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If you’re looking to pull the kids away from the television screen this weekend but can’t stand the thought of visiting the same dull museums, consider a stop into the Wren’s Nest House Museum. One of Atlanta’s oldest museums, the former home of Joel Chandler Harris educates tykes on the life of the author of the famous Brer Rabbit stories. Every Saturday afternoon, one of several local readers thrills children by re-enacting one of Harris’s popular tales. The walls of the small home are lined with mementos from the author’s life, and the rich, green brocade and period furniture give a welcoming atmosphere that your children will warm to quickly. You may find yourself enchanted by the stories as well, and you’re guaranteed to come away with a new appreciation for the classic stories of Joel Chandler Harris.

1050 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW
Atlanta,
GA
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Color Me Rad stages 5K races that transform runners into mobile rainbows by launching cheerful barrages of colored cornstarch. Each color station along the racetrack flings a new, nontoxic pigment at passersby, who wear white shirts to enhance the chromatic onslaught's costuming effects. Brilliant neon-blue, green, purple, and yellow clouds dapple participants along the way, and the race concludes with a prismatic finish-line finale as sprinters chuck colors at each other in celebration. The race's noncompetitive credo shifts the emphasis from speed to silliness, and a portion of its proceeds go to local charities.

Upon registration, each runner collects a Color Me Rad T-shirt, sunglasses, sponsor gifts, and a race bib. Though they don't receive a gift packet, runners younger than 8 years old can sprint for free, provided they have a waiver signed by a guardian and won't give in to demands for gold from confused leprechauns.

1000 Bay Ave
Columbus,
GA
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As the owner of Savannah Belle Tours started leading tourists around the city with a private tour company, she soon developed a desire to experience the sites and stories beyond the standard destinations. So, she set out to gain extra insight and amusing anecdotes regarding Savannah's landmarks, using information from historical texts, extensive research with the Georgia Historical Society, and exclusive one-on-one interviews with the state's oldest oak trees.

Today, thanks to that insight, Savannah Belle Tours provides thorough, engaging walking tours of the city, offering the unique option to personalize any tour according to specific interests. Tours last 90 minutes and may include a standard, greatest-hits route of Savannah’s historic and military sites, majestic homes, and foliage-flanked architectural artworks or a more specialized jaunt, such as a mobile inventory of the town’s most haunted haunts or the birthplaces of its most famous mustaches.

27 Barnard St.
Savannah,
Georgia
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The Antebellum Trail Pilgrimage invites visitors to embark on self-guided treks through the region's rich heritage along a 100-mile trail connecting the seven historic Georgia communities of Athens, Watkinsville, Madison, Eatonton, Milledgeville, Old Clinton, and Macon. Four house museums open their doors to curious guests in Athens, and in Milledgeville, history buffs can stroll through Georgia's Old Capital museum, nestled within the same building where state legislators voted to secede from the Union. More historic sites abound in Ideville, which hosts the preserved battlefield upon which soldiers fought the Battle of Griswoldville, and historical reenactments thrive in Old Clinton, where spectators can witness a restaging of the federal occupation of Clinton every first weekend in May. Attendees compelled by more recent history can stop by the Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House in Macon, which salutes the artists and the band of whistling peaches that got their start in the state. To help visitors choose between all of the possible attractions, Antebellum Trail Pilgrimage also suggests three must-sees in each community.

200 West Hancock Street
Milledgeville,
GA
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The Antebellum Trail Pilgrimage invites visitors to embark on self-guided treks through the region's rich heritage along a 100-mile trail connecting the seven historic Georgia communities of Athens, Watkinsville, Madison, Eatonton, Milledgeville, Old Clinton, and Macon. Four house museums open their doors to curious guests in Athens, and in Milledgeville, history buffs can stroll through Georgia's Old Capital museum, nestled within the same building where state legislators voted to secede from the Union. More historic sites abound in Ideville, which hosts the preserved battlefield upon which soldiers fought the Battle of Griswoldville, and historical reenactments thrive in Old Clinton, where spectators can witness a restaging of the federal occupation of Clinton every first weekend in May. Attendees compelled by more recent history can stop by the Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House in Macon, which salutes the artists and the band of whistling peaches that got their start in the state. To help visitors choose between all of the possible attractions, Antebellum Trail Pilgrimage also suggests three must-sees in each community.

115 East Jefferson Street
Madison,
GA
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Each year, a cast of terrifying characters swarms around the Olde Sharon Schoolhouse to terrify visitors searching for a healthy dose of fear. In the Asylum, guests wander down the hallways of an abandoned mental institution. Along the way, they encounter deranged inmates as the nightmares of the previous residents come to life. For those wishing to join in the action, Trail of Terror Haunted Trail offers up Zombie Outbreak. A research and containment facility has had a devastating outbreak of the Code 6 virus, turning most of the occupants into zombies. Guests are drafted to be part of the tactical team created to deal with this outbreak and become zombie slayers themselves.

6329 Water Haven Way
Flowery Branch,
Georgia
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