rotating exhibits and guest lectures

$25 for Entry to Atlanta Challenge: The Ultimate Urban Scavenger Race on Sunday, October 5 ($55 Value)

The Ultimate Urban Scavenger Race

Der Biergarten

$55 $25

Teams race to solve clues and strategize to win cash prizes and awards during urban race; music and drink specials at post-race party

Visit for Two or Four to The Children's Museum of Atlanta (Up to 49% Off)

The Children's Museum of Atlanta

Downtown

$25.50 $14

Hands-on exhibits geared toward kids ages 8 and younger include a farm-to-table zone, walls to paint, and little cranes to operate

Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University Visit for Two or Four with Audio Tour (Up to 50% Off)

Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University

Emory University

$20 $12

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Discover the stories of civilizations through more than 17,000 works of art from ancient Egypt and the Americas to Africa and Asia

Walking Tour for 2, 4, or 10 from Atlanta Preservation Center (Up to 55% Off)

Atlanta Preservation Center

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

Tours of historic buildings and areas including, but not limited to, Grant Park, Inman Park, Sweet Auburn, and Druid Hills

$89 for an Open-Air Biplane Ride from Biplane Rides Over Atlanta ($175 Value)

Biplane Rides Over Atlanta

57th Fighter Group Restaurant

$175 $89

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Pilots lift passengers in bright biplanes to glimpse bird's-eye views of downtown Atlanta or Stone Mountain during 20-minute flights

Brewery Tour and Tasting with Souvenirs for Two or Four at Red Brick Brewing Company (Up to 54% Off)

Red Brick Brewing Company

Atlanta

$50 $24.25

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Guests sample four craft brews while touring a centuries-old brewery

Midtown Atlanta Food Tour for Two or Four from Food Daze Tours and Events LLC (Up to 53% Off)

Food Daze Tours and Events LLC

Cafe Agora

$94 $47

Sample bites at four multicultural restaurants while walking past Piedmont Park and other Midtown sites

Admission for Two, Four, or Six, or Individual or Family Membership to The APEX Museum (Up to 58% Off)

The APEX Museum

Downtown

$12 $6.50

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African-American history museum with a focus on America's black community and their contributions to the nation and the world

Crazy Dash Walking-Adventure Tour for Two or Four from Crazy Dash Digital Adventures (50% Off)

Crazy Dash Digital Adventures

Centennial Olympic Park

$39.95 $20

The digital game requires a smartphone and takes you on a tour of the sights

One-Year Individual or Family Membership at The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (Up to 67% Off)

The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia

Buckhead

$35 $17

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Unlimited admission to exhibits from local and international artists, plus discounts on workshops, programs, and other events

$147 for a Hot-Air-Balloon Ride for One from Fly High Balloons ($245 Value)

Fly High Balloons

Huntsville

$245 $147

Float over the Tennessee River Valley in a hot air balloon to enjoy a bird's-eye views of the picturesque surroundings

One, Two, or Four Haunted House Fast-Pass Entries at Talmadge Brothers Funeral Home and Casket Company (32% Off)

Talmadge Brothers Funeral Home and Casket Company

Jasper

$25 $17

Dare yourself to enter the old Talmadge Brothers home, where grisly deeds from the past still haunt the walls—and anyone who enters

Western & Atlantic Railroad Tunnel Museum Visit for Two or Four (Up to 55% Off)

Western & Atlantic Railroad Tunnel

West Whitfield

$20 $11

Guests traipse through historic railroad tunnel built in 1848 and view rotating exhibits inside museum

$119 for Introductory Flight Lesson Plus Flight Certificate and Koozie from Box Aviation ($199 Value)

Box Aviation

Montgomery

$199 $119

Introductory flight gives neophyte pilots their first wings as they soar alongside a trained instructor above Alabama's open skies

Coca-Cola Space Science Center for Two or Four (Up to 50% Off)

Coca-Cola Space Science Center

Downtown Columbus

$12 $6

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Visitors can examine sparkling heavens and radiating galaxies at science center with astronomy observatory and domed theater

Lunchbox Museum at Rivermarket Antique Mall for Four or Eight (Up to 53% Off)

Lunchbox Museum at Rivermarket Antique Mall

Columbus

$20 $10

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The nostalgic museum can bring visitors back to their childhoods with its rows upon rows of lunchboxes

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Major Ridge is a polarizing figure in Cherokee history. He was one of the signers of the Treaty of New Echota, which sold Cherokee lands to the United States in exchange for Oklahoma, and led to the forced Native American migration know as The Trail of Tears. Today, though, Major Ridge's erstwhile home in Georgia is the Chieftains Museum?a site that celebrates Cherokee history and culture at large, not just his controversial contribution to it.

