A Henry County Bucket List Explore a unique animal sanctuary, tour an intimate veterans museum, or twirl around the roller rink. Most of all, spend quality time with family and friends at Henry County’s memorable attractions. Map coordinates correspond with the foldout map on page 21. A5 Army Aviation Heritage Foundation & Flying Museum 506 Speedway Boulevard Hampton, GA 30228 770.897.0444 armyav.org Come fly with the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation & Flying Museum, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to preserving the legacy of Army Aviation through aerial demonstrations, static displays, and educational and ride programs. The museum is located at the Atlanta South Regional Airport (across the street from Atlanta Motor Speedway) and is open for tours and helicopter rides Tuesday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Educational tours for schools, scouts, and other groups are also available. (Please call in advance for tours and rides, as the staff travels for airshows and ride events.) Atlanta Brews Cruise 404.384.6006 brewscruise.com/atlanta Taste what local craft breweries have to offer and learn how beer is made with Atlanta Brews Cruise, Atlanta’s original beer tour company and the only one offering tours of both Henry County and downtown Atlanta breweries. You can arrange a pickup in Henry County with a visit to downtown breweries or to Henry County’s own brewing company, JailHouse. Don’t risk driving—let Atlanta Brews Cruise do it! B5 Atlanta Motor Speedway 1500 Highway 19/41 South Hampton, GA 30228 770.946.4211 atlantamotorspeedway.com Situated on nearly 900 majestic acres in Henry County, Atlanta Motor Speedway is one of the most storied facilities in American motorsports history. The NASCAR Tripleheader Weekend, capped by the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500, will be the place to be again this year as the cars and stars of NASCAR compete February 26 through 28. The facility also hosts action-packed family fun with its Thursday Thunder and Friday Night Drags events. The speedway hosts various other car shows, including the Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama in April, along with racing schools and special events throughout the year. Tours operate Monday through Saturday from the Gift Shop and include a ride on the 1.54-mile, quad-oval track. D6 Cubihatcha Outdoor Center 100 Collins Road Locust Grove, GA 30248 678.583.3930 hcwsa.com The Cubihatcha Outdoor Center improves and protects existing wildlife habitats while providing an avenue for public education and enjoyment. The center offers 10 miles of nature trails nestled between three reservoirs, with a naturalist on duty. D5 Gardner Farm & Peach Orchard 3192 Highway 42 South Locust Grove, GA 30248 770.957.4912 gardner-farm.com The perfect peach is just what you’ll find at the Gardner family orchard, where you can hand-pick fresh peaches, blueberries, and blackberries. Produce is usually available late May through September and includes peaches, berries, tomatoes, and more. For hours and seasonal produce availability, call or visit the website or Facebook page. D4 HERITAGE PARK VETERANS MUSEUM 101 Lake Dow Road McDonough, GA 30252 770.288.7300 heritageparkveteransmuseum.com Located in Heritage Park, the museum hosts an impressive collection of military memorabilia and vehicles from World War I to the present. Tour guides, themselves veterans, offer an intimate look into the lives of soldiers who wore the uniforms on display. Free; donations welcome. Tours: Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and by appointment. D4 HERITAGE PARK & VETERANS WALL OF HONOR 101 Lake Dow Road McDonough, GA 30252 770.288.7300 hcprd.org Heritage Park is home to the Veterans Wall of Honor, Heritage Park Veterans Museum, and a historic village featuring a log cabin, detached cookhouse, schoolhouse, blacksmith shop, library, and 1934 steam engine locomotive. Tours are available by appointment. The park also offers a covered arena that can accommodate 3,800 people for concerts and events. D4 HOT SHOTS PAINTBALL AT WINDY HILL PARK 100 Ronnie Stewart Drive McDonough, GA 30253 678.432.7766 shaneshotshots.com Hot Shots boasts six paintball fields, a 25,000-square-foot airsoft field and an Old West scenario field known as “Fort Deadwood,” with police cars, crashed airplanes, and complex buildings. Open weekends from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Monday through Friday by appointment for VIP parties. Homegrown in Henry Brewed in the former city jail in Hampton, JailHouse Brewing Company’s handcrafted beers marry small-batch ingenuity with refreshing palatability. JailHouse offers three mainstay brews that can be sampled during brewery tours and in restaurants or picked up from package stores and local grocery stores.
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