Sightseeing in McDonough

Up to 51% Off Visits to the High Museum of Art Atlanta

High Museum of Art Atlanta

Midtown

$39 $19

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Thousands of art pieces in a light-filled gallery offer something for everyone, including a gallery of imaginative mid-century car designs

45% Off from Hunger Games Unofficial Fan Tours

Hunger Games Unofficial Fan Tours

Multiple Locations

$178 $98

Hunger Games fans tour filming locations with in-character guides, learn archery, and, during weekend trips, play game simulations

Museum of Design Atlanta – Up to 48% Off Visits

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

Michael C. Carlos Museum – 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

Up to 55% Off Walking Tour

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

49% Off from Biplane Rides Over Atlanta

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

Up to 54% Off a Brewery Tour and Tasting

Red Brick Brewing Company

Atlanta

$50 $24.25

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

Up to 53% Off Midtown Atlanta Food Tour

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

Up to 58% Off at African-American History Museum

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

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

Half Off Helicopter Tour for Two

Blue Ridge Helicopters

Lawrenceville

$300 $149

After liftoff at Gwinnett County Airport, pilots guide Robinson R44 helicopters toward one of state's largest lakes or above city landmarks

Marietta Museum of History – Up to 57% Off Visit or Membership

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

50% Off Biplane Flight 

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

Balloon Atlanta – 56% Off Hot-Air Balloon Ride

Balloon Atlanta

Woodstock

$650 $289

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

The Allman Brothers Band Museum – Up to 54% Off Visit

The Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House

Macon

$32 $15

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Massive Tudor-style house where band members lived, played, and partied exhibits guitars, contracts, and restored rooms

Up to 50% Off Bible Lands Adventure for Kids

Explorations in Antiquity Center

LaGrange

$30 $15

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Kids aged 4–15 learn about Biblical cultures via hands-on activities such as bread-making, crafts, and archeological digs

Up to 50% Off at Chieftains Museum

Chieftains Museum

Rome

$10 $6

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

Coca-Cola Space Science Center – 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

Up to 50% Off Military Simulations

National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center

National Infantry Foundation

$20 $11

Conduct simulated army rescue missions in a realistic environment or take aim at targets on a five-lane rifle simulator

Lunchbox Museum at Rivermarket Antique Mall – Up to 53% Of

Lunchbox Museum at Rivermarket Antique Mall

Columbus

$20 $10

(15)

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

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Located in a historic train depot in Jonesboro—the setting for Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With the Wind—the Road to Tara Museum assembles memorabilia and artwork inspired by the novel and its classic 1939 film adaptation. Visitors can meander past reproductions of the costumes worn by Vivien Leigh or peruse the many foreign translations of the book. The voice of Fred Crane, who played Brent Tarleton on screen, narrates sights throughout the museum, regaling with behind-the-scene tales of the movie set and Clark Gable’s mustache wax. Regular tours extend the educational experience outside the museum walls, exploring Clayton County’s various plantations and historic battlefields still littered with cork pop guns and broken water balloons.

104 N Main St
Jonesboro,
GA
US

A septuplet of subjects form the core of Seven Arts Center's curricula: the visual arts, literature, theater, multimedia, health, martial arts, and cooking. Through their daily classroom programs and radio station, Seven Arts Radio, the center’s teachers help adults and children across Atlanta develop into the kind of renaissance people rarely seen since Pablo Picasso made his action-movie debut. Painting classes can take the form of structured multisession courses for aspiring artists, or casual one-time events for those simply looking for a new hobby. Other classes give students tips on using computers, playing music, or passing the GED.

6714 Highway 85
Riverdale,
GA
US

The National Museum of Commercial Aviation sends visitors into the friendly skies without ever leaving the ground. Inside the 6,000-square-foot facility rests a collection of more than 35,000 artifacts from airlines and facilities dating as far back as the 1930s. Glass cases house a variety of dishes and flatware from mile-high kitchens, as well as timetables and ticket jackets. Meanwhile, mannequins display 200 vintage uniforms for pilots and attendants alike. Visitors can take a seat inside a Delta Airlines 727 familiarization trainer, replete with switches, gauges, and buttons. Inside they can attempt realistic take-offs and landings while navigating the Microsoft Flight Simulator housed within. The museum is also home to one of the first tug tractors, a Gate Gourmet catering truck, and the cockpit of the Eastern Airlines Martin 404 once used by singer and musician Ray Charles to travel from gig to gig along with his three million baby grand pianos.

5442 Frontage Rd
Forest Park,
GA
US

ArtWorks on the Square inspires the creatively disposed with a variety of classes, workshops, and events. Encourage your inner artisan with a Vino Van Gogh Night class, which offers a night of painting, conversing, and wine drinking from 7 p.m.–9 p.m. on the second Friday of every month. Each vinely inclined class can accommodate up to 12 students and is led by a professional canvas caresser, who issues step-by-step instructions to help keep brush strokes on the straight and narrow and prevent students from accidentally painting a hole in the universe.

107 Stonewall Ave E
Fayetteville,
GA
US

That Pottery Place Studio’s shelves brim with hundreds of unfinished ceramic pieces, each ready to blossom with a completely unique bouquet of colors and designs. Animal-painted plates sit propped alongside decorative birdbaths, planters, coffee mugs, and owl figurines designed to scare pigeons away from the china hutch. Guests can throw their creativity at these 3D canvases using the studio’s stencils, brushes, sponges, and dozens of glazes. Staff members make the rounds sharing tips on technique and helping sort through idea books with painters during open studio time.

2569 N Decatur Rd
Decatur,
GA
US

Tiberius, Rome's second emperor, stares at each visitor who enters the Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University. His eyes are steady, his expression one of quiet contemplation, and his head—thanks to the Museum's in-house conservation team—a vision of white Parian marble. The Museum, located on Emory University's campus, exhibits more than 17,000 artifacts like this one. Through diverse displays, they transport visitors back to ancient Egypt, Nubia, Greece, Rome, the Near East, Africa, Asia, and the Americas.

Tiberius is certainly one of the Museum's more prominent pieces, but it is by no means the oldest. The Greek and Roman collection encompasses Neolithic works that stretch back to 4,000 BC. Egyptian exhibits travel back even further into civilization's earliest prehistory. Many of the coffins and mummies come from one of Emory's own, Professor William Shelton. He traveled to Egypt in 1920, and among other things, brought back the oldest Egyptian mummy in the Americas, the Old Kingdom Mummy.

Other galleries contain 2,300 objects from the ancient Americas. More still travel deep into South Asia, allowing visitors to view one of the Museum's more significant pieces: a rare sculpture of the 18-armed cosmic Vishnu above his numerous attendants—a reflection of the stunning artistry of India's medieval period.

Such a sprawling and eclectic collection would perhaps be overwhelming if not for the Museum's educational programs. History and art experts lead tours and teach classes for both adults and children, including a regularly occurring session on Saturdays known as "Artful Stories at the Museum." During these free events, kids hear stories of ancient civilizations, before creating their own works of art based on the day's teachings.

571 S Kilgo Cir NE
Atlanta,
GA
US