  • Size: Sprawling mansion-sized. Extensions have been added since Major Ridge's tenure there, reflecting key moments in Georgia's architecture history.
  • Key credential: The location has been listed on the National Historic Register since 1973.
  • Eye Catcher: The two-story dogtrot-style log cabin at the core of the house, where Major Ridge lived centuries ago.
  • "Dogtrot-Style" Means: The cabin is really two separate cabins, connected by a breezeway a dog could, hypothetically, trot down, especially if there's a steak at the other end and someone yelling "Here, boy!"
  • In the Giftshop: Visitors can stock up on jewelry, dreamcatchers, and replica arrowheads before they hit the road.
501 Riverside Pkwy. NE
Rome,
GA
US

The sleek, dark body of the A-12 Blackbird is invisible to radar detection, but that doesn’t stop it from attracting the attention of every visitor to the Southern Museum of Flight in sight. The retired bomber is just one of the aircrafts in the Southern Museum of Flight’s outdoor collection, and it gives visitors a glimpse of what’s to come. Stepping inside, you can almost hear the purring engines from the Korean War jet or 1920s Huff-Daland crop duster.

Not only does the museum bring high-flown feats of engineering artistry down to earth, it sets its impressive collection of airplanes into realistic dioramas. The exhibits, designed to give life to the history of southern aviation, sprawl across 75,000 square feet and includes photographs, models, original engines, and the tiny gnomes that power them. The Korean War Jets exhibit, for example, uses mannequins and a surprisingly realistic mock-up of Kimpo Air Force Base to tell the story of No Kum Sok, a North Korean lieutenant in the Air Force who defected.

4343 73rd St N
Birmingham,
AL
US

In one corner, kids practice cracking a safe. In another, tiny hands sift through sand to find ancient fossils, with no archaeologists in sight. Toddlers, meanwhile, wander through a surreal dreamscape of 10-foot milk cartons and car-sized paper towel rolls. But these aren’t scenes from a zany summer movie about all the adults disappearing: they're snapshots of the McWane Science Center, whose dozens of fun, interactive exhibits enliven science.

Notable exhibits include a collection of Alabama dinosaur skeletons that help us understand what life was like in the state millions of years ago. An aquarium area boasts a Shark & Ray Touch Tank, delighting visitors with an aquatic petting zoo. Interactive contraptions such as the pulley chair lift—which lets kids learn about simple machines as they hoist themselves aloft—convey abstract concepts with fun activities.

200 19th St N
Birmingham,
AL
US

The Alabama Sports Hall of Fame is a stately 33,000-square-foot museum, where more than 5,000 sports artifacts are displayed in glass cases and frames. Memorabilia, jerseys, and photographs commemorate the great baseball players, football stars, and basketball players from across the ages, including Jesse Owens, Hank Aaron, and Willie Mays. The museum gift shop features an eclectic array of souvenir T-shirts, stuffed animals, and local college team regalia.

2150 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N
Birmingham,
AL
US

Sips n Strokes gifts paintbrush-wielding neophytes the tools and confidence to create, with a mélange of masterpiece-making tutorials and a bring-your-own-beverage policy. Artists can elect a class from the shop's calendar to hone the painting style that best complements their home, office, or neighbor's windshield, including picks of imagery from Parisian scenes to funky roosters. Each course, led by an instructor well versed in the trade, pairs well with the liquid inspiration of each student's choosing. Silence-seeking artists or easily corruptible mimes may opt for an afternoon or weeknight session, as the weekends generally garner 20 to 50 rowdy rookies.

522 Cahaba Park Cir
Birmingham,
AL
US

Run by master picturemaker Jennifer Harwell, a self-taught painter popular for her angel series, jenniferharwellart's weekly classes help sprouting artists' talents grow and blossom. In a laid-back, relaxed setting, students unleash their furor artisticus upon a 16"x20" canvas while the swaddling wraps of a smock-frock protect their soft innards. Usually the gallery provides wine and snacks in addition to all the necessary artistic supplies. Students get to keep their magnum opus once their paint guns stop smoking.

1901 6th Ave N
Birmingham,
AL
US